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  • Court should rule public prayer constitutional

     Court should rule public prayer constitutional
    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...
  • Veterans honored in Havre de Grace on 'somber day of reflection'

    Several veterans who attended the Veterans Day ceremony in Havre de Grace Monday had not heard about the event in advance, but they stopped to listen to speakers honor veterans and their service to the country. "I came by and saw the celebration," Steve...
  • Residents target Annapolis alderman for recall effort

    Residents target Annapolis alderman for recall effort
    A group of Annapolis residents is launching an effort to recall one of the city's aldermen after he floated the idea of stripping the mayor of some powers. The recall petition targets Alderman Ross Arnett, who last week won re-election as a Democrat...
  • Sediment issue discussed at open house on Conowingo Dam re-licensing

    The lingering issue of the millions of tons of sediment trapped behind Conowingo Dam – and what should be done about it – was a major point of discussions Wednesday during a public information session at Harford Community College on the re-...
  • JFK speaks about the new highway 'through which this long ribbon will pass'

    JFK speaks about the new highway 'through which this long ribbon will pass'
    The following are remarks by President John F. Kennedy at the dedication of the Northeastern Expressway – Delaware Turnpike on Thursday, Nov. 14, 1963: Mr. Moses, Governor Carvel, Governor Tawes, Congressman Fallon of Maryland, Congressman...
  • Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers

    Financial planners field anxious queries from federal workers
    Most of the federal workers calling financial planner Stephen Zelcer have an observation and a question. They're worried Congress will kick off a shutdown sequel in January — and they want to know what, financially speaking, they should do to...
  • Maryland congresswoman proposes national park on the Moon

    Maryland congresswoman proposes national park on the Moon
    To visit the new national park proposed by a Maryland congresswoman would require a 239,000-mile journey and an oxygen tank. On the plus side: There would be plenty of parking. Rep. Donna Edwards, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Space...
  • Divided government: Washington is closing, states are moving in opposite directions

    Divided government: Washington is closing, states are moving in opposite directions
    Conservative Republicans in our nation's capital have managed to accomplish something they only dreamed of when tea partiers streamed into Congress at the start of 2011. They've basically shut down Congress. Their refusal to compromise is working just...
  • Md. congresswoman proposes national park on the moon

    To visit thenew national park proposed by a Maryland congresswoman would require a 239,000-mile journey and an oxygen tank. On the plus side, there would be plenty of parking. Rep. Donna Edwards, the top-ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...