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  • Congressional incumbents enjoy strong support primary

    Congressional incumbents enjoy strong support primary
    Maryland's congressional delegation cruised to victory in Tuesday's primary, leaving Democrats positioned to dominate the state's House seats even in a year that's shaping up to be promising for the Republicans nationally. Six of eight incumbents...
  • Blame the Sixties

    For The Atlantic the distinguished linguist Geoffrey Nunberg has produced an article, "When Slang Becomes a Slur," about the controversy over the name of the Washington Redskins.  Don't pass over it without clicking. It is a thoughtful, substantial...
  • Specter of 'Big Brother' hovers over Redskins name protest [Letter]

    Specter of 'Big Brother' hovers over Redskins name protest [Letter]
    I am not a Washington Redskins fan; quite the contrary — I worked there in 1999-2000 and had a very negative experience. Yet what is happening with the protests over the team's name is a disturbing example of what can happen when certain members...
  • Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria

    Obama seeks aid for rebels in Syria
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Thursday for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq,...
  • GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]

    GOP still needs to fix its minority voter deficit [Commentary]
    The alleged "raid" on the Republican senatorial primary in Mississippi, wherein black Democratic voters were said to have crossed over to vote for longtime incumbent Thad Cochran, has outraged his tea-party challengers. It sounds like a version of the old...
  • Corporations trump people in Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision [Editorial]

    Corporations trump people in Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision [Editorial]
    In recognizing that for-profit corporations like Hobby Lobby can hold religious beliefs that trump secular laws like the Affordable Care Act's requirement that women have access to contraceptives without out-of-pocket costs, the Supreme Court has moved...
  • Harford and 'The World War,' then and now

    Harford and 'The World War,' then and now
    Every day, hundreds of people walk or drive by an impressive, if somewhat understated, bronze tablet mounted on a large rock, "sacred to the men of Harford County who made the supreme sacrifice during The World War," that sits in front of the Gen....
  • Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]

    Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]
    At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 last week of Howard Henry Baker Jr....
  • Our government is broken [Letter]

    Our government is broken [Letter]
    Canada has a shale oil supply that could have reduced U.S. reliance of oil imports from the Middle East, provided thousands of American jobs and ultimately lowered the price of gasoline for American citizens. But President Barack Obama has held the...
  • Our arrogant president [Commentary]

    Our arrogant president [Commentary]
    President Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn't like. When polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican...
  • Supreme Court divide riles political parties [Commentary]

    Supreme Court divide riles political parties [Commentary]
    "If the Supreme Court will not protect women's access to health care, then Democrats will. ... It's time that five men on the Supreme Court stop deciding what happens to women." — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Such over-the-top rhetoric will...
  • Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children

    Obama requests $3.7 billion to address influx of immigrant children
    — President Barack Obama asked Congress on Tuesday for $3.7 billion in emergency funding to address the influx of children from Central America entering the country illegally, a first step in what the White House described as a broader effort to...