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  • Obama launches effort aimed at black, Hispanic men

    Obama launches effort aimed at black, Hispanic men
    Breaking with his past reluctance to tailor policies to specific racial groups, President Barack Obama on Thursday launched a federal program aimed at improving the economic and educational status of young black and Hispanic men. The initiative, which...
  • Time to give America a raise [Commentary]

    Time to give America a raise [Commentary]
    As Americans, we believe that honest work should be rewarded with honest wages. That certainly means that no one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. In the coming weeks, your senators will have a chance to stand up for...
  • A dictator in the White House? [Letter]

    A dictator in the White House? [Letter]
    In reference to Jules Witcover's commentary ("A more realistic president?" Feb. 4), I was highly disturbed by the statement, "After five years of partisan holdups, President Obama is ready to override Congress." This definitely sounds as if President...
  • Fair development for a fairer Maryland [Commentary]

    Fair development for a fairer Maryland [Commentary]
    People elsewhere in the nation are taking action to tackle the issue of the growing divide between the rich and poor, but here in Maryland, the richest state in the country, we have a seismic inequality problem and are doing little to address it. New...
  • Advocates say new minimum wage figure is more than a catchy chant

    Advocates say new minimum wage figure is more than a catchy chant
    At an Annapolis rally to raise the minimum wage last month, the crowd chanted "10-10," a refrain that refers to the $10.10 hourly rate proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley. Two weeks later during President Obama's State of the Union speech, the president...
  • 'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge

    'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge
    President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
  • Obama to speak on economy in Md.

    Obama to speak on economy in Md.
    President Barack Obama will travel to Prince George's County on Tuesday to deliver remarks on the economy, a White House official said Friday. The trip will mark the fourth time Obama has visited Maryland in as many weeks. The president has spoken twice...
  • Protect veterans' pensions [Letter]

    In his State of the Union address, President Obama overlooked what should be a major priority for Washington: finding a suitable alternative to the proposed unfair cuts to veterans' pensions ("Lawmakers take another look at military retiree cut," Jan. 5)....
  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 3

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 3
    "There are two types of vice presidents: doormats and matadors. Which do you think I intend to be?" --Frank Underwood The president is working on his State of the Union address, in front of a room filled with staffers and advisers, including Christina,...
  • Obama offers a different kind of snow [Letter]

    Obama offers a different kind of snow [Letter]
    There should be no question that President Barack Obama gave a moving State of the Union speech ("Obama makes America proud," Jan. 30). There was even some humor when he said even a bartender's son could rise to become the Speaker of the House of...
  • Baltimore's breadwinners need jobs [Commentary]

    Baltimore's breadwinners need jobs [Commentary]
    In his State of the Union speech last month, President Barack Obama charged Vice President Joe Biden to "lead an across-the-board reform of America's training programs to make sure they have one mission: Train Americans with the skills employers need...
  • Black males need opportunities, mentors [Commentary]

    Black males need opportunities, mentors [Commentary]
    "I'm reaching out to some of America's leading foundations and corporations on a new initiative to help more young men of color facing tough odds stay on track and reach their full potential." President Barack Obama, 2014 State of the Union address....