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  • Employers skirt wage requirements [Commentary]

    Employers skirt wage requirements [Commentary]
    Government leaders at all levels — including President Barack Obama — are pushing to raise the floor on pay, and pundits are lining up on both sides: Will higher minimum wages put more money in workers' pockets? Or will they spark layoffs,...
  • Gas tax is no solution [Letter]

    Gas tax is no solution [Letter]
    As usual, The Sun missed the real story — on purpose, I might add ("Pumping up gas prices," July 1). Gas prices have doubled since your savior took office in 2009. President Barack Obama has done almost nothing to make the U.S. energy independent...
  • The GOP is divided over 'Ex-Im' [Commentary]

    The GOP is divided over 'Ex-Im' [Commentary]
    Most people have never heard of it. Fewer still understand how it operates. But it is the focal point of a (mostly) intramural Republican fight playing out in the halls of Congress. Its ultimate resolution will have dramatic impact on a number of high...
  • Holder and race [Editorial]

    Holder and race  [Editorial]
    For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component" from...
  • Victoria Jackson, not the sharpest mind in the Obama chorus [Commentary]

    Victoria Jackson, not the sharpest mind in the Obama chorus [Commentary]
    Given the penchant of many of my fellow Americans to believe any preposterous spoof, spin or allegation that pops up on their computer screens -- I'm talking to you, Victoria Jackson! -- I want to make it perfectly clear that every statement in the next...
  • SSA to continue offering verification letters in offices

    SSA to continue offering verification letters in offices
    WASHINGTON -- The Social Security Administration announced Thursday it will continue to provide benefit verification letters at field offices, reversing an earlier plan to cut that service that had led to criticism from members of the public and some...
  • Consider effect of pesticides on bees [Letter]

    Consider effect of pesticides on bees [Letter]
    The recent article noting the efforts of Nathan Reid to raise the public's awareness of plant pollinators ("Bee conscious of what you plant," July 13) reminds me that The Sun also published an article last June regarding a memorandum signed by President...
  • We're all responsible for creating our immigration crisis [Letter]

    We're all responsible for creating our immigration crisis [Letter]
    The recent deluge of children from Central America entering the country illegally is not President Barack Obama's fault alone ("America's refugee crisis," July 9). We sell chicken to Central America cheaper than farmers there can raise their own,...
  • Harman wins GOP primary in Balto. Co., recount confirms

    Harman wins GOP primary in Balto. Co., recount confirms
    George Harman won the Republican primary for Baltimore County executive last month by 20 votes, election officials said after a rare recount. Harman, an environmental consultant from Reisterstown, will face Democratic County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in...
  • John Siegenthaler, a man who made better choices [Commentary]

    John Siegenthaler, a man who made better choices [Commentary]
    Here we go again. Same stuff, different day. Deja vu all over again. A monthly New York newspaper, The WestView News, uses an objectionable headline ("The N----r In The White House") on a piece in its July edition, which argues that much of the shrill...
  • Why I can't be both a scientist and a liberal [Commentary]

    Why I can't be both a scientist and a liberal [Commentary]
    Economists should be bound by facts and reason. I simply can't embrace liberal positions on the minimum wage, climate change and gender discrimination, and call myself a scientist. Let's take them one by one: The minimum wage: The Congressional Budget...
  • Atholton High student to represent Maryland in Boys Nation program

    Atholton High student to represent Maryland in Boys Nation program
    Atholton High School's Miles Walker recently captured the state's top prize in an American Legion national government instruction program, an accomplishment that for the 16-year-old rising senior was nearly a lifetime in the making. The Columbia...