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  • Report: Second largest Afghan city could go dark when US subsidies end

    WASHINGTON Residents of Afghanistan's second largest city could go without power when U.S. subsidies for diesel fuel phase out next year, according to a report released Tuesday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction. The U.S. has...
  • Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House

    Seniors on the Go: Anti-consumer Airfare Display Bill sneaks through House
    The ironically named "Transparent Airfares Act of 2014" passed the House of Representatives on July 28. This misbegotten bill, which would actually make the costs of air travel less transparent, passed by voice vote, presumably in part to avoid...
  • Democrats are the problem in Washington [Letter]

    In Sunday's Carroll County Times, David Iacono wrote in detail about the Congress not doing the polled desires of a great majority of people. The polling was done by Salon.com, not quite as respected as Pew Research or Quinnipiac, and much farther...
  • Automakers post big July sales amid growing consumer confidence

    Automakers posted one of their best months in years in July. The car companies sold more than 1.4 million vehicles last month, a 9.1% gain from the same month a year earlier, according to AutoData Corp. Most of the big automakers posted increases near...
  • Stuck in Congo: Annapolis family stalled in adopting orphan girl

    Stuck in Congo: Annapolis family stalled in adopting orphan girl
    Sept. 6, 2013 We celebrated Lainey’s first birthday. Honestly, it most likely isn’t the actual day she was born. We’ll never know that specific day or the conditions that she was born in ... Because she was abandoned, we had the...
  • Walgreen CEO: Leaving U.S. wasn't in best interest of shareholders

    Walgreen CEO: Leaving U.S. wasn't in best interest of shareholders
    Walgreen has exercised its option to buy the remaining 55 percent of European pharmacy retailer and wholesaler Alliance Boots in a $15.26 billion deal that will keep its corporate tax headquarters in the United States. The company that will emerge...
  • U.S. aid to Afghanistan exceeds Marshall Plan in costs, not results

    U.S. aid to Afghanistan exceeds Marshall Plan in costs, not results
    The United States has now spent more on the reconstruction of Afghanistan than it did on the Marshall Plan that lifted Western Europe from the ruins of World War II. But it can expect far less return on its investment in the still-unstable Central Asian...
  • Maynard Evans, take hikes, and immigration: Letters

    Who was Maynard Evans? Maynard Evans was my great uncle. I deeply regret his good name now being unfairly besmirched. Let me tell you more about him. He was born in 1891 on Parramore Street in what is now downtown Orlando. His father died when he...
  • 'Guns of August 2': What led to the Vietnam War

     'Guns of August 2': What led to the Vietnam War
    In the book "The Guns of August," historian Barbara Tuchman describes the decisions that, 100 years ago, led to World War I. But this August brings us another momentous turning point: the 50th anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident of 1964. This...
  • Unite not divide: Our Take

    Unite not divide Speaker John Boehner and his Republican cohorts in the House of Representatives have approved a lawsuit that accuses the president of abusing his executive powers by using an executive order to delay the employer mandate in the...
  • With amnesty in his pocket, Obama eggs on impeachment

    By Jonah Goldberg   "Sorry to email you late on a Friday, but I need your urgent support," Nancy Pelosi wrote me. The House minority leader went on to explain that "for the first time in history, Congress voted to sue a sitting president." And,...
  • Right wing wants impeachment

    The Republican House of Representatives finally did something. On the last day of the summer session, just before they went on their five week vacation, they voted to sue the president. As of this writing it is not clear exactly what they will sue for,...