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  • Harry Reid's failings are just the tip of the Democratic iceberg

    In response to Jules Witcover's column ("Reid and Romney are playing fast and loose," Aug. 7) Harry Reid has been playing "loose" for a few years now, so anyone that pays attention to him is leading a less than fulfilling life. The man hasn't passed a...
  • Don't blame Obama for the world's problems; blame yourself

    Not long ago, in the "Readers Respond" column, one of your readers said that President Barack Obama's "failure to prevail" in the recent debt ceiling fiasco "speaks to his failure in leadership." It clearly does not. The debt ceiling "crisis" is not new...
  • Maryland gay marriage: Don't cue the wedding bells just yet

    Maryland gay marriage: Don't cue the wedding bells just yet
    There was a brief explosion of optimism from those supporting same-sex marriage in Maryland last week after a poll by Hart Research Associates indicated that voters in the state support it by a significant margin of 54-40. No state has ever approved gay...
  • Howard County Democrat balances faith, politics

    Anwer Hasan got involved in politics after the 2001 terrorist attacks, a time of tension for many Muslim Americans. "The rhetoric that was coming out against Muslims at that time, that was the reason for us to get organized and start working to tell...
  • Memo to Romney: It's not just the economy, stupid

    Memo to Romney: It's not just the economy, stupid
    Among Republicans, it is an article of faith that high unemployment and voter disapproval of President Barack Obama's handling of the economy should put Mitt Romney in the White House. Unfortunately, Republicans fail to grasp that challengers must offer a...
  • Speaker for Ellicott City MLK Day event taps her own learning experience

    Speaker for Ellicott City MLK Day event taps her own learning experience
    The Rev. Gertie T. Williams feels very much at home when she volunteers at the restored Ellicott City Colored School on Frederick Road. The Howard County native's ease in her surroundings is for good reason: From grades one through seven, she attended a...
  • The Olympics stir patriotism in all of us -- except corporate America

    The Olympics stir patriotism in all of us -- except corporate America
    As is the case every two years, it's being demonstrated once again that the Olympics are the opiate of the sports-watching American public. Patriotism is breaking out all over this country as our athletes, particularly the women, rack up gold and other...
  • Mitt Romney has much more important things to talk about than his taxes

    Mitt Romney has much more important things to talk about than his taxes
    To call Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid a "mad dog," as Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank did, is an affront to the canine community and those suffering from legitimate mental illness. Mr. Reid was completely sane when he spread hearsay about an...
  • Romney and welfare: Who's waging class warfare now?

    Romney and welfare: Who's waging class warfare now?
    You know some things never change when the GOP presidential candidate starts criticizing his Democratic opponent for handing out checks to undeserving layabouts who are too lazy to work. Remember Ronald Reagan's "welfare queens" driving Cadillacs and...
  • Romney was right about culture and prosperity

    Romney was right about culture and prosperity
    One of the few things Americans on both sides of the partisan divide can agree on is that this election is shaping up to be vexingly petty. The hunt for gaffes -- some real, many imagined -- has taken over. Mitt Romney's recent overseas tour, we are told,...
  • America isn't Greece — at least not yet

    Unidentified woman: "Well, doctor, what have we got — a Republic or a Monarchy?" Ben Franklin: "A Republic, if you can keep it." My periodic public speeches around the country usually end with an extended question and answer period. I enjoy...
  • Romney could easily defuse critics by releasing his tax returns

    If Mitt Romney wants to shut Sen. Harry Reid up once and for all and prove him to be the dirty liar he claims he is, all he has to do is release his tax returns for the last 10 years ("Romney tax return battle sparks 'dirty' accusation," Aug. 6)....