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  • Deficit talks breakdown: Here's why you shouldn't worry too much about the GOP walkout

    Deficit talks breakdown: Here's why you shouldn't worry too much about the GOP walkout
    Anyone who has ever participated in contract negotiations of any kind has seen it all before. One side declares an impasse, leaves in a huff and accuses the other of being stubborn and unreasonable. Those left behind in negotiations point their fingers in...
  • Trying terror suspects in the U.S.: Tough and just

    Trying terror suspects in the U.S.: Tough and just
    The debate over how the U.S. deals with suspected terrorists captured outside the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan flared up again last week when the Obama administration announced charges in New York against a Somali man with alleged ties to militant...
  • McConnell wrong to criticize prosecution of terrorists in civilian courts

    On Wednesday evening, I heard a good portion of Sen. Mitch McConnell's Senate address, in which he lambasted President Barack Obama for bringing terror suspects into the USA for trial and punishment in civilian courts and prisons, rather than trying...
  • Horse breeders saddled with tax scrutiny

    Horse breeders saddled with tax scrutiny
    The battle over the federal budget has been playing out slowly in Congress for weeks, but it came galloping toward Maryland's thoroughbred farms recently in the form of a proposed tax increase. After threatening to trim the nation's ballooning budget...
  • Boehner holds the key to debt limit talks

    Boehner holds the key to debt limit talks
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's proposed Plan B for raising the debt ceiling — a classically congressional solution to a problem in that it accomplishes little but to shift accountability away from the legislative branch — is a...
  • Debt crisis could have outsized effect on Maryland

    Bracing for the loss of a steady paycheck is becoming something of a routine for Frank Silberstein. A statistician for the U.S. Census Bureau and a union steward for the American Federation of Government Employees, Silberstein said the pitched battle...
  • This time with feeling: The GOP needs to do a retake on its debt limit rhetoric

    This time with feeling: The GOP needs to do a retake on its debt limit rhetoric
    A lot of conservatives are having fun at President Obama's expense after his latest gaffe. In the midst of testy debt-limit negotiations last week, Mr. Obama told House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, "Don't call my bluff." The first rule in bluffing is...
  • Arlen Specter: Congress is a profile in cowardice

    Arlen Specter: Congress is a profile in cowardice
    Washington traditionally boasts about its' profiles in courage. Today, facing arguably the greatest potential financial crisis in American history, politics trumps economics as officials focus on the next election instead of the public interest. The...
  • Is the GOP taking its inspiration from 'Animal House'?

    Is the GOP taking its inspiration from 'Animal House'?
    What do you do in the face of looming disaster? In the movie Animal House, the character of Otter memorably suggested the situation "absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part." That was meant to be funny, of...
  • Deficit impasse can be solved — if Congress looks out for the people and not just the rich

    How pathetically sad and disturbing that the financial stability of our nation is in such a precarious, perilous state, and our credit rating is now being threatened by two top rating agencies, Moody's Investors and Standard and Poor's. The quick fix is...
  • Best and worst of this year's presidential ads

    Today's topic: the billions (yes, with a "b") that will be spent on advertising in this year's presidential and congressional campaigns, and what kind of messages that money is sending. Like jazz, blues and musical comedy, the political ad is a...
  • Letter: If voters use their heads, they will re-elect Obama

    In his July 12 letter, "In 2012, Americans should vote with their heads, not just their hearts," William W. McCollum offered sage advice: Voters should select a president by using their heads. In disagreeing with the letter writer, however, I believe that...