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  • War on Poverty has yielded results [Letter]

    Fifty years ago this week, in his State of the Union address to the nation, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced a new "War on Poverty." The legislation he proposed and was ultimately passed by Congress made reducing poverty a national priority. As a...
  • The unfinished war [Commentary]

    The unfinished war [Commentary]
    Fifty years after the first, it's time to launch a new War on Poverty. But to do it we need to challenge myths about the first that have convinced too many that combating poverty is just one more phenomenon of the '60s that can never happen again....
  • The poverty war at 50 [Editorial]

    The poverty war at 50  [Editorial]
    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson declared a "war on poverty," the consequence of which was a slew of government programs aimed at improving the lives of struggling Americans. It has become fashionable among political conservatives to...
  • New grant expands Baltimore's 'B'more Fit' program [Commentary]

    New grant expands Baltimore's 'B'more Fit' program [Commentary]
    It is certainly not news that obesity is a growing health problem in this country and in the city of Baltimore. What is alarming, however, is that obesity has a disproportionately higher rate and impact on low-income, non-white populations in America. The...
  • Rawlings-Blake's farm bill support: More of the same for Baltimore

    Rawlings-Blake's farm bill support: More of the same for Baltimore
    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....
  • Fighting obesity with good nutrition

    Fighting obesity with good nutrition
    As The Sun recently noted, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a report explaining that obesity rates in the nation have declined ("Tide may be turning on U.S. childhood obesity — CDC," Aug. 6). Hooray! But if you look beneath that...
  • Howard County should corral farmers markets into one venue [Letter]

    Having visited the farmers market recently for the first time, I was thrilled to see the featured article, "Too many fruits and vegetables?" in the July 25 issue. I had been discouraged to find just a few vendors, situated in a sweltering parking lot, the...
  • The cruelty of cutting food stamps

    The cruelty of cutting food stamps
    As an infant born in Waterville, Maine, to a single, teenage mother, I relied on food stamps for the first four months of my life. My family's economic status later required me to participate in other federal assistance programs like Head Start and the...
  • Obama's socialist agenda is real

    Obama's socialist agenda is real
    Thomas Schaller's attempt ("Is President Obama the world's worst socialist?" Sept. 4) to use a statistical analysis of damage to British aircraft in World War II to validate his assertions that complaints about "the record numbers of people applying for...
  • Help fight hunger in Howard

    Help fight hunger in Howard
    September is Hunger Action Month. Together, we can take action to fight hunger in our community. Since 2008, the number of individuals who visit the Howard County Food Bank has increased from 3,800 to over 22,000. These are your neighbors. About 50...
  • In Maryland, it pays not to work

    In Maryland, it pays not to work
    Contrary to stereotypes, there is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy. Indeed, surveys of welfare recipients consistently show their desire for a job. However, there is also evidence that many are reluctant to accept available employment...
  • Raise wages — no strings attached

    Raise wages — no strings attached
    Raising Maryland's minimum wage has faced tough going in Annapolis ever since Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. left office. It was the Republican governor's steadfast opposition to raising the minimum wage that spurred Democrats to support an increase in 2005...