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  • Protecting the victims of gun violence requires mental health background checks for firearms sales and keeping violent offenders behind bars

    Protecting the victims of gun violence requires mental health background checks for firearms sales and keeping violent offenders behind bars
    Regarding your editorial on President Obama's State of the Union plea for Congress to act on gun control, Marylander's deserve much more than a vote, they deserve true representation ("We deserve a vote," Feb. 17). The editorial highlighted the...
  • Obama speech was about strengthening the middle class

    Obama speech was about strengthening the middle class
    I'm not a shill for the Obama administration, but I must disagree with reporter David Lauter's analysis of the president's State of the Union Address ("In singular speech, a split approach to power," Feb.13). Mr. Lauter writes that early in his first...
  • Operation Hubris

    Operation Hubris
    One of the great things about American politics is its capacity for punishing hubris. For the ancient Greeks, hubris didn't merely describe god-like arrogance. It was a crime, usually defined as taking too much pleasure in the humiliation of your foes....
  • We deserve a vote

    We deserve a vote
    Much of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week was a fairly ho-hum affair, with the usual laundry list of programs and goals (most so familiar that it could have been a recycled campaign speech from 2012, or maybe 2008) and the...
  • U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions

    U.S. hiding behind tortured definitions
    If it is true, as the writer Samuel Johnson once said, that "patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel," then the dictionary must be the first. Consider how readily our leaders, in justifying what cannot be justified, parse definitions down to...
  • Raise Maryland calls for higher wages for corporate employees

    Raise Maryland calls for higher wages for corporate employees
    Some members of the Rev. David Carl Olson's congregation are homeless. A few work minimum-wage jobs, he said, but they still cannot afford to leave shelters. His faith calls him to live in a world with "profoundly more justice," said Olson, who...
  • Obama speech: We've heard it all before

    Obama speech: We've heard it all before
    A few decades ago when faster and more compact microwaves were all the rage, a local service organization held a raffle for a beautiful new microwave. Every year the same sparkling microwave was dragged out of its box and put on display, but after year...
  • Challenging young minds

    Challenging young minds
    Scientists have long known that the human mind develops most rapidly during the first five years of life, a point President Barack Obama underscored in his State of the Union address when he urged states to provide universal access to high-quality pre-...
  • As DGA run ends, O'Malley likely to stay on national stage

    As DGA run ends, O'Malley likely to stay on national stage
    President Barack Obama no longer needs Gov. Martin O'Malley as a top campaign surrogate, and the Democratic Governors Association is set to elect someone else as its chairman on Monday when the group meets in Los Angeles. But neither development is...
  • Is STOCK Act government transparency or invasion of privacy?

    Is STOCK Act government transparency or invasion of privacy?
    Dr. Joshua Zimmerberg says he's careful not to publicly disclose any personal information that could be of use to identity thieves. But soon, he might not have any choice but to have his finances published on the Internet for the world to see....
  • Where are the STEM jobs?

    Where are the STEM jobs?
    Republicans and Democrats appear to agree on at least one thing: that the United States is facing a STEM (science, technology engineering and math) crisis. In his most recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama declared that he wants to...
  • President's remarks at Ellicott Dredges

    President's remarks at Ellicott Dredges
    Remarks by President Barack Obama this afternoon at Ellicott Dredges in Baltimore, from the White House.   THE PRESIDENT:  Hello, Baltimore!  (Applause.)  Well, it is wonderful to see all of you.  Give Duncan a big round of applause for the great...