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  • Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • The last POW [Editorial]

    The last POW  [Editorial]
    The release Saturday of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years as a prisoner of the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan surely marked a jubilant moment for his family and friends in Boise, Idaho. Sgt. Bergdahl went missing from his unit in 2009 under...
  • Obama wrong on prisoner swap [Letter]

    Obama wrong on prisoner swap [Letter]
    At last, some outrage from Congress over this imperial president's unilateral actions ("Ruppersberger: Bergdahl decision sets 'dangerous precedent,'" June 2). Imagine releasing five of the worst criminals from Guantanamo. These are terrorists whose...
  • Opposed to council giving up zoning authority [Letter]

    The following was addressed to the Harford County Council. A copy was provided for publication. I am against the proposed bill to amend the County Charter to remove the responsibility of the Council in its role as the Board of Appeals in Zoning matters....
  • Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced

    Federal help for Chesapeake Bay cleanup announced
    The Obama administration announced Tuesday that farmers in the Chesapeake Bay region can vie for a share of $400 million available nationwide for reducing erosion and polluted runoff from fields and feedlots. Robert Bonnie, undersecretary for natural...
  • Life in the slow lane [Editorial]

    Life in the slow lane  [Editorial]
    One of the marvels of the Internet to date is that it's largely been a level playing field where there is equal access to all (at least those not blocked by oppressive governments), an arrangement that has not only encouraged innovation and investment but...
  • Ailing U.S. infrastructure needs public-private investment [Commentary]

    Ailing U.S. infrastructure needs public-private investment [Commentary]
    When traveling this summer, you will likely encounter some combination of traffic on the highway, large crowds and delays at the airport and high gas prices. Some of this is the natural result of vacation season, but these experiences are also due to...
  • Congress declared 200 years ago the U.S. isn't a Christian nation [Letter]

    Congress declared 200 years ago the U.S. isn't a Christian nation [Letter]
    Commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. missed a seminal fact in his recent column on public prayer ("Freedom of, not from, religion," June 1). To wit: The Senate unanimously ratified the Treaty of Tripoli in 1797, whose Article XI read in part that "the...
  • Ehrlich echoes the babble of religious conservatives on prayer [Letter]

    Ehrlich echoes the babble of religious conservatives on prayer [Letter]
    Sadly, commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. repeats the babble of religious conservatives who claim that the "free exercise" of religion includes the right to impose their own religion on everyone else at government meetings or other government-sponsored...
  • Obama at West Point [Editorial]

    Obama at West Point  [Editorial]
    Republicans in Congress lost no time in condemning President Obama's commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point last week as further proof of his weakness and vacillation in confronting America's foes. But in fact, Mr. Obama's talk...
  • Ruppersberger untrustworthy on intelligence [Letter]

    Ruppersberger untrustworthy on intelligence [Letter]
    The American people need forthright members of Congress to keep us informed — to the extent possible — about what the government is doing to us in our name. As there are no external sources of information on the classified portions of the...
  • Social Security disability backlog in Md. among highest in nation

    Social Security disability backlog in Md. among highest in nation
    The Social Security Administration office that reviews disability claims for Central Maryland has the third-longest processing delay in the nation — a backlog that prompted a member of the state's congressional delegation on Monday to call for...