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  • Hackers pose a serious threat to U.S. small business

    Hackers pose a serious threat to U.S. small business
    When I bought Marlin Steel in 1998, the extent of its technology was an old fax machine. Today, our factory is full of industrial robots that are fed computer-aided designs and churn out steel containers for industry 60 times faster than before. We're...
  • Senate OKs online sales tax

    Senate OKs online sales tax
    The Senate voted Monday to allow states to assess a sales tax on purchases from Amazon.com, eBay and other online retailers in a bipartisan measure that would also reduce the increase planned for Maryland's gas tax. The bill, which passed 69-27, would...
  • NSA plans new computing center for cyber threats

    NSA plans new computing center for cyber threats
    A new computing facility at the National Security Agency will help the country better defend against cyber attacks , agency officials and members of Congress said Monday. The High Performance Computing Center-2 will assist in "front-line defense against...
  • 'House of Cards' to take over State House

    'House of Cards' to take over State House
    Crews from the political thriller "House of Cards" began transforming the Maryland House of Delegates chamber Thursday to resemble the U.S. Senate. The television series will take over the State House next week. The more than 230-year-old building...
  • Anne Arundel County politicians share social media tips

    Anne Arundel County politicians share social media tips
    Whether they're warning constituents of impending storms or posting pictures of their kids eating ice cream, social media is a growing part of the political world, four politicians said Thursday night. "Politics is being turned on its head," said Dan...
  • Cardin to meet with family of Russian lawyer

    Cardin to meet with family of Russian lawyer
    Sen. Ben Cardin is scheduled to meet Thursday with the family of a Russian lawyer whose death sparked an international outcry over human rights in that country, renewing focus on a controversy that has complicated U.S.-Russian relations at a sensitive...
  • Garagiola to leave Maryland Senate

    Garagiola to leave Maryland Senate
    Senate Majority Leader Rob Garagiola, who was elected to the Maryland Senate in 2002 as its youngest member and appeared destined for higher office, said Thursday that he is leaving the General Assembly to return to private life. Garagiola, a Montgomery...
  • Privacy advocates outraged, but lawmakers defend collection of phone records

    Privacy advocates outraged, but lawmakers defend collection of phone records
    Privacy advocates expressed outrage Thursday over revelations that the National Security Agency has been collecting telephone records of virtually every phone call made in the United States for seven years, but the Obama administration and a bipartisan...
  • In Senate gun control vote, tyranny of the minority

    In Senate gun control vote, tyranny of the minority
    "We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone." — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in testimony before the...
  • Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home

    Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home
    Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
  • Citizens must unite to stop the senseless slaughter by gun violence

    Citizens must unite to stop the senseless slaughter by gun violence
    One sign of being crazy is to do the same thing over and over again and expect a different result. Allowing guns to proliferate on our streets repeatedly has resulted in violence against innocent people, but given the opportunity to do something...
  • Shame on you, senators

    Shame on you, senators
    America has a new hero — the woman who shouted, "Shame on you," when the U.S. Senate failed to pass the expanded background check bill ("Senate rejects expanded checks on gun purchases," April 18). She gave voice to the realization that once...