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  • Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...
  • Complain as they do, rural Republicans control House [Commentary]

    Complain as they do, rural Republicans control House [Commentary]
    Folks in the hinterlands who complain that they want their country back should stop whining. They have a lock on the House of Representatives and a good shot at owning the Senate, too. Meanwhile, the majority of Americans who live in cities and suburbs...
  • In a word: buncombe

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:  BUNCOMBE Many of the words featured here are of Latin or...
  • Reality impinges on Obama's Middle East strategy [Commentary]

    Reality impinges on Obama's Middle East strategy [Commentary]
    The strategy President Barack Obama has laid out to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new Middle East terrorist peril reveals him as a man divided between combating the immediate threat and persevering in his determination get this country off "a...
  • Is the Islamic State really un-Islamic? [Commentary]

    Is the Islamic State really un-Islamic? [Commentary]
    "Now let's make two things clear: ISIL is not Islamic. No religion condones the killing of innocents, and the vast majority of ISIL's victims have been Muslim. And ISIL is certainly not a state." -- President Barack Obama in his address to the nation on...
  • Obama was 'shocked' by Rice video, chief of staff says

    Obama was 'shocked' by Rice video, chief of staff says
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Sunday that President Obama was "shocked" by the video of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice hitting his then fiancee and a Democratic senator called the National Football League's handling of the...
  • Tea party shies away from war vote [Letter]

    Tea party shies away from war vote [Letter]
    It's ironic that tea party Republicans want no part of a debate or vote on President Barack Obama's proposal to act against ISIS when in the past they've complained bitterly about Mr. Obama acting alone without consulting Congress ("Congress expected to...
  • Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances

    Federal agencies mulling threat of tax debtors holding security clearances
    The officials who are responsible for safeguarding the nation's intelligence secrets are trying to figure out how to better vet millions of employees and contractors with security clearances, after auditors found that some of those workers owed more...
  • Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag

    Feds issue rule for honoring fallen employees with flag
    Getting a flag from the federal government wouldn't have provided much consolation for the family of the U.S. Postal Service employee who was shot to death last year on his route in Prince George's County. But June Barnette, a great-uncle of Tyson...
  • Obama's 'diary' revelations [Commentary]

    Obama's 'diary' revelations [Commentary]
    Dear Diary: Looks as though our folks must finally come clean on Benghazi. In my defense, the attack on our consulate occurred in the middle of my re-election campaign. Mitt Romney and the Republicans were banging me pretty good about foreign policy...
  • Festival-goers haven't forgotten what the battle was for

    Festival-goers haven't forgotten what the battle was for
    Three Vietnam War veterans stood on the ramparts of Fort McHenry, gazed onto the Patapsco where British warships launched hundreds of rockets and mortar shells almost 200 years ago, and imagined the scene that unfolded during the Battle of Baltimore. "I...
  • Author Hampton Sides on the call of the wild

    Author Hampton Sides on the call of the wild
    For two years, the crew of the USS Jeannette was trapped in ice north of the Bering Sea. The sailors staged musicals, played football, ate seal meat (which they dubbed "arctic turkey") and even performed surgery on the eye of a crew member afflicted...