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  • The CIA's moral black hole [Editorial]

    The Senate Intelligence Committee voted today to declassify portions of its report on the CIA's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" to extract information from terrorist detainees, but portions of the work that have been leaked appear to confirm...
  • USDA encourages early registration for Farm Service Agency programs

    For American dairy farmers, they will not get everything they want through the 2014 Farm Bill, but they should get everything they need, according to a Harford County dairy producer. "We're saying that we didn't get everything we want, but we got...
  • Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame

    Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame
    Maryland's top health official told a congressional panel in Washington on Thursday that IT contractors were to blame for the state's troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act and suggested that the state may reimburse the federal government if it can...
  • Campaign reform in action [Editorial]

    Conservative pro-business Republican Larry Hogan, a former appointments secretary under Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., and Del. Heather Mizeur, a liberal Democrat and ground-breaking advocate for gay rights who favors legalizing marijuana, wouldn't seem to...
  • Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea

    Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea
    Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates. These are two bad ideas...
  • Congress capitulates to the NRA [Commentary]

    Congress capitulates to the NRA [Commentary]
    "Guns don't kill, people do." What a flip response to the horrific epidemic of gun violence in the United States. Just this past weekend in Maryland, three young people, including the gunman, were shot to death in a mall in Columbia, and others were...
  • Ruppersberger urged to boost Social Security benefits [Letter]

    Ruppersberger urged to boost Social Security benefits [Letter]
    Representative C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger's decision not to run for governor might not have been much of a surprise for Maryland's politicians, but his older constituents, who comprise about 12 percent of his district's voters, may well have been surprised...
  • Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery

    Maryland lawmakers asked to revisit vote for slavery
    The Civil War casts a long shadow. In the first year of that wrenching conflict, Maryland's lawmakers voted unanimously for a constitutional amendment to bar the federal government from abolishing slavery. Now, more than 150 years later, some...
  • Harford man unimpressed with details of president's proposals [Letter to The Aegis]

    Editor, On Tuesday, Americans were able to gather around their TVs to watch the State of the Union Address given by President Obama as he outlines his legislative agenda for 2014, and beyond. Based upon Obama's current approval polls, the choice may...
  • Would like to shift away from military spending [Letter to The Aegis]

    Editor: I'm glad to see our elected leaders in Washington have approved a plan to allow the federal government to spend money through 2014. I was particularly pleased to see that Congress has restored some money for Head Start and other investments in...
  • Our insufferable ally in Kabul [Editorial]

    Our insufferable ally in Kabul  [Editorial]
    Afghan President Hamid Karzai's rebuke of U.S. and NATO forces as the principal cause of civilian casualties in his country understandably outraged American officials, with some in Congress threatening to retaliate by making even deeper cuts in military...
  • Fast track is the wrong track for Maryland [Commentary]

    Fast track is the wrong track for Maryland [Commentary]
    With climate disruption increasingly affecting Maryland's priceless environmental treasures, it's time the federal government stopped bargaining with our natural resources and started protecting our future as it looks to import and export more resources...