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  • Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]

    Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]
    Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution. To...
  • Anti-business as usual [Commentary]

    Anti-business as usual  [Commentary]
    Few things surprise me anymore, especially when it comes to our leaders in Annapolis. Still, the brazenness demonstrated this legislative session by politicians seeking to recast themselves as "pro-business" after years of supporting anti-business...
  • Quit complaining: Federal employees don't have it bad compared to workers in the private sector [Letter]

    Perhaps lawmakers and federal employees should be less concerned about themselves and more concerned about the morale of their employers, the American taxpayers ("Half of federal workforce considering private sector," Feb. 23). Lawmakers passed the...
  • Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly

    Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly
    I declare myself underwhelmed by the "accomplishments" of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly — a minimum wage increase so gradual it will have no effect on the standard of living for the working poor, a $431 million tax break for the heirs of...
  • Demand for STEM workers outpaces supply [Commentary]

    Demand for STEM workers outpaces supply [Commentary]
    The Maryland legislature last week passed a 2015 budget, and it includes $12 million to help create jobs in Maryland's innovative biotech and life science sector. That's a smart use of resources. For lawmakers looking to put residents back to work, our...
  • Rep. Moran can't retire fast enough [Letter]

    When U.S. Rep. James Moran Jr., a Virginia Democrat, announced in January that he would not seek re-election to Congress, I (along with every other sensible Democrat) breathed a sigh of relief. Only a podiatrist or a contortionist could admire Mr....
  • When private property isn't [Editorial]

    Eminent domain is one of those governmental attributes that has a fair amount in common with taxes. Both are inherent powers of any government, dating to the earliest days of government. Both can seem particularly onerous to the people who end up...
  • Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends

    Minimum-wage hike, new marijuana laws approved as session ends
    By the time confetti fell in Annapolis on Monday night, state lawmakers had loosened marijuana laws, made Maryland the second state in the country to raise its minimum wage to $10.10 an hour and whittled their way through more than 2,600 bills...
  • Who's to blame for the bad contractors? [Letter]

    Who's to blame for the bad contractors? [Letter]
    I find it interesting that the contractors are being blamed for Maryland's health insurance exchange debacle ("Sharfstein tells Congress contractors are to blame," April 4). Who selected the contractors? What were the reasons for selecting these...
  • Arts funding diverted to help keep film industry in Maryland

    Arts funding diverted to help keep film industry in Maryland
    Netflix's Capitol Hill drama "House of Cards" may receive millions more in tax credits to continue filming in Maryland, now that the General Assembly has agreed to make more funding available. But the local arts community may not like the politics. To...
  • Howard takes the wheel [Editorial]

    Howard takes the wheel  [Editorial]
    Easily overlooked in the waning days of the legislative session was a dust-up over how best to manage suburban transit in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Howard County announced the creation of a Regional Transportation Agency, or RTA, to oversee bus...
  • New member appointed to city school board

    New member appointed to city school board
    A veteran Baltimore city educator has been appointed to serve as a commissioner on the city school board. Linda M. Chinnia, who served for a total of 38 years in the city school system before stepping down as its chief academic officer in 2007 when...