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  • Signs of hope among Syrian despair [Commentary]

    Signs of hope among Syrian despair [Commentary]
    We have reached a solemn milestone in Syria: It has been three years since the beginning of the war that has uprooted the lives of millions of people. From a distance, this conflict can seem overwhelming or even hopeless. Up close, it feels personal...
  • Maryland lawmakers approve higher minimum wage

    Maryland lawmakers approve higher minimum wage
    Maryland's minimum wage will rise to $10.10 by July 2018 under a bill granted final passage by state lawmakers Monday. The measure goes to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley for his promised signature. Raising the wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 an...
  • A win for the billionaires [Editorial]

    A win for the billionaires   [Editorial]
    In the world of John G. Roberts Jr., it appears the only true case of government corruption is the "American Hustle" style of handing over a pile of money to a congressman in some smoke-filled backroom deal. Yet here in the real world, we've come to...
  • Court strikes political donor caps

    Court strikes political donor caps
    A divided Supreme Court has struck down aggregate limits on how much money wealthy donors may spend on elections, a decision that could pour vast sums of new cash into the nation's increasingly expensive system of campaign finance. The 5-4 ruling...
  • Time for a Constitutional convention [Letter]

    Time for a Constitutional convention [Letter]
    Hardly a day goes by without a story exposing wealthy special interests sticking it to the average Joe. One day it's Wall Street bankers bringing down the economy, foreclosing on the unsuspecting poor, and getting off virtually scot-free. The next day it'...
  • Prayer — even by a citizen — shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings [Letter]

    Prayer — even by a citizen — shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings [Letter]
    David Holstein's letter accusing the American Humanist Association of suppressing free speech by filing a lawsuit against the Carol County commissioner's for allowing his brother to give a Christian prayer at their public meeting misses the whole point of...
  • Rep. Moran can't retire fast enough [Letter]

    When U.S. Rep. James Moran Jr., a Virginia Democrat, announced in January that he would not seek re-election to Congress, I (along with every other sensible Democrat) breathed a sigh of relief. Only a podiatrist or a contortionist could admire Mr....
  • Carol W. Hillery

    Carol W. Hillery
    Carol Williams Hillery, a retired software engineer who worked at the Space Telescope Science Institute, died of lung cancer Friday at her Bolton Hill home. She was 69. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Sugar Hill section of Pennsylvania Avenue and on...
  • Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends

    Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends
    By the time confetti fell in Annapolis on Monday night, state lawmakers had loosened marijuana laws, made Maryland the second state in the country to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and whittled their way through more than 2,600 bills...
  • April brings showers, opening of Susquehanna Museum of HdG

    It's April showers, dear readers, but things to do are stacking up. The Susquehanna Museum of Havre de Grace at the Lockhouse reopens April 12, 1 to 5 p.m. for the season. Free admission. Contact 410-939-5780, lockhousemuseum@gmail.com or http://www....
  • After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]

    After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]
    Your recent editorial rightly criticized the Supreme Court's disastrous decisions in McCutcheon and Citizens United, which transfer even more power to the ruling class by valiantly freeing us from the tyranny of not-enough-money-in-politics ("A win for...
  • Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]

    Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]
    Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution. To...