| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:45 PM
President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding additional judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:51 PM
For the 22nd consecutive year, on Oct. 29, 2013, the U.S. government was again put to shame at the U.N. General Assembly where 188 countries voted to condemn the U.S. embargo of Cuba. The only two countries that supported the U.S. embargo are the U.S. and...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Susan Galloway is to consider whether Christian prayers at town board meetings are constitutional ("Justices to hear prayer case," Nov. 4). The U.S. Court of Appeals based in New York...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories.
Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Federal education and justice officials unveiled during a visit to Baltimore on Wednesday the first set of national school discipline guidelines to reduce out-of-school suspensions and address the disproportionate suspension rates of students of color and...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:55 AM
Trouble with Saigon
From the Washington Notes section of the Times: "U.S. WARNS S. VIETNAM
The United States has warned South Vietnam's military leaders that continued U.S. support is based on existence of a Saigon government "free of...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:51 PM
As the government shutdown drama was playing out in Washington, James Ward Morrow was shocked by some of the rhetoric he heard.
Morrow, a 49-year-old Democrat from Ellicott City who goes by the name Ward, said he's running for election as the District...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:40 PM
In a public appearance in Baltimore on Thursday, National Security Agency director Keith Alexander forcefully defended surveillance methods that have come under scrutiny this year but acknowledged that some of them may need adjustments.
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:18 AM
Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.5 percent raise next year, the Social Security Administration announced today.
Also, the agency announced that the amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax is going up next year from $113,700...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:00 PM
A ruling handed down by a federal court this week strongly suggests that recent changes in state laws governing marijuana are now being reflected in how federal drug laws are enforced and will further change the conversation about marijuana use in...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
I feel that it is imperative to the long term viability of Baltimore that both large and small businesses exist in the city. The large companies employ a great many people. The smaller companies tend to be able to supply the daily needs of city residents....
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:15 AM
American citizens may find it difficult to travel to Cuba, but through a cultural exchange program implemented in 2011 the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is offering its members and local residents the opportunity to visit the island country....