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  • The Republican case for same-sex marriage

    The Republican case for same-sex marriage
    Marylanders have an important decision to make this Election Day: whether or not to affirm their belief in the traditional American principle of equal rights for all, or instead to continue a system of special rights for some. A "yes" vote on Question 6...
  • Joe Vellano, Demetrius Hartsfield highlight Maryland's All-ACC selections

    Joe Vellano, Demetrius Hartsfield highlight Maryland's All-ACC selections
    Five Maryland football players were honored today by the Atlantic Coast Conference. Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Joe Vellano was named a first-team All-ACC selection, while senior linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield earned second-team honors....
  • Laurel Mill Playhouse reaches boldly with 'Auntie Mame'

    Laurel Mill Playhouse reaches boldly with 'Auntie Mame'
    In the spirit of an irrepressible title character, the Laurel Mill Playhouse unveiled its Nov. 2 opening of "Auntie Mame" without a backward glance at Hurricane Sandy. A madcap comedy based on the fictional novel by Patrick Dennis, and adapted to film...
  • Navy baseball primed for first NCAA tournament game since 2002

    Navy baseball primed for first NCAA tournament game since 2002
    To members of the Navy baseball team, it finally feels like they're back where they belong. For the first time since 2002, the Midshipmen earned a berth to the NCAA tournament after winning the Patriot League title and the conference's automatic bid. For...
  • The downside of privatizing public transportation

    In his commentary in the Baltimore Sun ("End the MTA Monopoly," April 14), Professor James Dorn of Towson University, and the Cato Foundation whose journal he edits, would have us privatize our public transportation. Dorn characterizes the Maryland...
  • Paul Ryan's Medicaid block grants: good for Maryland

    Paul Ryan's Medicaid block grants: good for Maryland
    Shortly after House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin unveiled his plan to convert federal Medicaid funding to a block grant — which has since passed the House — Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and 16 other governors issued a...
  • Medicaid great for Maryland — when others foot the bill

    Reader Suzanne R. Schlattman ("Ryan budget would hurt Maryland," May 9) writes, "we here in Maryland … know far better" how to run the state's Medicaid program. I couldn't agree more. So why does she oppose the reforms that passed the U.S. House,...
  • Group proposes alternative currency to support local economy

    Group proposes alternative currency to support local economy
    A Baltimore group wants to put civic pride in your wallet. The Baltimore Green Currency Association, a nonprofit that aims to help small restaurants and mom-and-pop retailers fend off the big chains, is trying to build an alternative economy —...
  • A trap for small businesses

    A trap for small businesses
    Laws are like fine nets, catching the common fish even as the biggest push their way through. Or so you might think on learning of how federal prosecutors keep nabbing small and medium-size businesspeople who violate an obscure law relating to bank...
  • Laws are sometimes inconvenient

    Walter Olson of Washington's militant Cato Institute is correct in implying laws should never be designed to injure innocent people ("A small business trap," May 30). Yet, the absolving of anyone responsible for ignoring, regularly at least, a federal tax...
  • Maryland Public Policy Institute again shows its myopia

    Sean Kennedy of the ever-voluble Maryland Policy Institute attempts in "Annapolis dines at federal expense" (June 13) to indict two governments simultaneously. If ever anyone finds oneself on a side with government, do please watch-out; you may be under...
  • Conservative federal appeals court shifts left

    The federal appellate court that covers Maryland has for years been considered one of the more right-leaning in the nation, finding that women can be banned from a military institute, that the FDA can't regulate tobacco and that confessions count even...