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  • Senate to consider changes to federal day care program

    Senate to consider changes to federal day care program
    Child care workers would undergo stiffer background checks and states would spend more to improve the quality of day care under a sweeping, bipartisan bill crafted by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski that is set for a vote in the Senate as early as this week....
  • Outside audits for all state departments

    Outside audits for all state departments
    It is time for our state to have independent audits of all departments and agencies. The appalling misuse of federal education funding discovered earlier this year is already well known. Baltimore City and Prince George's County schools wasted over...
  • Harbor Point debate looks like deja vu all over again

    Harbor Point debate looks like deja vu all over again
    There are any number of ways to view last week's raucous City Council committee meeting, where by a 3-0 vote, members approved a $107 million public financing deal for the Harbor Point development. It was theater, for sure, with drama and high dudgeon...
  • Ocean City businesses can't afford to pay higher minimum wages [Letter]

    Ocean City businesses can't afford to pay higher minimum wages [Letter]
    Small business owners on the Eastern Shore, especially Ocean City, may not be able to afford to pay an employee more than $8.25 per hour. And we are not alone; many small towns in Maryland have Mom and Pop businesses. In Ocean City, we have a four-month...
  • Preschool proposal is a win for Maryland families [Commentary]

    Preschool proposal is a win for Maryland families [Commentary]
    As the football coach at the University of Maryland, College Park, I consider myself fortunate to have players who have the academic foundation to be successful in college. I am not alone. College coaches nationwide have a vested interest in expanding the...
  • 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...
  • Robert V. Hess, advocate for the homeless

    Robert V. Hess, advocate for the homeless
    Robert V. Hess, who turned his experience as manager of a disabled veterans thrift store into a career as a homelessness solutions expert, died of liver cancer Dec. 24 at his home in Egg Harbor Township, N.J. The former Perry Hall resident was 57....
  • 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...
  • Giving the poor more choices sounds good, unless they make poor choices [Letter]

    The problem with giving poor people the choice to "cash out" of the welfare system is the number of opportunities it affords for even more abuses ("Escaping the rat maze of the welfare state," Jan. 13). If recipients choose to take the cash, then lose...
  • Stop attacking the poor

    It was sad to read "In Maryland, it pays not to work" (Aug. 14). Author Michael Tanner of the Cato Institute expended a lot if ink on his attack on the poor. He cites all of these statistics, including that a poor family in Hawaii could reap $49,175 per...
  • Md. welfare recipients want to work

    Poor people are continuing to be demonized both nationally and locally based on invidious stereotypes. Michael Tanner's fictitious welfare mom who "chooses" not to work is just the latest ("In Maryland, it pays not to work," Aug. 13). The reality on the...
  • President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

    President Barack Obama's remarks at the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington
    THE PRESIDENT:  To the King family, who have sacrificed and inspired so much; to President Clinton; President Carter; Vice President Biden and Jill; fellow Americans.   Five decades ago today, Americans came to this honored place to lay claim to a...