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  • A temporary patch [Editorial]

    A temporary patch  [Editorial]
    In the world of highway repairs, the term "cold patch" refers to an asphalt mix that's used to temporarily fill potholes. Congress appears to be inching slowly toward its own version of a cold patch that would maintain funding for highway and transit...
  • A tip for American farmers: Grow hemp, make money

     A tip for American farmers: Grow hemp, make money
    After a 77-year break, hemp plants are growing in American soil again. Right now, in fact. If you hear farmers from South Carolina to Hawaii shouting "God bless America," the reason isn't because Thomas Jefferson drafted the Declaration of Independence on...
  • Post-Hobby Lobby, Congress should cut health insurance's ties to work

    Post-Hobby Lobby, Congress should cut health insurance's ties to work
    By ruling that private corporations can shape their employee insurance plans to fit their religious beliefs, the Supreme Court has given Congress another reason to take a step it refused to take in 2010: decouple insurance benefits from employment....
  • Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Rand Paul: How to end the NSA dragnet

     Ron Wyden, Mark Udall and Rand Paul: How to end the NSA dragnet
    One year ago this month, Americans learned that their government was engaged in secret dragnet surveillance, which contradicted years of assurances to the contrary from senior government officials and intelligence leaders. On this anniversary, it is...
  • Senators call for 12-cent gas-tax increase to replenish highway fund

    As Congress works to approve a short-term infusion of cash to prevent a halt in highway and road construction projects this summer, a pair of senators called Wednesday for raising national fuel taxes by 12 cents a gallon over the next two years as part of...
  • Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security

    Obama taps Colvin to lead Social Security
    President Barack Obama named a veteran federal official from Maryland to lead the Social Security Administration on Friday, more than a year after the previous director left the critical post. Carolyn W. Colvin, 72, an Arnold native who has served as...
  • Senators should take Snowden's lead, shine light on NSA

    Former federal government contract worker Edward Snowden's disclosures of virtually limitless surveillance of American citizens by the National Security Agency corroborated the late Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis' wisdom that sunshine is said to...
  • A prescription for getting past the Hobby Lobby fight: Get rid of the 'meddle-man' and have employees buy their own insurance

     
    Friday's print column Maybe now, with righteousness and indignation on full boil as the nation debates the U.S. Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby ruling, we can recognize the wisdom of moving away from the employer-provided insurance model that's at the source....
  • Libertarian mood in GOP wanes as Mideast concern rises

    Libertarian mood in GOP wanes as Mideast concern rises
    The Republican Party's libertarian tide, which waxed strongly over the last four years, has begun to recede in the face of growing public fears about Islamic militancy in the Mideast. The latest evidence of the shift comes from a Pew Research Center...
  • McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress

    McManus: Head-in-the-sand Congress
    Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) , a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is hopping mad. Sensenbrenner considers himself the father of the Patriot Act, the 2001 law that gave the federal government new powers to investigate potential...
  • Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief

    Senate confirms James Comey for FBI chief
    WASHINGTON – James B. Comey was confirmed as the seventh director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Monday, ending what had been a rare filibuster against a nominee to head the agency. With the 93-1 vote, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) became the...