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  • Schaller's column down on conservatives, as usual [Letter]

    Schaller's column down on conservatives, as usual [Letter]
    I was going to congratulate columnist Thomas F. Schaller, who I actually thought might write something in a recent column that didn't tear down conservatives or the GOP ("Paper or plastic?" April 15). But he sucked me in and then hit me with this stupid...
  • Ex-NSA chief Hayden, Onion writers among JHU speakers

    Ex-NSA chief Hayden, Onion writers among JHU speakers
    The razor-sharp satirists behind "The Onion" and a former director of the embattled National Security Agency are among this spring's speakers in the Johns Hopkins University's Foreign Affairs Symposium, a series of free public lectures. Students...
  • Discovering the 'magic' of numbers at first Howard math festival

    Discovering the 'magic' of numbers at first Howard math festival
    Math isn't about solving for "X," but rather about searching for "why." That was the message David Gertler had for the hundreds gathered at the first annual Howard County Math Festival Wednesday, Jan. 29 at Centennial High School in Ellicott City....
  • Curbing the NSA [Editorial]

    Curbing the NSA  [Editorial]
    The presidential advisory committee looking into the National Security Agency's spying on millions of private email and phone messages is urging the Obama administration to adopt broad new measures to protect Americans' privacy rights and bring greater...
  • Pope Francis beats out gay marriage activist Windsor for Time's Person of the Year

    Pope Francis beats out gay marriage activist Windsor for Time's Person of the Year
    Knocking down the barrier preventing federally-recognized same-sex marriages just doesn't have the same punch it used to. Edith Windsor, the 84-year-old woman whose legal fight ended with the Supreme Court declaring the Defense of Marriage Act...
  • Holding the NSA to account [Editorial]

    Holding the NSA to account  [Editorial]
    A federal court ruling this week that the National Security Agency probably violated the Constitution by collecting "metadata" — records that show things like who is calling whom, from where and for how long — on millions of Americans' phone...
  • Obama picks three gay athletes to represent U.S. at Sochi Olympics

    Obama picks three gay athletes to represent U.S. at Sochi Olympics
    UPDATE: Olympic figure skating gold medalist Brian Boitano came out in a statement Thursday, making him the third openly gay athlete on the White House's Sochi delegation. In August, President Barack Obama told Jay Leno he had "no patience" for Russia's...
  • The NSA is doing the job we asked it to [Letter]

    The NSA is doing the job we asked it to [Letter]
    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...
  • 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...
  • How can President Obama defend NSA spying on U.S. citizens? [Letter]

    How can President Obama defend NSA spying on U.S. citizens? [Letter]
    It was disappointing to read that President Obama is resisting calls for change at the National Security Agency ("Obama hints at change in NSA phone practice," Dec. 21). Edward Snowden has done this country a great service by revealing many of the...
  • A New Year's resolution: Renewing old friendships [Senior Circles]

    This is the start of a New Year and I decided to write about renewing old acquaintances. What brought this subject to mind is my renewal of friendship with a resident of Morningside Assisted Living in Laurel, where I do a book club every two weeks. I stop...
  • Howard County finds a customer for its wastewater: The NSA

    Howard County finds a customer for its wastewater: The NSA
    Howard County has agreed to supply treated wastewater to cool a massive computer center being built at Fort Meade by the National Security Agency — a money-saving, environment-conserving deal that officials say could serve as a model for others....