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  • Proliferation of illegal fireworks a reality in Harford [Editorial]

    Proliferation of illegal fireworks a reality in Harford [Editorial]
    Increasingly, Maryland's laws against fireworks have been flaunted, notably in Harford County. No doubt, a major reason behind this is a rather cynical law on the books a few miles to the north in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State allows fireworks stores to sell all manner of celebratory explosives, up to and including the kinds of things that are typical of professionally staged shows.
  • The hapless hero of American independence [Commentary]

    The hapless hero of American independence [Commentary]
    The celebration of America's birthday rarely includes references to Thomas Paine, the author of the pre-Revolutionary War pamphlet "Common Sense." But Paine's role in the break with Great Britain was important, and his life has a way of reminding us...

    Maryland's road to independence [Editorial]

    Maryland's road to independence  [Editorial]
    Within months of the first shots of what was to become America's Revolutionary War, Maryland mustered troops to join the Continental Army and help newly appointed general George Washington drive the British from Boston. But the willingness to support...

    The fifth freedom: Freedom to eat what we want [Letter]

    The fifth freedom: Freedom to eat what we want [Letter]
    Regarding your recent editorial on Howard County's effort to limit sales of unhealthy foods at county-sponsored events or venues, it's quite apparent that you do not understand our fundamental rights under the Constitution ("Fireworks in Howard County,"...

    Transforming cars and lives

    Transforming cars and lives
    One man got up before daybreak and took two buses. Another rode his bicycle more than six miles to the top of the hill in Halethorpe, where a nondescript garage harbored hope. Five men from Baltimore with criminal convictions had been offered job...