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  • Time for a Constitutional convention [Letter]

    Time for a Constitutional convention [Letter]
    Hardly a day goes by without a story exposing wealthy special interests sticking it to the average Joe. One day it's Wall Street bankers bringing down the economy, foreclosing on the unsuspecting poor, and getting off virtually scot-free. The next day it'...
  • Carol W. Hillery

    Carol W. Hillery
    Carol Williams Hillery, a retired software engineer who worked at the Space Telescope Science Institute, died of lung cancer Friday at her Bolton Hill home. She was 69. Born in Baltimore and raised in the Sugar Hill section of Pennsylvania Avenue and on...
  • As blue law fades, Sunday hunting moves forward

    As blue law fades, Sunday hunting moves forward
    Until recently, when someone who enjoys horseback riding in the Maryland countryside told me about a legislative effort to repeal the state's ban on Sunday hunting, I had no idea that such a prohibition was still in place. It struck me as archaic. No...
  • Democrat with intel background to challenge Ruppersberger

    Democrat with intel background to challenge Ruppersberger
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who has established himself as an authority on intelligence issues in Congress, will face a Democratic primary in June from an opponent who has spent his career working in the intel community. Paul Rundquist, a 25-year-old...
  • Bill calls for end to NSA bulk telephone 'metadata' collection [Commentary]

    Bill calls for end to NSA bulk telephone 'metadata' collection [Commentary]
    As congressman of the 2nd District of Maryland, I am proud to represent the men and women of the National Security Agency. They serve and sacrifice for our country every day, often in dangerous situations, and I applaud them for their work. As the...
  • Don't open Pandora's box [Editorial]

    Don't open Pandora's box  [Editorial]
    The owners of the arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby have a right to their religious beliefs. So do their 28,000 employees. And the citizens of the United States also have a right to a government that protects their health and welfare. Yet these...
  • A force of nature [Commentary]

    A force of nature [Commentary]
    Former Democratic National Chairman Robert S. Strauss, who passed away Wednesday at a robustly lived 95, was a happy political warrior whose talent and energies took him far afield from his chosen playground, even to Moscow where he served as the first...
  • Can a divided America endure? [Letter]

    Can a divided America endure? [Letter]
    After 45 years in Maryland, I sense something new and terrifying. The U.S. is experiencing the direct results of hard-nosed gerrymandering by computer ("Adapting to a politically divided nation," March 18). Maryland may be the worst example. Our...
  • The Republican's list of grievances grows long [Commentary]

    The Republican's list of grievances grows long [Commentary]
    I have developed a habit of noting things that annoy me, a not infrequent task for a Republican these days. When the grievance list gets long enough, I turn it into a Sunday column. Herein my latest list: 1. Eric Holder: In no particular order,...
  • 'Tender mercies' of MIA accounting [Commentary]

    'Tender mercies' of MIA accounting [Commentary]
    "Show me the manner in which a nation cares for its dead and I will show you with mathematical exactness the tender mercies of its people." When 19th century British statesman W. E. Gladstone supposedly staked this claim, the world knew nothing of DNA...
  • Long-term unemployed watch coming debate over benefits closely

    Long-term unemployed watch coming debate over benefits closely
    The first thing Eric Miles lost was his Jeep. Then it was the apartment that he and his 12-year-old son called home. Since the federal government cut off jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed late last year, the 54-year-old East Baltimore man has...
  • Two political parties, one big failure [Letter]

    Two political parties, one big failure [Letter]
    The commentary regarding challenges facing the U.S. in the global economy ("Corvette economics," March 2) contained the most succinct and clear descriptions of our two chaotic political parties in the last 30 years that I have ever read. It is a shame...