| Oct 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
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;...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Rather than shut down parks, cancel Naval Academy football and furlough federal employees, we should refuse to pay any congressional salaries until a settlement is reached ("No shutdown deal in sight," Oct. 2). As a group, with the exception of a few, the...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:38 PM
President Barack Obama used a speech Thursday in Maryland to sharpen his critique of Republican leaders, who responded by pointing a finger at Democrats in a budget showdown that left the government closed for a third day.
Speaking at a Rockville...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:01 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 6:13 AM
The Perry Hall Branch of the Baltimore County Public Library is celebrating 50 years of service this month, and on Saturday the community was invited to join the party.
The branch has come a long way in those 50 years. From humble beginnings to its...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:16 PM
As an accounts manager with the U.S. Department of Energy, Steve Bruno has endured a wage freeze, the sequester and now the partial shutdown of the federal government.
Waiting at Penn Station last week for the train to his job in Washington, the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:51 AM
As the government shutdown reaches the one-week mark, here's how much progress has been made toward restoring order in Washington: Not much. At least the House of Representatives demonstrated some consistency when it voted 407-0 to give back pay to...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 10:48 AM
The House of Representatives approved a bipartisan bill Saturday to provide back pay to 800,000 furloughed federal employees when the government shutdown ends.
If approved by the Senate, the proposal would limit the economic impact of the shutdown....
| Oct 6, 2013
At least 100 federal workers usually crowd the Salsa Grill in Woodlawn for lunch. By Friday, the fourth day of the partial federal government shutdown, their numbers dwindled to three.
The Peruvian eatery — across from the Social Security...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:19 AM
While our nation enters week two of the government shutdown and Congress' approval rating reaches an anemic 10 percent, the lowest number in recent history, I grow more and more concerned about the future. We witness politicians on both sides of the aisle...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
In reading The Sun's editorial pages on Oct. 4, I couldn't help but think that the editorial board, in bowing to the extreme left wing base, has been shoveling a huge amount of "stuff." Take, for example, the editorial, "Congress: Do your job," where...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:57 PM
House Speaker Boehner, so the thinking goes, is held hostage by the tea party members of his caucus. They, plus the more moderate House Republicans who fear tea-party primary challenges, form an effective majority of the Republican Caucus (the "majority...