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  • 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...
  • A minimum step forward

    A minimum step forward
    It should surprise no one that President Barack Obama has been turning his attention of late to income inequality. In a speech last week and in a follow-up interview with The New York Times, he fretted about the widening gap between the wealthy and the...
  • Fixing student loan rates isn't enough

    Fixing student loan rates isn't enough
    After months of partisan haggling and finger-pointing, the Senate is scheduled to vote today on a bill that would keep interest rates on college student loans from doubling. Actually, the rate already has doubled — from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent...
  • Obama returns to arms control -- just in time

    Obama returns to arms control -- just in time
    President Barack Obama's call during the State of the Union address to reduce the threat of nuclear war could not have been more timely. The day before the president spoke, North Korea tested a primitive nuclear device, and the following day reports...
  • Obama and Rubio: A study in contrasts

    Obama and Rubio: A study in contrasts
    The anticipated verbal duel Tuesday evening between President Barack Obama and Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida -- the former in his State of the Union address and the latter in the official Republican response -- was an obvious mismatch. It...
  • Cummings calls for end to IRS probe

    Cummings calls for end to IRS probe
    Arguing that the congressional investigation into the IRS should be concluded, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings said Sunday that closed-door interviews with the agency's staff show neither the White House nor officials in Washington had a hand in targeting...
  • Obama is a lame duck who knows how to quack

    It's sometimes said that a lame-duck president is a weakened leader from the first day of his last term. The two-term limit of the 22nd Amendment, imposed by wrathful Republicans in 1951 in response to FDR's breach of the George Washington tradition, is...
  • Recycling old and failed ideas

    Recycling old and failed ideas
    President Barack Obama's approach to so-called "climate change" appears to include recycling old ideas. In his State of the Union address, the president recycled the idea of spending more on education, though we are still getting unsatisfactory...
  • End hunger in a SNAP

    End hunger in a SNAP
    In his recent State of the Union address, President Barack Obama said "we can't just cut our way to prosperity" ("Obama outlines ambitious agenda for second term," Feb. 13). I could not agree more. More than 12.5 percent of households in Maryland and 50...
  • Gun laws no assault on rights

    Gun laws no assault on rights
    Sensible gun legislation is no threat to Second Amendment rights. Although there is no one solution to violence by the use of a gun, the death of many people could be avoided by outlawing assault weapons and high capacity gun clips, as well as requiring...