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  • The positives of negative ads [Commentary]

    The positives of negative ads [Commentary]
    There may be no more enigmatic concept in politics than negative campaigning. Virtually no one publicly supports it, almost every non-shoe-in political principal uses it, and almost no two people mean the same thing when they refer to it. Periodic...
  • U.S. should stay out of Ukraine [Letter]

    U.S. should stay out of Ukraine [Letter]
    President Barack Obama is right to refrain from action against Russia ("The Obama doctrine under fire," July 25). After years of war, the U.S. has learned its lesson: don't mess with a hornet's nest thousands of miles away. Putting boots on the ground...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • Republicans tentatively unfurl the impeachment flag [Commentary]

    Republicans tentatively unfurl the impeachment flag [Commentary]
    Some Republicans in Congress, having wasted the 2012 election trying to get rid of President Obama with Obamacare as their bludgeon, are now talking about crippling him in the 2014 midterm cycle by crying impeachment. With Senate Minority Leader Mitch...
  • We're all responsible for creating our immigration crisis [Letter]

    We're all responsible for creating our immigration crisis [Letter]
    The recent deluge of children from Central America entering the country illegally is not President Barack Obama's fault alone ("America's refugee crisis," July 9). We sell chicken to Central America cheaper than farmers there can raise their own,...
  • Holder and race [Editorial]

    Holder and race  [Editorial]
    For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component" from...
  • Harman wins GOP primary in Balto. Co., recount confirms

    Harman wins GOP primary in Balto. Co., recount confirms
    George Harman won the Republican primary for Baltimore County executive last month by 20 votes, election officials said after a rare recount. Harman, an environmental consultant from Reisterstown, will face Democratic County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in...
  • John Siegenthaler, a man who made better choices [Commentary]

    John Siegenthaler, a man who made better choices [Commentary]
    Here we go again. Same stuff, different day. Deja vu all over again. A monthly New York newspaper, The WestView News, uses an objectionable headline ("The N----r In The White House") on a piece in its July edition, which argues that much of the shrill...
  • Consider effect of pesticides on bees [Letter]

    Consider effect of pesticides on bees [Letter]
    The recent article noting the efforts of Nathan Reid to raise the public's awareness of plant pollinators ("Bee conscious of what you plant," July 13) reminds me that The Sun also published an article last June regarding a memorandum signed by President...
  • Keep talking with Iran [Editorial]

    Keep talking with Iran  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama and officials in Iran have suggested that they will extend current talks about the Islamic State's nuclear program beyond Sunday's deadline if no agreement is reached. It is essential that they do so and that hard-line voices on...
  • SSA to continue offering verification letters in offices

    SSA to continue offering verification letters in offices
    WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration announced Thursday it will continue to provide benefit verification letters at field offices, reversing an earlier plan to cut that service that had led to criticism from members of the public and some...
  • Pivoting to foreign policy, Rick Perry strikes two adversaries [Commentary]

    Pivoting to foreign policy, Rick Perry strikes two adversaries [Commentary]
     President Obama's yearning to become a peacetime president continues to be frustrated by the reality on the ground in the Middle East, and by Republicans' zeal to capitalize on it politically at home. The disintegration of Iraq, the emergence of a...