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  • As congressional ally retires, federal employee advocates cite progress, challenges

    As congressional ally retires, federal employee advocates cite progress, challenges
    A leading advocate in Congress for federal workers, Sen. Daniel Akaka says he's pleased by progress on some of his priorities: Legislation to allow employees to work from home, reforms in hiring and the security clearance process, improvements in matching...
  • Foley takes over as Fort Meade commander

    Foley takes over as Fort Meade commander
    Col. Brian P. Foley assumed command of Fort Meade during a ceremony Thursday morning. Foley, the 84th commander of the Army base in Anne Arundel County, succeeds Col. Edward C. Rothstein, who is retiring after 30 years in the military, the last two as...
  • Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Maryland marriage should be recognized

    Judge rules gay Ohio couple's Maryland marriage should be recognized
    When John Arthur and Jim Obergefell chartered a private medical jet to Maryland last month to get married — the only safe means of transport for Arthur, who is terminally ill with Lou Gehrig’s disease — the gay couple fulfilled a last...
  • Arming Syrian rebels may make peace elusive

    Arming Syrian rebels may make peace elusive
    One argument in favor of the Obama administration's decision to arm the Syrian rebels is that the move will help create incentives for the Syrian government to negotiate a deal at a planned peace conference in Geneva. It's no secret that the balance of...
  • ACLU says license plate readers violate drivers' privacy

    ACLU says license plate readers violate drivers' privacy
    The American Civil Liberties Union says police are violating drivers' rights with license plate scanners that can be used to track their whereabouts with little oversight on how such data is used or stored. The ACLU on Wednesday announced the results...
  • Congress readies for next fight over federal pay

    Congress readies for next fight over federal pay
    Congressional Republicans are stepping up their rhetoric on federal employee pay, positioning the issue as a central bargaining chip in negotiations next month over raising the debt ceiling and keeping the government open. House GOP leaders will hold...
  • 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...
  • Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'

    Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race'
    The longer former National Security Agency contract employee Edward Snowden stays holed up in the transit area of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport while Russian President Vladimir Putin cynically proclaims him a martyr to freedom of speech...
  • 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...
  • A government that lies to its citizens doesn't deserve to be called a democracy

    A government that lies to its citizens doesn't deserve to be called a democracy
    Ray McGovern's commentary on National Security Agency eavesdropping was a blast of fresh air ("Clean house over NSA spying," July 8). It was wonderful to read it on the same day I attended a vigil on behalf of Pfc. Bradley Manning at Fort Meade. What...
  • Security vs. privacy

    Security vs. privacy
    The latest open debate over security and privacy is a welcome pivot from the irksome father-knows-best attitude that has prevailed too long regarding the government's contention of superior judgment in the realm of national security. As with most...
  • Snowden leak shows the weakness of oversight

    The 29-year-old former CIA employee who admitted over the weekend to leaking documents about the National Security Agency's targeting of phone records, email accounts and Internet use of millions of Americans exemplified the ethical dilemma facing those...