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  • Leave Ginsburg alone [Editorial]

    Leave Ginsburg alone  [Editorial]
    Last Saturday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated her 81st birthday, and shortly thereafter she got her customary "gift" — a public call for her to retire from the bench. She couldn't have been too surprised by the unsolicited...
  • Ukraine crisis worries Clarksville Peace Corps veteran

    Ukraine crisis worries Clarksville Peace Corps veteran
    When Peggy Walton returned to Ukraine six months ago, 20 years after a two-year stint as a Peace Corps volunteer, she only wanted to quell her own restlessness and satisfy her curiosity about how the country had changed.  Little did the retired Howard...
  • Tough talk on Ukraine only makes us look weak [Commentary]

    Tough talk on Ukraine only makes us look weak [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama, with European support, has imposed selective sanctions against Russia, and he indicated in a Rose Garden news conference today that he will continue moving "to impose additional costs on Russia." But we have been down this road...
  • U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress

    U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress
    Maryland has faced several challenges in fulfilling its $250 million promise to overhaul the way it educates students and evaluates educators, the U.S. Department of Education reported Wednesday. In a report on the state's progress in reaching goals...
  • Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections

    Maryland lawmakers urge Obama to issue LGBT employment protections
    More than half of the members of Maryland's congressional delegation signed a letter dated March 18 to President Barack Obama asking him to issue an executive order to prohibit federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT workers. Sens....
  • Employees and consumers will pay for hike in minimum wage [Letter]

    After reading the typical one-sided, liberal argument for minimum wage increase ("Economy flourishes when wages go up," Catonsville Times, Feb. 26), I cannot resist commenting. The writer uses the usual point of social injustice because those earning...
  • Paul lays out plan to revamp Republican party at Maryland fundraising event

    Paul lays out plan to revamp Republican party at Maryland fundraising event
    U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said the Republican party's base isn't big enough, especially in Maryland. But, he told a group of the state's GOP candidates and donors Wednesday night, becoming "the Democrat Lite" party isn't the answer. "If we want to win...
  • Putin takes advantage of U.S. weakness [Letter]

    Putin takes advantage of U.S. weakness [Letter]
    Russian President Vladimir Putin might be on the wrong side of history in the long run, but certainly he has been victorious in the short run which may be of substantial duration ("Obama, Putin and the "wrong side of history," March 21). President Putin...
  • Adapting to a politically divided nation [Commentary]

    Adapting to a politically divided nation [Commentary]
    In 2000, Texas Gov. George W. Bush ran for president as a "uniter, not a divider." Eight years later, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama proclaimed he wasn't running to be president of "blue America" or "red America" but the entire United States of America. A...
  • Ehrlich's class warfare tactics [Letter]

    Ehrlich's class warfare tactics [Letter]
    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s blatant contempt for poor and minority American voters was never clearer than in his recent column ("Obamacare hurts more than helps," March 16). He took a page out of the playbook of past demagogic politicians who hoped to...
  • Panama Canal expansion critical to the U.S. [Commentary]

    Work on the expansion of the Panama Canal, led by a European consortium, resumed recently after a disturbing interruption of the project because of a cost dispute. Completion of the work may now have been set back to December 2015 or later. The visit to...
  • Putin's land grab [Editorial]

    Putin's land grab  [Editorial]
    Russia's annexation of Crimea today came despite U.S. and European threats to impose economic sanctions if President Vladimir Putin moved to take back the former Russian province that was ceded to Ukraine decades ago. Mr. Putin evidently calculated he...