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  • Back Story: Presidents say the darnedest things

    Back Story: Presidents say the darnedest things
    Paul Dickson, a Garrett Park resident, loves the origins of words and is a compiler of word books and dictionaries. So imagine my delight and pleasure when my friend, Mary Garson, who is also fascinated with etymology, gave me a copy of Dickson's...
  • Obama returns to arms control -- just in time

    Obama returns to arms control -- just in time
    President Barack Obama's call during the State of the Union address to reduce the threat of nuclear war could not have been more timely. The day before the president spoke, North Korea tested a primitive nuclear device, and the following day reports...
  • Is O'Malley annoyed that he's still governor?

    Is O'Malley annoyed that he's still governor?
    Somewhere on his path to Washington Gov. Martin O'Malley tired of the little people. Nowhere was it more evident than last week when he berated Penn National Gaming CEO Peter Carlino for defending his business. He took particular exception to Mr....
  • O'Malley becomes regular figure in Sunday talk

    O'Malley becomes regular figure in Sunday talk
    It might have been back in February when he got under the skin of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on CBS' "Face the Nation." Or maybe it was in May when he went toe to toe with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on NBC's "Meet the Press." None of the...
  • Gun laws no assault on rights

    Gun laws no assault on rights
    Sensible gun legislation is no threat to Second Amendment rights. Although there is no one solution to violence by the use of a gun, the death of many people could be avoided by outlawing assault weapons and high capacity gun clips, as well as requiring...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • From pride to disillusionment: a black leader sours on Obama

    From pride to disillusionment: a black leader sours on Obama
    I can hear 'em now. "He's a good guy"; "He's a family man"; "He'll govern like a moderate"; "It will be so good for the country"; "He's post-partisan." That the election of a mixed-race candidate for president sent positive messages about America around...
  • 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....
  • North County High student invited to State of the Union address

    North County High student invited to State of the Union address
    North County High School student Jack Andraka was slated to be a guest of First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday night at the State of the Union address in Washington. Jack Andraka, of Crownsville, was invited to sit in the box with the First Lady and...
  • Dr. Ben Carson announces his retirement, hints at political future

    Dr. Ben Carson announces his retirement, hints at political future
    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...