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  • Don't let the lobbyists drive the debate over heath care reform

    Don't let the lobbyists drive the debate over heath care reform
    In the wake of a ridiculous and predictably futile 40th attempt by the GOP-controlled House of Representatives to repeal Obamacare, I have become quite tired of all the misunderstanding and misrepresentation of attempts at health care reform perpetrated...
  • Don't let Congress trample Maryland's rights

    Don't let Congress trample Maryland's rights
    When Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota, ranking member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee, helped Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa craft an amendment to the Farm Bill that would nullify dozens — if not hundreds — of state...
  • Welfare bad, wasteful corporate handouts good

    Welfare bad, wasteful corporate handouts good
    If you are an individual seeking government assistance of any kind, you represent all that is wrong with this great country. If, on the other hand, you are a corporation seeking government welfare, you are what makes America great. Let's see how that...
  • Maryland lawmakers embrace chance to debate Syria

    Maryland lawmakers embrace chance to debate Syria
    Members of Maryland's congressional delegation welcomed a debate on whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against Syria but said Saturday they want to review classified intelligence reports — and hear about the scope of President Barack...
  • Harris says he's leaning against vote on Syria

    Harris says he's leaning against vote on Syria
    WASHINGTON -- The only Republican member of Maryland's congressional delegation -- and the only veteran -- said Tuesday he currently does not support U.S. military intervention in Syria. "The decision to engage militarily is one of the most serious a...
  • Mikulski convinced by evidence but undecided on strikes

    Mikulski convinced by evidence but undecided on strikes
    WASHINGTON -- The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation emerged from a classified briefing Thursday persuaded that Syrian leader Bashar Assad was responsible for last month's chemical weapons attack but undecided on whether a U.S. military strike is...
  • Obama plays his high cards

    Obama plays his high cards
    As President Barack Obama nears the end of his first term, has he finally found an inner LBJ to channel? His recent words and actions suggest he has turned a corner from his earlier wishful thinking about playing nice with obstruction-minded Republicans...
  • GOP gerrymandering distorts the partisan balance in Congress

    GOP gerrymandering distorts the partisan balance in Congress
    Letter writer Joe Everett made a valid point about the Voting Rights Act but failed to see the bigger picture and the totally inequitable situation that needs to be addressed ("Where was the outcry when Md. voters were harmed?" June 27). In the last...
  • Immigration bill has long-term consequences for the GOP

    Immigration bill has long-term consequences for the GOP
    In his recent commentary on House Speaker John Boehner and immigration reform, columnist Jules Witcover chooses to ignore a few basic truths that would contradict his arguments ("Boehner's stance on immigration puts GOP in peril," July 2). The first...
  • Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees

    Obama proposes 1% pay raise for federal employees
    President Barack Obama on Friday proposed a 1 percent raise for civilian federal employees, a move that would end the pay freeze that has been in place for three years as policymakers sought to reduce budget deficits. In a letter to congressional...
  • Defense bill includes provision for space contractors

    Defense bill includes provision for space contractors
    A little-noticed provision in a massive, $633 billion military spending bill approved by Congress last week will end a decade-old battle over whether to ease export restrictions on U.S. satellite technology. If signed by President Barack Obama, the...
  • Unwinding Fannie and Freddie

    Unwinding Fannie and Freddie
    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as it turns out, were a pleasant fiction. The quasi-government guarantors of mortgage loans seemed like a good deal for Americans during all the years when they helped guarantee the availability of affordable, long-term home...