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  • 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...
  • Is there room for compassion in the American empire?

    Is there room for compassion in the American empire?
    Beyond the spectacle of the presidential race, the Washington consensus pursues business as usual. This is the season in which I wonder, with an ever-intensifying sense of urgency, what it would take to turn our political system into a democracy. "And...
  • 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...
  • Obama must find the best bad option in Syria

    Obama must find the best bad option in Syria
    Having vowed that any use of chemical weapons by Syria would cross a U.S. "red line" and provoke a strong American response "with enormous consequences," President Barack Obama now finds himself under increasing pressure to act, following reports by U.S....
  • Rec Sports: Pittsburgh's Nocera wins Celebrating Heroes Triathlon in Columbia

    The deadline for submitting sports copy is 9 a.m. on Monday. We prefer email (howardcountysports@patuxent.com). We do not accept results by phone. When two Howard County teams play, players from both teams (first and last names) must be mentioned in the...
  • Six veterans plead guilty to Agent Orange benefits fraud

    Six veterans plead guilty to Agent Orange benefits fraud
    Six military veterans from Maryland pleaded guilty to fraud charges this week in a scheme to obtain federal military benefits and state tax breaks with faked documentation claiming they were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, according to the...
  • Cut the Joint Strike Fighter, not funds for veterans' benefits

    Cut the Joint Strike Fighter, not funds for veterans' benefits
    U.S. Sen. Barbara Mikulski deserves praise for trying to reduce the claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs ("Senate committee taking up VA claims backlog," June 18). Congress should also work on repealing sequestration, which is hurting...
  • Four varsity letters spell excellence for Towson Times Athlete of the Year

    Four varsity letters spell excellence for Towson Times Athlete of the Year
    Three-sport athletes have nothing on Bennett Bradley. The Loyola Blakefield standout played on four varsity squads for the Dons as senior while being a key member of Maryland Interscholastic Athletics Association A Conference champions in volleyball and...
  • End U.S. military aid to Israel

    End U.S. military aid to Israel
    Your report on the Israeli strike on missiles in Syria bound for Hezbollah shows how the warmongering nation of Israel continues to use the billions of dollars in military aid it receives from the U.S. every year to wage war against its neighbors —...
  • EdgeWoodstock pushed back to August

    The day-long EdgeWoodstock cultural and music festival, originally scheduled for June 22, has been pushed back to Aug. 31 as more members of the Edgewood community have stepped forward to take part in organizing the event. Angela Peaker, a member of...
  • The truth about torture

    The truth about torture
    If there were any remaining doubts that what the CIA did to captured terrorist suspects in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks was torture, a report last week by an independent investigative panel should put them to rest. According to the report by the...
  • Celebrating Veterans Day at Veterans Elementary

    Celebrating Veterans Day at Veterans Elementary
    Every year for the past five years, students at one Ellicott City elementary school gather to honor those for whom their school is named. Opened in 2007, Veterans Elementary was named for the nearby Yingling-Ridgely V.F.W. Post 7472. On Friday, about a...