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  • If not Hillary, how about Joe? [Commentary]

    If not Hillary, how about Joe? [Commentary]
    What if Hillary Clinton doesn't seek the presidency in 2016? Waiting patiently and noncommittally in the wings is Vice President Joe Biden. He might well be reluctant to take her on, considering the powerhouse she has become, with an army of...
  • The horror of a Hillary Clinton presidency [Letter]

    The horror of a Hillary Clinton presidency [Letter]
    Thank you to William L. Jacobsen Jr. for his commentary in The Baltimore Sun ("President Hillary Clinton," July 31). As a woman reader of The Sun, I'm feeling as though this commentary is the first draft for one to be written on Wednesday, November 9,...
  • Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

    Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
  • Europe needs to pay more for its own defense [Letter]

    Europe needs to pay more for its own defense [Letter]
    Commentator Jules Witcover writes that President Obama "needs to put a bit of John Wayne in his words" vis-a-vis his handling of Russia over the Malaysian Airlines tragedy ("The Obama doctrine under fire," July 25). Mr. Witcover acknowledges that...
  • The GOP is divided over 'Ex-Im' [Commentary]

    The GOP is divided over 'Ex-Im' [Commentary]
    Most people have never heard of it. Fewer still understand how it operates. But it is the focal point of a (mostly) intramural Republican fight playing out in the halls of Congress. Its ultimate resolution will have dramatic impact on a number of high...
  • Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]

    Gone, never forgotten [Commentary]
    Maryland native Joseph Gantt joined the Army at 18, serving with distinction as a Sergeant First Class in the South Pacific during World War II, even though the military segregated him because of the color of his skin. Gantt had redeployed to the front...
  • Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins

    Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins
    Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said Wednesday he plans to leave his post as secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he drew criticism for the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange website. Sharfstein, a...
  • Africa: an investment opportunity [Commentary]

    When President Barack Obama convenes nearly 50 African leaders in Washington next week for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the grand scale of the event could fill television screens for days. The real action, however, will be the behind-the-scenes,...
  • Refugee children get callous treatment [Letter]

    Refugee children get callous treatment  [Letter]
    Regarding the thousands of Central American children fleeing to our country, where are America's religious leaders ("America's refugee crisis," July 9)? For too many Americans, our so-called "Judeo-Christian values" seem to always stop at race and the Rio...
  • Iraq's struggle for democracy [Letter]

    Iraq's struggle for democracy [Letter]
    President Barack Obama has stated that for the U.S. to extend a helping hand to Iraq he must see "tangible commitments from Iraq's leaders to pursue more inclusive government agenda" ("50 bodies found in Iraq in massacre resurgence," July 10). Despite...
  • Victoria Jackson, not the sharpest mind in the Obama chorus [Commentary]

    Victoria Jackson, not the sharpest mind in the Obama chorus [Commentary]
    Given the penchant of many of my fellow Americans to believe any preposterous spoof, spin or allegation that pops up on their computer screens -- I'm talking to you, Victoria Jackson! -- I want to make it perfectly clear that every statement in the next...
  • The increasing irrelevance of corporate nationality [Commentary]

    The increasing irrelevance of corporate nationality [Commentary]
    "You shouldn't get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from the American taxpayers," President Obama said last week. He was referring to American corporations now busily acquiring foreign companies in order to become non-...