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  • Online sales tax loophole hurts local communities [Letter]

    Online sales tax loophole hurts local communities [Letter]
    Congress needs to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act (MFA) so there is real and fair competition reflecting 21st century commerce. America was built on promoting economic growth and business in a fashion that ensures fair competition for all. Today,...
  • Mikulski presses for further sanctions over Boko Haram kidnappings

    Mikulski presses for further sanctions over Boko Haram kidnappings
    Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski is leading a group of women who on Tuesday called for tougher international sanctions against an organization that kidnapped more than 200 girls in Nigeria last month. The Maryland Democrat along with Republican Sen. Susan...
  • 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...
  • Voter apathy may undo Democrats [Commentary]

    Voter apathy may undo Democrats  [Commentary]
    In terms of public interest in elections, the voting for members of Congress in off-years, when no presidential candidates are on the ballot, is historically low. The stakes generally seem not very great, and familiarity breeds success for incumbents, who...
  • The tea party's still in the driver's seat

    The tea party's still in the driver's seat
    Election year 2014 is the third time the Republican Party has hitched its wagon to the tea party. In 2010, angry tea partiers shouted down incumbents in town hall meetings, put Democrats into a defensive, crotch-covering crouch and delivered the House...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Misogyny not to be ignored [Editorial]

    Misogyny not to be ignored  [Editorial]
    Perhaps someday in the future, forensic psychiatrists and others will analyze the circumstances of last Friday's mass shooting near Santa Barbara, Calif. from medical records, family interviews and YouTube videos and determine definitively what was...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...