| Apr 12, 2014
| 9:30 AM
I am so impressed that there is a small group of representatives from city congregations working on how to alleviate poverty Baltimore City ("Where are the city's churches?" April 9).
As one of my friends said, "there isn't just rage, there is no longer...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Mothers trying to feed infants, veterans awaiting disability claims, scientists midway through medical research projects -- these are among the people and the work that have been harmed by the government shutdown.
In a research lab in east Baltimore,...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In his State of the Union speech last month, President Barack Obama charged Vice President Joe Biden to "lead an across-the-board reform of America's training programs to make sure they have one mission: Train Americans with the skills employers need...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:23 AM
Even in frigid weather, Ginger Myers' pigs are happy.
"As cold as it gets, the pigs are out there, snorting and playing like kids bundled up and running around," says the owner of Evermore Farm, a family-owned livestock and produce farm in Westminster....
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:21 AM
The pastor is not pleased. It's a Wednesday morning in mid-February, the first promise of temperatures topping 50 degrees in weeks, but it's cold and wet. An erratic trickle of people stops into the basement of the Church of the Guardian Angel at the...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed.
But the 43-year-old Essex woman also knows food stamps have kept her family fed since her husband was laid off...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:03 PM
Two narratives about the recent partial government shutdown are popular.
The Obama administration and its supporters in the media blame all on the tea party, which they see as the illegitimate offspring of gerrymandering and the Supreme Court's campaign...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:15 AM
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...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:17 AM
We will try not to judge too harshly those on the Baltimore City Council who are supporting a crackdown on panhandling — just as they should not judge too harshly those who are doing the panhandling. A poverty of ideas is just another form of...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:30 PM
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...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Olivia Griffin gets to her job at Johns Hopkins Hospital an hour early each work day just to make sure she isn't late.
It's not an easy feat for the 25-year-old mother of two who relies on the bus and subway for transportation from her West Baltimore...