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  • Baltimore's poverty rate unchanged at 1 in 4 residents

    Baltimore's poverty rate unchanged at 1 in 4 residents
    The poverty rate in Baltimore held steady last year with about 1 in 4 counted as impoverished by the U.S. Census Bureau — a situation that economists say reflects the fits and starts of the nation's economic recovery. After a jump of more than 4...
  • Poverty line doesn't begin to cover those who need help

    Thank you to Dan Rodricks for his recent column "Our official national lie" (Aug. 8), which highlighted the discrepancy between the federal poverty line and what real families can actually afford. A recent study by Feeding America, the nation's largest...
  • O'Malley gets in quick swing at Ryan pick

    Gov. Martin O'Malley was practically salivating Saturday at the opportunities Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul as his running mate could present. "This'll galvanize the nuns for President Obama," the smilling governor said during an...
  • Paul Ryan is the anti-Palin

    Paul Ryan is the anti-Palin
    Mitt Romney's chosen running mate, Paul Ryan, is the reverse of Sarah Palin. She was all right-wing flash without much substance. He's all right-wing substance without much flash. Mr. Ryan is not a firebrand. He's not smarmy. He doesn't ooze contempt for...
  • U.S. sequestration could cut Maryland income $2.5 billion

     State officials estimate that the Marylanders could lose $2.5 billion in income if President Obama and the Congress fail to reach a spending and revenue agreement before automatic cuts to defense and other programs take effect in January. The budget...
  • 'Lost' Renoir apparently stolen from BMA

    'Lost' Renoir apparently stolen from BMA
    A painting by Pierre-Auguste Renoir that was recently rediscovered appears to have been stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art in 1951. As a result of the discovery, the FBI has begun an investigation, and an auction scheduled for Saturday morning in...
  • Sampling local farmers' markets

    Sampling local farmers' markets
    Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical Center regularly contribute a guest post. The latest post is from Cara Shipley, dietetic intern. In June all of the farmers' markets, like the Orioles, are in full swing. The definition of "local"...
  • Chefs to Congress: Hungry kids need food stamps

    Chefs to Congress: Hungry kids need food stamps
    As chefs, our lives revolve around food. Yet in the United States, 16 million kids struggle with hunger and more than 250,000 of those kids are from Maryland. We joined the fight against childhood hunger for them. Fortunately, families can rely on...
  • Obama's pattern of misinformation

    I thought it was just the liberal media (The Sun included) that suppressed information that could possibly impact voter decision-making. However, it is patently obvious the Obama administration itself did that with its foot-dragging and inept...
  • Share Your Blessings: Where to donate this holiday season

    As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are still struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community. These groups and the people they serve need our help...
  • Romney's classic rich-guy mistake: Confusing wealth and virtue

    Romney's classic rich-guy mistake: Confusing wealth and virtue
    It was a clear sign the campaign has gone on too long when I had a dream about Mitt Romney a couple of nights ago. Other than the fact that the Romney summoned from my unconscious was sitting at a breakfast table with me and was willingly answering...
  • Let Columbia's poor eat overpriced organic?

    Recently, The Sun published on-line a bizarre story about professional low-income affordable housing advocates lobbying Howard County to include affordable low-income housing in the future high-end pricey Columbia downtown residential development area ("...