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  • Obama should pardon Pollard

    Obama should pardon Pollard
    I agree with Kenneth Lasson's article "Obama should free Pollard" (Feb. 27). Mr. Lasson made a good point in comparing the president's very low record of clemency grants to that of past Presidents like Lincoln, Wilson, Coolidge, Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman,...
  • Second Inauguration was a good way to honor legacy of MLK Jr.

    Second Inauguration was a good way to honor legacy of MLK Jr.
    Kellie Cook of New York City pushed her 80-year-old mother, Yvette Cook, in a wheelchair down 18th Street, as her two sons playfully lagged behind them. This black family came to the nation's capital to watch President Barack Obama's swearing-in...
  • Federal employees face crucial questions in Obama's second term

    President Barack Obama begins his second term with a solid record of accomplishments related to the federal workforce, but with more crucial questions facing federal employees than at any time in the past four years. Although Obama didn't mention federal...
  • Obama settles for half measures on gun control

    Obama settles for half measures on gun control
    For all the clamor from the White House and many in Congress to address the American scourge of gun violence, signs continue to point to a half-measure solution at best. President Barack Obama's State of the Union plea to the nation's lawmakers that the...
  • Good sense and gun control

    Good sense and gun control
    In the early 1980s, transit officials in Washington couldn't figure out why traffic on the Beltway would grind to a near halt every day around the exact same time. The usual explanations didn't fit. Then it was discovered that a single driver was to...
  • U.S. should speed Afghan pullout

    U.S. should speed Afghan pullout
    From media accounts, the war in Afghanistan has hit a disturbing snag which was precipitated by President Hamid Karzai's recent remarks following the U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's visit, when he accused the Taliban terrorists and America of being...
  • Pentagon lifting ban on women in combat

    Pentagon lifting ban on women in combat
    Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will end the long-standing prohibition on women serving in direct combat, Pentagon officials said Wednesday, opening hundreds of thousands of military jobs previously closed to female service members. Panetta and Gen....
  • Md. death penalty died at hands of leftist zealots

    Md. death penalty died at hands of leftist zealots
    As expected, the Maryland General Assembly voted to abolish capital punishment ("Ending executions," March 19). Leftism is the most dynamic and vibrant religion in the West today. In all areas of life, from morals to education, economics and art, it is...
  • Blacks aren't in lock step with everything President Obama says

    Blacks aren't in lock step with everything President Obama says
    As a black man, I was appalled by the thinly veiled racism in former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary about African-American attitudes toward President Obama ("From pride to disillusionment: a black leader sours on Obama," March 17). All black...
  • Obama's anti-gun hate speech

    Obama's anti-gun hate speech
    Democrats apparently know no bounds in their quest for gun control. The Second Amendment and the right to own guns and firearms by law abiding American citizens must not be overthrown or defeated by the current Obama administration. President Barack...
  • Time to re-think U.S. use of drones

    Time to re-think U.S. use of drones
    Drones over Syria? Hold on! ("CIA eyes drone strikes in Syria," March 16). The whole business of drone strikes on nations with whom we are not at war gets murkier and more distasteful daily — and cries out for transparency from the Obama...
  • Psychiatrists, mental health advocates uneasy with gun policy prescriptions

    Psychiatrists, mental health advocates uneasy with gun policy prescriptions
    Sitting around a broad table in a nondescript office in Reisterstown last week, more than a dozen mental health advocates, medical professionals and law enforcement officials stared tensely at one another. Nearly a month after the state-created task...