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  • Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]

    Jules Witcover: On presidential firings [Commentary]
    President Obama's firing of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki, transparently dressed up as a resignation under congressional pressure, seemed somehow out of character for a chief executive known for patience and dislike of wielding the knife. The...
  • Snowden didn't call himself a hero but he's acted like one [Letter]

    Snowden didn't call himself a hero but he's acted like one [Letter]
    I was surprised by your editorial on the NBC interview with Edward Snowden ("Snowden speaks," May 29). I consider myself fairly objective, yet I heard very different responses from Mr. Snowden than the editorial suggests. It was almost a cognitive...
  • Spirited past, bright future for Havre de Grace Opera House

    Spirited past, bright future for Havre de Grace Opera House
    The theater is dark and cool on a sweltering recent afternoon, the colored wigs, stepladders and old furniture in the aisles remnants of a just-ended community play. Handbills in a glass case recall a 1905 musical. The ceiling is antique tin. The...
  • Weather clears for 34th annual Kingsville parade

    Weather clears for 34th annual Kingsville parade
    The organizers of Friday's Independence Day parade in Kingsville were watching the weather closely during the hours leading up to the parade start time, hoping storms driven by Hurricane Arthur would not force them to cancel. The skies began clearing by...
  • Nobody asked me but ... on Dance, Waters, homeless camp

    Nobody asked me but ... on Dance, Waters, homeless camp
    Nobody asked me, but ... it's hard to believe that Dallas Dance, the Baltimore County school superintendent, could take a consulting job with a company that does business with the school system he runs and not see that as a problem. He says he "didn't...
  • Hard choices in Iraq [Editorial]

    Hard choices in Iraq  [Editorial]
    The lightening takeover of large parts of Syria and western Iraq last week by Sunni Muslim extremists has totally scrambled U.S. efforts to deal with a burgeoning conflict that threatens to engulf the entire region — and the situation got worse over...
  • City Council approves CeaseFire, police overtime funding in $2.2 million crime fighting proposal

    City Council approves CeaseFire, police overtime funding in $2.2 million crime fighting proposal
    Baltimore's nearly $2.2 million proposal to reduce violent crime received preliminary approval from the City Council Monday, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said. The proposal would support Operation CeaseFire, a program aimed at reducing recidivism...
  • Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness leave U.S. looking weak as Iraq crumbles [Commentary]

    Bush's recklessness, Obama's fecklessness leave U.S. looking weak as Iraq crumbles [Commentary]
    Less than three years after the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq, the black flag of an al-Qaida inspired terrorist group flies above several Iraqi cities. The Iraqi army, despite years of training by the United States, has disintegrated and abandoned...
  • What happened to the Star-Spangled Banner's missing star?

    What happened to the Star-Spangled Banner's missing star?
    Decades of careful restoration and study have revealed a lot about the flag that flew over Fort McHenry after its defenders fought off a naval attack during the War of 1812: the swatches taken as mementos of the pivotal battle, the areas worn by time,...
  • Harford veterans observe 70th anniversary of D-Day

    Harford veterans observe 70th anniversary of D-Day
    Seventy years ago today, more than 100,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on a fortified section of French beach as they began what Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower called "a great crusade" to liberate France and the rest of occupied Europe from...
  • Bush isn't to blame for Obama's latest Iraq problems

    Bush isn't to blame for Obama's latest Iraq problems
    As Oliver Hardy used to tell Stan Laurel is those old black-and-white movie comedies, "Well, here's another nice mess you've gotten me into!" That continues to be Barack Obama's refrain to his predecessor, George W. Bush, as he struggles in his sixth...
  • U.S. foreign policy futility [Letter]

    U.S. foreign policy futility [Letter]
    I'm watching in horror as Iraq implodes. And I'm observing another disaster taking place closer to home, namely the massive breach of our southern borders by thousands of unaccompanied children. This country has no right to go wage war all around the...