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  • Deja vu intelligence policy [Commentary]

    Deja vu intelligence policy [Commentary]
    Fifty years ago, Harry Truman wrote an article in the Washington Post expressing his disappointment over what the Central Intelligence Agency had become. He had established the CIA in 1947 to provide his office with objective information. But it had...
  • City budget director seeks Montgomery County Council seat

    City budget director seeks Montgomery County Council seat
    Baltimore’s budget director said Tuesday he’s applied for a vacant seat on the Montgomery County Council — and will resign his position here if he is named to the council. Andrew W. Kleine, 44, of Silver Spring, is among the...
  • For some fine TV journalism, check out this Times 'Retro' video

    For some fine TV journalism, check out this Times 'Retro' video
    Last month, I described 2013 as the year I lost faith in one of the few bastions of TV journalism in which I still believed: "60 Minutes." I vowed to look in new places in 2014 for TV journalism I could confidently tell readers to trust. I found one...
  • Edward Snowden, in shades of gray

     Edward Snowden, in shades of gray
    Is Edward Snowden a whistle-blower or a traitor? Debate over the renegade computer technician who leaked thousands of secret National Security Agency documents is too often reduced to that deceptively simple choice. But it's the wrong way to pose...
  • Isolationist instincts of Americans are sound ones

    The Washington Post and the International New York Times had the same front-page headlines today. Both had to do (as the Times put it) with the "Power Void" in the Mideast, deploring that America's decade of attempting to create a new order in the...
  • Should Congress extend jobless benefits?

    Should Congress extend jobless benefits?
    More than a million Americans lost long-term unemployment benefits on Dec. 28.  The U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to extend those benefits for workers who have been out of a job for at least six months. Democrats, including President Obama, praised the Senate...
  • Tuesday's college and local roundup: Towson's West reportedly declares for NFL draft

    College football: Running back Terrance West, a bruiser who led Towson to the runner-up finish in the NCAA FCS playoffs, will forgo his senior year to declare for the NFL draft, The Washington Post’s Jason La Canfora reported. West reportedly...
  • A fact check on the Washington Post's 'fact check' on Social Security

    A fact check on the Washington Post's 'fact check' on Social Security
    Glenn Kessler, writer of the Washington Post's Fact Checker column, took a stab today at correcting some common misconceptions about Social Security. For the most part he did a good job. He appropriately debunked the common and ignorant slander of the...
  • Mike Miller, marijuana and the right side of history

    Mike Miller, marijuana and the right side of history
    Turns out, I am glad that Thomas V. Mike Miller gives no hint of retiring from his position as president-forever of the Maryland Senate. I know that sounds odd coming from me, but that's how I feel today. And I don't even smoke pot. Miller is 71,...
  • Ownership of 1879 Renoir painting could be determined Friday

    Ownership of 1879 Renoir painting could be determined Friday
    A court hearing Friday could determine the future of a small Renoir painting that was reported stolen 62 years ago from the Baltimore Museum of Art — while the artwork's clouded past is becoming even more of a mystery. U.S. District Judge Leonie...
  • Cosmetic surgery

    "In Iraq, al-Qaeda launched an offensive to take control of two cities, Fallujah and Ramadi, that U.S. troops sacrificed heavily to clear of terrorists between 2004 and 2008." And so the new year begins, with a heavy dose of same old, same old. This is...