| Dec 15, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The $1 billion, three and a half year rollout was a public relations disaster. Consumer access to its website is the focus of nightly Leno monologues. Nearly 6 million Americans have lost health insurance. That promised $2,500 per family savings has...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's op-ed piece from Friday is an example of why nothing ever seems to change in Baltimore.
Mayor Rawlings-Blake writes primarily about the Congressional farm bill and the impact that it will have on the city of Baltimore....
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:21 AM
The journey to a high school diploma for most Maryland students spans four years, 720 days of classes, and a slate of state tests. But for dozens of Baltimore youths, the journey has involved a two-hour trip up Interstate 95, a three-hour exam and a...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Congress seems to be focusing its austerity efforts on America's most vulnerable citizens, including those who need help feeding their families. Meanwhile, large food subsidies that benefit the most affluent Americans aren't even on the table.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 5:57 PM
A federal grand jury indicted 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing nearly $7 million from food assistance programs by agreeing to debit cash for beneficiaries without selling food — then keeping a cut of the proceeds....
| Nov 2, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Saturday an additional $10,000 in funding for a program designed to stretch food stamp benefits at farmers' markets.
The additional funding comes as families will begin seeing their benefits cut this...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Even as I write this, I'm hungry. The truth is that I've been a little hungry ever since I began the Food Stamp Challenge. Along with more than 75 other Marylanders — including Anne Sheridan, executive director of Governor's Office for Children;...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The recent indictment of 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing more than $7 million from the food stamp program is a welcome development but badly timed. No doubt it will be used as fodder by House Republicans angling to take...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I decided to participate in the Food Stamp Challenge last week to confront Congress' recent benefit reduction, as highlighted in The Sun's recent editorial ("Hunger gets a boost," Oct. 29). As a social worker in D.C., I am acutely aware that food stamps...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Helping veterans isn't just a part of my job. For me, it's personal. It's in my blood.
On Veterans Day, I can't help think of my uncles who volunteered for the service after fleeing a brutal regime in the Dominican Republic. They hadn't been in...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:06 PM
Sister Irene Marshiano, a nun who offered sandwiches and coffee "with respect" at the Franciscan Center she founded 45 years ago, died of complications from diabetes Oct. 31 at her order's Clare Court Convent in Northeast Baltimore. She was 70.
| Nov 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In all levels of all programs and institutions, public or private, big or small, government or corporate, there is some degree of fraud or mismanagement ("Food stamp fraud is real and must be stopped," Nov. 6). There is no way to have a program like the...