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  • Sequestration is hurting national defense

    Sequestration is hurting national defense
    The impact of sequestration is real and hurting our nation's military ("Pain of sequestration is real," July 22). Dedicated and patriotic U.S. Department of Defense civilian employees who serve alongside our uniformed counterparts are shouldering the...
  • APG loses 60 to 70 percent of workforce during shutdown

    The mail centers will be closed this weekend and business has slowed down, as life at Aberdeen Proving Ground adjusts to first few days of the federal government shutdown. About 30 to 40 percent of the roughly 21,000 to 23,000 people who work on APG...
  • Korean War fighter pilot is still missing in action

    Korean War fighter pilot is still missing in action
    A white stone grave marker standing in Baltimore National Cemetery under an ancient oak tree is all that remains to remind passers-by of the life of Ensign Edwin Nash Broyles Jr. Broyles, a Navy fighter pilot from Guilford in North Baltimore, was...
  • Medical Examiner's Office defies stereotypes, holds surprises

    Medical Examiner's Office defies stereotypes, holds surprises
    One in a series of occasional articles. Hearses enter the six-story building in West Baltimore through garage doors that snap open and shut quickly, to keep business discreet. Researchers who work across from the $43 million Forensic Medical Center...
  • Too few whistle-blowers

    Too few whistle-blowers
    A major problem in the United States is not that there are too many whistle-blowers. Rather, there are too few. Where were the whistle-blowers when the CIA was operating secret prisons; conducting torture and abuse; and kidnapping individuals off the...
  • APG civilian employees returning to work this week after DoD recall

    About two thirds of the civilian workforce at Aberdeen Proving Ground has been on furlough for the past week because of the partial federal government shutdown, but the 30 to 40 percent of employees who remained on post will be seeing many of their...
  • In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses

    In Md., government shutdown buffets businesses
    At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three. The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
  • Baltimore blimp not affected by federal government shutdown

    Baltimore blimp not affected by federal government shutdown
    The federal shutdown has furloughed many public employees and curtailed services, but one sign of government activity last week continued to hover over Baltimore undeterred. A Navy blimp has been in flight over the city since last month, as a...
  • The limits of power

    The limits of power
    On Wednesday the U.S. announced that President Barack Obama had suspended hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Egypt in response to the military government's bloody crackdown that has left more than 1,000 protesters dead and thousands more jailed...
  • Obama punishes the innocent to score political points

    Obama punishes the innocent to score political points
    Recently I wrote a column accusing the president of having a vindictive streak -- of deliberately trying to make the lives of average Americans worse just so he could score ideological and political points. We already knew from how he handled the budget...
  • General on Manning fallout: Relations strained, but no evidence anyone killed

    General on Manning fallout: Relations strained, but no evidence anyone killed
    The general who led the Pentagon's review of the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history told a military judge Wednesday that their publication revealed tactics, strained relations with some allies and caused some Afghans to stop...
  • HdG Furlough Friendly campaign picks up steam

    HdG Furlough Friendly campaign picks up steam
    It has been almost a week since Havre de Grace businesses participating in the city's Furlough Friendly Community campaign began providing discounts to furloughed Aberdeen Proving Ground workers, and some businesses are starting to see interest from...