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  • Few tears are shed for Eric Cantor [Commentary]

    Few tears are shed for Eric Cantor [Commentary]
    The stunning primary loss of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the first ever suffered by any congressional leader of either party, may well reflect his Virginia constituents' souring toward his personal hubris more than any cosmic policy issue. Mr....
  • SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog

    SSA transfers disability appeals cases to cut backlog
    The Social Security Administration will transfer more than 15 percent of its disability appeals cases from its Baltimore office to other cities in an effort to relieve what has become the third-worst processing delay in the nation, the agency said Friday....
  • Aberdeen hopes to avoid another 'absolutely horrible' sequestration, leader of Harford Army Alliance says

    Aberdeen hopes to avoid another 'absolutely horrible' sequestration, leader of Harford Army Alliance says
    The president of Harford County's Army Alliance told community leaders Monday federal budget cuts and the uncertainty of any future BRAC process raise plenty of questions about the future of Aberdeen Proving Ground. "The defense budget is really critical...
  • Playing the executive card [Commentary]

    Playing the executive card [Commentary]
    As President Barack Obama contemplates November's congressional elections, the odds are they may produce Republican majorities in both the House and Senate. That would likely mean more of the same legislative frustration that has met his presidency to...
  • Developer Kingdon Gould Jr. reflects on his 60-year legacy

    Developer Kingdon Gould Jr. reflects on his 60-year legacy
    Kingdon Gould, Jr., 90, is a noted businessman, real estate developer and former U.S. ambassador under two presidents. He is a great-grandson of railroad tycoon Jay Gould. Over the course of his more than six decades as a resident of Howard County, Gould&...
  • Social Security disability backlog in Md. among highest in nation

    Social Security disability backlog in Md. among highest in nation
    The Social Security Administration office that reviews disability claims for Central Maryland has the third-longest processing delay in the nation — a backlog that prompted a member of the state's congressional delegation on Monday to call for...
  • Ruppersberger calls for Social Security to address backlog in Md.

    Ruppersberger calls for Social Security to address backlog in Md.
    The Social Security Administration office that reviews claims for central Maryland has the third-longest delay in the nation, prompting Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger on Monday to call for the agency to craft a plan to address the problem. "Some have had...
  • Bongino: Sun's left-wing views show why print media are becoming irrelevant [Letter]

    The Sun's recent editorial about the tea party's fortunes helps everyone understand why dinosaur media outlets are circling the drain toward oblivion ("Weakened tea," May 21). In the view of some, every political issue fits into file folders — Fox...
  • Dam silt needs to be addressed [Editorial]

    Dam silt needs to be addressed [Editorial]
    The silt that has built up in the slack water on the upriver side of the Conowingo Dam may well be, as an Army Corps of Engineers official reported at a U.S. Senate hearing on Monday, a lesser pollution threat to the Chesapeake Bay than runoff fouled with...
  • Carbon rules can work [Editorial]

    Carbon rules can work  [Editorial]
    Brace yourselves. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today new EPA rules to reduce carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by 20 percent and to force more polluters to participate in cap-and-trade programs. The inflammatory rhetoric...
  • Climate change science settled, politics, not so much [Commentary]

    Climate change science settled, politics, not so much [Commentary]
    The scientific consensus on whether human beings are causing global climate change is largely settled – we are causing it. The politics, however, are far from settled; a slew of people, many who are politicians or political commentators on the...
  • Trying (and failing) to grind out sympathy for Cardin's issues

    Trying (and failing) to grind out sympathy for Cardin's issues
    Allow me to clear up something for Maryland voters: Jon Cardin is not Ben Cardin. Jon Cardin is a lawyer and a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from Baltimore County. Ben Cardin is a member of the U.S. Senate; he's the junior senator from...