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Human Rights

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  • Guantanamo indecency must end [Letter]

    Guantanamo indecency must end [Letter]
    How sad that a Guantanamo detainee has to remind Americans that he is a human being ("Detainees are human," July 16)! Here is a man imprisoned without charge for years, actually cleared for release in 2009 by six agencies of the U.S. government, and still we do not release him. There is no excuse for this. Adding further to this Kafka-like scenario, he is additionally punished for protesting this injustice.
  • Ulman loosens healthy food and drink standards for events not on county property

    Ulman loosens healthy food and drink standards for events not on county property
    Howard County Executive Ken Ulman on Monday announced that he plans to loosen some of the restrictions in an executive order that banned sugary sodas and other high-calorie drinks at county-sponsored events.  The rule generated a passionate community...

    Gore and mayhem from Annex Theater, Mobtown Players

    Gore and mayhem from Annex Theater, Mobtown Players
    If you are not finding enough gore and mayhem at the movies this summer, you should be able to get your fill from a couple of Baltimore’s ambitious, DIY-style theater companies, all served up with considerable gusto. In the process, you’ll...

    The shame of Guantanamo [Letter]

    The shame of Guantanamo [Letter]
    As an American citizen who served three years in the U.S. Army as a soldier and worked for the Army for 30 years as a civilian, I am appalled at the violation of human rights that our facility at Guantanamo Bay represents ("Detainees are human," July 16)....

    Keep talking with Iran [Editorial]

    Keep talking with Iran  [Editorial]
    President Barack Obama and officials in Iran have suggested that they will extend current talks about the Islamic State's nuclear program beyond Sunday's deadline if no agreement is reached. It is essential that they do so and that hard-line voices on...