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  • An appeal to women voters [Editorial]

    An appeal to women voters  [Editorial]
    It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting Friday...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Report finds 'failure' in Social Security discrimination complaint process

    Report finds 'failure' in Social Security discrimination complaint process
    The Social Security Administration has failed to establish an adequate process for handling discrimination claims from employees and has sparked concerns about conflicts of interest in some of those cases, according to a scathing federal report obtained...
  • Regional additive manufacturing authority established in Harford

    Regional additive manufacturing authority established in Harford
    Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a bill Thursday creating a regional 3D printing and additive manufacturing authority in collaboration with the Edgewood Chemical Biological Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground. The bill, creating the Northeast Maryland Additive...
  • Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay

    Gov. O'Malley vetoes wind project delay
    Gov. Martin O'Malley vetoed a bill Friday that would have halted a huge wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, prioritizing renewable energy over the concerns of a major military installation in Southern Maryland. In his veto message, O'Malley said...
  • Congress poised to pass federal ports bill

    Congress poised to pass federal ports bill
    A bipartisan water transportation bill that would allow Maryland to unload tons of dredging material on Chesapeake Bay islands — an effort that officials say is critical for the port of Baltimore — won broad support in the House of...
  • 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...
  • Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]

    Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
    Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...