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  • Tea party wants to destroy the USA in order to 'save' it

    Congressional Republicans voted to increase the debt ceiling 7 times during the last Bush administration. They now refuse to raise the debt ceiling, threatening a serious financial crisis for all of us. As I see it, the tea party wants to destroy the U....
  • 'The United States of America does not run out without paying the tab'

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TOWN HALL Ritchie Coliseum University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 11:04 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Maryland! (Applause.) Hello! Nice to see you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) Everybody,...
  • 'By appropriate legislation' are key words in Constitution regarding debt ceiling

    James Lefter's letter ( "Tea party wants to destroy USA to 'save' it" July 22) quotes Section 5 of Amendment XIV of the Constitution: "The Congress shall have the power to enforce, by appropriate legislation, the provisions of this article." This is in...
  • Puppy store owner files restraining order against activist

    CORONA DEL MAR — The owner of a Corona del Mar puppy store has filed for a restraining order against a Los Angeles woman who claims the shop sells dogs that come from puppy mills. I Heart Puppies owner Brooke Ann Bradford filed a request at the...
  • The cost of excessive suspensions

    The cost of excessive suspensions
    A stunning and utterly disturbing report from Texas released last month brought into sharp focus just how much strict school discipline policies are costing our children — and how much Maryland needs to do to reform its own approach. The exhaustive...
  • Three local GOP congressmen backed Boehner's debt-reduction bill

    Three local GOP congressmen backed Boehner's debt-reduction bill
    The trio of Republican congressmen from Hampton Roads all supported embattled House Speaker John Boehner's debt-reduction bill that cleared the House of Representatives on Friday. Later in the evening, the Senate -- which earlier pronounced the bill dead...
  • Walter A. Rafalko, UB law school professor, dies

    Walter A. Rafalko, UB law school professor, dies
    Walter A. "Wally" Rafalko, a decorated World War II veteran and a former professor of law who also had been associate dean of the University of Baltimore School of Law, died July 28 of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime...
  • Dr. Walter A. Rafalko, UB law school professor, dies

    Dr. Walter A. Rafalko, UB law school professor, dies
    Walter A. "Wally" Rafalko, a decorated World War II veteran and a former professor of law who also had been associate dean of the University of Baltimore Law School, died July 28 of congestive heart failure at Stella Maris Hospice. The longtime...
  • Anti-Sharia movement fuels bigotry

    Nearly a decade after the events of 9/11, the backlash against Islamic Americans shows signs of worsening. Not even the death of Osama bin Laden earlier this year has had much impact on the growing anxiety of those who can't seem to distinguish between...
  • Two-year House of Representatives terms made sense at the time — now, maybe not

    In her book, "Ratification, The People Debate the Constitution, 1787-1788," Pauline Maier notes that during the debate for ratification of the United States constitution in Massachusetts (as reported in the American Herald during the convention), the good...
  • Does Obama stand for anything?

    Does Obama stand for anything?
    Reflecting upon growing voter indifference in democracies across the Atlantic, historian Tony Judt chalked it up to a roster of world leaders who "convey neither conviction nor authority" and "stand for nothing in particular." These words resonate in...