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    Medicare at 50

    Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, the compulsory federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled that this newspaper described as "just, humane and overdue" on the day it was signed into law. Today, more than 920,000 Marylanders are covered by Medicare, a small fraction...

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    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal did a remarkable thing over the weekend, at least by the standards of Republicans running for president: He argued that stricter gun control laws might have stopped a mass shooting. For the first few days after a gunman opened fire on the patrons of a movie theater in...

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    Ocean City's unwelcome mat

    Either visitors are getting a little wilder or Ocean City residents are getting a bit more sensitive, but the conflict between summer vacationers and those who live in the beach resort year-round has reared its ugly head again. Tomorrow, the Ocean City Council is scheduled to consider legislation...

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  • Iran deal falls woefully short

    Iran deal falls woefully short

    "Good enough" is not an acceptable alternative when it comes to making a nuclear deal with Iran, a government that consistently urges for "death to America and Israel" ("A 'good enough' deal," July 27). There are far too many questions left in this deal for Congress to accept it at this point in...

  • Iran deal threatens Israel

    Iran deal threatens Israel

    It is sad to see The Baltimore Sun's editorial board acknowledge its support for this awful deal with Iran ("A 'good enough' deal," July 27). War will not be the result if the deal is not signed, but at least the sanctions would still be in place. The only countries benefiting from this deal will...

  • Medicare deserves support

    Medicare deserves support

    Last Wednesday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said that we ought to phase out Medicare and that the nation needs to "move to a new system that allows them to have something, because they're not going to have anything." Mr. Bush also praised Rep. Paul Ryan, the architect of a long-term...

  • Eyedrops a flawed substitute for cataract surgery

    Eyedrops a flawed substitute for cataract surgery

    Every medical therapy must weigh both risks and benefits ("Genetics study points towards eyedrop cataract treatment," July 22). While eye drop therapy to treat cataracts sounds enticing, I am not sure its use is worth the potential development costs and risks.

  • Breaking the cycle of poverty, one woman at a time

    Breaking the cycle of poverty, one woman at a time

    While I certainly agree with The Baltimore Sun's view on "Breaking the cycle of poverty" (July 27) and support the adoption of policies that would immediately put the brakes on the precipitous descent of our state's children into poverty, readers should know that workforce development organizations...

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