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  • Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray

    Supreme Court decision allows Carroll Co. commissioners to pray
    A divided U.S. Supreme Court upheld Monday the right of local governments to offer sectarian prayers at public meetings, a decision that clears the way for the Carroll County board of commissioners to restore their Christian observances. In a 5-4...
  • Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.

    Climate report warns of more heat waves, flooding for Md.
    Maryland and the rest of the Northeast face more heat waves and smog, heavier downpours and storm-driven flooding that could damage Baltimore's port, according to a new report released by the Obama administration. The third National Climate Assessment,...
  • Obama, played for a fool [Commentary]

    Obama, played for a fool [Commentary]
    Each president brings his own unique preconceptions to the job. Post-depression, FDR believed the American people deserved a "New Deal." John Kennedy felt Americans would willingly "pay any price" to spread freedom and democracy throughout the world....
  • Cardin meets with Pussy Riot at Capitol

    Cardin meets with Pussy Riot at Capitol
    U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin met with members of the protest group Pussy Riot on Tuesday to bring attention to human rights abuses in Russia as well as his efforts to expand economic sanctions against top officials in the country. The Maryland Democrat, a...
  • The real divide on Benghazi is determined by your military service - or lack of it

    The real divide on Benghazi is determined by your military service - or lack of it
    Despite the sneers of MSNBC hosts and the disdainful manner of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, Benghazi matters. And it matters in ways we don't yet even understand – deep, fractious ways that reveal a major front in the culture war almost...
  • 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...
  • There is no Constitutional protection against feeling uncomfortable [Letter]

    There is no Constitutional protection against feeling uncomfortable [Letter]
    Upon reading Dan Rodricks' piece regarding the Supreme Court decision on prayer at public meetings ("A 'frustrating, disingenuous' Supreme Court ruling," May 6), I was struck by several issues. Chief among them is the idea that we, as Americans, should...
  • Suffer the little children [Editorial]

    Suffer the little children  [Editorial]
    A proposal earlier this week to provide temporary shelter at a Baltimore City office building for child migrants from Central America who arrive in this country without a parent or guardian appears to have been shelved for the moment, after Sen. Barbara...
  • Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West

    Feds scrap plan for immigrant shelter at Metro West
    Facing mounting opposition from state and local officials, the Obama administration has dropped the idea of converting a vacant office building in Baltimore into a shelter for immigrant children who have entered the country illegally, officials familiar...
  • Havre de Grace has lots of ways to celebrate Mom

    Happy Mother's Day, dear readers, If you are a mom or a grandmother, you hopefully will celebrate Sunday surrounded by loved ones. Mother's Day is the single most popular day to dine out – how about a Havre de Grace restaurant – or make long...
  • The Snowden stigma [Commentary]

    The Snowden stigma [Commentary]
    In the year since Edward Snowden's first leaks, the reputation of the U.S. intelligence services has taken a beating, especially by the millennial generation. After everything that's been said about the alleged malevolence of the CIA and the other...
  • Professor says Supreme Court drew flawed conclusion from book

    Professor says Supreme Court drew flawed conclusion from book
    It's not every day that a law professor has his book quoted by the Supreme Court, and so the University of Baltimore's Michael I. Meyerson was understandably intrigued when his 2012 work about the Framers' views on religion made it into Monday's...