| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:04 AM
At this time of severe cutbacks in government funding for food stamps, early childhood education and Meals on Wheels, some Maryland legislators are hard at work looking out for the welfare of one of the world's wealthiest corporations. Under a bill...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s Sunday columns are usually thought-provoking, but not always in the way he intended. His latest opinion piece laments the vastly expanded entitlement economy — what he calls "a European-style welfare state" ("...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 9:15 AM
The class at Oakland Mills High School was English for Speakers of Other Languages, which meant the students were accustomed to hearty doses of vocabulary.
Even so, they appeared taken aback when Principal Frank Eastham laced his motivational speech...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. writes about "How the welfare state has grown" (April 7). But if the programs of the New Deal and the Great Society have been less than successful, it should be noted that the lack of funding from "big government" has...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Remember when President Barack Obama stuck a federal takeover of the student loan program into the "Affordable Care Act," AKA "Obamacare"?
The dirty deed was accompanied by a promise that federal control would save taxpayer money and cut off all the...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 3:00 AM
The government in Britain recently did something interesting.
It asked everyone receiving an "incapacity benefit" -- a disability program slowly being phased out under new reforms -- to submit to a medical test to confirm they were too disabled to work....
| Oct 19, 2012
| 7:35 AM
For a politician crow is something you'd rather do than eat. For Gov. Martin O'Malley, that less-than-delectable bird is off the menu for now.
September's jobs report, released Friday, brought the best numbers the state has seen in a long time. The U.S....
| Feb 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Last week's column chronicled a dire set of circumstances regarding our economy and culture at the onset of Obama II.
This status quo is complicated by an aggressive liberal establishment attempting to take advantage of the president's post-election...
| Feb 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
I'm not big into conspiracy theories. I never bought into the grassy knoll in Dallas or the anti-Obama birther movement. And it will take a lot of convincing for me to believe Oakland Raiders coach Bill Callahan took a dive in Super Bowl XXXVII to...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 2:30 PM
In what might have been President Barack Obama's most progressive speech, his second inaugural address Monday marked a distinct change from the so-called New Democrat ideology of pragmatism and compromise to a full embrace of the principles that once...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 6:16 AM
Timorous after having been hammered for years by cries from the right of leftist bias, and hampered by a simple-minded understanding of objectivity that gives sober attention to cranks and zanies, American journalism often winds up serving a bland gruel....
| Mar 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Those of you paying attention have noticed that the Obama administration is actually doing what it promised: transforming America into a gigantic welfare state. And there are plenty of takers willing to cash in on it and "get mine." Numbers don't lie....