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  • Teachers union appears greedy and manipulative [Letter]

    As a former teacher and as a teacher educator who has observed classrooms in almost every school system in Maryland, I feel I'm qualified to make the following comments, even though negativity towards Howard County Public School System and its teachers is...
  • My freedom march [Commentary]

    My freedom march [Commentary]
    Marching in an Independence Day Parade is not supposed to be a gut-wrenching experience, but for me last weekend in Philadelphia, it was. Don't get me wrong; I love playing my waist drum, in my waist-drum troupe. It's just that July 4th always triggers...
  • Double-dipping public employees [Letter]

    Double-dipping public employees [Letter]
    Regarding your article "Police, fire unions oppose mayor's new pension plan" (July 8), why do these two groups of public service employees think they are better than the tax payers of Maryland? What other employer lets it's employees retire after 20...
  • Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing

    Some Md. lawmakers oppose seismic testing
    Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast. In a jointly signed letter, the eight...
  • Ryan's safety net [Editorial]

    Ryan's safety net  [Editorial]
    It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave it...
  • 15 million reasons for Hopkins fight [Commentary]

    Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated from an earlier version to reflect developments.  On Friday, I and 2,000 of my co-workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital were scheduled to go on strike for the second time in two months. It's not a step we wanted to...
  • Succumbing to our weakness [Letter]

    Succumbing to our weakness [Letter]
    The other day I had a discussion with a friend concerning what we felt was facilitating the decline of this nation. We discussed the problem of illegal immigration as a factor. However, immigrants have been coming to America for hundreds of years —...
  • Atonement church lends help to refugee, prisoners [Loch Raven]

    Congregants at Atonement Lutheran Church are living the Hebrews 13 Bible verse, "Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares." And it is because of their hospitality,...
  • Cap and dividend [Editorial]

    Cap and dividend  [Editorial]
    How would you like to receive a quarterly check from the federal government? Most taxpayers would surely be happy with such an arrangement. But here's the really good part: What if by accepting that check you were also helping your country reduce a form...
  • An alternative response to child welfare and safety issues [Letter]

    Maryland families who are involved in low risk child maltreatment cases — such as leaving a child unattended — now have an option called Alternative Response that allows them to receive a social service response that is appropriately...
  • Hogan tells veterans he would eliminate state income tax on military pensions

    Hogan tells veterans he would eliminate state income tax on military pensions
    Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan told veterans Wednesday that he would eliminate the state income tax on military pensions if elected. “This tax is not only bad economic policy, it’s also unfair to the men and women who have...
  • Why zoning appeals authority is key [letter to The Aegis]

    The following was sent to members of the Harford County Council. A copy was provided for publication. I oppose Council Bill 14-21 which would eliminate the County Council as the Zoning Board of Appeals. The County Council of Harford County embraces...