| Jan 7, 2014
| 8:57 AM
Fifty years ago, Harry Truman wrote an article in the Washington Post expressing his disappointment over what the Central Intelligence Agency had become.
He had established the CIA in 1947 to provide his office with objective information. But it had...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 5:15 AM
National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, a former Baltimore area resident, should be returned to the U.S. from Russia by force if necessary ("How can President Obama defend NSA spying on U.S. citizens?" Jan. 5).
In 1953, the government hired...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Regarding commentator Jules Witcover's column on President Barack Obama's leadership, Mr. Obama's competence is in politics and campaigning; he is not a leader, a manager or even an administrator ("His cool gone, Obama needs to show competence," Nov. 18)....
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Maryland legislators will consider a package of laws to curb electronic surveillance by police, requiring a search warrant to use drones, email, cellphone towers or license plate readers to track people.
Measures sponsored by a bipartisan pair of...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The roll out of Common Core standards in education has been as big a disaster as the roll out of Obamacare.
Baltimore County Superintendent of Education, Dallas Dance, commented, "We are building the plane as we fly it." That telling...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:13 PM
President Obama has been busy this week taking calls from European leaders who seem really upset that the United States has been spying on them, perhaps to the point of tapping their cellphones.
First Obama heard from French President Francois Hollande....
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:40 PM
In a public appearance in Baltimore on Thursday, National Security Agency director Keith Alexander forcefully defended surveillance methods that have come under scrutiny this year but acknowledged that some of them may need adjustments.
| Nov 2, 2013
| 9:30 AM
"There is nothing that anyone from NSA or Cyber Command has done that is wrong. From where I sit, we're doing everything we can to do this right. We hold ourselves accountable."
It might be time for the National Security Agency director Keith...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Speaking in Baltimore last week, National Security Agency Director Keith Alexander defended the methods his agency uses to spy on the private phone calls and emails of millions of American citizens, but he did appear to give a little ground to critics...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 3:46 PM
Maryland lost about 21,000 jobs as a result of the automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester, state officials say, and they expect another 4,000 federal positions to evaporate over the next two years.
New state estimates peg the job...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Regarding your editorial on the National Security Agency, after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, newscaster Tom Brokaw asked "why didn't our intelligence agencies know this might happen?" ("Holding the NSA to account," Dec. 17.)
At the time many people...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
As one of the lucky people who attended National Security Agency Gen. Keith Alexander's talk in Baltimore last week, I was struck by his sincerity and commitment ("Reining in the NSA," Nov. 3). And he really believes he is "surrounded by great people" who...