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  • The year of the bull [Editorial]

    The year of the bull  [Editorial]
    By most statistical measures, 2013 will be remembered as a respectable but not great year for the U.S. economic recovery. The gross domestic product grew by about 2.5 percent, which was slightly better than the nation has seen since the end of the Great...
  • Illegal immigrants steal American jobs [Letter]

    Illegal immigrants steal American jobs [Letter]
    Let's see: Encourage as many uninvited migrants (new Marylanders, as Gov. Martin O'Malley would call them) as possible to come to the state with in-state tuition, driver licenses, and inferred amnesty while expressing outrage over the cut-off of federal...
  • End of unemployment benefits will hit Baltimore hard [Letter]

    End of unemployment benefits will hit Baltimore hard [Letter]
    When I ran for mayor of Baltimore, my campaign was as simple as it gets: jobs, jobs, jobs. In an economic climate that has millions of Marylanders struggling to pay their bills, it makes no sense that Congress would forgo policies that offer at least some...
  • An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]

    An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]
    Today, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to consider whether to reinstate the Federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, which provided an average of 29 weeks of benefits past the 26 weeks states provide. A decision to discontinue this program will...
  • Conaway's views on unemployment benefits and crime are insulting and shortsighted [Letter]

    Conaway's views on unemployment benefits and crime are insulting and shortsighted [Letter]
    I strongly disagree with Frank Conaway Sr.'s premise in a recent letter to the editor that people who lost their extended unemployment benefits will "have no choice but to take matters in their own hands, robbing and stealing to put food on the table...
  • O'Malley organizes letter in support of unemployment benefit extension

    O'Malley organizes letter in support of unemployment benefit extension
    Fourteen Democratic governors have signed a letter drafted by Gov. Martin O'Malley that calls on Congress to extend federal unemployment benefits quickly or risk slowing the nation's economic recovery. "Congress should extend unemployment benefits, as...
  • The cost to Marylanders of Congress' unemployment insurance fight [Commentary]

    The cost to Marylanders of Congress' unemployment insurance fight [Commentary]
    The failure to renew unemployment insurance benefits is now costing a staggering 22,900 Maryland workers $7,472,270 a week, robbing families of a support system that remains essential to economic survival . Over 82,600 workers are expected to lose...
  • Unemployed will always seek work [Letter]

    Unemployed will always seek work [Letter]
    I really didn't know whether to laugh or cry at one of the most egregious claims made by The Sun's editorial board ever. In your editorial, "Help for the jobless" (Jan. 9), you claim "experts" say when unemployment benefits expire or are reduced, people...
  • Immigrants benefit Maryland's economy [Letter]

    Immigrants benefit Maryland's economy [Letter]
    Here we go again. Yet another letter to the editor ("Illegal immigrants steal American jobs," Jan. 3) blaming undocumented immigrants for all of Maryland's employment and economic problems. And, like all such letters, its argument instantly breaks up once...
  • The poverty war at 50 [Editorial]

    The poverty war at 50  [Editorial]
    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a "war on poverty," the consequence of which was a slew of government programs aimed at improving the lives of struggling Americans. It has become fashionable among political conservatives to...
  • More needs to be done to win the War on Poverty [Letter]

    I read with interest Maryland Department of Human Resources Secretary Ted Dallas' recent letter on the legacy of the War on Poverty ("War on Poverty has yielded results," Jan. 11). However, I think Mr. Dallas is missing the point made by many in the...
  • Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction

    Washington drives itself to dangerous distraction
    First came the drama over the government shutdown. Then the showdown over the debt ceiling. Now another round of negotiations on the budget deficit. Pardon me for asking, but when exactly will Washington begin to deal with the crisis of jobs, wages...