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  • Espionage charges dropped against ex-NSA manager

    Former National Security Agency employee Thomas Drake accepted a plea deal Thursday that cleared him of espionage charges stemming from an alleged leak of classified information to a Baltimore Sun reporter who wrote about waste and mismanagement at the...
  • Small investors worry about debt-ceiling impasse

    Small investors worry about debt-ceiling impasse
    While politicians in Washington refuse to compromise on raising the debt ceiling, small investors are worrying about what a stalemate might mean to their life savings. Financial planners say they are having discussions regularly with clients about the...
  • Corporations profit from health care waste

    Corporations profit from health care waste
    The United States wastes about $3,000 per person annually in health care spending — nearly $1 trillion a year. That's bad enough. Even more disturbing is who gets that trillion. The fact is, we cannot understand politics in the U.S. by watching...
  • Unexplained cuts to adult education put Baltimore residents in jeopardy

    There is much to celebrate these days. Economic indicators across the country are starting to improve. Joblessness is decreasing, corporate America continues to document record profits, and commercial sales are increasing. Yet we are not out of the...
  • High speed rail: America is left at the station

    High speed rail: America is left at the station
    Tax dollars have built this nation's transportation infrastructure, from roads and bridges to airports and subway systems. Rent a car or truck for the day and you may think you're paying for your transportation, but that's only the vehicle — most of...
  • NSA employee accused of leaking information sentenced to probation

    NSA employee accused of leaking information sentenced to probation
    Thomas Andrews Drake, the former NSA employee accused of felony espionage but convicted of a misdemeanor computer violation, was sentenced Friday in Baltimore's federal court to 240 hours of community service and one year's probation. It was an abrupt...
  • Give Congressional paychecks to Social Security recipients

    President Barack Obama says that unless our government can come to a decision about the national debt ceiling, then Social Security benefits cannot be paid on August 3rd. ("White House sounds alarm," July 13). Congress and the administration shouldn't get...
  • A libertarian view: Neither party is serious about debt reduction

    President James Madison said each generation should bear the burden of its own wars, not foist their expense off on future generations. Since Barack Obama became president, he and the Congress have been responsible for one-third of the current national...
  • Court review of health care law has political agenda

    It is hard for me to imagine that there is no political agenda involved in the decision by 26 Republican state attorneys general and three judges of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, "which is considered to be amongst the most conservative of the federal...
  • Finding Celtic tradition at the Crossroads

    When Celtic Crossroads performs at the Columbia Festival of the Arts on June 24, the seven-member band of Irish musicians will sound off with a more modern take on the traditional music of their homeland. Call it non-traditional Irish music. When Celtic...
  • Wealthy nations must follow through on disease fight

    Wealthy nations must follow through on disease fight
    In 1980, I moved my family from Maryland to the White Mountain Apache Reservation in Arizona to work on an issue most people are not comfortable talking about — diarrhea. At the time, diarrhea, which is preventable and treatable, was rampantly...
  • The Obama-haters' mindless enmity

    A perpetually fact-challenged writer from Silver Spring is asserting that Obama's re-election would be a disaster ("Obama's re-election in 2012 would be a disaster," June 9). I got the same sort of mindless screed against President Obama from friends...