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  • 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...
  • In Maryland, it pays not to work

    In Maryland, it pays not to work
    Contrary to stereotypes, there is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy. Indeed, surveys of welfare recipients consistently show their desire for a job. However, there is also evidence that many are reluctant to accept available employment...
  • Judge welfare by facts, not stereotypes

    There is no empirical support for the recent commentary claiming that welfare benefits are discouraging people from jobs ("In Maryland, it pays not to work," Aug. 14). The opinion piece is disingenuous and its recommendations are reckless. Tighten...
  • Raise wages — no strings attached

    Raise wages — no strings attached
    Raising Maryland's minimum wage has faced tough going in Annapolis ever since Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. left office. It was the Republican governor's steadfast opposition to raising the minimum wage that spurred Democrats to support an increase in 2005...
  • Cheating and the hungry

    Cheating and the hungry
    The recent indictment of 10 Baltimore business owners or operators on charges of stealing more than $7 million from the food stamp program is a welcome development but badly timed. No doubt it will be used as fodder by House Republicans angling to take...
  • Transit a dubious public expenditure, not an 'investment'

     Transit a dubious public expenditure, not an 'investment'
    While I agree with Scot Spencer's recent assertion that "investments" must create jobs ("Md. must make sure transit investments create jobs here," Sept. 18), I think an "investment" in mass public transportation is a net loser. Until the farebox can cover...
  • There are many ways to support the needy this holiday season

    There are many ways to support the needy this holiday season
    As we come to the close of another challenging year on the economic front for many, local nonprofit groups throughout the area are struggling to make ends meet and address growing needs in the community. These groups and the people they serve need our...
  • 10 Easy Ways to Give Back

    10 Easy Ways to Give Back
    There’s a lot to gain by giving in Howard County. Each year, residents from across the county volunteer their time, doing everything from helping young readers pick out library books and driving seniors to doctors appointments to stocking...
  • Will Americans really become addicted to Obamacare?

    Will Americans really become addicted to Obamacare?
    For all the acrimony in Washington over Obamacare, there's an intriguing consensus around one issue: the ratchet effect. Neither side uses the term, but both the right and left treat it as an article of faith. The term was coined by the libertarian...
  • GOP's Craig tacks right in governor's race

    GOP's Craig tacks right in governor's race
    HAVRE de GRACE — Harford County Executive David R. Craig describes himself as a moderate by temperament, but he is staking out positions that seem certain to appeal to the Republican party's hard-core conservative base as he seeks the 2014...
  • Budget deal: Better than nothing [Editorial]

    Budget deal: Better than nothing  [Editorial]
    At first glance, it would be tempting to condemn the bipartisan budget agreement announced late Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, if only because it asks further sacrifice of the unemployed and of federal workers. Those are hardly the two...
  • Marylanders hurt by the federal shutdown

    In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments. At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...