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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Immigration court speeds review of cases involving children

    Immigration court speeds review of cases involving children
    Baltimore Immigration Court, facing an increase in the number of cases involving immigrant children who crossed the border illegally, is expediting reviews to more quickly decide whether the children should be deported, according to attorneys with clients...
  • Final act of Emmy dominance by 'Breaking Bad' a landmark achievement

    Final act of Emmy dominance by 'Breaking Bad' a landmark achievement
    I love "Breaking Bad," and even I didn't think it would win as big as it did Monday night at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Best drama, best actor (Bryan Cranston), best supporting actor (Aaron Paul), best supporting actress (Anna Gunn) and best...
  • The GOP supports Israel more than Dems [Commentary]

    The GOP supports Israel more than Dems [Commentary]
    Recently, I was talking with a conservative friend of mine about the drama in Gaza. I knew this individual to be thoughtful about world events and staunchly pro-Israel in outlook. It was sometime after our mutual condemnation of Hamas that our...
  • Immigration reform school [Commentary]

    Immigration reform school [Commentary]
    Time for a brutal assessment regarding the state of immigration reform in America. Extreme partisans on both sides of the aisle — you will not like what you read over the next two minutes. Hopefully, the rest of you will chew on it for a bit....
  • Women's Equality Day: A call to action [Commentary]

    On Aug. 26, 1920, Congress certified passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing all women citizens the right to vote. The jubilant day — since proclaimed "Women's Equality Day" — climaxed a long persistent half-...
  • Feds revise rule on birth control mandate

    Feds revise rule on birth control mandate
    Under increasing legal and political pressure, the Obama administration issued a new rule Friday designed to ensure that female employees have access to birth control while accommodating religious employers that object to covering it through their...
  • Bob Timberg's storied life [Commentary]

    In 1970, American blood was being shed on the killing fields of Vietnam. Congress lowered the voting age from 21 to 18. Richard Nixon's Oval Office conversations were being recorded. And in Annapolis, a cub reporter was hired by the Evening Capital. He...