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  • Insurance co-op to start with $65 million federal loan

    Insurance co-op to start with $65 million federal loan
    A Maryland group led by Howard County health officer Peter Beilenson has received a $65 million loan under federal health reform to start the state's first insurance co-op, a consumer-owned nonprofit that will compete against private insurers to sell...
  • With Paul Ryan, Romney bets on the wrong vision for America

    With Paul Ryan, Romney bets on the wrong vision for America
    Mitt Romney said he wanted to select a vice presidential candidate who had a vision for America, and that he did. In fact, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan likely beats out his prospective boss in the vision department, having provided the most concrete and...
  • County politicos of both parties excited by Romney's VP pick

    County politicos of both parties excited by Romney's VP pick
    When GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, as his running mate last week, members of both political parties around the country and in Howard County welcomed the news. "I think Paul Ryan is an excellent...
  • Best and worst of this year's presidential ads

    Today's topic: the billions (yes, with a "b") that will be spent on advertising in this year's presidential and congressional campaigns, and what kind of messages that money is sending. Like jazz, blues and musical comedy, the political ad is a...
  • Maryland braces for Supreme Court decision on health care reform law

    Maryland braces for Supreme Court decision on health care reform law
    Miriam Brand just graduated from the University of Maryland and does not have a job, but she does have health insurance. The 22-year-old diabetic is among the 2.5 million Americans who were allowed to stay on their parents' policies because of the...
  • Health care Catch-22

    Maryland is the only state in the nation to enjoy a federal exemption that allows it to regulate how much hospitals can charge patients, much like the state public service commission regulates utility rates. Under the system administered by state's Health...
  • Baltimore nursing home closes, displaces nearly 70 residents

    Baltimore nursing home closes, displaces nearly 70 residents
    Nearly 70 elderly patients and vulnerable adults must find new homes because of the planned closure of Harborside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Baltimore, a sprawling facility with numerous fire hazards uncovered in a recent state inspection....
  • If Ryan's plan is wrong, where is Obama's alternative?

    The Sunday Baltimore Sun editorial regarding the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate ("The wrong vision," Aug. 12), is flat wrong. The fact that The Baltimore Sun believes in sending more money to the federal government for programs...
  • Clarksville: Columbia Pro Cantare on the lookout for people who can sing

    Get your voice all tuned up and ready to sing. Columbia Pro Cantare is holding auditions for all parts for its 2012-13 season. The chorus will be performing "Carmina Burana," Handel's "Messiah," "Faure Requiem" and works from Spain and Latin America this...
  • Social Security supporters tap seniors for campaign season advocacy

    Social Security advocates had a message last week for an audience of Maryland seniors on the 77th anniversary of the federal benefits program: Let's not be the last generation to retire. The Alliance for Retired Americans and Social Security Works...
  • Romney and the GOP construct an alternate reality

    Romney and the GOP construct an alternate reality
    "We're not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers," says Neil Newhouse, a Romney pollster. A half-dozen fact-checking organizations and websites have refuted Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's claims that President Obama removed the work...
  • Obama offers hard path to 'a better place'

    Obama offers hard path to 'a better place'
    — Arguing that he needs more time to fix the nation's sluggish economy, President Barack Obama formally accepted his party's nomination for a second term Thursday while stressing that voters will face a stark choice in November that could affect...