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  • Maryland braces for mandatory federal spending cuts

    Looming federal budget cuts the nation faces in January could strike a body blow to Maryland's economy, taking $2.5 billion in personal income out of residents' pockets and crimping social programs in health and human services, education, and workforce...
  • Americans want cuts to the military, not the safety net

    I'm appalled by the vote this week in the House of Representatives on the budget reconciliation bill ("The GOP's spendthrift ways," May 11). The House voted to cut spending on our social safety net, which protects the most vulnerable people in our...
  • Time for major cuts in defense spending

    Time for major cuts in defense spending
    Over the past decade, the United States has engaged in the most significant increase in defense spending since the Korean War. Trillions of dollars have been allocated for the Pentagon, with little congressional monitoring or internal oversight. The...
  • Pentagon: Colorado shooting suspect was never in military

    The suspect in the Colorado movie theater shootings is not and has never been a member of the armed forces, the Pentagon said Friday. Authorities say shooting suspect James Holmes carried an assault rifle, a shotgun and a handgun and wore full body armor...
  • Two service members among Aurora dead

    WASHINGTON — Two service members were among the dozen moviegoers killed Friday in Aurora, Colo., military officials said. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress, 29, of Thornton, Colo., and Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Larimer, 27, of Crystal...
  • A letter from the president — or the auto-pen?

    A letter from the president — or the auto-pen?
    During the Republican National Convention in Tampa, a website called Gateway Pundit posted photographs of letters of condolence sent by President Barack Obama to the families of Navy SEALs killed in a horrendous combat crash last year as proof that an...
  • Baltimore welcomes a new archbishop

    Baltimore welcomes a new archbishop
    Today's installation of William E. Lori as the 16th archbishop of Baltimore is a noteworthy event, not only for the half-million Catholics in an archdiocese that stretches from Middle River to the mountains of Western Maryland, but for non-Catholics, too....
  • Wikileaks' wings are clipped

    Julian Assange, the peripatetic and elusive founder of the whistleblower web site Wikileaks, put himself at the center of a fine bit of political theater over the weekend when he used his fugitive status at the Ecuadorean embassy in London to demand the...
  • Howard County military notices

    Army Maj. Melissa Covolesky, of Mount Airy, will graduate from The Army's Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School on Thursday, May 24, with a Master of Laws in military law and a specialty in international law. Covolesky, is the daughter of...
  • State police step up truck inspections for 9/11 anniversary

    State police are stepping up truck inspections near the Fort Meade headquarters of the National Security Agency in the days surrounding the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. State police Capt. N.W. Dofflemyer, who is overseeing the...
  • Review: 'VEEP' shines a hilarious light on often dim-witted world of politics

    Review: 'VEEP' shines a hilarious light on often dim-witted world of politics
    "VEEP" is the kind of series that separates HBO from almost every other channel or network making television these days. It takes great risks, dares to break new ground, includes some of the most imaginative artists working in the arts and aims for...
  • Canada, the forgotten ally

    Canada, the forgotten ally
    During one of his stand-up routines, comedian and late-night host Jon Stewart told a joke that encapsulated the often misunderstood relationship between the United States and Canada. Said Mr. Stewart, "A Canadian came up to me and asked, 'What do...