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  • Ehrlich distorts the facts about Obamacare

    Ehrlich distorts the facts about Obamacare
    As is often his wont, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column on Obamacare provided a very one-sided narrative using gross generalizations and failing to provide context for his arguments ("Lost jobs, higher costs: Obamacare hits home," May 26). Mr....
  • Gambling is not the solution to our problems

    Gambling is not the solution to our problems
    While I would gladly attend a bachelor party in Atlantic City, I would prefer not to raise my children there. However, as Maryland continues to morph into that Sin City of the East, I may not have a choice. In 2007, Maryland politicians pushed slots on...
  • Md. lawmakers say budget cuts could harm BWI

    Md. lawmakers say budget cuts could harm BWI
    With the BWI Marshall Airport terminal as a backdrop, Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation took turns Friday bashing mandatory federal budget cuts they said could harm not only air travel but local businesses that rely on passenger...
  • Fiscal crisis ahead is self inflicted [Commentary]

    Drawing parallels between government spending policy and household finances has its perils. There's an extraordinary difference in scale, for one thing. And there's the matter that people will often argue against government debt on the grounds that debt...
  • Letter from Hopkins executives outlines impact of federal budget cuts

    Letter from Hopkins executives outlines impact of federal budget cuts
    The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System leadership sent this letter today outlining how much federal budget cuts will cost the medical system.   From: Paul B. Rothman and Ronald R. Peterson [mailto:jhmedexec@jhmi.edu]  Sent: Friday, March 01,...
  • Some in Laurel facing sequestration with optimism, others brace for trickle-down effect

    Some in Laurel facing sequestration with optimism, others brace for trickle-down effect
    When Congress and the White House failed to make a deal on budget cuts March 1, sequestration went into effect, requiring federal agencies to identify $85 billion in required cuts. The looming reductions, which will be spread across agencies —...
  • Strong federal ties leave Md. vulnerable to sudden cuts

    Looming federal budget cuts make a whole lot of Marylanders nervous because a whole lot of Maryland depends on Uncle Sam for a paycheck — directly or indirectly. More than 300,000 Maryland residents work for the federal government, according to the...
  • Dow is up: Happy days here again?

    Dow is up: Happy days here again?
    Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. That is well illustrated by the current disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, as the...
  • Volunteers work to reopen shuttered Barclay Rec Center

    Volunteers work to reopen shuttered Barclay Rec Center
    A dozen neighborhood volunteers will spend their Presidents Day turning around a former city recreation center that new sponsors envision reborn as an education and community center. After 32 years, the Barclay Recreation Center shut down in August, a...
  • In Carroll, Outdoor School's 'cultural tradition' may face budget reality

    In Carroll, Outdoor School's 'cultural tradition' may face budget reality
    Sixth-graders from West Middle School in Carroll County scoured the Bear Branch stream one recent morning in search of aquatic life in the dead of winter. Nathan Grella said the contents of his bucket did not appear promising. "We just got leaves and...
  • Budget cuts won't hit meat inspectors immediately, USDA says

    Although federal budget cuts are scheduled for March 1, it could be months before a threatened shutdown of U.S. meat plants would occur because of a furlough of meat inspectors, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Vilsack said work rules...
  • Md. businesses hope for more influence in Annapolis

    Md. businesses hope for more influence in Annapolis
    Maryland's business leaders are increasing efforts to speak with a louder, more unified voice to state officials, seeing in looming federal budget cuts the necessity — or opportunity — to focus more attention on the private sector. The...