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  • The worst job in the world [Commentary]

    The worst job in the world [Commentary]
    Let's say you are an intelligent, successful federal prosecutor from an elite law school and possessing all of the important political contacts in Washington, D.C. An election occurs. Your party wins, and the president-elect begins to put together a...
  • Medicare's pleasant surprise [Editorial]

    Medicare's pleasant surprise  [Editorial]
    Between the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine and the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, it's difficult to get domestic news on the front page this week, let alone good news. But the improved finances of Medicare deserve the public's attention,...
  • Curbing binge drinking [Commentary]

    Excessive drinking among college students is a public health problem that is larger than just the colleges and universities. It is a problem for our entire state. The more than 270,000 students attending college in Maryland comprise a large and critical...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground needs to be able to stand on its merits [Editorial]

    Aberdeen Proving Ground needs to be able to stand on its merits [Editorial]
    The prospect of Harford County's economy losing in excess of 4,000 military and defense contracting jobs associated with various activities at Aberdeen Proving Ground is as unsavory a scenario that could be visited on the local economy. Such a scenario,...
  • O'Malley joins U.S. labor secretary to call for higher wages

    O'Malley joins U.S. labor secretary to call for higher wages
    Gov. Martin O'Malley joined U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez at a popular burrito restaurant in this Washington suburb Thursday to praise its higher-than-minimum wages and to call for a pay raise for other American workers. The event at Boloco gave...
  • O'Malley solicits letter writing campaign on border children

    O'Malley solicits letter writing campaign on border children
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is encouraging his supporters to launch an old-fashioned letter writing campaign to persuade Congress not to fast-track deportations of the thousands of unaccompanied minors who illegally crossed the U.S. border. O'Malley's...
  • Specs for new Havre de Grace High approved, final design next

    Specs for new Havre de Grace High approved, final design next
    The proposed new Havre de Grace High and Middle School advanced another step earlier this week when the Harford County Board of Education approved the basic educational specifications for the 240,000-square-foot complex, to be built adjacent to the...
  • Response to Obama's executive orders should come at the ballot box [Letter]

    Response to Obama's executive orders should come at the ballot box [Letter]
    It is interesting to note that Bill Clinton was impeached when he was president of the U.S. not for his improper behavior with an intern but for his constant lying to Congress — serious actions which were definitely misdemeanors ("Impeachment-lite,"...
  • Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing

    Colvin sails through Social Security confirmation hearing
    Criticism of President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration appeared to evaporate Thursday at a confirmation hearing that featured few questions about controversial service cuts and recent allegations of mismanagement....
  • Obama making less than he could of a do-nothing Congress [Commentary]

    Obama making less than he could of a do-nothing Congress [Commentary]
    The 113th Congress has just slinked out of town for a five-week summer recess, leaving behind its lowest public approval rating in 25 years, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC News Poll. A majority of voters surveyed -- 51 percent -- expressed...
  • Walgreens: The exception that proves the rule [Editorial]

    Walgreens: The exception that proves the rule  [Editorial]
    Today's announcement by Walgreens that it would not seek to move its corporate headquarters (for tax purposes, anyway) out of the United States may well be the exception that proves the rule of an inexorable trend toward so-called "corporate inversion."...
  • Republicans may hate Obamacare, but it's still the law of the land and the president is obliged to enforce it [Letter]

    Republicans may hate Obamacare, but it's still the law of the land and the president is obliged to enforce it [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on the folly of House Republicans' threat to impeach President Barack Obama, the real constitutional crisis is an unimpeachable president; House Speaker John Boehner is right to dismiss such talk as futile ("Impeachment...