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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Obamacare: Another big government program doomed to fail

    Obamacare: Another big government program doomed to fail
    It's Obamacare activation and government "shutdown" week in Washington, where the consequences of misplaced faith in government are everywhere. Still, "true believers" remain faithful that Obamacare will be the exception to government's past failures in...
  • The president's Morehouse address

    The president's Morehouse address
    President Barack Obama gave two commencement addresses in one to graduates of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga., last weekend. It would be easy for this conservative to critique the political and social elements of his speech. Instead, I choose to focus...
  • Government is broken, but there is another way to heal what ails us

    Government is broken, but there is another way to heal what ails us
    Can government solve the problem of poverty in America? It is a question worth asking because partisan politics is eroding the federal government's lead role in developing the social welfare policies that have defined much of the country's domestic agenda...
  • Harford zoning hearing examiner rules in favor of Evergreen apartments

    Harford zoning hearing examiner rules in favor of Evergreen apartments
    A Harford County zoning hearing examiner has issued a ruling supporting a zoning special exception for a controversial project to build 198 apartments in Bel Air South. Robert F. Kahoe Jr. ruled the site plan for the apartment complex, which would be...
  • 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...
  • 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...