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  • Obama never quite scratches the economy's itch [Commentary]

    Obama never quite scratches the economy's itch [Commentary]
    Those of us of a certain age recall the scene all too well: Lucy pulling the football away just as Charlie Brown was about to kick it, visions of football glory dancing in his head. Charlie Brown always fell for the prank, believing that Lucy would...
  • Bill seeks truth in crabmeat, seafood labeling

    Bill seeks truth in crabmeat, seafood labeling
    Did you ever wonder if a restaurant's crabcake was made with Maryland crab or some foreign import? Or if that was really red snapper you bought, or an impostor?  A bill introduced Wednesday in Annapolis would make it illegal for restaurants or markets...
  • Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath

    Consumer advocates shifting focus to foreclosure's aftermath
    The General Assembly will consider a handful of bills related to the mortgage crisis, but unlike in previous years, many focus on what happens to borrowers after foreclosure. The bills — most of which would limit the risks of debt that can linger...
  • Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]

    Four years after Citizens United [Commentary]
    Tuesday marks the fourth anniversary of the Supreme Court's Citizens United v. FEC ruling, when the court ruled that corporations can spend unlimited amounts to influence elections. Our democracy is built on the basic premise that people —...
  • It's time for the Redskins to find a new name [Commentary]

    It's time for the Redskins to find a new name [Commentary]
    Those of us living in and around D.C. — not just those of us, like me, who actually root for Baltimore's teams over Washington's — should follow the lead of our good neighbors to the north and realize that there can be life after a change of...
  • Defense cuts in line with strategy [Commentary]

    Defense cuts in line with strategy [Commentary]
    The recently proposed U.S. troop cuts are an important step toward re-sizing today's forces to meet the current U.S. defense strategy, which calls for defeating a major adversary and deterring a second by denying objectives or imposing unacceptable costs,...
  • 'Scandal' recap: 'Ride, Sally, Ride'

    'Scandal' recap: 'Ride, Sally, Ride'
    No time for small talk -- too much happened in this episode. Husband-murdering Sally Langston is still running for President, you guys. I mean, if nothing else, you have to respect the gall. Olivia’s working on Fitz’s reelection campaign (as...
  • It's shaping up to be an interesting election

    It's shaping up to be an interesting election
    It's always interesting to watch the filings pour in as we approach the filing deadline to run for office. The filing period in Maryland closed on Tuesday night at 9 PM, and there are a lot of interesting things that I see that will make for an intriguing...
  • It's fat city as Havre de Grace celebrates Mardi Gras madness

    It's fat city as Havre de Grace celebrates Mardi Gras madness
    The annual Mardi Gras Parade in Havre de Grace will be this Tuesday evening, March 4, and there's plenty of other great Fat Tuesday fun going on around town leading up to the big night, as the city embraces French culture with a grand week of celebration....
  • Pentagon downsizing could impact Maryland contractors, service members

    Pentagon downsizing could impact Maryland contractors, service members
    The Army would shrink to its lowest troop levels since just before World War II under a budget proposed Monday by the Obama administration that seeks to downsize the Pentagon in ways that could have a significant impact on service members and...
  • Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says

    Illicit jail phone calls now blocked, state says
    State officials say they have blocked service at the Baltimore City Detention Center for the contraband cellphones that have long fueled gang activity there. Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to announce Friday the recent activation of a "managed...
  • Maryland Democrats don't pick O'Malley for White House

    Maryland Democrats don't pick O'Malley for White House
    Gov. Martin O'Malley may have his eye on running for the White House, but a new Baltimore Sun poll suggests he could have a tough time winning the Democratic primary election in his own state. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outpolled O'Malley...