| Jun 17, 2013
| 3:00 AM
A critical opportunity to improve U.S. health care finally lies within reach. In 2004, then-President George Bush announced the goal to have a national electronic health records (EHR) system in place in 10 years. Tragically, EHR development had become...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As heartening as it was to read about the Senate's approval of the immigration bill, it was equally disheartening to read that it doesn't have a chance of a similar passage in the House ("Senate approves landmark immigration bill," June 27)! The most...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Johns Hopkins Hospital’s Dr. Ben Carson, a conservative darling since he critiqued President Obama’s health care overhaul at the National Prayer Breakfast last month, was met with several standing ovations at the Conservative Political...
| Mar 18, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Senate Republicans criticized the nomination Monday of former state labor secretary Thomas E. Perez to lead the U.S. Department of Labor, signaling the longtime civil rights lawyer will face a contentious confirmation over his approach to the law and...
| Jun 8, 2013
| 5:51 AM
The Rev. Paul Tunkle is retiring next year as rector of the Church of the Redeemer in Homeland, one of the largest churches in the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland.
"I am sensing a call from Christ to do something new," Tunkle, 63, of Bolton Hill, said...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The revelation that the federal government has spied on millions of supposedly private phone and Internet communications makes President Barack Obama's headache over the IRS targeting of conservative groups seeking tax exemptions seem like a passing...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
June 7, 2001: At the White House, President George W. Bush greets the NFL champion Ravens, who present him with an autographed football and a personalized jersey. "It was cool, man," defensive tackle Tony Siragusa says. "[But] I was depressed that they...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The death penalty debate in Maryland is finally over. This spring's decision by the General Assembly to replace the death penalty with life without parole was cemented last week, when right-wing activists failed to muster enough signatures to force the...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 12:43 PM
In a 1993 classic movie, Bill Murray plays a weatherman who is given the assignment to view the annual awaking of the ground hog Punxsutawney Phil and finds himself living the same day over and over again. Today we are experiencing much the same thing...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 1:35 PM
On Friday, President Barack Obama met with college students at the White House to reprise a familiar appeal on behalf of the nation's young people: urging lawmakers to prevent the cost of student college loans from doubling on July 1. Interest rates on...
| Jun 6, 2013
In response to the acknowledged abuses of his own Justice Department, President Barack Obama has urged Sen. Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, to reintroduce legislation for a "journalist shield law." And in typical Washington fashion, the proposed...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 6:45 AM
House Speaker Michael Busch began his Career Day visit at Tyler Heights Elementary School by venturing to the front of the media center with a state flag.
He explained the meaning behind its colors and patterns, then gave the assembled fourth-graders...