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I am always wondering why any objection to President Obama's policies isn't good and clear thinking, but racist ("Newt the demagogue," Jan. 20). Is it racist to suggest that poor people and the young work as janitors? The only bigots are those who...
Tags: Racism, Barack Obama, Newt Gingrich
I find it disconcerting and quite troubling as I read opinions being sent in to this paper stating that people collecting unemployment are just lazy and aren't looking for work because they're getting money for nothing and have no incentive ("Benefits...
Tags: Unemployment, Labor Markets, Unemployment
Much has been written and said recently about the First Amendment and freedom of religion in the context of the current political atmosphere. Many of the most provocative comments have been about contraception, abortion rights and health insurance. Some...
WEATHER Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high near 62 degrees. The low tonight will be around 53 degrees. SCHOOL DELAYS Several school systems in Maryland are opening on a delayed schedule today. Here is the full list. TRAFFIC...
Failure of the congressional "supercommittee" to strike a deal on deficit reduction has left lawmakers scrambling to address a half-dozen bills of major importance to Marylanders, from extending tax breaks to paying Medicare doctors to securing federal...
During the presidential campaign of 2000, George W. Bush was criticized by some conservatives for calling himself a "compassionate conservative." Some believed the term to be redundant. Now we're in the middle of the 2012 presidential campaign, and...
Sixteen Democratic governors led by Maryland's Martin O'Malley have sent a letter to congressional leaders urging them to quickly broker a compromise to extend long-term unemployment benefits before the money runs out at the end of the year. “We...
Tags: Martin O'Malley, Insurance, Employment, Government, U.S. Senate
Most of us know some basics about Social Security. We understand retirees can start taking retirement benefits at age 62. We realize we'll get a bigger monthly check if we wait a few years more until our normal retirement age to tap benefits. And who...
Beware of outside websites claiming they want to help you file for unemployment benefits. The Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing & Regulation's unemployment insurance division warns these sites can collect personal information about you and possibly...
The owner of the Sparrows Point steel mill has told state unemployment insurance officials that about 720 workers at the Baltimore County plant are being furloughed and are expected back on the job March 4. Managers started telling workers last...
Maryland's congressional delegation will have unusual influence in helping to resolve big issues left hanging on Capitol Hill, because two of the state's lawmakers were appointed Friday to help sort out differences between House and Senate legislation....
Ah, another person writes in with the true skinny on why people in "the real world" will never get off unemployment ("Payroll taxes and unemployment benefits: two bad decisions," Dec. 28). Funny, all the people I know who are unemployed are trying...
Tags: Unemployment, Unemployment
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