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  • Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill

    Senate clears path to final vote on farm bill
    The U.S. Senate is poised to give final approval Tuesday to a nearly $1 trillion bill that would dictate the nation's agriculture policy for the next five years, reduce how much taxpayers spend on food stamps and alter conservation programs for the...
  • Obama address shows tendency toward dictatorship [Letter]

    Obama address shows tendency toward dictatorship [Letter]
    The United States is supposedly a democratic nation — a government of the people, for the people and by the people. But after listening to President Barack Obama's State of the Union speech, it sounded to me as if our country were now headed by...
  • Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief [Letter]

    Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief [Letter]
    I don't know which shocks me more, the speech or the reaction. In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama emphatically stated three times to the nation and world that he knows what's best for America ("Obama talks economy, immigration in...
  • The Costco example [Editorial]

    The Costco example  [Editorial]
    "No one who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty." That was the message President Barack Obama brought from Tuesday night's State of the Union address to a Costco warehouse in Lanham on Wednesday morning, and it's hard to...
  • 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...
  • O'Malley booked on CNN amid Christie scandal

    O'Malley booked on CNN amid Christie scandal
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley marks his return to the Sunday political show circuit this week just as his longtime sparring partner and potential 2016 rival, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is battling the biggest scandal of his administration....
  • Rawlings-Blake says Christie created 'culture of callousness'

    Rawlings-Blake says Christie created 'culture of callousness'
    In her second appearance on "Meet the Press" in two months, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake offered opinions on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the allegations his staff caused a traffic jam as payback against a mayor who wouldn't endorse him....
  • O'Malley still weighing presidential bid

    O'Malley still weighing presidential bid
    Gov. Martin O’Malley said on national television Sunday he is still evaluating whether to run for president, that the state’s minimum wage should be $10 an hour, and that he considered moving Maryland’s troubled health exchange to the...
  • O'Malley continues defense of health exchange

    O'Malley continues defense of health exchange
    Gov. Martin O'Malley took his defense of Maryland's struggling health exchange onto national television Sunday after CNN host Candy Crowley described its rollout as "disastrous by most accounts." O'Malley's defense came as Rep. John Delaney of the...
  • Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange [Editorial]

    Politics trumped prudence in Md. Obamacare exchange  [Editorial]
    The train wreck of Maryland's Affordable Care Act insurance exchange should have been no surprise to Gov. Martin O'Malley, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown or anyone else responsible for its creation. That's the unmistakable conclusion from a Washington Post...
  • War on Poverty has yielded results [Letter]

    Fifty years ago this week, in his State of the Union address to the nation, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced a new "War on Poverty." The legislation he proposed and was ultimately passed by Congress made reducing poverty a national priority. As a...