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  • 'The Newsroom' recap, 'First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Lawyers'

    'The Newsroom' recap, 'First Thing We Do, Let's Kill All The Lawyers'
    The intro has been tweaked, but make no mistake, this is the same "Newsroom." Perhaps as a nod to some criticism of its first season, "The Newsroom" opened Season Two with a vastly less heavy-handed intro. Gone from the credits are the images of...
  • Who says the Republicans are doomed?

    Who says the Republicans are doomed?
    Since Mitt Romney lost to President Obama on Nov. 6, the conventional wisdom has been that the Republican Party is in trouble. The less conventional truth is that it is the Democrats whose chances may be more bleak. Yes, Republicans are currently...
  • It's not too late to act on climate change

    It's not too late to act on climate change
    Climate change is real. The stakes are high and the time is short. In Maryland, we just have to think about last week's sweltering weather to get a look into our future. In 50 years, it could be a rare summer day when temperatures in Maryland do not reach...
  • Boehner needs to learn to walk and chew gum at the same time

    Boehner needs to learn to walk and chew gum at the same time
    House Speaker John Boehner was quoted in Monday's paper as saying that fixing the nation's fiscal problems, not its immigration laws, is his top priority. Do we pay him to work on only one problem at a time? If so, is there anyone else in the U.S. House...
  • Andy Harris: Baltimore should attack violence, not pregnancy centers

    In the last paragraph of his reply ("Pregnancy center signs are necessary," July 24) to Marta H. Mossburg's opinion article about the ridiculousness of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's legal crusade against crisis pregnancy centers, Baltimore City...
  • Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture

    Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture
    Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, broke with tradition by stripping from the farm bill the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. What's left in the bill is billions of dollars...
  • De-fund Obamacare

    De-fund Obamacare
    The GOP in Congress must make a firm decision to completely de-fund Obamacare before it is fully implemented next January ("Obama taking health seriously," July 21). Obamacare, which was ramrodded through Congress by the Democrats, is a totally...
  • Delaney charts his own path

    Delaney charts his own path
    Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans. Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...
  • Congress' approval rating matters

    Congress' approval rating matters<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy. While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
  • White House report touts Md. economic benefit of immigration overhaul

    White House report touts Md. economic benefit of immigration overhaul
    WASHINGTON -- A sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws such as the legislation approved in June by the Senate would boost Maryland's economic output by $740 million and add more than 8,000 jobs in the state, according to a report released...
  • Unwinding Fannie and Freddie

    Unwinding Fannie and Freddie
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as it turns out, were a pleasant fiction. The quasi-government guarantors of mortgage loans seemed like a good deal for Americans during all the years when they helped guarantee the availability of affordable, long-term home...
  • Congressman Harris meets with capacity crowd in Bel Air

    Congressman Harris meets with capacity crowd in Bel Air
    The town commissioners' meeting room in the Bel Air Town Hall as a capacity of 115, and every bit of available space was taken Tuesday evening as local residents crowded in to hear from U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican from District 1. Harris, whose...