| May 22, 2013
| 6:06 AM
Sandy Johnson and her son, Jeff, were juggling the demands of classes and exams, jobs and family life in pursuit of associate degrees. They also were confronting what could have been an insurmountable obstacle: homelessness.
"This has been a tough...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 3:29 PM
More than 700 people turned out for workshops Tuesday connecting laid-off Sparrows Point workers with information about health insurance, training and other aid.
An even larger number is expected at additional sessions scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon and...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Maryland's black communities overwhelmingly supported Barack Obama's historic rise to the presidency four years ago, but this time around, his support for same-sex marriage and the nation's continuing high unemployment are tempering African-American...
| Sep 11, 2012
| 8:15 AM
I was not surprised that die hard Democrat Mel Mintz is supporting the re-election of President Obama ("Romney is this year's Dewey," Sept. 5), but the reasons he gives for his support are amusing. He must be living in some other country.
| Apr 29, 2013
| 9:42 AM
What does it require to get members of Congress to take action quickly and decisively on an issue of federal spending? Now we know. The possibility that they will be delayed in an airport terminal somewhere waiting for a flight out of town is apparently...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 11:45 AM
America is in crisis.
The new normal is not good enough. The unemployed can't find jobs, the old can't retire and those in between live in constant fear of being tapped on the shoulder and thrust into the abyss.
Property values are lower than a snake'...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Of course the addition of 200,000 jobs in December and a slight decline in unemployment are good news. But the economy has a long, long way to go. There are still 13 million unemployed. Millions more want to work but have stopped looking, which, according...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 7:43 AM
Campaigning for office, President Barack Obama promised to do something about high gas prices, but now he is denying he can do much about what Americans pay to drive. He is too modest.
In September 2008, Steven Chu said to The Wall Street Journal:...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 3:46 PM
A routine traffic stop by a police officer in Georgia led authorities in Maryland to a suspected identity theft scheme in which state unemployment benefits totaling $170,000 were falsely obtained in the names of dozens of unwitting people.
None of the...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 5:18 PM
In happier times, David Gaines would have been able to find a job.
The 57-year-old Annapolis man was laid off in 2009 from his job as a sales manager for a company that supplied the drums, cones and message boards that alert motorists to construction....
| Sep 18, 2011
| 1:41 PM
While most of the debate on President Barack Obama's jobs bill has focused on taxes, spending on infrastructure and unemployment insurance, housing officials in Baltimore and across the country are monitoring a little-remarked proposal to revitalize...
| Sep 21, 2011
| 5:40 PM
With the state unemployment rate inching upward, Gov. Martin O'Malley is considering several jobs measures when the General Assembly meets in special session next month, he said Wednesday.
A top administration official said the package could include an...