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  • Norquist's 'beast' thrives

    Norquist's 'beast' thrives
    For the last 20 years, the charming Grover Norquist has been perhaps the most successful of American political entrepreneurs, having used a letterhead and small office to secure "no tax" pledges from a near-majority of Congress members and myriads of...
  • Is Howard County too expensive for young families?

    College Park — Howard County has about 8,000 fewer young adults than 10 years ago, according to the U.S. Census. And some officials believe the county's high living costs may be the reason. The Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning used...
  • Harford families need $62,000 to cover basic costs, study says

    Just five years ago, a Harford County family of one adult, one school-age child and one preschooler needed an annual income of about $54,000 to make ends meet. That family today would need nearly $62,000, a new study shows. That number covers basic...
  • In Anne Arundel County, worker needs $32 an hour to cover basic costs

    A family of three — one adult, one preschooler and one school-age child — in Anne Arundel County needs an annual income of $67,865 just to meet its basic needs, a new report shows. That income requires a salary of $32.13 an hour when the...
  • 'Nuns on the Bus' protest cuts to social services

    A group of Roman Catholic nuns traveling across nine states to protest a national budget proposal that cuts social service programs briefly stopped at Loyola University Maryland on Saturday. Known as the "Nuns on the Bus," the group, made up of sisters...
  • Baltimore targets 'food deserts'

    Baltimore targets 'food deserts'
    More than a third of Baltimore neighborhoods don't have ready access to healthy foods, leaving one in five residents to rely on high-fat, high-calorie meals from corner stores and carryout restaurants, a new assessment shows. City, academic and nonprofit...
  • JFX farmers' market starts accepting food stamps, debit

    JFX farmers' market starts accepting food stamps, debit
    Tens of thousands of people in Baltimore who use food stamps to buy groceries can now do their shopping at the Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar under the Jones Falls Expressway, thanks to a new token system launched Sunday. Customers who don't have...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday
    WEATHER The National Weather Service is calling for Monday to be rainy in the Baltimore area, with a high near 87 northeast winds 6 to 9 miles per hour. Forecasters warn that a few of the storms could be severe and produce large hail, lightning and...
  • Staff Q&A: Super Tuesday troopers

    Staff Q&A: Super Tuesday troopers
    The giant political smackdown known as Super Tuesday is next week. So we asked what would be on the menu if you hosted a Super Tuesday party? A food that represents each of the candidates: caviar for Romney; a stockpile of canned goods for Paul; a...
  • How government 'solves' gas prices

    So, gas is going up to $5 per gallon, probably more. Hey, this could be a real problem. In fact, it's a huge problem for the hard-working Americans, especially those in the lower middle class. We have to do something about it. An example: Joe Doaks...
  • Remember when Republicans supported the individual mandate?

    I read with interest columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary regarding the recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Constitutional — but contemptible," July 9). I am still confused — indeed...
  • Newt the demagogue

    Newt the demagogue
    Rick Perry's withdrawal from the presidential race and his endorsement of Newt Gingrich give a boost to a campaign that has been gaining momentum in the days before the South Carolina primary. Much of the analysis of this latest turn of events focuses...