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Editorial: Montgomery, Anne Arundel schools should plan ahead for snow days

TRY HARDER. That’s essentially what Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery told local school officials who wanted a broad waiver from the state for instructional days lost to snow-related school closings this year. Given that that is exactly what schools...
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Editorial: Extracting a sane energy policy around methane

WILL THE United States’ energy revolution hurt the planet or help it? Will fracking for natural gas make fighting climate change harder or easier? Can the United States meet its goal of cutting its greenhouse gas emissions by 17 percent of 2005 levels by 2020? The answer to...
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Editorial: Afghanistan’s presidential election Saturday could mean better relations with U.S.

MOST OF the headlines from Afghanistan ahead of its presidential election Saturday have reported Taliban terrorist attacks, so it’s worth underlining a few bits of less spectacular but probably more important news. Long lines have stretched from election centers as Afghans...

Down Maryland’s health-exchange rabbit hole

I thought my situation was straightforward. I am self-employed and have been buying health insurance since before the Affordable Care Act. Based on my less-than-stellar income, however, I started to wonder whether I qualified for a subsidy. Here’s what I found out. In...

When a plane crash happens

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Ukraine could teach Russia a lesson in morality and legality

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Supreme Court’s McCutcheon decision enhances the rights of some

Regarding the April 3 front-page article “Conservatives make their mark”: The Supreme Court’s analysis overturning overall campaign contribution limits was simplistic. Accepting for the sake of argument that money is a form of free speech, the court ignored that our...

The cost of Obama’s false predictions

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Metro already is working to improve its adminstrative operations

Regarding the April 2 editorial “Off the rails”: Most people in the region know that Metro has been rebuilding its system after years of disinvestment and infrastructure decay. The public spotlight has been appropriately focused on safety and reliability, and so have we, as work...

In Maryland health-exchange fiasco, accountability still is missing

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