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  • The ineffectual on the Hill [Editorial]

    The week between Christmas and New Year's is surely the nation's least productive, and that's why it ought to be dubbed "The 113th Congress Week." Naturally, the members of the U.S. House and Senate who so richly deserve this distinction are observing the...
  • We can afford Obamacare

    We can afford Obamacare
    In dogmatically attacking health reform, Republicans have been exploiting the concern that increasing health care coverage must obviously cost us too much. That is not true, and we need to talk about it. Conservatives who shut down the government two...
  • Harris attacks Obamacare on Crossfire

    Harris attacks Obamacare on Crossfire
    Rep. Andy Harris used an appearance Monday on CNN's Crossfire to argue that the problems people are facing as they try to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare are only the beginning. "Some things are just not fixable," said the Baltimore...
  • The governor's creative bookkeeping [Commentary]

    The governor's creative bookkeeping [Commentary]
    In a couple of weeks, state legislators will gather in Annapolis for the annual circus that is the Maryland General Assembly's legislative session. Given that 2014 is also an election year, the show will be even more entertaining, or depressing, depending...
  • Botched health care rollout threatens to turn Obama into a two-term Jimmy Carter

    Botched health care rollout threatens to turn Obama into a two-term Jimmy Carter
    In some important ways, the last month or so has seen some impressive advances for President Barack Obama. Under ordinary circumstances, his success so far at staring down Syrian dictator Bashar Assad over chemical weapons and then his rebuff of the House...
  • America needs more tea party 'extremists'

     America needs more tea party 'extremists'
    State Sen. Jim Rosapepe castigates tea party Republicans for the recent shutdown, referring to them as "illiterate political extremists" and "power hungry opportunists" ("We have a deal, but the damage is already done," Oct. 17). Although attempting...
  • Democracy made simple

     Democracy made simple
    A family that takes a second and a third mortgage may be in danger of losing the family home. A nation raising its debt ceiling again and again is in danger of losing its future. I think that many people are willing to do something, but what can we do?...
  • What's next for Washington?

    What's next for Washington?
    Now that the debt limit has been raised, government workers are back to work and the proverbial budgetary can has been kicked a couple of months down the road, the obvious question is, what's next? After venting his spleen a bit over "manufactured crises"...
  • Republicans aren't the only once criticizing the Obamacare rollout

     Republicans aren't the only once criticizing the Obamacare rollout
    In addition to the GOP, there are a lot of Democrats who are criticizing the rollout of the Affordable Care Act — not to mention anyone who has ever managed a business project ("Maryland 'stumbled out of the gate' with health exchanges, Brown says,"...
  • Make a deal where everyone wins

     Make a deal where everyone wins
    It is hard to believe that the Democrats and Republicans can't come up with the following as a way to break the logjam in D.C.: The GOP agrees to this year's budget, the updated debt ceiling and the immigration reform law passed by the U.S. Senate. In...
  • Sun dominated by leftist views

     Sun dominated by leftist views
    In reading The Sun's editorial pages on Oct. 4, I couldn't help but think that the editorial board, in bowing to the extreme left wing base, has been shoveling a huge amount of "stuff." Take, for example, the editorial, "Congress: Do your job," where...
  • Acting responsibly is not a 'surrender'

    Unconditional surrender. That's what House Speaker John Boehner has called it if Republicans go along with President Barack Obama's position that the government shutdown must be halted and the debt limit raised before negotiations over their grievances...