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  • A cautious president or a careless one? [Commentary]

    A cautious president or a careless one? [Commentary]
    In the wake of President Obama's surprising comment to reporters that "we don't have a strategy yet" to deal with the surging terrorist threat of the Islamic State threat in Syria and Iraq, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein has...
  • Mikulski, Cardin push student loan bill

    Mikulski, Cardin push student loan bill
    Noting that student loan debt in the U.S. has ballooned to roughly $1 trillion, Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin spoke with students at Bowie State University on Thursday to draw attention to a proposal Democrats will push next week to allow...
  • Cynical policies slow growth, kill jobs [Commentary]

    Cynical policies slow growth, kill jobs [Commentary]
    Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report that the economy added 230,000 jobs in August. The pace has picked up a bit but is still far less than needed to reemploy all the prime aged workers displaced in the wake of the financial crisis. The...
  • Md. Guard to delay drills to save $1.5 million

    Md. Guard to delay drills to save $1.5 million
    Army National Guard units in Maryland and across the country are postponing drills this month to help the National Guard Bureau close an unexpected budget shortfall, officials said Tuesday. If Congress does not find the money to close the gap, they...
  • The looming immigration fight [Editorial]

    The looming immigration fight  [Editorial]
    The Department of Homeland Security reported recently that the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico has slowed to a trickle compared to just a few months ago. The reason? Mexican authorities, at...
  • Sylvia 'Cookie' Harris, advocate, wife of congressman, dies unexpectedly

    Sylvia 'Cookie' Harris, advocate, wife of congressman, dies unexpectedly
    Sylvia "Cookie" Harris, the wife of Rep. Andy Harris and a prominent anti-abortion advocate in Annapolis, died suddenly on Thursday, a spokeswoman for the congressman said. Mrs. Harris, who would have turned 58 this weekend, was a frequent presence in...
  • Judge: Federal government violated Fair Labor Standards Act during shutdown

    A ruling by a federal judge in a lawsuit filed by federal employees over the government shutdown last fall has given the workers hope that they could soon be eligible for a payout. U.S. Court of Federal Claims Chief Judge Patricia Campbell-Smith...
  • Elevate the fight against human trafficking [Letter]

    In the face of the near-overwhelming crises that our nation is experiencing on both domestic and international fronts, a sliver of profound encouragement exists in the fact that the tragedy of estimated 30 million human slavery and sex-trafficking victims...
  • Congress must act to stop the atrocities committed by ISIS [Letter]

    Congress must act to stop the atrocities committed by ISIS [Letter]
    The U.S. faces a difficult decision with serious long-term implications regarding ISIS, the radical Islamic group that recently beheaded an American journalist and commits atrocities against those who don't accept its extreme brand of Islam ("Syria's...
  • World comments that elicit a 'yep' or 'nope' [Commentary]

    World comments that elicit a 'yep' or 'nope' [Commentary]
    Sometimes, you come across a quote or phrase that jolts your sensibilities.  The words can be as deep and thought provoking as those supplied by Golda Meir below, or as mind numbingly ludicrous as those uttered by the Dartmouth College protesters of...
  • Republicans see opportunity in Dundalk area council race

    When voters in eastern Baltimore County go to the polls in November, the ballot will be missing a familiar name: John Olszewski Sr., a Dundalk Democrat who has served nearly 16 years on the County Council. When Olszewski announced he would not seek a...
  • U.S. must confront ISIS threat [Letter]

    U.S. must confront ISIS threat [Letter]
    The Islamic terrorist group ISIS could easily attack the United States to establish itself as the world's most dangerous terrorist group ("Syria's slippery slope," Aug. 26). There also should be no doubt Islamic State sleeper cells are already planted...