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  • Executive orders do not a tyrant make [Letter]

    Executive orders do not a tyrant make [Letter]
    The letter from Susan Wolf Dudley demonstrates she has at best only a dim understanding of the U.S. Constitution ("Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief," Jan. 31). Presidential directives are designed to function when the Congress fails to act in the best...
  • The Costco example [Editorial]

    The Costco example  [Editorial]
    "No one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty." That was the message President Barack Obama brought from Tuesday night's State of the Union address to a Costco warehouse in Lanham on Wednesday morning, and it's hard to...
  • Mayor creates post to oversee hundreds of millions of grant dollars

    Mayor creates post to oversee hundreds of millions of grant dollars
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to create a post in her administration to oversee hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money after the city's finance director found that agencies can't account for as much as $40 million. The city received...
  • Pentagon downsizing could impact Maryland contractors, service members

    Pentagon downsizing could impact Maryland contractors, service members
    The Army would shrink to its lowest troop levels since just before World War II under a budget proposed Monday by the Obama administration that seeks to downsize the Pentagon in ways that could have a significant impact on service members and...
  • City ordered to repay $3.7 million federal homeless grant

    City ordered to repay $3.7 million federal homeless grant
    The federal government has ordered Baltimore to pay back $3.7 million from a homeless services grant, saying the city and its subcontractors cannot sufficiently account for how the money was spent. But anti-poverty organizations say a federal audit...
  • Climate change's day in court [Editorial]

    Climate change's day in court  [Editorial]
    It came as no surprise to hear that certain U.S. Supreme Court justices hold misgivings about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants — and potentially other stationary sources. In arguments...
  • A never ending war [Commentary]

    A never ending war [Commentary]
    In the days leading up to the end of the Michael Dunn "loud music" case — in which a white Florida man shot and killed a 17-year-old black teen after getting into an argument over the boy's so-called "thug" music — I was overwhelmed with...
  • Work on small business health exchange website halted

    Work on small business health exchange website halted
    The contractor under fire for the botched rollout of the state's troubled online health exchange for uninsured people was also hired during a closed-door meeting to develop a similar marketplace for Maryland's small businesses — work that exchange...
  • O'Malley talks immigration, minimum wage at governors meeting

    O'Malley talks immigration, minimum wage at governors meeting
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will speak with the secretary of homeland security about a controversial federal program that appears to be deporting an unusually large percentage of immigrants without criminal records from Maryland. O'Malley raised...
  • Will Team Obama ever stop trying to intimidate the press?

    Will Team Obama ever stop trying to intimidate the press?
          How many attacks on the First Amendment is President Obama going to be allowed before he’s universally denounced as a worse enemy of the press than Richard Nixon? I have been comparing Obama to Nixon in his disdain for the First...
  • Ray Rice and how TMZ counters the great American hype machine

    Ray Rice and how TMZ counters the great American hype machine
    Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Five years ago, I knew exactly how I felt about the tabloid website TMZ. It sometimes paid for news, and that put it outside the realm of trustworthy journalism. End of story. But last week, with...
  • Half of federal employees considering leaving for the private sector, survey finds

    Half of federal employees considering leaving for the private sector, survey finds
    — After a year that saw sequestration, furloughs and a partial government shutdown, half of the federal workforce is considering leaving for the private sector, a marketing firm has found. The top reasons they are thinking about a move, according...