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  • At Morgan State, Michelle Obama urges supporters to work

    At Morgan State, Michelle Obama urges supporters to work
    While polls show President Barack Obama beginning to widen his lead over Republican rival Mitt Romney nationally and in key states, first lady Michelle Obama had a message for supporters Friday at Morgan State University: Take nothing for granted. "As my...
  • Clarksville: Robinson Nature Center hangs bird art by local youngsters

    This brief column is coming to you from Pigeon Forge, Tenn., where I am vacationing with grandchildren Hailey and Joel Sanford and their parents, Russell and Melissa. I hope you are having a delightfully busy summer, too. Visit the Robinson Nature Center...
  • Minus both incumbents, congressional candidates field difficult questions at HCC forum

    Congressional candidates for Districts 1 and 2 addressed issues, such as the economy, partisan voting and Social Security during a moderated forum at Harford Community College Thursday night. Some candidates went so far as to take political jabs at the...
  • 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...
  • 'Old' isn't what it used to be

    The way politicians talk, one would think that the only issues that matter to Americans over 55 or 60 are Social Security and Medicare. Of course, the future of these programs is enormously important to the well-being of older citizens (and everyone...
  • Stalemate in Congress makes tax planning nearly impossible

    Here we are less than six months away from the "fiscal cliff" and Congress shows little sign of pulling the country back from the brink. The fiscal cliff is the result of the Bush-era tax cuts expiring at year's end combined with $1.2 trillion in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Medicare cuts could hinder cancer treatment

    As a radiation oncologist here in Bel Air, I wanted to share an issue that could affect the cancer treatment of a great many of our friends and neighbors. Recently, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a change to the way free...
  • Paul Ryan was a good pick — but very risky

    Paul Ryan was a good pick — but very risky
    All those political pundits who thought Mitt Romney would choose "safe" when selecting a running mate were quite mistaken. Bold is more like it, and not just because Paul Ryan is young (42) and has never won a race larger than a congressional district....