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  • Rauner opens door to higher income tax rate

    Rauner opens door to higher income tax rate
    Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner on Monday opened the door to a potential income-tax hike, an acknowledgment that the tax rate he would inherit if elected cannot financially support a cash-strapped state government in the short term. Should he...
  • New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats

    New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats
    Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...
  • Road fund needs long-term fix: Front & Center

    Road fund needs long-term fix: Front & Center
    Congress is facing an Aug. 1 deadline to replenish the federal Highway Trust Fund, which helps bankroll road building and other transportation projects in Central Florida and across the nation. Last week the House passed a stopgap plan to prop up the fund...
  • As Gaza death toll rises, so do diplomatic efforts to end the crisis

    As Gaza death toll rises, so do diplomatic efforts to end the crisis
    As Secretary of State John F. Kerry embarks on his latest Mideast mission, seeking to stem the escalating carnage in the Gaza Strip, he also wades into a complicated secondary fray: the enmity between Egypt and its regional rivals Turkey and Qatar....
  • Norton Simon Museum seeks rehearing after 'Adam and Eve' setback

    Norton Simon Museum seeks rehearing after 'Adam and Eve' setback
    A bite of the apple is said to have gotten Adam and Eve thrown out of the Garden of Eden. Now the Norton Simon Museum wants another bite at the apple as it tries to have a legal threat to one of its most prized artworks thrown out of court. At stake are...
  • Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

    Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site
    (Reuters) - A train carrying the remains of many of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine arrived in Ukrainian government territory on Tuesday as a separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian...
  • Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court

    Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court
    Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings. Spectators crammed into a federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore to watch the...
  • D.C. court ruling deals new blow to Affordable Care Act

    D.C. court ruling deals new blow to Affordable Care Act
    President Obama's healthcare law was dealt a new blow Tuesday as a federal appeals court ruled that due to a wording glitch in the Affordable Care Act, some low- and middle-income residents are not entitled to receive government assistance to subsidize...
  • Churches shouldn't get government aid to care for child migrants [Letter]

    Churches shouldn't get government aid to care for child migrants [Letter]
    As someone raised Catholic and opposed to illegal immigration, I believe it's wrong for church officials to say that the current influx unaccompanied minors crossing our borders is all about the children and then seek governmental aid to care for them ("...
  • Why mask the ugliness of executions? Bring back firing squads, judge says.

    Why mask the ugliness of executions? Bring back firing squads, judge says.
    A flurry of court rulings over the last few days contain a compelling discussion of the nature of the death penalty and the impact of government secrecy on public debate over our continuing embrace of barbarism. At the same time, questions over...
  • Regarding Harford's garbage collection policies [Editorial]

    The state of affairs with regard to garbage collection and disposal in Harford County is one very much in need of organization, or we could find ourselves dealing with an unsavory situation. In Maryland, there have been two primary approaches to dealing...