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  • Why did Republicans draw a line in the sand on Obamacare?

    Why did Republicans draw a line in the sand on Obamacare?
    House Republicans shut down the government to prevent the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The GOP controls neither the White House nor Senate, and Republicans enjoy their House majority despite collectively receiving more than 1...
  • House insists on the dumbest Obamacare reform possible

    House insists on the dumbest Obamacare reform possible
    With negotiations on ending the government shutdown and debt limit impasse appearing to make progress in the Senate, there is now some reason to hope that the potential cataclysm brought on by the House tea party caucus' anti-Obamacare fever will be...
  • Congress' approval rating matters

    Congress' approval rating matters<!-- span class="opinionlabel">[OPINION]</span -->
    Much has been made of Congress' dismal approval ratings. A Rasmussen poll this summer found they had dipped below 10 percent. Sen. John McCain noted that Congress is less liked than a colonoscopy. While such ratings may be grist for late-night TV humor,...
  • Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown

     Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown
    It's no surprise that the liberal media and The Sun blame the government shutdown — or slim down — on Republicans, the tea party and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ("Grow up, Congress," Oct. 14). But The Sun comes up short when it comes to facts...
  • Marylanders hurt by the federal shutdown

    In a research lab in East Baltimore, rats that provide clues to how the brain degenerates with age could grow too old or even die before scientists can complete their experiments. At a homeless shelter, a Baltimore mother feeds her underweight toddler...
  • Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job

    Former Md. regulator named to No. 2 Treasury job
    President Barack Obama has appointed Sarah Bloom Raskin, a former top Maryland financial regulator, as deputy secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department, the White House announced late Wednesday. Raskin, 52, has served as a governor of the Federal...
  • Egypt's descent into chaos

    Egypt's descent into chaos
    Despite allowing former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi to meet with a representative of the European Union and others this week, the generals who deposed the country's first democratically elected leader last month clearly are in no hurry to restore...
  • The Maryland solution to D.C. voting

    The Maryland solution to D.C. voting
    This month, Kimberly Perry, the new head of D.C. Vote, acknowledged the fatigue of past efforts to gain federal voting rights for the residents of Washington, D.C., and told The Washington Post, "there's always been the discussion of retrocession [to...
  • White House report touts Md. economic benefit of immigration overhaul

    White House report touts Md. economic benefit of immigration overhaul
    WASHINGTON -- A sweeping overhaul of the nation's immigration laws such as the legislation approved in June by the Senate would boost Maryland's economic output by $740 million and add more than 8,000 jobs in the state, according to a report released...
  • Government is broken, but there is another way to heal what ails us

    Government is broken, but there is another way to heal what ails us
    Can government solve the problem of poverty in America? It is a question worth asking because partisan politics is eroding the federal government's lead role in developing the social welfare policies that have defined much of the country's domestic agenda...
  • Filibuster rules at heart of gun bill 'defeat'

    Filibuster rules at heart of gun bill 'defeat'
    Do the people of the United States know that the U.S. Senate voted favorably on several amendments to the gun control bill? A majority of senators approved amendments requiring background checks for online and gun show purchases, providing special...
  • O'Malley raising, spending money on national races

    O'Malley raising, spending money on national races
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has raised nearly $500,000 in a federal campaign account he created last year and has made his first effort at spreading the cash around in early presidential primary states, a pair of campaign finance reports released...