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  • Questions about Medicare and Social Security not answered

    The president and his cronies treat the American public like morons and we deserve it for not requiring an answer to the question of what to do about Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security ("Obama eyes middle ground," April 14). No political spin, no...
  • William Donald Schaefer, governor and mayor, dies

    William Donald Schaefer, governor and mayor, dies
    William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the last half-century of Maryland history, died Monday after a "do-it-now" career that changed the face of Baltimore while bringing a new burst of energy to the city he loved. Mr. Schaefer was 89....
  • Questionable investment strategy

    Letter writer A. Melissa Moye, interim chief investment officer for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System, misses the main point of your recent article about the Maryland pension plan's questionable investment strategy ("State pension system...
  • Constellation CEO's total compensation up 44%

    Constellation CEO's total compensation up 44%
    Constellation Energy Group CEO Mayo A. Shattuck III took in $15.7 million in total compensation last year, a 44 percent annual increase in a year when the company he manages posted a nearly billion-dollar loss. Shattuck's take-home pay of $1.3 million...
  • Republicans need to do better

    Republicans need to do better
    As one who worked in and around a few presidential campaigns, I'm always troubled and honestly quite alarmed when potential presidential candidates ask staff, focus groups, and tea leaves what their message should be and who in essence, they are. As a...
  • Social Security actually one-ups Ponzi

    There have been recent accusations by some politicians running for president that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme." Others say this type of talk is a politically motivated scare tactic. Let's examine the facts. Charles Ponzi was an Italian...
  • Aberdeen woman to serve 5 years for welfare theft

    Sharre Anne Jones of Aberdeen will serve five years in the Maryland Division of Corrections for stealing $8,332 in Social Security Supplemental Security Income intended for her disabled 13-year-old grandson, Harford County State's Attorney Joseph Cassilly...
  • Reducing postal service is not the answer

    Reducing postal service is not the answer
    Few institutions touch more Americans than the U.S. Postal Service, whose role is spelled out in the Constitution and which delivers to 150 million homes and businesses six days a week. Letter carriers get to know our communities, occasionally saving...
  • Md. crab processors battle federal wage rule

    Md. crab processors battle federal wage rule
    Jack Brooks and other leaders of Maryland's seafood industry have faced the same problem for more than a decade: a shortage of seasonal foreign workers to pick out the morsels of crab meat that wind up on dinner plates across the country. But this...
  • Some elected officials willing to sacrifice

    This is in response to Cathleen R. Smith's recent letter where she asks, "What are elected officials willing to sacrifice?" ("Ordinary Americans have lost plenty in this recession; what are politicians willing to sacrifice?" Aug. 4). Ms. Smith wrote...
  • City mental health clinic having trouble meeting payroll

    City mental health clinic having trouble meeting payroll
    Employees of the West Baltimore mental health and substance abuse clinic Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. have complained of bounced paychecks in recent weeks, and state health officials say they are monitoring to make sure patient care doesn't suffer...
  • You want jobs? Here's a better plan

    We are in a financial crisis. As I read various papers and listen to the debates on television, it appears that there are two possible ways to approach the situation. One, as espoused by President Barack Obama and other liberals ("Let them eat tax cuts,"...