| Jan 19, 2013
| 12:28 PM
— Four years after he rode into the White House on a message of change, President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term Monday amid lowered expectations and a sense that his re-election has done little to alter the nation's fractured...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Citing a severe and chronic backlog, advocacy groups have filed a class-action lawsuit accusing the state of failing low-income and disabled Marylanders by regularly taking nearly a year to approve medical assistance applications.
The lawsuit, filed last...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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....
| Jan 9, 2013
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...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
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...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
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....
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:51 PM
In case anyone has missed the dueling budget proposals out this week from Rep. Paul Ryan on the Republican side and Sen. Patty Murray for the Democrats, don't fret. You could easily have slept through the last four months and missed nothing. They are...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:04 AM
At this time of severe cutbacks in government funding for food stamps, early childhood education and Meals on Wheels, some Maryland legislators are hard at work looking out for the welfare of one of the world's wealthiest corporations. Under a bill...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:33 PM
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...
| Dec 12, 2012
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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:55 AM
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...