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  • Holder and race [Editorial]

    Holder and race  [Editorial]
    For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component" from...
  • Obama wrong on prisoner swap [Letter]

    Obama wrong on prisoner swap [Letter]
    At last, some outrage from Congress over this imperial president's unilateral actions ("Ruppersberger: Bergdahl decision sets 'dangerous precedent,'" June 2). Imagine releasing five of the worst criminals from Guantanamo. These are terrorists whose...
  • Bergdahl is free, but at what cost [Commentary]

    Bergdahl is free, but at what cost [Commentary]
    There he goes again. At a press conference in Brussels Thursday, President Obama was asked if he was surprised by the controversy over his decision to trade Bowe Bergdahl for five high-ranking Taliban leaders. His response was vintage Barack Obama: "I'm...
  • Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]

    Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]
    Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • Obama puts politics ahead of border security

    Obama puts politics ahead of border security
    All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border. "In Columbia (sic), Rising Violence Breeds New Doubts" (N.Y. Times); "Guatemala Seen Slipping Into a Haven For...
  • Critics attack soldier swap

    Critics attack soldier swap
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders from U.S. custody took only minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast

    Obama administration approves seismic testing for oil and gas off Atlantic coast
    The Obama administration took a step closer Friday to allowing oil and gas exploration off the Mid-Atlantic and South Atlantic coasts, drawing praise from the energy industry and criticism from environmentalists. The Interior Department's Bureau of Ocean...
  • 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...
  • Obama not to blame for child migrant crisis [Letter]

    Obama not to blame for child migrant crisis [Letter]
    I disagree with letter writer Rick Alvi's claim that President Obama is to blame for the recent influx of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing our border ("Border crisis is Obama's mess," July 13). In 2008 President George W. Bush signed...
  • Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding

    Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding
    Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season....
  • State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children

    State, city working toward shelter for immigrant children
    State and local officials are working with federal authorities to identify a shelter in Maryland for Central American children crossing the U.S. border after at least four potential sites fell through, including one that was opposed by Gov. Martin O'...
  • A temporary patch [Editorial]

    A temporary patch  [Editorial]
    In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit...