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  • Honoring veterans by hiring veterans

    Honoring veterans by hiring veterans
    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...
  • Mayor announces extra food stamp money in face of cuts

    Mayor announces extra food stamp money in face of cuts
    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...
  • 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...
  • Lawmakers call on Congress to pass smaller food stamp cuts

    Lawmakers call on Congress to pass smaller food stamp cuts
    Standing in a warehouse full of food for needy families, three Democratic lawmakers called Monday for Congress to avoid sharp cuts to food stamps proposed in a $500 billion farm bill. Lawmakers want to pass the massive legislation by the end of the year,...
  • 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...
  • An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]

    An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]
    Today, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to consider whether to reinstate the Federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, which provided an average of 29 weeks of benefits past the 26 weeks states provide. A decision to discontinue this program will...
  • 25th Street Station controversy isn't over yet [Letter]

    25th Street Station controversy isn't over yet [Letter]
    The 25th Street Station Walmart Project is approaching approval, despite calls from members of the affected communities for a major amendment and further discussion over the proposed design and retail mix. It is my understanding that in Baltimore, a...
  • Address food stamp inefficiency [Letter]

    Address food stamp inefficiency  [Letter]
    The photo used in the recent article on food stamps showing a woman purchasing prepared food in individual serving containers illustrates the problem with the way food stamps are used ("Md. food stamp recipients worry about plans for cuts," Nov. 19)....
  • Government employment statistics lie [Letter]

    Government employment statistics lie [Letter]
    The liberal media are not telling Americans the truth about the state of the country's economy. Over 70 percent of Americans believe the economy is still in bad shape, despite the stock market's comeback. While the U.S. Department of Labor reports...
  • Baltimore-area nonprofits highlight the power of philanthropy

    Baltimore-area nonprofits highlight the power of philanthropy
    Say the word "philanthropist" and the names of the wealthy and powerful come to mind. But philanthropists don't need to make million-dollar gifts to help change lives. Many nonprofits in the Baltimore area thrive by receiving many small gifts —...