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  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • The case against NSA's phone record surveillance

    The case against NSA's phone record surveillance
    The American Civil Liberties Union's lawsuit against the National Security Agency, seeking an end to the collection of data about nearly every phone call made by Americans, provides an almost unprecedented opportunity for the public to challenge the...
  • NSA leaks: In wartime, secrets are life and death matters

    NSA leaks: In wartime, secrets are life and death matters
    Though I hate how big and intrusive our government has become, I don't believe Edward Snowden was aware of the bigger picture when he leaked secret information about the National Security Agency's spying ("Source of NSA leaks named," June 10). He forgot...
  • The lesson of Edward Snowden: IT workers should be licensed and bonded

    The lesson of Edward Snowden: IT workers should be licensed and bonded
    The qualifications of NSA leaker Edward Snowden highlight a very real problem facing the information technology profession ("NSA leaks shift focus to private firms' role in U.S. intelligence," June 11). The IT profession has many good, respectable...
  • Teaching the ABCs of literacy in Laurel

    Teaching the ABCs of literacy in Laurel
    In 2003, 14.5 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 16 lacked "basic prose literacy skills." That means they were either unable to read or understand any written information in English, or were limited to understanding short prose, "but nothing...
  • No blank check to the NSA on privacy rights

    No blank check to the NSA on privacy rights
    Reader David Liddle writes that "since I have nothing to hide and would like to protect myself and my family from terrorists, I have no problem with the government looking at my emails and listening to my phone calls" ("'Don't worry: The NSA isn't...
  • Cyber security startups find home at BWTech on UMBC campus

    Cyber security startups find home at BWTech on UMBC campus
    Those entering the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, campus from Interstate 195 find it easy to mistake the buildings on the right side of the road for part of the school, or just miss them completely. Those five buildings make up the BWTech...
  • Columbia Foodies share epicurean delights

    Columbia Foodies share epicurean delights
    The Pissaladiere Nicoise, an onion tart studded with black olives and anchovies, is being passed around to the dinner guests while the Navets a la Champenoise, a turnip casserole, and braised stuffed breast of veal finish in the oven. A French Frisee...
  • Do you trust this government to wield virtually unchecked power?

    Do you trust this government to wield virtually unchecked power?
    Letter writer David Liddle apparently wishes to persuade us to abandon the Constitution's Fourth Amendment in our quest for an elusive guarantee of security ("Don't worry: The NSA isn't interested in you," June 12). In doing so, however, he rejects a...
  • John C. Ford Jr., cryptanalyst during World War II

    John C. Ford Jr., cryptanalyst during World War II
    John C. Ford Jr., who as a young World War II cryptanalyst was part of a team whose work resulted in the shooting down of the bomber carrying Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto, died Wednesday from respiratory failure at a son's Arnold home. He was 94....
  • Everyone's life is a story, so write it down for posterity [Senior Circles]

    The inspiration for this column came from a local newspaper article I read about a "girl" with whom I went to high school for two years at St. Cecilia's Academy in Washington, D.C.   This woman, whom I haven't seen since then, has always kept a low...
  • Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move

    Virginia, Maryland lawmakers spar over FBI move
    Lawmakers from Virginia pressed a House of Representatives panel Wednesday to forgo a requirement that a potential new FBI headquarters be located close to the Capital Beltway, a provision they said gives Maryland an unfair advantage as the two states...