| May 28, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Recently, The Sun drew attention to the rise of poverty and hunger in our region ("Poor people in Balto.'s suburbs outnumber those in city," May 21) while Maryland's senators turned their backs on those who need help buying food. I was saddened and...
| Jan 9, 2013
It has become accepted economic wisdom that the only way to get control over America's looming budget deficits is to "reform entitlements."
The accepted wisdom is wrong.
Republicans trot out federal budget data showing a 32 percent increase in...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Once again our elected officials in Washington have shown their lack of respect for taxpayers. We do not need more taxes, they need to stop spending.
We no longer have a government by the people for the people; these elected officials spend our money...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
There has been much discussion in the weeks since the 2012 election about the Republican Party and its current state.
Losing an election often prompts a lot of hand-wringing by the defeated party and rejoicing by those on the other side of the aisle....
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:05 AM
The Maryland Department of Human Resources will step up efforts to find people who sell their food stamps for cash or otherwise defraud the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, under a pilot program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 7:17 AM
It’s a heartbreaking decision that thousands of devoted pet owners are forced to make every year: pay the bills or feed the dog or cat? The choice between paying for heat, water, or groceries and buying a bag of pet food is all too real for many...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 2:46 PM
After reading recent letters to the editor from Democrats, including President of the Young Democrats of Harford County Tom Myers, I felt compelled to respond to the Obama rhetoric. Mr. Myers says that "a majority of the country...supports...the...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It is great that the General Assembly has devised a program to spend $1 billion to rebuild the Baltimore City schools as related in your editorial ("Building for the future," March 20). Fifteen percent of Americans are on food stamps, which costs about...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 6:33 PM
For years, Jeff Mikula collected United Way donations from his fellow steelworkers at Sparrows Point. On Thursday, he — and 500 former co-workers from the now-closed plant — stood in line to receive them.
The Dundalk man, who worked as an...
| Dec 12, 2012
The "fiscal cliff" isn't nearly the biggest cliff we face -- if we're talking about dangerous precipices looming on the horizon. Here are three:
The child poverty cliff. A staggering number of our children are impoverished. Between 2007 and 2011, the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:55 AM
The Glenelg United Methodist Church Food Pantry continues to serve over 30 families each month.
The outreach has spread to Columbia and Elkridge, where it seems that word of mouth brings new visitors each month.
In November, the food pantry gave out...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 6:54 AM
"Claudie Hukill," on stage at Venus Theatre on C Street through Dec. 23, is a play about a poor family, struggling to survive hard economic times and personal tragedies in a West Virginia mining town.
Set in 1972, the play is filled with generational,...