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  • Lower tax rates are needed to fight deficit

    I could not agree more with your recent editorial regarding the debt limit deal ("We need an election," Aug. 2). Tough choices have simply been postponed. What I cannot understand is your persistent support for taxing the rich. Let's take a look at some...
  • Study shows working poor struggle in Howard County

    Having to balance her part-time job as an EMT, going to school to get a nursing degree and carrying for her disabled son, 31-year-old single mother Rina Johnson knows it's not easy to make ends meet, especially living in expensive Howard County. "It's...
  • Irene Helen Alexander

     Irene Helen Alexander
    Irene Helen Alexander, who owned and operated a beauty shop and later worked at the Social Security Administration, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Sept. 16 at Sinai Hospital. She was 89 and lived in West Baltimore. Born Irene Helen Lee in...
  • Tackling consumer crises in Maryland

    Tackling consumer crises in Maryland
    Civil Justice might be small — you can count the full-time attorneys at the nonprofit legal assistance group on one hand — but its impact is anything but. The Baltimore organization has trained more than 1,400 lawyers in foreclosure law so...
  • Teacher pension study based on incomplete science

    Thomas A. Firey's recent suggestion in The Sun ("Better pension reform," July 27) of a statewide "buy-back" program for public employees to reduce Maryland's future public pension should be vetted very closely by citizens and officials, given the...
  • Senate panel OKs delay of crab-picker wage raise

    A new federal rule that would require crab-processing plants on the Eastern Shore and elsewhere to pay a higher wage to temporary foreign workers would be delayed for a year under legislation approved Wednesday by the Senate Appropriations Committee....
  • The ugly side of Big Labor

    The ugly side of Big Labor
    On July 10, three Chicago-area Alderwoods funeral homes were viciously vandalized. All were Dignity Memorial network facilities that had also been targeted for a strike by local Teamsters. Teamsters Local 727, which represents 16 Alderwoods embalmers,...
  • Cardin talks debt with federal employees

    Appealing to a constituency at the center of the debate over federal budget cuts, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin told a large crowd of federal employees that Maryland's lawmakers will fight for them as Congress begins making spending cuts required by the new...
  • Ngata's deal pleases teammates; Rice, Flacco next

    Ngata's deal pleases teammates; Rice, Flacco next
    Haloti Ngata, the mammoth All-Pro defensive tackle who draws extra attention every Sunday, found himself attracting similar treatment today in the Ravens locker room a day after signing a five-year, $61 million deal. "Nobody asked me for a loan. They...
  • Employers add more jobs than forecast in July

    American employers added more jobs than forecast in July and wages climbed. Payrolls rose by 117,000 workers after a 46,000 increase in June that was larger than earlier estimated, the Labor Department said Friday. The median estimate in a Bloomberg News...
  • NBA players should review past

    If you've been paying attention to the NBA's labor woes, this statement should sound familiar: "Unfortunately, we lose less money by not playing, and we know if we were to try to continue to play we would lose franchises and be in terrible, terrible...
  • Criticism of Social Security dishonest

    It is always depressing when you see evidence of a political point of view overcoming intellect, but particularly so in Peter Morici's commentary on Social Security ("Yes, Social Security is a Ponzi scheme," Sept. 22). He forgets that Social Security is a...