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  • Sharp drop in federal employment expected

    Sharp drop in federal employment expected
    Federal employment is expected to drop sharply in the span of a decade, government projections show, as budget cuts and retirements begin to reshape the workforce. While U.S. employment will likely grow nearly 11 percent from 2012 through 2022,...
  • Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud

    Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud
    The principal of a celebrated Baltimore high school has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of nearly $2 million he received in a previous job to feed disadvantaged children, but used instead for other purposes, including leasing luxury...
  • The marijuana debate has taken root like a weed [Editorial]

    The marijuana debate has taken root like a weed [Editorial]
    Like it or not, the politics of marijuana is likely to be front and center at the state and local level for the foreseeable future in Maryland and elsewhere. Referendums in Washington state and Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana,...
  • Alzheimer's testing is essential [Letter]

    In his letter to the editor in response to Alliance for Aging Research's CEO Sue Peschin's commentary, "Alzheimer's again gets the short shrift" (April 14), Dr. Andy Lazris of Columbia contends that since there are no effective treatments for Alzheimer'...
  • NSA, Homeland Security seals are fair game for poking fun

    NSA, Homeland Security seals are fair game for poking fun
    Dan McCall sells a lot of T-shirts, coffee cups and other products that tweak the government, so his designs parodying the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security were pretty typical fare. Until the cease-and-desist demands hit....
  • Manning sentence approved by Washington military district commander

    Manning sentence approved by Washington military district commander
    — The commander of the Army Military District of Washington has approved the findings of the court-martial last year of WikiLeaker Chelsea Manning. Manning, who served as an intelligence analyst for the Army in Baghdad in 2009 and 2010 as Pfc....
  • Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]

    Public financing leads to public accountability [Commentary]
    For many years, special interests — particularly the development industry — have played an inordinate role in financing the campaigns of county executive and county council candidates throughout Maryland. Once elected, these officials often...
  • Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March

    Maryland employers add 2,300 jobs in March
    Private employers in Maryland led the way to modest job gains in March, and the state unemployment rate remained essentially unchanged since February, according to preliminary figures released Friday by the U.S. Department of Labor. The agency...
  • Schaller's column down on conservatives, as usual [Letter]

    Schaller's column down on conservatives, as usual [Letter]
    I was going to congratulate columnist Thomas F. Schaller, who I actually thought might write something in a recent column that didn't tear down conservatives or the GOP ("Paper or plastic?" April 15). But he sucked me in and then hit me with this stupid...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground contractor settles government claim for $1.1 million

    Aberdeen Proving Ground contractor settles government claim for $1.1 million
    A defense contractor has agreed to pay the federal government $1.1 million to resolve allegations brought under the civil False Claims Act that the company falsified information on employee qualifications in order to collect more than allowed under a...
  • Soldier compensation discussed at Savage Mill School in 1924 [History Matters]

    April 1965 Visit to the Soviet Embassy A Times article covering an embassy briefing: "Last Thursday afternoon after a 'Briefing' session at the Department of State, covering the Far East, the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, we were taken to the...
  • GOP, tea party are the only adults in the room

    GOP, tea party are the only adults in the room
    If congressional negotiators fail to raise the debt ceiling and reopen the government, voters will blame House Republicans, but it's the president and fellow Democrats that are behaving like teenagers by wanting to spend irresponsibly. Studies by the...