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  • Living hungry on food stamps

    Living hungry on food stamps
    Even as I write this, I'm hungry. The truth is that I've been a little hungry ever since I began the Food Stamp Challenge. Along with more than 75 other Marylanders — including Anne Sheridan, executive director of Governor's Office for Children;...
  • Food stamps are not enough

     Food stamps are not enough
    I decided to participate in the Food Stamp Challenge last week to confront Congress' recent benefit reduction, as highlighted in The Sun's recent editorial ("Hunger gets a boost," Oct. 29). As a social worker in D.C., I am acutely aware that food stamps...
  • New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills

    New rules require equal insurance coverage for mental ills
    Most Americans with health insurance will be guaranteed access to mental health services, including for depression and alcoholism, equal to medical and surgical treatment under long-delayed rules issued Friday by the Obama administration. But the...
  • Iran deal falls apart — again

    Iran deal falls apart — again
    Once again, intense negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program have failed to produce a deal, but there remains some reason for optimism after the weekend's high-level negotiations in Geneva. The last time such talks fell apart, the issue had been...
  • Court should rule public prayer constitutional

     Court should rule public prayer constitutional
    The U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Town of Greece, New York v. Susan Galloway is to consider whether Christian prayers at town board meetings are constitutional ("Justices to hear prayer case," Nov. 4). The U.S. Court of Appeals based in New York...
  • Conservatives chafe as Van Hollen embraces new territory in Carroll

    Conservatives chafe as Van Hollen embraces new territory in Carroll
    Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County. And he finds it...
  • Apology will not fix Obamacare [Letter]

    Apology will not fix Obamacare [Letter]
    President Barack Obama recently apologized to the American people who are losing their health insurance despite his repeated and emphatic promises that this would not happen — that if you like your insurance plan and your doctor you will be able...
  • Is it politics or policy behind calls for change to Annapolis city government? [Letter]

    Is it politics or policy behind calls for change to Annapolis city government? [Letter]
    The Annapolis City Council may have the right to vote in a council-city manager form of government, but this is really a governing issue and it should be handled through the ballot box and adopted by the registered voters of the city ("Annapolis City...
  • It's time to end the war on drugs [Commentary]

    It's time to end the war on drugs [Commentary]
    America faces a plethora of social problems in its inner cities: Crime and gang violence. A growing disrespect for the law. A prison system bursting at the seams. Children growing up without their fathers. An entire class of unemployable able-bodied men....
  • Hunger gets a boost

    Hunger gets a boost
    Grocery prices may be rising — 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the...
  • The Farm Bill meets Animal Farm

     The Farm Bill meets Animal Farm
    I find it both disturbing and ironic that Nov. 1 marked the latest example of Congress and the White House finding common ground. The Nov. 2 Baltimore Sun article "Cuts to food stamps will affect 47 million needy Americans" provided the lens for my...
  • U.S. Catholic bishops choose Kentucky archbishop as new leader

    U.S. Catholic bishops choose Kentucky archbishop as new leader
    The nation's Roman Catholic bishops took a step Tuesday toward aligning themselves with Pope Francis, selecting as their next president Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Ky. — a man who built a career on a foundation of personal faith and...