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  • Specter of 'Big Brother' hovers over Redskins name protest [Letter]

    Specter of 'Big Brother' hovers over Redskins name protest [Letter]
    I am not a Washington Redskins fan; quite the contrary — I worked there in 1999-2000 and had a very negative experience. Yet what is happening with the protests over the team's name is a disturbing example of what can happen when certain members...
  • Washington's offensive line [Editorial]

    Washington's offensive line  [Editorial]
    Professional sports is not a rational undertaking. Fans will pay astronomical ticket prices, build palace-like billion-dollar stadiums for their teams and tattoo on their bodies the names of players who are themselves wholly indifferent to where they...
  • Dems get a pass from P.C. police [Commentary]

    Dems get a pass from P.C. police [Commentary]
    "Political cover" is a powerful phenomenon in contemporary politics. But it can make voters plenty cynical about the ways and means of political warfare. It's typically utilized wherever a well-known progressive Democrat speaks or acts outside of...
  • Supreme Court divide riles political parties [Commentary]

    Supreme Court divide riles political parties [Commentary]
    "If the Supreme Court will not protect women's access to health care, then Democrats will. ... It's time that five men on the Supreme Court stop deciding what happens to women." — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Such over-the-top rhetoric will...
  • Incompetence at the IRS [Editorial]

    Incompetence at the IRS  [Editorial]
    Take a minute and Google the term "Internal Revenue Service" or "IRS," and you will find no shortage of famous quotes from people who are fearful of it. The federal agency has been compared to the Gestapo, the Mafia and the Lord Almighty. Such is the...
  • Kids deserve three meals a day [Commentary]

    Kids deserve three meals a day [Commentary]
    When school let out for the summer, most of the children in Baltimore who qualify for free and reduced price meals — 84 percent — lost access to the three meals a day they count on during the school year. Struggling families and children...
  • Reduce VA wait times in Md. [Letter]

    Reduce VA wait times in Md. [Letter]
    Throughout my decades in public office, I have always viewed our service to U.S. veterans and their families not only as a top priority but as an obligation. So I was disheartened, to say the least, to learn that veterans here in Maryland are waiting an...
  • In a first, Laurel City Council hosts Hindu invocation

    In a first, Laurel City Council hosts Hindu invocation
    For the first time since the early city commissioners became a mayor and city council in 1890, the Laurel City Council began its meeting with a religious invocation that was not Christian. Rajan Zed, president of the Universal Society of Hinduism...
  • Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]

    Zero tolerance for unprepared teachers [Commentary]
    Would you trust a surgeon who learned a few tricks in medical school, then spent the first couple of years in the operating room experimenting while he figured out which techniques worked? Of course you wouldn't. But, unfortunately, that's the same...
  • Obama's not to blame for the Bush administration's blunders [Letter]

    Obama's not to blame for the Bush administration's blunders [Letter]
    Like seemingly every other Republican, columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. refuses to acknowledge the Bush administration's responsibility for what is happening in Iraq today ("On Cantor's defeat, Obama's foreign policy debacle and old-school basketball,"...
  • Muscular diplomacy [Editorial]

    Muscular diplomacy  [Editorial]
    In a little-heralded announcement earlier this week, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons declared that the Syrian government of Bashar Assad had handed over the last 1,300 tons of its declared chemical weapons stockpile to...
  • Celebrating freedoms without exercising them [Commentary]

    Celebrating freedoms without exercising them [Commentary]
    As the holiday weekend draws to a close, please pause from the cookouts and fireworks to reflect on the meaning of this freedom we've been celebrating, knowingly or not. When 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of...