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  • O'Malley in Las Vegas for clean energy program

    O'Malley in Las Vegas for clean energy program
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to be in Las Vegas Tuesday for a panel discussion on clean energy, appearing alongside former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at an event with big names in national politics. The day-long National Clean Energy...
  • Hunger gets a boost

    Hunger gets a boost
    Grocery prices may be rising — 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the...
  • Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race

    Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler called on his Democratic rivals Tuesday to pledge not to allow third-party spending in the race for governor. "We're trying to keep the fundraising contribution lines clean and limit the outside groups buying...
  • Multi-seat districts and ranked-choice voting would repair a broken Congress [Commentary]

    We are a year away from the 2014 elections, but the early returns are already in: FairVote's "Monopoly Politics 2014" projects winners and their victory margins in 373 of 435 congressional districts. That means more than 85 percent of "races" are so...
  • Activists turn focus to transgender rights

    Activists turn focus to transgender rights
    The first time Kai Bacharach uttered his name — his male name, the one he chose for himself — was in the spring, at an event for students accepted to Goucher. For the first 18 years of life, Bacharach used the female name his parents bestowed...
  • Peace lasts when women help broker it [Commentary]

    Peace lasts when women help broker it [Commentary]
    Women political leaders from the east and west came together in Washington D.C. this summer to advance women's roles in building sustainable peace as part of the women's leadership conference, "Women at the Tables of Power." This exchange between U.S....
  • An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]

    An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]
    Today, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to consider whether to reinstate the Federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, which provided an average of 29 weeks of benefits past the 26 weeks states provide. A decision to discontinue this program will...
  • Md. weighs options after Obama unveils fix to dropped insurance policies

    Md. weighs options after Obama unveils fix to dropped insurance policies
    Baltimore Sun staff and wire reports — With millions of consumers — including 73,000 Marylanders — getting health insurance cancellation notices, President Barack Obama announced Thursday that he will encourage insurers to continue...
  • Amazon makes its own TV and does OK with 'Alpha House'

    Amazon makes its own TV and does OK with 'Alpha House'
    If you don't think TV is in the midst of revolutionary change, go to Amazon.com this weekend and instead of buying a book or baby food, take a look at the online giant's original production of "Alpha House." It's a political satire written and...
  • Obamacare 'fixes' aren't nearly enough [Letter]

    Obamacare 'fixes' aren't nearly enough [Letter]
    Last week, the House of Representatives approved a bill to let the American people keep their health insurance ("The Obamacare repairs," Nov. 14). The bill received support from 39 Democrats and passed 261-157. House approval came only a day after...
  • Cold War-era 'Warthog' targeted for retirement

    Cold War-era 'Warthog' targeted for retirement
    The A-10 Thunderbolt II, a snub-nosed ground-attack plane that the Maryland Air National Guard has flown in Iraq and Afghanistan, is the latest aircraft to find its way onto the Pentagon's endangered weapons list. Outfitted with a seven-barrel Gatling...
  • Kanye West has a 'baby mama' in Kim Kardashian and other stressful news close out 2012

    Kanye West has a 'baby mama' in Kim Kardashian and other stressful news close out 2012
    Goodbye 2012, it's been real. But on the trends front, we end on a sad note. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- two of the most obnoxious people in the world -- are reproducing. Joe Flacco can't even claim the title of the NFL's most pathetic quarterback....