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  • Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]

    Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]
    At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 last week of Howard Henry Baker Jr. of Tennessee.
  • End of Senate filibuster marks end of equality [Letter]

    In the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence it specifically states that "all men are created equal." My fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate did the unthinkable when they changed the filibuster (cloture) rules. They erected the ultimate...

    Harford Community College celebrates Constitution Day

    In honor of Constitution Day, Harford Community College is hosting a lecture by Robert Ginsberg, Ph.D. on "The Bill of Rights: How It Has Endured" on Sept.17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hays-Heighe House on campus. Free pocket Constitutions will be available,...

    Romney flip-flops, and so does Obama; what's wrong with that?

    Romney flip-flops, and so does Obama; what's wrong with that?
    What's that you say? You don't hear much about President Barack Obama's flip-flopping? How about: 1) the Obama reversal regarding child farm-labor regulations; 2) the president's (to quote The New York Times) "revers[ing] his two-year-old order halting...

    The Civil Rights Act: What JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had to say

    Today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is celebrated across the United States and its historical virtue extolled in textbooks. Fifty years ago, however, as it made its way through Congress, the landmark legislation was intensely polarizing. Debate on the...