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  • Don't open Pandora's box [Editorial]

    Don't open Pandora's box  [Editorial]
    The owners of the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby have a right to their religious beliefs. So do their 28,000 employees. And the citizens of the United States also have a right to a government that protects their health and welfare. Yet these...
  • Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]

    Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
    Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
  • A force of nature [Commentary]

    A force of nature [Commentary]
    Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served as the first...
  • Harford, military officials worried about lay-offs, BRAC uncertainty at Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Harford, military officials worried about lay-offs, BRAC uncertainty at Aberdeen Proving Ground
    One BRAC brought jobs and construction to Aberdeen Proving Ground and Harford County, but could military funding cuts spell the end of that prosperity? Lobbyists and military officials in Washington have been pushing for a new round of Base Closure...
  • Bill calls for end to NSA bulk telephone 'metadata' collection [Commentary]

    Bill calls for end to NSA bulk telephone 'metadata' collection [Commentary]
    As congressman of the 2nd District of Maryland, I am proud to represent the men and women of the National Security Agency. They serve and sacrifice for our country every day, often in dangerous situations, and I applaud them for their work. As the...
  • Ruppersberger bill would end NSA bulk telephone data collection

    Ruppersberger bill would end NSA bulk telephone data collection
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, plans to introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone and email data — the...
  • Who will watch the watchers? [Editorial]

    Who will watch the watchers?  [Editorial]
    Having conducted a months-long review of the issue, President Obama reportedly will soon announce a proposal to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data about Americans' phone calls and require the agency to get a court order before...
  • Obamacare is not universal health care [Commentary]

    Mary is single, in her late 50s, widowed and earning about $2,000 a month cleaning bathrooms downtown. She's had no health insurance for the last decade, but she's received medical care when she needed it at free clinics and emergency rooms. But now it'...
  • Some question Avery's simultaneous runs for CA and Council

    Reg Avery has been keeping busy. The Oakland Mills Village Board vice chair and PTA Council of Howard County executive vice president announced last month that he was running for County Council in Columbia's District 2 as a Republican. Then, earlier...
  • A new era of testing [Commentary]

    A new era of testing [Commentary]
    Staffers passing by a room in the U.S. House of Representatives office building earlier this month did double takes. Whom they saw inside were no ordinary Capitol Hill briefing attendees: rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits. The presence of these...
  • Time to give America a raise [Commentary]

    Time to give America a raise [Commentary]
    As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for...
  • Up in smoke [Commentary]

    Up in smoke [Commentary]
    Last week, the Maryland Senate approved Senate Bill 364, which would "decriminalize" possession of marijuana. The Senate bill, which passed 36 to 8, would remove criminal penalties for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and impose small civil...