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  • 'Silent Spring' echo still eloquent

    Mitt Romney wants to open up more federal lands and waters to drilling for oil and natural gas. His party is pushing, in the name of freedom and economic opportunity, to roll back a variety of environmental protections. Republicans, including U.S. Sen....
  • For women, reproductive rights are economic issues

    For women, reproductive rights are economic issues
    Sensing, perhaps, that they are losing the public relations battle after Senate candidate Todd Akin's forehead-slapping views on "legitimate rape" and the female body's magical ability to guard against pregnancy, Republicans are trying now to focus on the...
  • A roadblock to rights for the disabled

    A roadblock to rights for the disabled
    On July 26, 1990, when President George H. W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on the lawn of the White House, I was too young be in attendance, or even understand the impact that this monumental law would have on the United States by...
  • A do-nothing Congress returns to Washington; don't expect much

    A do-nothing Congress returns to Washington; don't expect much
    A wild windstorm swept through the nation's capital on Saturday, tossing broken tree limbs, downing power lines and forcing thousands of suburbanites to eat dinner by candlelight. On Sunday, with the skies sunny and mostly clear, the oppressive heat...
  • Why not legalize all vice?

    Well done, Gov. Martin O'Malleyand Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller: We definitely need a sixth casino site, and I totally agree with Mr. O'Malley's statement last week about the need to maximize the state's revenue from gaming. But where were...
  • Senate sets schedule for special session

    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller plans a get-'em-in, get-'em-out schedule to speed gambling  expansion legislation through his chamber during the special session Gov.Martin O'Malleyhad called for Aug. 9. Miller also urged senators to hold down their...
  • Why are only GOP bills 'symbolic'?

    I find it amusing that The Sun claims the bill passed by the GOP-led House extending the Bush-era tax cuts are merely "symbolic" — presumably because the writers at The Sun know the bill will never pass the Democratically held Senate ("GOP pushes...
  • Democratic convention should remind us of one thing: Obama is no Bill Clinton

    Democratic convention should remind us of one thing: Obama is no Bill Clinton
    The Obama re-election team must be in panic mode. The president is stuck in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in some polls and behind him in others, so in desperation it has reached out to the Big Dog, Bill Clinton, for help. Mr. Clinton will speak next...
  • Harry Reid goes too far with allegations about Romney's taxes

    Harry Reid goes too far with allegations about Romney's taxes
    There's a right way and a wrong way to have a debate about taxes in this country. This week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid demonstrated how not to accomplish that task with his claim that Mitt Romney didn't pay any federal income taxes over a 10-...
  • Senators reluctant to take up Internet gambling

    Key senators on the committee that handles casino-related matters rejected the notion of taking up the issue of Internet gambling during next week's special session, saying there isn't enough time to weigh the implications of a step that could, in effect,...
  • Romney and Reid are both playing fast-and-loose — and the media lets them get away with it

    Romney and Reid are both playing fast-and-loose — and the media lets them get away with it
    In the expanding political universe of anonymous allegations and nonresponsive responses, the latest exchange between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and prospective Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney takes the cake. At issue is Mr. Romney's...
  • O'Malley endorses Brown ... for whatever he does next

    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has done just about everything short of announcing his intentions to run for governor in 2014, and this afternoon Gov. Martin O'Malley sent out an endorsement-like email. "No matter what lies ahead for Anthony in public service, I...