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  • Obamacare is a disaster and Obama knows it [Letter]

    Obamacare is a disaster and Obama knows it [Letter]
    As time marches on, it is getting clearer that Obamacare is a disaster and will eventually fall on its own weight. On November 13, 2012, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sibelius said that delaying Obamacare is not an option. On Monday, the...
  • Congressmen call for federal audit of Md. health exchange

    Congressmen call for federal audit of Md. health exchange
    Two Republican lawmakers called Wednesday for an investigation into federal money spent on Maryland's troubled health insurance exchange, raising questions that could shed light on whether the Obama administration foresaw problems with the site before its...
  • Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea

    Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea
    Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates. These are two bad ideas...
  • Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief [Letter]

    Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief [Letter]
    I don't know which shocks me more, the speech or the reaction. In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama emphatically stated three times to the nation and world that he knows what's best for America ("Obama talks economy, immigration in...
  • Businesses invest in education [Commentary]

    Businesses invest in education [Commentary]
    Business leaders are investing in education in Baltimore, and not just out of charity or to "give back." While both are worthy purposes, our business leaders recognize the bottom line value in a growing and diverse Baltimore economy. Investment in...
  • Shots reported fired in Aberdeen [Police blotter]

    Shots reported fired in Aberdeen [Police blotter]
    Aberdeen Tricia Lynn Penner, 26, of the 200 block of Mayberry Drive, was charged Friday with violating probation in a case in which she was charged with theft less than $100. Charles C. Huffman III, 27, of the 2000 block of Tower Road, was charged...
  • Executive orders do not a tyrant make [Letter]

    Executive orders do not a tyrant make [Letter]
    The letter from Susan Wolf Dudley demonstrates she has at best only a dim understanding of the U.S. Constitution ("Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief," Jan. 31). Presidential directives are designed to function when the Congress fails to act in the best...
  • Maryland Democrats don't pick O'Malley for White House

    Maryland Democrats don't pick O'Malley for White House
    Gov. Martin O'Malley may have his eye on running for the White House, but a new Baltimore Sun poll suggests he could have a tough time winning the Democratic primary election in his own state. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton outpolled O'Malley...
  • Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention

    Skyrocketing flood insurance rates have Congress' attention
    When Steven Yancheski and his wife bought their Fort Howard home at a foreclosure auction in 2010, they thought they were getting a deal: a two-bedroom bungalow in "paradise" for about $85,000. The house was in a flood zone, so they had to pay for...
  • Boehner's gambit [Editorial]

    Boehner's gambit  [Editorial]
    With Tuesday's decision to bring to a vote an increase in the nation's debt limit without any conditions, House Speaker John Boehner reasserted himself as the pivotal figure in a badly divided Washington. He demonstrated again that he is able and...
  • O'Malley seeks answers from DHS on immigration program

    O'Malley seeks answers from DHS on immigration program
    Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday demanded that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security explain why federal officials are deporting a higher share of noncriminals from Maryland than from most other states under a controversial immigration program called...
  • O'Malley, skeptics spar over minimum wage

    O'Malley, skeptics spar over minimum wage
    Lawmakers in Annapolis waded into a fraught debate over raising Maryland's minimum wage Tuesday, as advocates for workers and business owners used statistics and emotional appeals to square off on whether a higher rate would help the working poor or...