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  • 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...
  • NSA has better things to do than read your email [Commentary]

    NSA has better things to do than read your email [Commentary]
    In the wake of the leaks to the media of classified national security information, the nation is embroiled in a policy debate about whether and how the National Security Agency should carry out the collection and use of bulk data. The sensationalized...
  • Paycheck fairness: a way to motivate the base

    Paycheck fairness: a way to motivate the base
    Sometime this week, women will have earned the same amount earned by a man during 2013 doing the same job. It takes us more than 15 months to earn what he earns in 12. That's why we celebrate Equal Pay Day each year in April, although "celebrate" is...
  • After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]

    After McCutcheon, a constitutional amendment is the only way to get money out of politics [Letter]
    Your recent editorial rightly criticized the Supreme Court's disastrous decisions in McCutcheon and Citizens United, which transfer even more power to the ruling class by valiantly freeing us from the tyranny of not-enough-money-in-politics ("A win for...
  • 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...
  • Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S. [Commentary]

    Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S. [Commentary]
    In the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine and a still stagnant economy, President Barack Obama faces two important questions on energy transmission: a decision on the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline and the question of increasing...
  • Benefit to 'Save Our Skipjack' is Saturday in HdG

    It's April, dear readers! An effort to "Save Our Skipjack" is scheduled for Saturday, April 5 at the American Legion Post 47, 501 St. John St., Havre de Grace, 410-939-0234. The band "The Rowdy Boys" will entertain and Chesapeake Bay foods will be...
  • Prayer — even by a citizen — shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings [Letter]

    Prayer — even by a citizen — shouldn't be allowed at Carroll meetings [Letter]
    David Holstein's letter accusing the American Humanist Association of suppressing free speech by filing a lawsuit against the Carol County commissioner's for allowing his brother to give a Christian prayer at their public meeting misses the whole point of...
  • Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]

    Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]
    Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution. To...
  • Maryland lawmakers approve higher minimum wage

    Maryland lawmakers approve higher minimum wage
    Maryland's minimum wage will rise to $10.10 by July 2018 under a bill granted final passage by state lawmakers Monday. The measure goes to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley for his promised signature. Raising the wage above the federal minimum of $7.25 an...
  • A win for the billionaires [Editorial]

    A win for the billionaires   [Editorial]
    In the world of John G. Roberts Jr., it appears the only true case of government corruption is the "American Hustle" style of handing over a pile of money to a congressman in some smoke-filled backroom deal. Yet here in the real world, we've come to...
  • Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]

    Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
    Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...