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  • Slice of Silicon Valley: Strictly Business Computer Systems

    It was a Wednesday at 1 p.m., and there was tension in the offices at Strictly Business Computer Systems in Huntington. With 15 software engineers spending much of their time behind desks developing cutting-edge mobile apps and other software for 26...
  • Billionaire Justice aims to self-fund in W.Va. governor race

    Three decades after Republicans dared Jay Rockefeller to "spend it all" in a campaign for governor, billionaire businessman Jim Justice will help bankroll his own Democratic run for the state's top executive job. In the 1980 election, Republican Arch...
  • The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran

    The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran
    It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!" In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in such a world....
  • The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran

    The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran
    It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of “Death to America!” In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in...
  • Ringing out the year with liberal double standards

    Ringing out the year with liberal double standards
    Many conservatives finished the year angry about the same thing they were angry about at the beginning of the year: liberal double standards. As I write this, GOP House Whip Steve Scalise is in hot water over reports that he spoke to a group of racist...
  • Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]

    Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates [Commentary]
    At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 last week of Howard Henry Baker Jr....
  • Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88

    Former Senator Howard Baker, key figure in Watergate hearings, dies at 88
    Tennessee Republican Howard Baker, a pivotal figure in the Senate Watergate inquiry that pushed U.S. President Richard Nixon toward resignation and who later helped salvage Ronald Reagan's presidency amid the Iran-Contra scandal, has died. He was 88....
  • The Civil Rights Act: What JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had to say

     The Civil Rights Act: What JFK, LBJ, Martin Luther King and Malcolm X had to say
    Today, the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is celebrated across the United States and its historical virtue extolled in textbooks. Fifty years ago, however, as it made its way through Congress, the landmark legislation was intensely polarizing. Debate on the...
  • Howard Baker, the last of the Republican moderates

    WASHINGTON -- At a time when the Republican Party needs a heavy dose of compromise to bring functionality back to government, one of its most admirable models of goodwill and working across the aisle has departed with the death at 88 of Howard Henry Baker...
  • The party of Lincoln, today

    The party of Lincoln, today
    How Lincolnesque is the Party of Lincoln? Depends on who you ask. According to reader Joan Smith of Northridge, the Republican Party that freed the slaves in the 19th century and stood in opposition to civil rights-averse Southern Democrats in the...
  • Harford Community College celebrates Constitution Day

    In honor of Constitution Day, Harford Community College is hosting a lecture by Robert Ginsberg, Ph.D. on "The Bill of Rights: How It Has Endured" on Sept.17 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hays-Heighe House on campus. Free pocket Constitutions will be available,...