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  • 5 from Maryland congressional delegation call for harsher punishment for Rice

    5 from Maryland congressional delegation call for harsher punishment for Rice
    Five members of Maryland’s congressional delegation said for the first time Friday they believe the punishment handed down to Ravens running back Ray Rice by the NFL is insufficient, adding to a growing chorus of elected officials who are raising...
  • Republicans may hate Obamacare, but it's still the law of the land and the president is obliged to enforce it [Letter]

    Republicans may hate Obamacare, but it's still the law of the land and the president is obliged to enforce it [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on the folly of House Republicans' threat to impeach President Barack Obama, the real constitutional crisis is an unimpeachable president; House Speaker John Boehner is right to dismiss such talk as futile ("Impeachment...
  • Medical reasons force Navy linebacker Maika Polamalu to retire

    Navy football Medical reasons force LB Polamalu to retire Navy football senior Maika Polamalu has been forced to retire from the team because of medical reasons. Coach Ken Niumatalolo confirmed after Tuesday's practice that team doctors determined...
  • Keep talking with Iran [Editorial]

    Keep talking with Iran  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama and officials in Iran have suggested that they will extend current talks about the Islamic State's nuclear program beyond Sunday's deadline if no agreement is reached. It is essential that they do so and that hard-line voices on...
  • Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates

    Federal panel backs early release for drug inmates
    A judicial panel voted Friday to slash prison time for thousands of inmates — hundreds of them from Maryland — a significant move toward softening the severe punishments for federal drug crimes. If the step by the U.S. Sentencing Commission...
  • Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast

    Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast
    The Obama administration took a step closer Friday to allowing oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts, drawing praise from the energy industry and criticism from environmentalists. The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean...
  • Are black voters turning against Obama? [Commentary]

    Are black voters turning against Obama? [Commentary]
    It may be too soon to label it a trend, and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans. Last Friday in Chicago, a group of...
  • Immigration courts clogged as thousands of cases loom

    Immigration courts clogged as thousands of cases loom
    Before they get a decision in their immigration cases — before they even have a hearing — the tens of thousands of children entering the country illegally will face an increasingly daunting challenge at the heart of a massive backlog in U.S....
  • Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court's decision? [Letter]

    Why is Mikulski trying to 'fix' the Supreme Court's decision? [Letter]
    On her website, Sen. Barbara Mikulski proclaims that she is joining other senators to introduce a "legislative fix to protect women's health" following the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Whether you are for abortion or against...
  • Impeachment lite [Editorial]

    It's a measure of how bitter the partisan divide in Washington has become that yesterday House Republicans voted overwhelmingly to authorize Speaker John Boenher to bring a lawsuit against President Barack Obama for failing to enforce a provision of the...
  • The GOP chamber puzzle [Commentary]

    The GOP chamber puzzle [Commentary]
    Most political prognosticators forecast that Republicans will recapture the U.S. Senate in this fall's midterm elections. The GOP already holds the House, and the fact that Republicans control the lower chamber but not the upper one is actually...
  • Standing up for children [Editorial]

    Standing up for children  [Editorial]
    Another proposal to house undocumented children in Maryland and another shameful response. This time it wasn't rural Carroll County blasting the prospect of "illeagles" living outside Westminster, but a Baltimore County councilman decrying the potential...