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  • Republicans see opportunity in Dundalk area council race

    When voters in eastern Baltimore County go to the polls in November, the ballot will be missing a familiar name: John Olszewski Sr., a Dundalk Democrat who has served nearly 16 years on the County Council. When Olszewski announced he would not seek a...
  • U.S. must confront ISIS threat [Letter]

    U.S. must confront ISIS threat [Letter]
    The Islamic terrorist group ISIS could easily attack the United States to establish itself as the world's most dangerous terrorist group ("Syria's slippery slope," Aug. 26). There also should be no doubt Islamic State sleeper cells are already planted...
  • Md. lawmakers hitting the road for the midterms

    — With little competition at home, lawmakers from Maryland are traveling farther down the campaign trail this year to influence the midterm elections. Members of the state's congressional delegation have popped up in North Carolina, California...
  • Sylvia 'Cookie' Harris, advocate, wife of congressman, dies unexpectedly

    Sylvia 'Cookie' Harris, advocate, wife of congressman, dies unexpectedly
    Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, the wife of Rep. Andy Harris and a prominent anti-abortion advocate in Annapolis, died suddenly on Thursday, a spokeswoman for the congressman said. Mrs. Harris, who would have turned 58 this weekend, was a frequent presence in...
  • Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]

    Obama needs no more 'red lines' [Commentary]
    President Obama, in his determination to get American foreign policy off what he has called "a perpetual war footing," must take care now not to box himself in with any more comments about "red lines" that restrict his options. As he appraises the...
  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
  • Final act of Emmy dominance by 'Breaking Bad' a landmark achievement

    Final act of Emmy dominance by 'Breaking Bad' a landmark achievement
    I love "Breaking Bad," and even I didn't think it would win as big as it did Monday night at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Best drama, best actor (Bryan Cranston), best supporting actor (Aaron Paul), best supporting actress (Anna Gunn) and best...
  • Women's Equality Day: A call to action [Commentary]

    On Aug. 26, 1920, Congress certified passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing all women citizens the right to vote. The jubilant day — since proclaimed "Women's Equality Day" — climaxed a long persistent half-...
  • The GOP supports Israel more than Dems [Commentary]

    The GOP supports Israel more than Dems [Commentary]
    Recently, I was talking with a conservative friend of mine about the drama in Gaza. I knew this individual to be thoughtful about world events and staunchly pro-Israel in outlook. It was sometime after our mutual condemnation of Hamas that our...
  • Feds revise rule on birth control mandate

    Feds revise rule on birth control mandate
    Under increasing legal and political pressure, the Obama administration issued a new rule Friday designed to ensure that female employees have access to birth control while accommodating religious employers that object to covering it through their...
  • Bob Timberg's storied life [Commentary]

    In 1970, American blood was being shed on the killing fields of Vietnam. Congress lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Richard Nixon's Oval Office conversations were being recorded. And in Annapolis, a cub reporter was hired by the Evening Capital. He...
  • Immigration court speeds review of cases involving children

    Immigration court speeds review of cases involving children
    Baltimore Immigration Court, facing an increase in the number of cases involving immigrant children who crossed the border illegally, is expediting reviews to more quickly decide whether the children should be deported, according to attorneys with clients...