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  • In support of a minimum wage increase [Letter]

    Over the past several weeks, I have heard from scores of constituents urging me to support an increase in the federal minimum wage - but none more frequently than Michael O'Hara. Michael is a retired senior citizen who lives in Randallstown. He's...
  • When CEOs get millions, minimum wage workers deserve a break [Letter]

    When CEOs get millions, minimum wage workers deserve a break [Letter]
    To be sure, the issue of a minimum wage is a complex one ("State leaders give partial backing to minimum-wage hike," Jan. 27). Some are convinced that an increase in the minimum wage would result higher costs throughout the U.S. as well as affecting its...
  • The GOP does the bidding of the 1 percent [Letter]

    The GOP does the bidding of the 1 percent [Letter]
    I keep waiting for the Republican Party to show some respect for the poor and to stop doing the bidding of the 1 percent. But then I saw that Republicans cut back funding for food stamps while providing more tax dollars for corporate-operated farms....
  • Cut food subsidies for wealthy CEOs, not needy families

    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. The House...
  • The ineffectual on the Hill [Editorial]

    The week between Christmas and New Year's is surely the nation's least productive, and that's why it ought to be dubbed "The 113th Congress Week." Naturally, the members of the U.S. House and Senate who so richly deserve this distinction are observing the...
  • Food pantries at schools offer lessons in support

    Food pantries at schools offer lessons in support
    In a classroom with an outside door, student-made shelves are filled with canned goods as Manchester Valley High School prepares to open its first food pantry on Jan 7. The high school will be the 16th school in the county to have a food pantry —...
  • Sister Irene Marshiano, founder of the Franciscan Center, dies at 70

    Sister Irene Marshiano, founder of the Franciscan Center, dies at 70
    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. Born in...
  • Don't minimize minimum wage [Editorial]

    Don't minimize minimum wage  [Editorial]
    Ever interested in the region's troubled youth — although usually in the context of a police crackdown on them — Del. Pat McDonough says he wants Maryland to adopt a "training wage" of $7.25 an hour for businesses of 100 workers or fewer. If...
  • 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....
  • Decision time for Md.'s health exchange [Editorial]

    Decision time for Md.'s health exchange  [Editorial]
    Since Gov. Martin O'Malley declared that the state's health insurance exchange website was functional for most users, anecdotal reports have been mixed. Some people report continued problems with frozen screens and other glitches that have bedeviled the...
  • Food stamp users aren't villains

     Food stamp users aren't villains
    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...
  • Teaching the hungry to help themselves [Commentary]

    Teaching the hungry to help themselves [Commentary]
    Food insecurity has become a major issue in the United States. More families than ever before are depending on government assistance and other nutritional aid to supplement their diets. And the problem is only going to get worse as Congress considers...