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  • Ready for Hillary? [Commentary]

    Ready for Hillary? [Commentary]
    I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," much like the mass exaltation they showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president. Initially that seemed where the reviews were...
  • Anatomy of a smear [Editorial]

    Anatomy of a smear  [Editorial]
    Nobody brings out the Republican long knives quite like Hillary Clinton does, and this week, Comedy Central's Jon Stewart coined the perfect name for it: "Brainghazi." It's the merging of the umpteenth investigation of Benghazi with the latest slander...
  • New generation of federal judges seated

    New generation of federal judges seated
    With the swearing-in last week of U.S. District Judge George J. Hazel, more than half the federal district judges sitting in Maryland now are appointees of President Barack Obama, marking a generational shift that reflects the state's evolving legal...
  • 'An outrage and a tragedy' [Editorial]

    'An outrage and a tragedy'  [Editorial]
    It's now been more than two weeks since Islamic militants attacked a girls' boarding school in remote northeast Nigeria and abducted more than 300 young women between the ages of 16 and 18, carrying them off into the bush on a convoy of buses and trucks....
  • 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...
  • Melvin Ray Harris, zoo and aquarium volunteer

    Melvin Ray Harris, zoo and aquarium volunteer
    Melvin Ray Harris, a longtime employee of the United States Information Agency whose love of the outdoors led to stints with the National Park Service and as a volunteer at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore and the National Aquarium, died May 24 at the...
  • Suffer the little children [Editorial]

    Suffer the little children  [Editorial]
    A proposal earlier this week to provide temporary shelter at a Baltimore City office building for child migrants from Central America who arrive in this country without a parent or guardian appears to have been shelved for the moment, after Sen. Barbara...
  • The latest Benghazi attack [Editorial]

    The latest Benghazi attack  [Editorial]
    Most Americans have probably tuned out of the latest inside-the-beltway debate about the Benghazi attack. That's probably because it isn't about the 2012 assault on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi at all but, at this point, has descended into...
  • Benghazi probe puts Cummings back in spotlight

    Benghazi probe puts Cummings back in spotlight
    A push by congressional Republicans on Friday to increase pressure on the Obama White House over the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, has put Baltimore Rep. Elijah E. Cummings back to his role as one of the administration's...
  • It's 11 (or 12) snow days as Harford schools wait for ruling on very brief day

    It's 11 (or 12) snow days as Harford schools wait for ruling on very brief day
    Harford County Public Schools officials are still waiting on a decision from the Maryland State Department of Education on whether the early school closing on Feb. 3 will count as a full school day. If the school system gets dispensation that allows the...
  • Laurel's passport office expands to meet growing demand

    Laurel's passport office expands to meet growing demand
    The passport services office at the Laurel Municipal Center on Sandy Spring Road has become a "one-stop shop," according to Laurel Mayor Craig Moe. Operated under the direction of the Department of Communications, the office has recently expanded its...
  • From the Basilica to the Vatican

    From the Basilica to the Vatican
    The call came to Baltimore's Basilica several weeks ago: President Barack Obama needed a gift to bring to Pope Francis on his coming visit to the Vatican. Might the basilica, the first Catholic cathedral in the U.S., have something? From a former crypt,...