| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:45 PM
An intelligence contractor's disclosure of covert National Security Agency surveillance programs reopened a debate Monday over how much the government relies on private companies for spy work and whether those firms must do more to vet employees and...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 3:00 AM
One of the consequences of abandoning a standard by which right and wrong can be judged is our increasing inability to mete out punishment that fits the crime. In fact, too often we weigh extenuating circumstances rather than guilty actions.
In the case...
| May 14, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Last month, I received emails from two people I know but who don't know each other: one a close friend and Second Amendment supporter, and the other a regular reader who sends me news items she believes the "liberal media" are willfully suppressing....
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:01 PM
Days after the Obama administration threatened widespread furloughs of government employees, one of Maryland's largest federal agencies, the Social Security Administration, said it might shoulder across-the-board spending cuts without sending any of its...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 10:54 AM
A Hispanic woman was eating her lunch near a pond outside her workplace when deputies from the Frederick County Sheriff's Office arbitrarily accosted her. They questioned her about her immigration status, arrested her and placed her in detention, where...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 5:20 PM
Baltimore's spending panel on Wednesday unanimously approved $285,000 for city police to hire a Massachusetts-based consultant — the highest of five bidders — to recommend how the department should be run.
Despite the protests of competing...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Pimlico officials still are consulting with federal and local law enforcement agencies on revised security measures for the Preakness.
Maryland Jockey Club President Tom Chuckas said he initiated a series of meetings with those groups April 16, the...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 5:37 PM
The Baltimore Police Department is asking the city for $285,000 to hire a Massachusetts-based consultant — the highest of five bidders — to recommend how the department should be run.
But a city councilman is questioning the need for a...
| Apr 16, 2013
| 6:01 PM
Harford County Executive David Craig says the Harford County's Department of Emergency Services, the Harford County Sheriff's Office and municipal, state and federal law enforcement partners are working cooperatively to ensure public safety following...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 6:30 AM
I am a gun owner, and in spite of Dan Rodricks' view to the contrary, I am not "unmoved by the extension of mass killings into first grade classrooms," nor do I possess an adolescent attitude and do not "stream out of my man-cave." These are all...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In Annapolis, some conservative Republicans — having apparently not taken notice of the 2012 election and the conundrum facing their party over its hard-line immigration stance at the national level — are lambasting a proposal to expand and...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The Baltimore Police Department's internal affairs chief is leaving the agency, a little more than a year after being brought on to reassure the public that a scandal-weary agency would get tougher policing itself, a spokesman confirmed.