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  • City officials warn of impact as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps

    City officials warn of impact as corner stores must start paying for equipment to accept food stamps
    The federal government plans to shift the cost of accepting food stamps to retailers in the coming weeks, a move that Baltimore officials and anti-hunger advocates said Tuesday could make it harder for some families to buy groceries. Mayor Stephanie...
  • Illegal immigration is destroying America [Letter]

    Illegal immigration is destroying America [Letter]
    While legal American workers obey our laws, pay their taxes and try to provide a decent life for their families, an endless line of illegal immigrants from Central America and Mexico continues to pass through our unsecured border to endanger our economy...
  • Double-voting not the only opportunity for fraud [Letter]

    Double-voting not the only opportunity for fraud [Letter]
    Each of our board members read The Sun's editorial, "Double voting? Not necessarily" (Sept. 2), and came away with mixed thoughts. We nonetheless thank you for encouraging Maryland to pursue legal action against those who voted twice in Maryland and...
  • Cynical policies slow growth, kill jobs [Commentary]

    Cynical policies slow growth, kill jobs [Commentary]
    Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report that the economy added 230,000 jobs in August. The pace has picked up a bit but is still far less than needed to reemploy all the prime aged workers displaced in the wake of the financial crisis. The...
  • Smarter approach to food stamps [Commentary]

    Smarter approach to food stamps [Commentary]
    Fifty years ago this week, the Food Stamp Act of 1964 was signed into law. The goal was to ensure that those of us with the least would not be without food. In the ensuing decades, the program adapted to cultural, economic and technological changes and...
  • County should now begin roving housecleaning service [Letter]

    I was reading the recent article about the Roving Radish with great interest. Wow — what a fantastic program. Really — bringing fresh food to areas with full service grocery stores right in the neighborhood is a stroke of genius. What an...
  • Consider servers during city/county restaurant weeks [Commentary]

    Consider servers during city/county restaurant weeks [Commentary]
    Diners rejoice! Baltimore City is celebrating its summer Restaurant Week through Aug. 10, and Baltimore County restaurants kick off their celebration Friday. The events offer a great way to discover new places and fresh tastes or revisit old favorites...
  • O'Malley takes on another 'pop' issue [Commentary]

    O'Malley takes on another 'pop' issue [Commentary]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley, a presidential hopeful, has taken on yet another "pop issue," proposing that we provide foster care to several thousand unaccompanied Central American minors, lest they be sent to "certain death." He has also championed abolition...
  • President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]

    President Obama's transformed America [Commentary]
    On February 19, 2008, Sen. Barack Obama promised to "fundamentally transform America." This was no mere rhetoric from the telegenic man who would go on to best Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination. Rather, it was an audacious (to borrow a term)...
  • Ryan's safety net [Editorial]

    Ryan's safety net  [Editorial]
    It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave it...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan is heartfelt but unworkable [Letter]

    Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan is heartfelt but unworkable [Letter]
    Thank you for your thoughtful, balanced editorial on Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's recent discussion of poverty ("Ryan's safety net," July 28). A quick read of Congressman Ryan's proposal show his appreciation of the federal Earned Income Tax Credit as an...
  • City relaunches Virtual Supermarket Program in Cherry Hill

    City relaunches Virtual Supermarket Program in Cherry Hill
    Baltimore's Virtual Supermarket is up and running for the first time in about nine months under a retooled program that makes free the delivery of groceries in one of the city's food deserts. The city relaunched the program this month with two sites in...