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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...