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  • Social Security nominee will face questions from allies

    Social Security nominee will face questions from allies
    — President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Social Security Administration will face tough questioning from lawmakers during her confirmation — and many of the hardest queries could come from members of her own party. Carolyn W. Colvin,...
  • Republicans need to lead, not just complain

    Republicans need to lead, not just complain
    It is a line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years, and it never fails to get a laugh: "I'm happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C., where the only politicians with convictions are in prison."   That's only partially...
  • Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting? [Commentary]

    Why no outrage over the IRS' tea party targeting? [Commentary]
    In Citizens United vs. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court held in January 2012 that the federal government is prohibited from restricting independent political expenditures by businesses, associations and labor unions. The opinion allows such groups to spend...
  • Valerie Jarrett interview shows how low 'Meet the Press' has sunk

    Valerie Jarrett interview shows how low 'Meet the Press' has sunk
    Believe me, I didn't go looking in my Sunday morning TV viewing for more evidence of what a journalistically bankrupt operation NBC News had become. It's fish in a barrel these days. Turn to NBC News for almost any given broadcast, and you'll find...
  • IRS problems are nothing new [Letter]

    IRS problems are nothing new [Letter]
    Regarding the editorial, "Incompetence at the IRS" (June 27), you state: "But recent testimony ... has conjured up a new image for the IRS — clueless, bureaucratic, disorganized and technologically incompetent." May I say, as one who has followed...
  • Now is the time for the U.S. and its allies to strike back in Iraq [Letter]

    Now is the time for the U.S. and its allies to strike back in Iraq [Letter]
    The latest Iraq crisis is no occasion for inter-party sniping or for Washington's talking heads to find friendly microphones to offer their opinions about whether U.S. forces should have remained in Iraq ("Obama weighing action in Iraq: Militants' sweep...
  • Gun violence: America's new pastime?

    Gun violence: America's new pastime?
    Given that some sort of horrific, headline-grabbing school shooting now occurs in the United States at a rate of once a week, it's hard to argue against the idea that gun violence is as much a national pastime as baseball. Unlike baseball, however, the...
  • GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]

    GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]
    The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a version of the old...
  • Cut funding for Morgan's NASA research [Letter]

    Cut funding for Morgan's NASA research [Letter]
    If my tax dollars were being spent on hard research generating hard scientific data and conclusions, I might be somewhat less offended at this taxpayer waste ("Morgan State warned of problems with its largest research program," June 25). However, Morgan...
  • Umd.'s 'big' move [Commentary]

    Umd.'s 'big' move [Commentary]
    Tuesday, the University of Maryland officially joins the Big Ten athletic conference. This is a winning moment for both athletics and academics at Maryland. In stadiums, arenas and on the Big Ten Network, new and challenging match-ups will excite...
  • Harford and 'The World War,' then and now

    Harford and 'The World War,' then and now
    Every day, hundreds of people walk or drive by an impressive, if somewhat understated, bronze tablet mounted on a large rock, "sacred to the men of Harford County who made the supreme sacrifice during The World War," that sits in front of the Gen....
  • We've come a long way since the Civil Rights Act, but not nearly far enough

    We've come a long way since the Civil Rights Act, but not nearly far enough
    "But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep." -- Robert Frost Sen. Richard Russell called it a work of "manifold evils." Sen. Barry Goldwater called it a "threat to the very essence" of America. Rep. Howard Smith called it a...