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  • 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...
  • In 2014, why are women still struggling to get basic care? [Commentary]

    In 2014, why are women still struggling to get basic care? [Commentary]
    On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a troubling ruling in favor of two corporations that argued that they should not have to provide insurance coverage for their employees' birth control because of the business owners' personal religious beliefs....
  • Deer head placed at Churchville front door [Harford police blotter]

    Deer head placed at Churchville front door [Harford police blotter]
    The Harford County Sheriff's Office and Maryland State Police report: Aberdeen Jacob Alan Barclay, 25, of the first block of Post Road, was charged Thursday with theft less than $100. Timothy Farrare, 25, of the 300 block of Woodland Green Court,...
  • Westminster's history offers insights into personality of Carroll County [Column]

    Westminster's history offers insights into personality of Carroll County [Column]
    Studying the history of Westminster during the celebration this year of our community's 250th (sestercentennial) provides a great opportunity for insight into Carroll County's personality. In 1731, Dr. Charles Carroll, a signer of the Declaration of...
  • Spirited past, bright future for Havre de Grace Opera House

    Spirited past, bright future for Havre de Grace Opera House
    The theater is dark and cool on a sweltering recent afternoon, the colored wigs, stepladders and old furniture in the aisles remnants of a just-ended community play. Handbills in a glass case recall a 1905 musical. The ceiling is antique tin. The...
  • With Hobby Lobby decision, extremist views are now mainstream [Letter]

    With Hobby Lobby decision, extremist views are now mainstream [Letter]
    About 25 years ago, when I was a Republican, there were many responsible Republicans in Maryland whom I admired. This was about the time people with more extreme views were beginning to get involved in the party. They actually thought there was no such...
  • Hobby Lobby: look behind the headlines [Commentary]

    Hobby Lobby: look behind the headlines [Commentary]
    The Greens, the evangelical Christians who own 500 craft shops called Hobby Lobby, aren't the people on whom we should be focusing our anger this week. Neither is the Mennonite Hahn family, owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties They aren't the bad guys....
  • Hobby Lobby decision is about denying women health care [Letter]

    Hobby Lobby decision is about denying women health care [Letter]
    I am feeling sick looking at the front page of The Sun and trying to understand how young women could be cheering the Supreme Court's decision to allow Hobby Lobby to refuse to cover contraceptive prescriptions ("Court sides with employers in...
  • Faster, cheaper, better broadband in Baltimore [Commentary]

    Faster, cheaper, better broadband in Baltimore [Commentary]
    There is a monopoly for fast Internet services in Baltimore City. As a consequence, a new Comcast customer can pay as much as $1,000 more over two years for standard "triple-play" service (telephone, Internet and cable television) than would a new...
  • Umd.'s 'big' move [Commentary]

    Umd.'s 'big' move [Commentary]
    Tuesday, the University of Maryland officially joins the Big Ten athletic conference. This is a winning moment for both athletics and academics at Maryland. In stadiums, arenas and on the Big Ten Network, new and challenging match-ups will excite...
  • O'Malley criticizes Supreme Court on contraception case

    O'Malley criticizes Supreme Court on contraception case
    Gov. Martin O'Malley sharply criticized Monday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling that certain corporations can cite religious grounds in refusing to pay for employee's contraception coverage.  The ruling, spurred by a lawsuit from Hobby Lobby, picks at one of...
  • Atholton High student to represent Maryland in Boys Nation program

    Atholton High student to represent Maryland in Boys Nation program
    Atholton High School's Miles Walker recently captured the state's top prize in an American Legion national government instruction program, an accomplishment that for the 16-year-old rising senior was nearly a lifetime in the making. The Columbia...