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  • U.S. Spy Court Must Be Accountable

    On Friday, after a series of high-level White House meetings last week, President Barack Obama will submit a road map for intelligence reform. It will be a public turning point for the intelligence community and other government entities whose work is...
  • Did the Founding Fathers deny women the vote to preserve the family?

    Did the Founding Fathers deny women the vote to preserve the family?
    By now we should be inured to the often flabbergasting claims of the far right, but self-styled historian David Barton has upped the ante: The Founding Fathers denied women the right to vote to preserve the American family. Um, no. Barton, if you&...
  • A healthy dose of American history

    A healthy dose of American history
    Paul Revere was captured on April 18, 1775, before he could warn the residents of Concord, Mass., that the British were coming. (He did make it to Lexington, Mass.) No Revolutionary War battle was ever fought at Valley Forge, Pa., even though Gen. George...
  • Raven Matt Birk joins fight against same-sex marriage

    Raven Matt Birk joins fight against same-sex marriage
    Ravens center Matt Birk is expected to film a video this week opposing Maryland's new same-sex marriage law, making him the second player on the team to take a public stand on the referendum. Birk, a Roman Catholic and father of six, is pressing a view...
  • Frederick W. Glassberg, community developer

    Frederick W. Glassberg, a one-time Rouse Co. executive who became a prominent real estate and community developer in Howard County, died Sept. 15 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Columbia of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 77. A native of...
  • Here's what LAX passengers say TSA agents lost or damaged

    Here's what LAX passengers say TSA agents lost or damaged
    If you've had a laptop computer lost or damaged during security screening at Los Angeles International Airport, you are not alone. Laptop computers are the item most often listed as lost or damaged in claim reports filed against the Transportation...
  • MTA administrator disavows curbs on photography

    Two photographers who were detained by Maryland Transit Administration police this year and told they were forbidden to take pictures of MTA facilities expressed relief Wednesday after the head of the agency flatly repudiated the officers' actions....
  • In Theory: Could same-sex marriage become legal?

    Q. A recent Gallup poll has revealed that, for the first time, a majority of Americans support gay marriage. According to the figures, 53% of Americans say they believe same-sex marriage should be recognized by the law as valid; in 1996, the figure was...
  • Maryland fails to act on human trafficking

    Let me get this straight. Over 140 years ago the 13th Amendment to the Constitution legally abolished the slavery of my ancestors and my people. And today, according to your editorial ("Human trafficking: A modern-day form of slavery," June 6), some...
  • Maryland's disenfranchised voters

    I moved to Baltimore from Fairfax County, Virginia 13 months ago, and I am essentially happy I made the move to my husband's hometown. However, as a voter I feel like I landed in a third world country. I am a city homeowner who pays hefty real estate...
  • Carroll officials take stand on growth, transit, immigration

    Carroll officials take stand on growth, transit, immigration
    The Carroll County Commissioners open their twice-weekly meetings with heads bowed in prayer. Robin Bartlett Frazier began a recent session with words from Joshua in the Old Testament and her hope that the board would "be strong and of good courage in...