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  • U.S. senators call on NFL, Ravens to revise 'inadequate' punishment for Rice

    U.S. senators call on NFL, Ravens to revise 'inadequate' punishment for Rice
    Three U.S. Senators sent letters to the Baltimore Ravens and the National Football League on Thursday criticizing what they called "plainly inadequate" punishment for star running back Ray Rice. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy of Connecticut,...
  • President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]

    President Hillary Clinton [Commentary]
    Hillary Rodham Clinton — imagine if she runs and wins! In America, moms and dads of daughters will throw their arms around their girls' shoulders and say, "OK honey, now that the highest and seemingly most impervious glass ceiling is gone, in...
  • Former Navy football player acquitted in sex assault case

    Former Navy football player acquitted in sex assault case
    A former Navy football player was found not guilty Thursday of sexually assaulting a fellow midshipman at an off-campus party in Annapolis two years ago in a case that has drawn national scrutiny to the elite training ground for future officers of the...
  • Voter apathy may undo Democrats [Commentary]

    Voter apathy may undo Democrats  [Commentary]
    In terms of public interest in elections, the voting for members of Congress in off-years, when no presidential candidates are on the ballot, is historically low. The stakes generally seem not very great, and familiarity breeds success for incumbents, who...
  • 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...
  • The toll on U.S. roads [Editorial]

    The toll on U.S. roads  [Editorial]
    Since the 1930s, the federal tax on gasoline has been the single greatest source of revenue to pay for America's highways and mass transit. For every gallon sold, 18.4 cents is collected by the federal government and set aside in the Highway Trust Fund to...
  • Amtrak's vulnerability [Editorial]

    Amtrak's vulnerability  [Editorial]
    No doubt there were some lumps in throats at Amtrak headquarters last month when they heard the words "collapse" and "rail line" in Baltimore. As it happens, it was a CSX freight line that was affected by the loss of a 120-year-old retaining wall in...
  • We need all the facts regarding Benghazi [Letter]

    We need all the facts regarding Benghazi [Letter]
    A recent letter regarding last year's Benghazi incident misses several significant, essential points ("Investigate Benghazi and move on," May 11). Several committees in Congress have been attempting to investigate the Benghazi massacre almost since...
  • Maryland's unhappy residents [Editorial]

    Maryland's unhappy residents  [Editorial]
    "If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail." That little nugget of truth, also known as the "law of the instrument," can be applied to more than just tool selection. When it comes to some closely-held beliefs, people tend to see...
  • Stop doping horses [Commentary]

    Stop doping horses [Commentary]
    With the Preakness coming up here in Maryland, it's time things changed for the better in America's horse racing industry, which long ago drifted far from the values of sport. It is increasingly difficult for honest horse owners to succeed and for...
  • 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...
  • Nobody asked me but ... on Dance, Waters, homeless camp

    Nobody asked me but ... on Dance, Waters, homeless camp
    Nobody asked me, but ... it's hard to believe that Dallas Dance, the Baltimore County school superintendent, could take a consulting job with a company that does business with the school system he runs and not see that as a problem. He says he "didn't...