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  • End the senseless syringe funding ban [Commentary]

    End the senseless syringe funding ban [Commentary]
    News that Congress reached a budget deal has been met with glee by D.C. pundits, but there is an unresolved issue on the minds of many in the Maryland medical community — will they see sense and lift the ban on federal funding for Syringe Services...
  • We will always be a nation of immigrants

     We will always be a nation of immigrants
    If the Republican Party looks not only to the history of the nation but its own history as a party, it will have plenty of reasons to back comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the undocumented ("Can Republicans do the...
  • Teaching the hungry to help themselves [Commentary]

    Teaching the hungry to help themselves [Commentary]
    Food insecurity has become a major issue in the United States. More families than ever before are depending on government assistance and other nutritional aid to supplement their diets. And the problem is only going to get worse as Congress considers...
  • Mandela's lessons for our polarized Congress

    Mandela's lessons for our polarized Congress
    I wondered, as the most recent congressional political convulsions came to a close, what lessons the leaders of our polarized political parties might learn from the example of Nelson Mandela. He did not succumb to pure partisanship as he led South...
  • Obama's health care lies are shameful

     Obama's health care lies are shameful
    The Sun's editorial, "The canceled policies" (Oct. 31), completely ignores the real reason for the Republicans' "outrage, indignation and venom." It is not about the Affordable Care Act's written policy as the editorial opines, it is about President...
  • Mandela's views were not always so well received [Letter]

    I agree with Sherman Howell, "Nelson Mandela showed powerfully how one person can improve the world" [Dec. 12], but I think that it could serve a useful purpose to point out that, as far as the current adulation of Mandela by the U.S. is concerned, it was...
  • Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement

    Senate advances bipartisan budget agreement
    A bipartisan budget deal aimed at calming debates over U.S. fiscal policy for the next two years cleared a key vote Tuesday in the Senate, reducing the risks of another government shutdown and spending cuts that would have had an outsized impact in...
  • Former Howard fire officer sues over dismissal

    Former Howard fire officer sues over dismissal
    A former Howard County fire officer is suing in federal court to get his job back, alleging that the county violated his rights by firing him for personal Facebook discussions about gun control, free speech and "liberal" politics. Former Battalion Chief...
  • Mayor announces extra food stamp money in face of cuts

    Mayor announces extra food stamp money in face of cuts
    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Saturday an additional $10,000 in funding for a program designed to stretch food stamp benefits at farmers' markets. The additional funding comes as families will begin seeing their benefits cut this...
  • Wind leases off Maryland coast proposed

    Wind leases off Maryland coast proposed
    Federal officials announced plans Tuesday to auction the rights to build industrial wind turbines off Maryland's Atlantic coast — a move hailed by many environmentalists and some businesses as the first step toward a new green industry but...
  • Schaller has chutzpah to spare [Letter]

    Schaller has chutzpah to spare [Letter]
    Commentator Thomas F. Schaller's recent column about the Obamacare rollout played footloose and fancy free with the facts of the president's $800 billion "stimulus" plan in 2009 ("Obamacare rollout shockingly rough," Dec. 10). For example, Mr....
  • Obamacare supporters, critics united against requirement for Congress, staff

    Obamacare supporters, critics united against requirement for Congress, staff
    During the debate over the Affordable Care Act, critics in Congress warned that the law would mean that many Americans would lose their existing employer-provided insurance coverage. But when a key part of the law takes effect in January, the ones who...