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  • Scientists exploring offshore canyons for Atlantic deep-sea corals

    Scientists exploring offshore canyons for Atlantic deep-sea corals
    Seventy miles off Ocean City, scientists aboard the federal research vessel Henry B. Bigelow are exploring a lush underwater landscape that until recently few would have imagined — colorful corals clinging to the rocky slopes of deep-sea canyons....
  • When it comes to bodies, lets keep it real [Commentary]

    When it comes to bodies, lets keep it real [Commentary]
    The awfulness of Gaza goes on. So does the madness in Iraq and Syria. Wildfires burn through the West, while in Washington, D.C., our do-absolutely-nothing Congress prepares to adjourn, freeing up time for representatives and senators to go home and...
  • Mikulski, Cummings back long-term rail funds

    Mikulski, Cummings back long-term rail funds
    Two Maryland lawmakers joined Amtrak and Obama administration officials at Penn Station on Monday morning to call for long-term federal funding of transportation projects — pointing to Baltimore's 141-year-old passenger rail tunnel as a prime...
  • Keeping the momentum [Commentary]

    Keeping the momentum [Commentary]
    Every so often, there is reason to cheer a little louder both within the gates of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., and 350 miles down Interstate 95 at the U.S. Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, D.C. This year, the academy had a...
  • Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland

    Fight for civil rights played out along U.S. 40 in Maryland
    Tucked inside the files at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston are State Department notes from the 1960s detailing racial discrimination along U.S. 40 in Maryland — and warning the president of its implications for the Cold War. One...
  • 'Cap and dividend' serves the public interest [Letter]

    'Cap and dividend' serves the public interest [Letter]
    Thank you for leading with the rebate in your carbon "Cap and dividend" editorial (Aug. 4). This feature will more than repay most Americans for price increases in traditional fuels and will incentivize investments in cleaner sources that maximize...
  • The worst job in the world [Commentary]

    The worst job in the world [Commentary]
    Let's say you are an intelligent, successful federal prosecutor from an elite law school and possessing all of the important political contacts in Washington, D.C. An election occurs. Your party wins, and the president-elect begins to put together a...
  • President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]

    President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]
    On February 19, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America." This was no mere rhetoric from the telegenic man who would go on to best Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Rather, it was an audacious (to borrow a term)...
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground needs to be able to stand on its merits [Editorial]

    Aberdeen Proving Ground needs to be able to stand on its merits [Editorial]
    The prospect of Harford County's economy losing in excess of 4,000 military and defense contracting jobs associated with various activities at Aberdeen Proving Ground is as unsavory a scenario that could be visited on the local economy. Such a scenario,...
  • 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...
  • Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing

    Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing
    Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast. In a jointly signed letter, the eight...
  • Ryan's safety net [Editorial]

    Ryan's safety net  [Editorial]
    It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave it...