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  • House challengers in Md. look to Cantor's loss for inspiration

    House challengers in Md. look to Cantor's loss for inspiration
    When first-time House candidate Jonathan Goff Jr. was learning how to fill out a campaign finance report, an official at the Federal Election Commission handed him a sample filing from one of the most prominent members of Congress. The name stamped on...
  • Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security

    Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security
    President Barack Obama named a veteran federal official from Maryland to lead the Social Security Administration on Friday, more than a year after the previous director left the critical post. Carolyn W. Colvin, 72, an Arnold native who has served as...
  • Citing a 'new era,' Cummings hosts Chaffetz in Baltimore

    Citing a 'new era,' Cummings hosts Chaffetz in Baltimore
    Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will host a top Republican from the House Oversight Committee in Baltimore today, but it won't be the committee's chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa. Calling for a "new era of bipartisanship," Cummings will tour Rep. Jason Chaffetz of...
  • Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal

    Preparing for another BRAC, before it's a done deal
    The last time the military consolidated, Maryland's installations grew. But the base realignment and closure process usually goes the other way — and now the Army is calling for another round. Officials in the state aren't waiting to see what...
  • A black hole in U.S. history [Commentary]

    A black hole in U.S. history [Commentary]
    When historians get around to appraising the start of the new century, what will they say about it? If circumstances continue as they have been, the period may well be deemed a deep black hole in the political life of this country. From the disputatious...
  • The economic climate [Editorial]

    The economic climate  [Editorial]
    For too long and by too many, confronting climate change has been seen through the prism of economic sacrifice. Reducing greenhouse gases is viewed as a burden to growth and employment opportunity, the cause of global warming a fixation of left-wing...
  • The U.S. should stay out of Iraq [Commentary]

    The U.S. should stay out of Iraq [Commentary]
    President Barack Obama has illegally dispatched 300 military trainers or advisors to Iraq to support an illegal sectarian Shiite government headed by Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. The United States Constitution prohibits the president from re-engaging...
  • America's real business leaders want to save capitalism [Commentary]

    America's real business leaders want to save capitalism [Commentary]
    A few weeks ago I was visited in my office by the chairman of one of the country's biggest high-tech firms. He wanted to talk about the causes and consequences of widening inequality and the shrinking middle class, and what to do about it. I asked him...
  • Harris plans attempt to block D.C. pot law

    Harris plans attempt to block D.C. pot law
    Rep. Andy Harris plans to introduce an amendment Wednesday that would block the District of Columbia's effort to decriminalize marijuana. The Cockeysville Republican and House Appropriations Committee member will attempt to attach the amendment to a...
  • Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]

    Clean water is good for Maryland business [Commentary]
    The new Waters of the U.S. rule is designed to clarify that the Clean Water Act protects a variety of important waters, including seasonal and rain-dependent streams, as well as wetlands near rivers and streams. Getting it implemented will depend on...
  • In a first, Laurel City Council hosts Hindu invocation

    In a first, Laurel City Council hosts Hindu invocation
    For the first time since the early city commissioners became a mayor and city council in 1890, the Laurel City Council began its meeting with a religious invocation that was not Christian. Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism...
  • Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]

    Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]
    Would you trust a surgeon who learned a few tricks in medical school, then spent the first couple of years in the operating room experimenting while he figured out which techniques worked? Of course you wouldn't. But, unfortunately, that's the same...