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  • The budget: What to cut and what to keep

    The budget: What to cut and what to keep
    I totally disagree with Richard L. Ottenheimer's comments that Republicans are trying to blow up the economy ("Chickenomics: A winning GOP strategy?" Jan. 22). It's not a Republican or Democratic thing, it's an American thing, or just smart economics....
  • Obama offers up a meaningless gesture

    The president is voluntarily giving 5 percent of his yearly salary back to the U.S. Treasury in order to show solidarity with government workers forced to take unpaid leaves due to what he calls the catastrophic effects of the sequestration ("President'...
  • The hoax of 'entitlement reform'

    The hoax of 'entitlement reform'
    It has become accepted economic wisdom that the only way to get control over America's looming budget deficits is to "reform entitlements." The accepted wisdom is wrong. Republicans trot out federal budget data showing a 32 percent increase in...
  • Fiscal cliff deal shows disregard for taxpayers

    Once again our elected officials in Washington have shown their lack of respect for taxpayers. We do not need more taxes, they need to stop spending. We no longer have a government by the people for the people; these elected officials spend our money...
  • Md. to partner with USDA to enhance food stamp fraud detection efforts

    Md. to partner with USDA to enhance food stamp fraud detection efforts
    The Maryland Department of Human Resources will step up efforts to find people who sell their food stamps for cash or otherwise defraud the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, under a pilot program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Letter: Republican Party needs to focus its message, not change it

    There has been much discussion in the weeks since the 2012 election about the Republican Party and its current state. Losing an election often prompts a lot of hand-wringing by the defeated party and rejoicing by those on the other side of the aisle....
  • Letter: What did they vote for?

    Editor, After reading recent letters to the editor from Democrats, including President of the Young Democrats of Harford County Tom Myers, I felt compelled to respond to the Obama rhetoric. Mr. Myers says that "a majority of the country...supports...the...
  • Pet food stamps become a reality

    Pet food stamps become a reality
    It’s a heartbreaking decision that thousands of devoted pet owners are forced to make every year: pay the bills or feed the dog or cat? The choice between paying for heat, water, or groceries and buying a bag of pet food is all too real for many...
  • 500 steelworkers turn out to receive United Way holiday meals

    500 steelworkers turn out to receive United Way holiday meals
    For years, Jeff Mikula collected United Way donations from his fellow steelworkers at Sparrows Point. On Thursday, he — and 500 former co-workers from the now-closed plant — stood in line to receive them. The Dundalk man, who worked as an...
  • The other, more dangerous, cliffs

    The other, more dangerous, cliffs
    The "fiscal cliff" isn't nearly the biggest cliff we face -- if we're talking about dangerous precipices looming on the horizon. Here are three: The child poverty cliff. A staggering number of our children are impoverished. Between 2007 and 2011, the...
  • Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton: Food pantry gets some help, but still needs more

    The Glenelg United Methodist Church Food Pantry continues to serve over 30 families each month. The outreach has spread to Columbia and Elkridge, where it seems that word of mouth brings new visitors each month. In November, the food pantry gave out...
  • Love grows among coal-mining poverty in Venus Theatre's 'Claudie Hukill'

    Love grows among coal-mining poverty in Venus Theatre's 'Claudie Hukill'
    "Claudie Hukill," on stage at Venus Theatre on C Street through Dec. 23, is a play about a poor family, struggling to survive hard economic times and personal tragedies in a West Virginia mining town. Set in 1972, the play is filled with generational,...