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  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes aim at Maryland

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes aim at Maryland
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a swipe at Gov. Martin O'Malley and Maryland's business climate in radio ads aimed at luring companies and residents to the Lone Star state.  "When you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business,...
  • Gun owners aren't paranoid, just realistic

     Gun owners aren't paranoid, just realistic
    In your editorial about state police efforts to speed approval of gun purchases, you say gun buyers are "driven in large part by the kind of paranoia that the National Rifle Association trades in — the ever-present fear that government will take...
  • BSO musicians OK three-year contract

    BSO musicians OK three-year contract
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians ratified a new three-year contract Friday that will include the restoration of salary cuts that were made in the wake of the economic downturn. By the 2015-2016 season, annual base salary for tenured musicians...
  • Sun offers only diatribe on gun background check dispute

     Sun offers only diatribe on gun background check dispute
    After reading "Badly targeted gun gripes," the editorial published in the Sept. 10 edition of The Baltimore Sun, any reasonably objective person would be left asking the following question: Is this an editorial from the editorial board of The Sun? It...
  • Critics say state police have risked gun buyers' privacy

    Critics say state police have risked gun buyers' privacy
    Maryland State Police used an unencrypted website last week to transfer personal information about firearm purchasers into an online system used for background checks, a practice that gun rights advocates say compromised their privacy and security....
  • Fighting words from Vladimir Putin

    While the slaughter goes on in the Syrian civil war, a remarkable war of words has broken out over the threatened use of American force there, led by of all people Russian President Vladimir Putin. Moscow's strongman of the post-Cold War era, or at least...
  • Passport service fees approved at Bel Air library

    Passport service fees approved at Bel Air library
    Processing and execution fees will be collected at the Bel Air library branch's passport office, the Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees voted last week. No one had any comment during a public hearing to discuss the fees during the board's...
  • Comparisons between Obamacare and Britain's National Health Service are misguided [Letter]

    Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s suggestion that "the transformative promises of the British Labor Party in 1945 are remarkably similar to progressives' promises of today" is a stretch way too far from reality, even when wrapped up in Winston Churchill's...
  • 'Shop Small' gives merchants a big boost

    'Shop Small' gives merchants a big boost
    Even hard-core shoppers might not know the Saturday after Thanksgiving has an official retail-related name. But scores of independent merchants in the Baltimore area did their part Saturday to get the "Shop Small" message out for the fourth annual Small...
  • Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defends Obamacare on 'Meet the Press'

    Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defends Obamacare on 'Meet the Press'
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake defended President Obama's health care program Sunday as a panelist on NBC's "Meet the Press." The panel included NBC journalists Andrea Mitchell and Chuck Todd and New York Times Columnist David Brooks. Todd...
  • Baltimore politicians get raises while disabled cops, firefighters do without [Letter]

    Baltimore politicians get raises while disabled cops, firefighters do without [Letter]
    While other Baltimore City retirees and politicians continue to receive cost of living raises, Baltimore's police officers and firefighters have had their pensions frozen for almost seven years ("Baltimore's top elected officials set to receive...
  • With new leadership positions, Ball and Watson come full circle

    With new leadership positions, Ball and Watson come full circle
    As the Howard County Council looks ahead to 2014, the last year its current members will serve together as they have since 2006, the body's two top leadership roles are coming full circle. On Dec. 2, the Council voted to elect Calvin Ball, of District...