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  • Obamacare is not universal health care [Commentary]

    Mary is single, in her late 50s, widowed and earning about $2,000 a month cleaning bathrooms downtown. She's had no health insurance for the last decade, but she's received medical care when she needed it at free clinics and emergency rooms. But now it'...
  • Who will watch the watchers? [Editorial]

    Who will watch the watchers?  [Editorial]
    Having conducted a months-long review of the issue, President Obama reportedly will soon announce a proposal to end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of data about Americans' phone calls and require the agency to get a court order before...
  • Ruppersberger bill would end NSA bulk telephone data collection

    Ruppersberger bill would end NSA bulk telephone data collection
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, plans to introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone and email data — the...
  • Another budget setback [Editorial]

    Another budget setback  [Editorial]
    The announcement last week by Maryland's Board of Revenue Estimates that the state will be taking in $238 million less in taxes this year and next was certainly unwelcome, and it complicates the already difficult task the General Assembly faces in...
  • The marijuana debate has taken root like a weed [Editorial]

    The marijuana debate has taken root like a weed [Editorial]
    Like it or not, the politics of marijuana is likely to be front and center at the state and local level for the foreseeable future in Maryland and elsewhere. Referendums in Washington state and Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana,...
  • 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...
  • Ehrlich's class warfare tactics [Letter]

    Ehrlich's class warfare tactics [Letter]
    Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s blatant contempt for poor and minority American voters was never clearer than in his recent column ("Obamacare hurts more than helps," March 16). He took a page out of the playbook of past demagogic politicians who hoped to...
  • Adapting to a politically divided nation [Commentary]

    Adapting to a politically divided nation [Commentary]
    In 2000, Texas Gov. George W. Bush ran for president as a "uniter, not a divider." Eight years later, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama proclaimed he wasn't running to be president of "blue America" or "red America" but the entire United States of America. A...
  • The Feinstein rule: Spying is fine until it happens to you

    The Feinstein rule: Spying is fine until it happens to you
    California Sen. Dianne Feinstein's accusation that the Central Intelligence Agency has illegally spied on Congress has caused everyone from South Carolina's hawkish Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to on-the-run whistleblower Edward Snowden to weigh in.  ...
  • Real estate listings show a growing Howard County [History Matters]

    March 1965 Conveniently located From a Real Estate ad: "Security Investment Realtors, 8 Normandy Shopping Center "94 Acres: Murphy Road and Route 216 in the Fifth district of Howard County. Improved 8 room frame home in good condition. This tract...
  • No gifted child left behind [Commentary]

    No gifted child left behind [Commentary]
    Life for high-ability and high-potential students in Maryland and the nation may be getting just a little bit brighter. After years of being silent on the issue, the state now requires that local school districts identify and serve gifted students,...