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  • Sequester debate hides the cold facts of our budget crisis

    Sequester debate hides the cold facts of our budget crisis
    Federal deficits are too large, and mounting national debt threatens future generations. But as Democrats and Republicans squabble over the mandatory spending cuts known as sequestration that went into effect Friday night, they are failing to face the...
  • Clarksville couple makes big splash in Poland's art scene

    Dan and Louise Runion of Clarksville may be humble antiques and art dealers working out of a bedroom-size cubicle in Frederick, but they're big in Poland. Lately they've been featured in Polish newspapers, television and radio, and were welcomed by the...
  • 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...
  • Scenes from a Restore the 4th rally against surveillance

    Scenes from a Restore the 4th rally against surveillance
    WASHINGTON — The crowd’s signs range from the earnest — “Privacy IS security” to the humorous — “Sorry about all the porn, it was research.” The crowd is equally diverse, with everyone from members of the...
  • Egypt's revolution, Part II

    Egypt's revolution, Part II
    Egyptian army tanks are rumbling through the streets of Cairo in an ominous show of force that leaves little doubt that the country's fledgling experiment in democracy has been seriously disrupted. The whereabouts of President Mohamed Morsi, the country's...
  • Welfare bad, wasteful corporate handouts good

    Welfare bad, wasteful corporate handouts good
    If you are an individual seeking government assistance of any kind, you represent all that is wrong with this great country. If, on the other hand, you are a corporation seeking government welfare, you are what makes America great. Let's see how that...
  • Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case

    Bradley Manning sentenced to 35 years in WikiLeaks case
    Bradley Manning, the junior Army analyst convicted of espionage for leaking thousands of classified documents, was sentenced to 35 years in prison Wednesday, reigniting a debate over how far the government should go to punish those who disclose secret...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Snowden has raised vital privacy questions

    If Edward Snowden "faced the consequences" of his actions, he would spend the rest of his life in isolated torture or even be executed ("Edward Snowden's 'Amazing Race,'" June 28). It's no wonder he prefers a life on the run. Some call him a traitor;...