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  • Senator Cardin: You are the reason sequestration is necessary

    Senator Cardin: You are the reason sequestration is necessary
    Sen. Ben Cardin writes that budget cuts that went into effect on March 1 are hurting Maryland ("Pain of sequestration is real," July 22. He lists a number of federal institutions in Maryland that are impacted by the so-called sequestration. His solution...
  • Inevitability and the race for governor

    Inevitability and the race for governor
    The 2014 Maryland governor's race has been shaping up so far as a fight about inevitability. Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler long fostered the sense of his own lock on the job through a massive campaign war chest. Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown countered...
  • I'm running for governor, too

    I'm running for governor, too
    In your editorial "Time to take notice" (July 18), I took notice of a blatant omission. For reasons which I really do not understand, while you mentioned the names of several potential candidates for governor in the 2014 elections, you left out my name....
  • Obama's economic deja-vu

    Obama's economic deja-vu
    For those who missed it, President Barack Obama turned his attention to the U.S. economy this week in speeches where he renewed his commitment to green energy, boosting manufacturing, and spending more on infrastructure like roads and bridges; chastised...
  • Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture

    Don't cut food stamps to feed big agriculture
    Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives, on a party-line vote, broke with tradition by stripping from the farm bill the Supplementary Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. What's left in the bill is billions of dollars...
  • Delaney charts his own path

    Delaney charts his own path
    Something unusual happened when the controversy over the nation's health care law erupted again on the floor of the House of Representatives this month: A Maryland Democrat voted with Republicans. Rep. John Delaney, the state's newest member of Congress,...
  • Annapolis man to head FEMA grant program

    Annapolis man to head FEMA grant program
    President Barack Obama has named an Annapolis man to head the multibillion-dollar grant program through which the Federal Emergency Management Agency helps local governments prepare for disasters. Brian Kamoie, 41, will oversee a vast portfolio of...
  • Update on recent agriculture legislation from Washington [Letter]

    Editor: Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion. This was an important step in the right direction - especially for producers, farm workers and rural communities. The...
  • Immigration is an environmental issue

    Immigration is an environmental issue
    What if they held an environmental crisis and no one cared? What if a law moving through Congress would significantly harm clean water, open space, the Chesapeake Bay? You'd hear the alarms, strong and clear, from the largest national groups to the...
  • The sequester gives Obama one more chance to blow it

    The sequester gives Obama one more chance to blow it
    In President Barack Obama's running argument with the Republicans in Congress over who's responsible for the legislative stalemate on Capitol Hill, he suffers self-inflicted wounds by continuing to run up the same white flag that undermined his own...
  • Democracy's wrecking ball

    Let's set something straight. There is a law, the Affordable Care Act, that was passed by both houses of Congress, signed by the president and vetted by the Supreme Court. That's all three branches of government. What House Speaker John Boehner is...
  • A minimum step forward

    A minimum step forward
    It should surprise no one that President Barack Obama has been turning his attention of late to income inequality. In a speech last week and in a follow-up interview with The New York Times, he fretted about the widening gap between the wealthy and the...