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  • More needs to be done to win the War on Poverty [Letter]

    I read with interest Maryland Department of Human Resources Secretary Ted Dallas' recent letter on the legacy of the War on Poverty ("War on Poverty has yielded results," Jan. 11). However, I think Mr. Dallas is missing the point made by many in the...
  • Mikulski shows how budget is done [Letter]

    Mikulski shows how budget is done [Letter]
    With the proposed omnibus spending bill, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski has provided the leadership that demonstrates how Congress is supposed to work ("Bill keeps government open, gives millions to Md.," Jan. 14). The bill provides for restrained...
  • Sports equipment stolen in Forest Hill [Police Blotter]

    Aberdeen Christopher K. Bennett, 20, of the first block of Rigdon Road, was charged Monday with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and unauthorized removal of property. Emory R. Gullion, 25, of the 1900 block of Bennett Road, was charged Saturday with...
  • New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers

    New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers
    A $1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress late Thursday — averting another shutdown by funding the government through October — directs tens of millions of dollars to the port of Baltimore and will keep airport control towers open...
  • Obama proposes changes for surveillance programs

    Obama proposes changes for surveillance programs
    President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding additional judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to...
  • Politicians owe Marylanders an apology for health law's failures [Letter]

    Politicians owe Marylanders an apology for health law's failures [Letter]
    Columnist Dan Rodricks writes that Marylanders have an apology coming for the flawed rollout of Obamacare ("Some Marylanders deserve apology for insurance stress," Jan. 16). Mr. Rodricks might start by with apologizing himself for his endless...
  • Prioritize university research [Commentary]

    Prioritize university research [Commentary]
    If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
  • Review, reform, but don't reject the NSA [Commentary]

    Review, reform, but don't reject the NSA [Commentary]
    We must review and reform the National Security Agency (NSA), but we cannot reject the mission of the NSA, nor the men and women who work there. The barrage of illegal revelations about the NSA by Edward Snowden have damaged our national security. They'...
  • Time for 'Chrissy's Law' [Editorial]

    Time for 'Chrissy's Law'  [Editorial]
    Three years ago, the vicious attack on 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis by two teens at a Rosedale McDonald's that was captured on video and viewed by hundreds of thousands of people raised awareness of transgender people and of the ignorance, hostilities...
  • Harford's Glassman sponsors bill to let counties set their own minimum wage

    Harford County State Sen. Barry Glassman, who is running for Harford County Executive, is sponsoring legislation in this Maryland General Assembly session that will allow individual counties to set their own minimum wage rates, subject to enforcement by...
  • Happy birthday and National Puzzle Day, HdG

    Happy January birthdays, dear readers, Welcome to the time of Aquarius with birthdays for: Bill Kietzman, my brother, Robert A. Browning (today, Jan. 24); Ron Mathias, Kerry Biondo, Evelyn Brendle and Emily McClaskey (Jan. 25); Carol Petrosino and Don...
  • A new way to rebuild [Editorial]

    A new way to rebuild   [Editorial]
    Last summer, we sang the praises of Maryland Rep. John K. Delaney's proposal to create a $750 billion fund to rebuild and expand America's neglected public infrastructure. Turns out the freshman Democrat's measure continues to build on its bipartisan...