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  • Politicians in Annapolis gambling away the budget

    Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to bury the notion of Governing. It has been suffering the ravages of age for some time now, so it perhaps would not be surprised that people gather to bury rather than praise it. And yet the site of its...
  • Chris Hays: The Prospector After Cord Sandberg and Pete Dinovo state's 2013 QB talent pool gets shallow

    Chris Hays: The Prospector<br> After Cord Sandberg and Pete Dinovo state's 2013 QB talent pool gets shallow
    When laboring over the compilation of the Sentinel's 2013 Florida Top 100 prospects last week, one thing jumped out rather glaringly for the second straight year. Where are all the quarterbacks? In the Class of 2011, which might be the year of the...
  • Virginia Tech moves to 4-0, but needs more consistency before Clemson

    Virginia Tech moves to 4-0, but needs more consistency before Clemson
    HUNTINGTON, W.VA. — When a coach has been around long enough to have seen his program turn early success against non-conference opponents into unforgettable season-long runs, as well as demoralizing collapses, he learns to temper the highs and...
  • Poor choices

    Poor choices
    The persistence of poverty in Baltimore is disturbing. It is even more so when one looks deeper into the official data. The 2010 American Community Survey (ACS) estimates that 25.6 percent of Baltimore's population "for whom poverty status is determined"...
  • Laurel travelers were out and about 100 years ago

    100 Years Ago Social Laurel folks "Mrs. W. Marion Baldwin is the guest of her parents, near Woodbine, Carroll county. Mr. C.E. Phelps, passenger agent of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad at Washington, has returned from a trip to Niagara Falls. Mr. and...
  • Conservative federal appeals court shifts left

    The federal appellate court that covers Maryland has for years been considered one of the more right-leaning in the nation, finding that women can be banned from a military institute, that the FDA can't regulate tobacco and that confessions count even...
  • Fatality raises concerns about police tactical raids

    Fatality raises concerns about police tactical raids
    When members of Baltimore County's tactical unit burst into a Reisterstown home this summer, they were looking for potentially armed suspects in the attempted murder of a 15-year-old boy. But in the chaos of the raid, Officer Carlos Artson shot and killed...
  • A trap for small businesses

    A trap for small businesses
    Laws are like fine nets, catching the common fish even as the biggest push their way through. Or so you might think on learning of how federal prosecutors keep nabbing small and medium-size businesspeople who violate an obscure law relating to bank...
  • Vibrancy Of Markets Vs. Suffocation Of Statism

    The presidential campaign, hitherto a plod through a torrent of words tedious beyond words, began to dance in Denver. There a masterfully prepared Mitt Romney completed a trifecta of tasks and unveiled an issue that, because it illustrates contemporary...
  • The Republican case for same-sex marriage

    The Republican case for same-sex marriage
    Marylanders have an important decision to make this Election Day: whether or not to affirm their belief in the traditional American principle of equal rights for all, or instead to continue a system of special rights for some. A "yes" vote on Question 6...
  • Laws are sometimes inconvenient

    Walter Olson of Washington's militant Cato Institute is correct in implying laws should never be designed to injure innocent people ("A small business trap," May 30). Yet, the absolving of anyone responsible for ignoring, regularly at least, a federal tax...