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  • Defense bill includes provision for space contractors

    Defense bill includes provision for space contractors
    A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology. If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
  • Activists, faith leaders rally for background checks on gun buyers

    Activists, faith leaders rally for background checks on gun buyers
    A bus tour that began in Newtown, Conn., on the six-month anniversary of the school shooting there came to Baltimore on Saturday where a small group of ministers, legislators and activists gathered to call on Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun...
  • The folly of attacking Syria

    The folly of attacking Syria
    The Sun editorial staff is of the opinion that the "U.S. must act decisively and forcefully to punish [President Bashar] Assad for his choice to unleash chemical weapons on innocent civilians in Syria — even if our allies won't" ("Where is the...
  • Obama has painted himself into a corner on Syria

    Obama has painted himself into a corner on Syria
    The Sun asks its readers whether they agree or disagree with President Barack Obama's going to Congress for approval to attack Syria. But the president already has said he doesn't need congressional approval to launch a military strike. So why did he go...
  • Obama has mishandled Syria

    Obama has mishandled Syria
    I am outraged by the use of gas by the Syrian government but equally outraged by the administration's mishandling of the whole process. Of course the U.S. should take some type of action ("Where is the outrage?" Sept. 4). But President Barack Obama should...
  • What do the Syrians want?

    What do the Syrians want?
    It was a hot day in Reyhanli, a small town on the Turkish-Syrian border. "Tell Obama we don't want him to intervene," a Syrian woman yelled to me in Arabic. "We do not want to be another Iraq!" She was half joking, but her 19-year old daughter added on...
  • The decisive moment

    The decisive moment
    This week, Maryland's congressional delegation will be called on to vote on a matter of the gravest national importance: President Barack Obama has asked lawmakers to authorize punishing military strikes against Syria in response to that government's...
  • What about the chemical time bombs in our midst?

    What about the chemical time bombs in our midst?
    Chemical weapons are made by many nations in the world, including our own. Who has them, who gets them and how they are used is a kind of war roulette. Another kind of bio-terrorism game is local and national, and I don't see the president lobbying...
  • A chance to fix Medicare

    A chance to fix Medicare
    More than 1 million men and women in Maryland have one thing in common: They are enrolled in Medicare or Tricare. These programs provide seniors, the disabled and military families the coverage they need to remain healthy and to access the care when...
  • Don't wait for Congress, fight to raise Md.'s minimum wage

    Don't wait for Congress, fight to raise Md.'s minimum wage
    I'm glad that the Baltimore Sun is speaking up about what readers have known for too long: Even though our economy is improving, this prosperity isn't reaching working families ("Labor reawakens," April 26). President Barack Obama is doing the right...
  • Obama's balanced plan to create jobs, cut deficit

    Obama's balanced plan to create jobs, cut deficit
    President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2014 budget is a concrete plan to create jobs and cut the deficit. We do not need to choose between these two priorities. The president's balanced, compromise plan proves we can do both. The guiding principle...
  • Raise wages — no strings attached

    Raise wages — no strings attached
    Raising Maryland's minimum wage has faced tough going in Annapolis ever since Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. left office. It was the Republican governor's steadfast opposition to raising the minimum wage that spurred Democrats to support an increase in 2005...