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  • Up in smoke [Commentary]

    Up in smoke [Commentary]
    Last week, the Maryland Senate approved Senate Bill 364, which would "decriminalize" possession of marijuana. The Senate bill, which passed 36 to 8, would remove criminal penalties for possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana and impose small civil...
  • Prayer in the secular republic

    Returning from a religious service (let's omit the denomination), I described it to my college roommate, who asked, "Why do those people bother to be there? What's their purpose?" I answered, "I believe that their purpose is to mean well."  I have the...
  • Gender identity protected [Editorial]

    Gender identity protected  [Editorial]
    If this coming November Maryland Republicans look back at the election results and wonder what went wrong, they may want to start with Thursday's vote by the House of Delegates in which every member of their party in attendance voted against a bill to ban...
  • A new era of testing [Commentary]

    A new era of testing [Commentary]
    Staffers passing by a room in the U.S. House of Representatives office building earlier this month did double takes. Whom they saw inside were no ordinary Capitol Hill briefing attendees: rats, mice, guinea pigs and rabbits. The presence of these...
  • Some question Avery's simultaneous runs for CA and Council

    Reg Avery has been keeping busy. The Oakland Mills Village Board vice chair and PTA Council of Howard County executive vice president announced last month that he was running for County Council in Columbia's District 2 as a Republican. Then, earlier...
  • Let's kill all the lawyers [Editorial]

    Let's kill all the lawyers  [Editorial]
    On March 5, 1770, a group of British soldiers fired into an unruly crowd, killing five American civilians in an incident known as the Boston Massacre. Facing murder charges and potentially the death penalty, the soldiers had difficulty finding someone...
  • Another NRA victim [Editorial]

    Another NRA victim  [Editorial]
    Learning more about the causes of injury and death and recommending policies that might lengthen people's lives has long been the mission of the public health community. Under those circumstances, it's hardly surprising that those in the field are...
  • Harford seeks to take advantage of 3D printing technology from Aberdeen Proving Ground

    Harford seeks to take advantage of 3D printing technology from Aberdeen Proving Ground
    Considerable innovation and research in the rapidly developing world of 3D printing has been done at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Harford County and, as a result, Harford state legislators hope to use the proximity of cutting-edge technology to benefit...
  • Ruppersberger bill would end NSA bulk telephone data collection

    Ruppersberger bill would end NSA bulk telephone data collection
    Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, plans to introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday that would end the National Security Agency's bulk collection of U.S. telephone and email data — the...
  • Leave Ginsburg alone [Editorial]

    Leave Ginsburg alone  [Editorial]
    Last Saturday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg celebrated her 81st birthday, and shortly thereafter she got her customary "gift" — a public call for her to retire from the bench. She couldn't have been too surprised by the unsolicited...
  • Prosecutors: Naval Academy midshipman was too drunk to consent

    Prosecutors: Naval Academy midshipman was too drunk to consent
    WASHINGTON — The alleged victim in the Naval Academy sexual assault case testified Tuesday that she drank heavily before and during an April 2012 party and didn't remember having sex with any fellow midshipmen. The woman, now a senior at the...
  • Adapting to a politically divided nation [Commentary]

    Adapting to a politically divided nation [Commentary]
    In 2000, Texas Gov. George W. Bush ran for president as a "uniter, not a divider." Eight years later, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama proclaimed he wasn't running to be president of "blue America" or "red America" but the entire United States of America. A...