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  • Tea party and GOP should be ashamed

     Tea party and GOP should be ashamed
    Shame on you, Republican Party. And how dare you claim to speak for the American people. You do not speak for the poor, the elderly, the sick, the unemployed and underemployed, the victims of gun violence and the undocumented immigrants who are helping to...
  • Without words, federal workers are on track to get a pay raise

    Without words, federal workers are on track to get a pay raise
    In Washington, what isn't said is often important, too. Without including a word in the bipartisan budget deal that reopened federal agencies on Thursday, Maryland Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Ben Cardin paved the way for a 1 percent pay raise for...
  • GAO questions disparities in nuclear plant oversight

    GAO questions disparities in nuclear plant oversight
    A new government report raises questions about the consistency of federal nuclear power plant oversight, noting regional disparities in the frequency with which plants - including Maryland's Calvert Cliffs - have been cited for safety problems or...
  • Perez presses Congress on unemployment extension

    Perez presses Congress on unemployment extension
    U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas E. Perez said Congress left more than a million families a "lump of coal in their stocking" when it failed to address expiring unemployment benefits, and he joined a chorus of Democrats calling on lawmakers to approve a...
  • The real culprits of the housing crisis go unpunished

    The real culprits of the housing crisis go unpunished
    Those of you who read my first book ("Turn This Car Around") will recall my indictment of the many contributors to our historic mortgage industry meltdown and worldwide recession, AKA "The greatest financial crisis since the Great Depression," per...
  • Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending

    Uncertainty of future shutdown could dampen holiday spending
    Though the federal government shutdown ended last week, the economic impact is likely to be felt in Maryland for months, dimming prospects for a robust holiday shopping season. With Congress funding the government only through Jan. 15 — raising...
  • In blue Maryland, Andy Harris proudly stands on the right

    In blue Maryland, Andy Harris proudly stands on the right
    Just hours before the House of Representatives passed the bipartisan plan to reopen the government last week, Republicans emerged from a final meeting on the matter with grim faces and tight lips. Except for Rep. Andy Harris. While many of his...
  • Harris voted against Maryland's economy

     Harris voted against Maryland's economy
    As noted in your coverage of the shutdown ("11th-hour vote ends shutdown," Oct. 17), Rep. Andy Harris voted against the bipartisan legislation to reopen the government and avoid an unnecessary default of the United States. In other words, he voted with...
  • Right-wing lawmakers govern by lurching from one manufactured crisis to another

     Right-wing lawmakers govern by lurching from one manufactured crisis to another
    Once again, right-wing lawmakers in Congress have shown how disconnected they are from the needs of the people. From forcing the federal government to shut down, engaging in futile votes to defund the Affordable Care Act and threatening to not raise the...
  • We can afford Obamacare

    We can afford Obamacare
    In dogmatically attacking health reform, Republicans have been exploiting the concern that increasing health care coverage must obviously cost us too much. That is not true, and we need to talk about it. Conservatives who shut down the government two...
  • Mega coffee shop mixes politics and lattes [Commentary]

    Forget Ted Cruz, Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton or even Doug Gansler and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown. An emerging political force in the recent months, including time during the federal shutdown, doesn't represent the Republican or Democratic party — at...
  • HdG celebrates Halloween with annual parade Wednesday

    Happy Halloween, dear readers, Coming Thursday, Oct. 31. In celebration, the annual Havre de Grace Halloween Parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Washington Street and Congress Avenue. Dress in costume and register by 6 p.m. with the sponsor, Havre de...