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  • Congress is to blame for Social Security's problems [Letter]

    Congress is to blame for Social Security's problems [Letter]
    The appointment of Carolyn Colvin as commissioner of Social Security Administration amid questions of cutback actions by Congress is laughable ("Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security," June 20). Why can't Congress see that it is the problem, not the...
  • Valerie Jarrett interview shows how low 'Meet the Press' has sunk

    Valerie Jarrett interview shows how low 'Meet the Press' has sunk
    Believe me, I didn't go looking in my Sunday morning TV viewing for more evidence of what a journalistically bankrupt operation NBC News had become. It's fish in a barrel these days. Turn to NBC News for almost any given broadcast, and you'll find...
  • SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog

    SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog
    The Social Security Administration will transfer more than 15 percent of its disability appeals cases from its Baltimore office to other cities in an effort to relieve what has become the third-worst processing delay in the nation, the agency said Friday....
  • IRS problems are nothing new [Letter]

    IRS problems are nothing new [Letter]
    Regarding the editorial, "Incompetence at the IRS" (June 27), you state: "But recent testimony ... has conjured up a new image for the IRS — clueless, bureaucratic, disorganized and technologically incompetent." May I say, as one who has followed...
  • GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]

    GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]
    The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a version of the old...
  • Cut funding for Morgan's NASA research [Letter]

    Cut funding for Morgan's NASA research [Letter]
    If my tax dollars were being spent on hard research generating hard scientific data and conclusions, I might be somewhat less offended at this taxpayer waste ("Morgan State warned of problems with its largest research program," June 25). However, Morgan...
  • Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting? [Commentary]

    Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting? [Commentary]
    In Citizens United vs. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court held in January 2012 that the federal government is prohibited from restricting independent political expenditures by businesses, associations and labor unions. The opinion allows such groups to spend...
  • Unaccountable intelligence agencies [Letter]

    Unaccountable intelligence agencies [Letter]
    Attorney and former CIA officer Matthew Ferraro contends that U.S. intelligence agencies operate within "strict legal controls under the review of lawyers embedded at all levels, inspectors general, courts and Congress" ("The Snowden stigma," June 9)....
  • Republicans need to lead, not just complain

    Republicans need to lead, not just complain
    It is a line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years, and it never fails to get a laugh: "I'm happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison."   That's only partially...
  • Social Security nominee will face questions from allies

    Social Security nominee will face questions from allies
    — President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration will face tough questioning from lawmakers during her confirmation — and many of the hardest queries could come from members of her own party. Carolyn W. Colvin,...
  • Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria

    Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq,...
  • John W. Trageser Jr., mechanical engineer

    John W. Trageser Jr., mechanical engineer
    John W. Trageser Jr., a retired mechanical engineer who headed a contracting firm, died of cancer Sunday at his Lutherville home. He was 88. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of John W. Trageser Sr., who owned Trageser's Cozy Inn, and the former...