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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NFL received Rice video in April, report says

    NFL received Rice video in April, report says
    Questions surrounding when the NFL and the Ravens saw video of Ray Rice punching his fiancee in an Atlantic City casino elevator intensified on Wednesday following a report that a law enforcement official sent the graphic footage to a league executive...
  • Congress members demand 'transparency' from Roger Goodell in Ray Rice investigation

    Congress has spoken. Twelve members of the House of Representative Judiciary Committed issued a demand in a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, strongly requesting that the league exercise transparency regarding the Ray Rice domestic violence...
  • 'Banner' a hit song with staying power

    'Banner' a hit song with staying power
    The sight that stirred Francis Scott Key on the morning of Sept. 14, 1814, from the deck of a ship on the Patapsco River, not only gave proof of the country's ability to survive a war with Britain. It also generated the verses that, set to a song of...
  • A push for paid family leave

    A push for paid family leave
    Shellyann Smith took 12 weeks off for the births of each of her two children — and got paid for it. Smith, a 32-year-old customer service and sales specialist at the Bank of America call center in Hunt Valley, says her employer's policy of...
  • Risks of war [Editorial]

    Risks of war  [Editorial]
    Members of both parties in the House of Representatives held their noses this week to pass legislation authorizing the president to train foreign forces to confront the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the Senate is due to vote on the same measure...
  • Brochin faces challenge in redrawn county district

    Brochin faces challenge in redrawn county district
    State Sen. Jim Brochin spent the summer beating back a Democratic primary challenge from the left. Now, he's facing what's perhaps an even tougher fight from the right. Because of state redistricting that left his northern Baltimore County district...
  • The disease of American democracy [Commentary]

    The disease of American democracy [Commentary]
    Americans are sick of politics. Only 13 percent approve of the job Congress is doing, a near-record low. The president's approval ratings are also in the basement. A large portion of the public doesn't even bother voting. Only 57.5 percent of eligible...
  • 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...
  • 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...