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  • Visionaries broke new ground with Laurel Shopping Center

    Visionaries broke new ground with Laurel Shopping Center
    Laurel Shopping Center was a pioneer in local retail, and the men behind its development were visionaries who turned a then-radical idea into a successful enterprise that helped change the face of retail in the Baltimore/Washington area. Brothers Melvin...
  • Fall of online drug bazaar Silk Road began with tip to Md. agents

    Fall of online drug bazaar Silk Road began with tip to Md. agents
    As they rushed toward a suburban Utah home with guns drawn, agents knew they were on to a significant figure in the Silk Road online drug bazaar — a major cocaine dealer, perhaps. Message boards on Silk Road — the world's most popular online...
  • NSA reassurances about privacy rights feel hollow [Commentary]

    With all the discussion of surveillance, meta-data and phone taps over the past few weeks, I can't help thinking of my own experience as a surveillee back in the 1970s when cruder methods were used. All of the reassurances that everything will be fine...
  • 'Mad Men' recap: 'Favors'

    'Mad Men' recap: 'Favors'
    Bob Benson’s secret is finally revealed. And, no, it’s not teaming with the NSA to spy on SC&P’s phone conversations. But before we get into that, let’s talk about Don helping someone else run from the military for a change....
  • 'Homeland' Season 2 premiere recap, The Smile

    'Homeland' Season 2 premiere recap, The Smile
    Welcome back to 'Homeland', where some reasonable length of time has passed since we last saw our heroes, and everything seems normal despite the fact that Northern Virginians have elected a possible terrorist sleeper to Congress. The season premiere...
  • Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'

    Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'
    The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech...
  • Edward Snowden: Russia's useful traitor

    Edward Snowden: Russia's useful traitor
    "A traitor is always useful," a Russian security service friend said to me while discussing NSA contractor turned defector Edward Snowden's arrival in his country. Mr. Snowden has fallen into the open arms of Mother Russia, where he was greeted at...
  • A government that lies to its citizens doesn't deserve to be called a democracy

    A government that lies to its citizens doesn't deserve to be called a democracy
    Ray McGovern's commentary on National Security Agency eavesdropping was a blast of fresh air ("Clean house over NSA spying," July 8). It was wonderful to read it on the same day I attended a vigil on behalf of Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade. What...
  • Not all whistle-blowers act from noble impulses

    Not all whistle-blowers act from noble impulses
    As a former co-worker of Thomas Drake, whose work I held in highest regard, I was deeply incensed to see his name linked with those of Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden ("We need more whistle-blowers," June 23). Mr. Drake was a mature, ethical, skilled...
  • Too few whistle-blowers

    Too few whistle-blowers
    A major problem in the United States is not that there are too many whistle-blowers. Rather, there are too few. Where were the whistle-blowers when the CIA was operating secret prisons; conducting torture and abuse; and kidnapping individuals off the...
  • Snowden leak shows the weakness of oversight

    The 29-year-old former CIA employee who admitted over the weekend to leaking documents about the National Security Agency's targeting of phone records, email accounts and Internet use of millions of Americans exemplified the ethical dilemma facing those...
  • Defense employees frustrated by furloughs

    Defense employees frustrated by furloughs
    Mary Theresa Nipwoda, a lab technician at Aberdeen Proving Ground, did what she could to prepare for the 20 percent pay cut she knew was coming this week. The Harford County woman, who earns about $67,000 annually, switched her prescription...