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  • Atholton High student to represent Maryland in Boys Nation program

    Atholton High student to represent Maryland in Boys Nation program
    Atholton High School's Miles Walker recently captured the state's top prize in an American Legion national government instruction program, an accomplishment that for the 16-year-old rising senior was nearly a lifetime in the making. The Columbia...
  • Why should the tea party be tax-exempt? [Letter]

    Why should the tea party be tax-exempt? [Letter]
    Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s Sunday rant about the IRS' alleged targeting of conservative groups ("Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting?" June 29) raised a basic question in my mind: Why should tea party groups get tax exempt status?...
  • Equality's struggles

    Equality's struggles
    This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip. And no longer would those who...
  • Vote out Democrats because of immigration [Letter]

    Vote out Democrats because of immigration [Letter]
    I see in The Sun that President Barack Obama says, "Don't send children here illegally." Ha! But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in an interview, seems to say we should provide "opportunities" for these poor kids. So who is right ("A call for...
  • Low voter turnout means a government chosen by the few [Commentary]

    Low voter turnout means a government chosen by the few [Commentary]
    Often in the aftermath of an election, a thought, altered slightly and repeated by a slew of philosophers and social commentators, often pops into my mind: In a democracy, we get the government we deserve (sometimes followed by... and we deserve the...
  • Incumbents take early leads and win Harford council primaries

    Incumbents take early leads and win Harford council primaries
    Harford County Council incumbents were in the driver's seat as primary election results started coming in early Tuesday night, with Republicans Chad Shrodes and Jim McMahan taking commanding leads they never relinquished. With Tuesday's votes at the...
  • Elizabeth Warren can beat Hillary Clinton [Commentary]

    Elizabeth Warren can beat Hillary Clinton [Commentary]
    Paging Elizabeth Warren: This is your moment.   In 2007, Democrats were delirious with rage about the Iraq war. Hillary Clinton, the "inevitable" presidential front-runner, had voted for the war and refused to apologize for it. Other leading...
  • Wrapping up this week's primary election in Howard County

    Wrapping up this week's primary election in Howard County
    The primary election results are in, and – despite an unusually numerous field of new, untested candidates – didn't yield many election-night surprises or upsets. But Tuesday's outcomes offered some interesting takeaways and themes to...
  • GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]

    GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]
    The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a version of the old...
  • Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting? [Commentary]

    Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting? [Commentary]
    In Citizens United vs. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court held in January 2012 that the federal government is prohibited from restricting independent political expenditures by businesses, associations and labor unions. The opinion allows such groups to spend...
  • Republicans need to lead, not just complain

    Republicans need to lead, not just complain
    It is a line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years, and it never fails to get a laugh: "I'm happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison."   That's only partially...
  • Election results show divide within state GOP

    Election results show divide within state GOP
    Primary races settled this week reflect the underlying divide in the Maryland's minority party, pitting Republicans who stand on conservative principle against those who are willing to be more pragmatic as the underdogs in a blue state. In some cases...