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  • Clean up the mess in Washington

     Clean up the mess in Washington
    As a veteran, I wonder why President Barack Obama, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid aren't putting an end to this nonsense in Washington. As a lame duck president, Mr. Obama's power will only decrease as time goes by. And...
  • Obama punishes the innocent to score political points

    Obama punishes the innocent to score political points
    Recently I wrote a column accusing the president of having a vindictive streak -- of deliberately trying to make the lives of average Americans worse just so he could score ideological and political points. We already knew from how he handled the budget...
  • Faltering exchange could mean trouble for O'Malley, Brown

    Faltering exchange could mean trouble for O'Malley, Brown
    The troubles hitting Maryland's health exchange could have a lasting impact by tarnishing the political image of Gov. Martin O'Malley and his handpicked successor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, according to experts assessing elections in 2014 and beyond....
  • An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]

    An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]
    Today, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to consider whether to reinstate the Federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, which provided an average of 29 weeks of benefits past the 26 weeks states provide. A decision to discontinue this program will...
  • GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee

    GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee
    Maryland Republican legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to make tax reduction, including repeal of the so-called "rain tax," their top priority for the 90-day General Assembly session that begins Wednesday. After a briefing at which GOP lawmakers were told...
  • Laurel small business owner has White House meeting on shutdown

    Laurel small business owner has White House meeting on shutdown
    As owner of the Laurel production company Breasia Studios, Jamal Lee has worked with award-winning musicians, large corporations and major film studios. On Friday, he met with another notable client: President Barack Obama. Lee was one of nine small...
  • Grow up, Congress

    Grow up, Congress
    With the government shutdown entering its third week and Thursday's deadline to raise the debt ceiling — and hold off potential default — now looming, negotiations appear to have entered a new phase of victim-hood. Apparently, it's not...
  • Immigration group protests GOP retreat in Cambridge

    Immigration group protests GOP retreat in Cambridge
    A small group of protesters seeking an overhaul of U.S. immigration policy met Republican members of the House of Representatives on Wednesday as lawmakers arrived on the Eastern Shore for an annual policy retreat. The protesters, organized by a group...
  • Groups push to lift needle exchange ban in funding bill

    Needle exchange advocates are urging lawmakers to use a coming must-pass budget bill to lift the decades-old prohibition on spending federal funds for clean syringes for drug users, supporters of the effort said Thursday. The groups are pressing...
  • We wouldn't be in this mess if Mitt were president

     We wouldn't be in this mess if Mitt were president
    I feel as if I am in Alice in Wonderland every morning when I look at the news. If Mitt Romney had been elected president and we were in this situation, he would have gathered the House and Senate leaders and a few smart staffers at the White House,...
  • AccuPay owners selling their home, contents at auction

    AccuPay owners selling their home, contents at auction
    The owners of AccuPay, a Bel Air payroll services firm accused of failing to pay state and federal income tax withholdings for as many as 600 clients last year, are planning to sell their Bel Air home and its contents at auction next month. The 2,360-...
  • Immigrants benefit Maryland's economy [Letter]

    Immigrants benefit Maryland's economy [Letter]
    Here we go again. Yet another letter to the editor ("Illegal immigrants steal American jobs," Jan. 3) blaming undocumented immigrants for all of Maryland's employment and economic problems. And, like all such letters, its argument instantly breaks up once...