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  • Legalized pot would not sink U.S. [Letter]

    Legalized pot would not sink U.S. [Letter]
    This letter is in response to the letter from Edward Davenport who wrote about how his personal knowledge regarding decreased productivity of workers in America proves that legalizing marijuana will cause the destruction of the United States ("...
  • We gain more than we lose in the Iran nuclear deal [Commentary]

    We gain more than we lose in the Iran nuclear deal  [Commentary]
    The recent nuclear deal with Iran has generated a great deal of discussion about the concept of leverage. What does this give the U.S. — and what do we lose? Many observers believe that the United States and the P5 +1 members (UK, France, China,...
  • The way to O'Malley's heart: the DGA [Commentary]

    The way to O'Malley's heart: the DGA [Commentary]
    Certain elements of the liberal intelligentsia believe that because Maryland is a "well run state" that provides such an exhaustive and expansive number of government services to taxpayers that our government is also well run. In a well run government,...
  • Dr. Timothy D. Baker, Hopkins professor of international health

    Dr. Timothy D. Baker, Hopkins professor of international health
    Dr. Timothy D. Baker, a professor of international health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, where his career spanned more than five decades, died Dec. 17 of a stroke at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Cockeysville resident was 88. His...
  • Susa Kessler

    Susa Kessler
    Susa Kessler, a retired World Bank analyst who had fled Nazi Germany as a child, died of breast cancer complications Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Canton resident was 88. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Dr. Caesar Hirsch,...
  • Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture

    Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture
    Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, broke with tradition by stripping from the farm bill the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. What's left in the bill is billions of dollars...
  • Not sequestration but Md.'s inept leadership that hurts

    Not sequestration but Md.'s inept leadership that hurts
    In his commentary ("Sequestration hurts," July 22), U.S. Sen. Benjamin Cardin criticized the political gridlock which led to sequestration. But the senator was an influential participant in the political process whereby Congress could not agree upon which...
  • Five things you need to know about Sinclair in wake of Allbritton, WJLA deal

    Five things you need to know about Sinclair in wake of Allbritton, WJLA deal
    You have to admire the financial muscle if nothing else of Baltimore's Sinclair Broadcast Group. How many companies in Baltimore can pony up just under a billion dollars and become headquarters to a high-visibility Washington media institution like...
  • Manning guilty of violating Espionage Act, not guilty of aiding the enemy

    Manning guilty of violating Espionage Act, not guilty of aiding the enemy
    A military judge ruled Tuesday that Army Pfc. Bradley E. Manning violated the Espionage Act when he gave a trove of classified material to the anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks to publish online. But Army Col. Denise Lind found the onetime Marylander not...
  • General on Manning fallout: Relations strained, but no evidence anyone killed

    General on Manning fallout: Relations strained, but no evidence anyone killed
    The general who led the Pentagon's review of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history told a military judge Wednesday that their publication revealed tactics, strained relations with some allies and caused some Afghans to stop...
  • 'Trust us' isn't good enough for the NSA

    'Trust us' isn't good enough for the NSA
    National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander faced a skeptical crowd at the annual Black Hat hackers convention in Las Vegas on Wednesday, even before news broke that NSA leaker Edward Snowden had been granted temporary asylum in Russia. Trust...
  • Finding balance in the troubling case of Bradley Manning

    Finding balance in the troubling case of Bradley Manning
    There was no question that Pfc. Bradley Manning broke the law when he released hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks. He admitted as much in pleading guilty to a number of the lesser charges against him, and his motivations —...