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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...
  • Voting to give more money to millionaires

    Voting to give more money to millionaires
    As I drove by the old Playhouse cinema on 25th Street in Baltimore the other day, I thought of the hapless fellow I encountered on the screen there in the 1970s — Nino, the lead character in "Bread and Chocolate," a comedy about a poor Italian...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Cal Thomas: The Stossel solution

    Cal Thomas: The Stossel solution
    In order to get the correct answer to anything, one must ask the right question. That is what former ABC News and current Fox News TV host John Stossel does on his weekly program. If ever there was "must-see TV," this is it. Mr. Stossel's show on June 30...
  • Fatality raises concerns about police tactical raids

    Fatality raises concerns about police tactical raids
    When members of Baltimore County's tactical unit burst into a Reisterstown home this summer, they were looking for potentially armed suspects in the attempted murder of a 15-year-old boy. But in the chaos of the raid, Officer Carlos Artson shot and killed...
  • 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....
  • 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,...