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  • Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending

    Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending
    Though the federal government shutdown ended last week, the economic impact is likely to be felt in Maryland for months, dimming prospects for a robust holiday shopping season. With Congress funding the government only through Jan. 15 — raising...
  • The NRA stands with Syria, Iran and North Korea

     The NRA stands with Syria, Iran and North Korea
    To all those who sincerely believe they are being virtuous and standing up for the principles of smaller government, I ask you to examine two recent events that indicates that you are being used. The first example is the National Rifle Association...
  • Democrats get it wrong, again

     Democrats get it wrong, again
    Last Sunday's edition had a couple of topics that merit responses. JP Morgan Chase's record $13 billion tentative settlement with the U.S. Justice Department concerning the alleged misrepresentation of residential mortgage-backed securities begs the...
  • Carroll Chamber plans cultural exchange trip to Cuba

    American citizens may find it difficult to travel to Cuba, but through a cultural exchange program implemented in 2011 the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce is offering its members and local residents the opportunity to visit the island country....
  • City is failing its small businesses

     City is failing its small businesses
    I feel that it is imperative to the long term viability of Baltimore that both large and small businesses exist in the city. The large companies employ a great many people. The smaller companies tend to be able to supply the daily needs of city residents....
  • A national conversation about pot

    A national conversation about pot
    A ruling handed down by a federal court this week strongly suggests that recent changes in state laws governing marijuana are now being reflected in how federal drug laws are enforced and will further change the conversation about marijuana use in...
  • Social Security beneficiaries to get 1.5 percent raise

    Social Security beneficiaries to get 1.5 percent raise
    Social Security beneficiaries will receive a 1.5 percent raise next year, the Social Security Administration announced today. Also, the agency announced that the amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax is going up next year from $113,700...
  • A day to honor veterans [Editorial]

    A few weeks back, when Congress came to an agreement on budgetary issues as the national government inched ever closer to the prospect of a large scale default for the first time since the Articles of Confederation government, the deal was characterized...
  • NSA director says he's 'not wedded' to surveillance programs

    NSA director says he's 'not wedded' to surveillance programs
    In a public appearance in Baltimore on Thursday, National Security Agency director Keith Alexander forcefully defended surveillance methods that have come under scrutiny this year but acknowledged that some of them may need adjustments. Alexander, an...
  • Obamacare part of a bigger battle for America

     Obamacare part of a bigger battle for America
    This Obamacare is just a battle in a cultural war being waged in America. It's the war between the American value system and leftism. Lovers of America as an abstraction may be found on both sides, but it truly is a war for the real soul of our country....
  • Morrow becomes first Democrat to enter District 9A race

    As the government shutdown drama was playing out in Washington, James Ward Morrow was shocked by some of the rhetoric he heard. Morrow, a 49-year-old Democrat from Ellicott City who goes by the name Ward, said he's running for election as the District...
  • Papenfuse ends 38-year run as Maryland's memory keeper

    Papenfuse ends 38-year run as Maryland's memory keeper
    For the first time in almost 40 years, someone other than Edward C. Papenfuse is the keeper of Maryland's memories. Papenfuse, 70, retired last week as state archivist after a career spanning seven governors. Over that time he brought Maryland's...