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  • The tea party's war on common sense

    The tea party's war on common sense
    Tea party advocates in Indiana are congratulating themselves on the Republican primary victory of one of their own, Richard Mourdock, over six-term Senate veteran Richard Lugar. But the rest of the country should be mourning the departure of the epitome...
  • Surveillance state saps freedom

    Surveillance state saps freedom
    The surveillance state expands. The Patriot Act allows our phones to be wiretapped. Our email and Internet transactions leave a trail for some to follow. The police can access our GPS location data through our smartphones without a warrant. Retailers...
  • At Preakness time, a new optimism

    At Preakness time, a new optimism
    The Preakness Stakes arrives at Pimlico Race Course on Saturday absent one of the event's hallowed traditions. Sure, there will be sundresses and hats, black-eyed Susans, drunken infield revelry and, in a recent addition to the bill, faux-mythological...
  • Varsity Q&A: Alice Mercer, Century, lacrosse

    Varsity Q&A: Alice Mercer, Century, lacrosse
    Alice Mercer has been a leader on Century's field hockey, basketball and lacrosse teams, which all reached the state semifinals this year. In lacrosse — the sport the senior has signed to play at Maryland next year — she has 202 career...
  • Franchot rejects tax-and-spend philosophy

    It is good to see a Democrat — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot — who does not pay homage to the tax and spend (as much as they can get away with) economic philosophy of the left ("Franchot drifts right," Dec. 26). Hopefully, he is keeping...
  • Ray Rice might not be in the building, but some progress has been made in contract talks

    Ray Rice might not be in the building, but some progress has been made in contract talks
    For the next three weeks, the Ravens will have three-day, organized team activities that will undoubtedly attract many of the team’s veteran players along with the rookie class. Ray Rice, the Ravens’ star running back who has stayed away from...
  • At Temple Isaiah in Fulton, a rabbi's time comes to a close

    At Temple Isaiah in Fulton, a rabbi's time comes to a close
    Mark Panoff stood in a courtyard on a Saturday evening in May, surrounded by the people he had long helped lead and the walls of a building he had helped build. The Sabbath was drawing to a close. So is an era. For 26 years, Panoff has been the rabbi...
  • Anquan Boldin is ready to mentor, hungry to win

    Anquan Boldin is ready to mentor, hungry to win
    At 31, Anquan Boldin is the oldest receiver on the Ravens roster by a few years (newcomer Jacoby Jones is closest in age at 27). Some of his fellow wide-outs were in middle school when he broke into the NFL with the Arizona Cardinals nine years ago, and...
  • The promise of technology in the classroom

    The promise of technology in the classroom
    It's getting harder for a public school teacher to reach excellence. By "excellence," I mean being responsible for helping each student significantly develop his or her knowledge or learning capacity. This increased difficulty is not the fault of...
  • Uncompromising on when compromise is appropriate

    Editor: The Aegis editorial on Wednesday, Dec. 28, entitled "Just like sausage," shows the unfortunate misunderstanding of what governing while representing the people is all about. When the residents of Harford County elect conservative Republicans to...
  • 'We still have to fight. So for God's sake, fight.'

    'We still have to fight. So for God's sake, fight.'
    The greatest commencement address ever is now more than three decades old. And it's safe to say it will never be surpassed or even equaled. It belongs to the ages. In 1979, its author summed up the condition of modern man by noting that, quote, more than...
  • Arbutus and Lansdowne businesses optimistic about 2012

    Arbutus and Lansdowne businesses optimistic about 2012
    In the 15 years Pete Panselinos has co-owned the Lansdowne Inn, he has never seen economic times so hard, he said. Panselinos, who owns the Hammonds Ferry Road inn with Gus Kimos, admitted last week that he is looking ahead to 2012 with optimism, only...