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  • Pentagon cuts civilian furlough days

    Pentagon cuts civilian furlough days
    The Pentagon on Tuesday cut the number of furlough days for 650,000 Defense Department civilians from 11 to six — a welcome surprise for workers who have been saddled with a 20 percent pay cut since early July. But defense officials and some...
  • Sports equipment stolen in Forest Hill [Police Blotter]

    Aberdeen Christopher K. Bennett, 20, of the first block of Rigdon Road, was charged Monday with unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and unauthorized removal of property. Emory R. Gullion, 25, of the 1900 block of Bennett Road, was charged Saturday with...
  • New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers

    New spending bill funds port dredging and airport towers
    A $1 trillion spending bill passed by Congress late Thursday — averting another shutdown by funding the government through October — directs tens of millions of dollars to the port of Baltimore and will keep airport control towers open...
  • Obama proposes changes for surveillance programs

    Obama proposes changes for surveillance programs
    President Obama proposed new safeguards for the government's vast surveillance of communications in the U.S. and abroad, adding additional judicial review and disclosure requirements, but largely leaving in place programs that he said were needed to...
  • Politicians owe Marylanders an apology for health law's failures [Letter]

    Politicians owe Marylanders an apology for health law's failures [Letter]
    Columnist Dan Rodricks writes that Marylanders have an apology coming for the flawed rollout of Obamacare ("Some Marylanders deserve apology for insurance stress," Jan. 16). Mr. Rodricks might start by with apologizing himself for his endless...
  • Prioritize university research [Commentary]

    Prioritize university research [Commentary]
    If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...
  • Review, reform, but don't reject the NSA [Commentary]

    Review, reform, but don't reject the NSA [Commentary]
    We must review and reform the National Security Agency (NSA), but we cannot reject the mission of the NSA, nor the men and women who work there. The barrage of illegal revelations about the NSA by Edward Snowden have damaged our national security. They'...
  • Time for 'Chrissy's Law' [Editorial]

    Time for 'Chrissy's Law'  [Editorial]
    Three years ago, the vicious attack on 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis by two teens at a Rosedale McDonald's that was captured on video and viewed by hundreds of thousands of people raised awareness of transgender people and of the ignorance, hostilities...
  • Harford's Glassman sponsors bill to let counties set their own minimum wage

    Harford County State Sen. Barry Glassman, who is running for Harford County Executive, is sponsoring legislation in this Maryland General Assembly session that will allow individual counties to set their own minimum wage rates, subject to enforcement by...
  • A new way to rebuild [Editorial]

    A new way to rebuild   [Editorial]
    Last summer, we sang the praises of Maryland Rep. John K. Delaney's proposal to create a $750 billion fund to rebuild and expand America's neglected public infrastructure. Turns out the freshman Democrat's measure continues to build on its bipartisan...
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...
  • Don't give in to the GOP's cynicism trap

    An old friend who has been active in politics for more than 30 years tells me he's giving up. "I can't stomach what's going on in Washington anymore," he says. "The hell with all of them. I have better things to do with my life." My friend is falling...