| Jan 25, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Americans who engage in the outrage business — populist politicians, social activists, civil libertarians, tea party hell-raisers, grouchy bloggers, Fox News talking heads, newspaper columnists — relish an opportunity to bash the government....
| Jan 21, 2014
Earlier this month, 28-year-old Todd Wheeler Jr. of Glen Burnie was arrested on charges of making explosives. Had they detonated, the radius of the blast could have caused extensive damage, deaths and injuries.
Also this month, Ellicott City resident...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Iraqi insurgents kicked off 2014 with fireworks in Fallujah and Ramadi where Sunni militants — part of an al Qaida group active in Syria, according to news accounts — burned police stations, freed prisoners and occupied mosques.
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:15 AM
In response to Anhvin Doanvo's commentary, "Is every al Qaida group our problem?" (Jan. 20), I would answer no, but I certainly consider that every one of the militant forces in the world should be of deep concern, not only to our operating forces abroad,...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:24 AM
It's almost the end of 2013 and in Havre de Grace that means it's time for another New Year's Eve celebration tonight, Tuesday.
As has happened nearly every year since the millennium, a duck and fireworks will be part of the turn of the year, a...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 9:13 AM
In early 2003, I marched through downtown Washington, D.C., with my fellow University of Maryland students to protest the Bush Administration's push toward war with the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.
The American people were being told that invading...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Helping veterans isn't just a part of my job. For me, it's personal. It's in my blood.
On Veterans Day, I can't help think of my uncles who volunteered for the service after fleeing a brutal regime in the Dominican Republic. They hadn't been in...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The best scenes of episode seven linger at the Bethesda crime scene, where Javadi killed his ex-wife and daughter-in-law before being taken into CIA custody. There, as Carrie and Quinn face off with local police investigating the horrifically violent...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Several veterans who attended the Veterans Day ceremony in Havre de Grace Monday had not heard about the event in advance, but they stopped to listen to speakers honor veterans and their service to the country.
"I came by and saw the celebration," Steve...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Fake driver's licenses have long been considered the holy grail of underage youth — many have been brazenly handed over to liquor store cashiers in the quest for alcohol.
While that practice persists despite crackdowns, fraudulent IDs can...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness.
The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:48 AM
As one of the first post-9/11 screeners hired at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport and as the first president of the national union fighting for screener's rights in the workplace, I find the deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this...