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  • Budget deal: Better than nothing [Editorial]

    Budget deal: Better than nothing  [Editorial]
    At first glance, it would be tempting to condemn the bipartisan budget agreement announced late Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray, if only because it asks further sacrifice of the unemployed and of federal workers. Those are hardly the two...
  • A mutually beneficial accord

    A mutually beneficial accord
    The contract agreement Baltimore has reached with city firefighters is an example of the good that can come out of difficult negotiations when both sides are willing to make concessions. Neither the city nor the firefighters got everything they wanted,...
  • Harford councilman, citizens, work to stop school fees, bus consolidations

    Harford councilman, citizens, work to stop school fees, bus consolidations
    The 2013-2014 school year began Monday, and Harford County Public Schools officials proceeded with their implementation of fees for playing sports and participating in extracurricular activities and their adjustments to school bus routes countywide. A...
  • Work still trumps welfare

    Work still trumps welfare
    I am writing in response to the recent commentary, "In Maryland, it pays not to work," (Aug. 14). The author correctly notes that "there is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy." Unfortunately, he then goes on to speculate that a significant number...
  • Welfare bad, wasteful corporate handouts good

    Welfare bad, wasteful corporate handouts good
    If you are an individual seeking government assistance of any kind, you represent all that is wrong with this great country. If, on the other hand, you are a corporation seeking government welfare, you are what makes America great. Let's see how that...
  • Md. welfare recipients want to work

    Poor people are continuing to be demonized both nationally and locally based on invidious stereotypes. Michael Tanner's fictitious welfare mom who "chooses" not to work is just the latest ("In Maryland, it pays not to work," Aug. 13). The reality on the...
  • In Maryland, it pays not to work

    In Maryland, it pays not to work
    Contrary to stereotypes, there is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy. Indeed, surveys of welfare recipients consistently show their desire for a job. However, there is also evidence that many are reluctant to accept available employment...
  • Judge welfare by facts, not stereotypes

    There is no empirical support for the recent commentary claiming that welfare benefits are discouraging people from jobs ("In Maryland, it pays not to work," Aug. 14). The opinion piece is disingenuous and its recommendations are reckless. Tighten...
  • Stealing from productive people won't end poverty

    Stealing from productive people won't end poverty
    In a recent column on rising income inequality in America, commentator Thomas F. Schaller's asks "is President Obama the world's worst socialist?" (Sept. 3). If by "worst" Mr. Schaller means "most egregious," then Mr. Obama, as a disciple of Saul...
  • BSO musicians OK three-year contract

    BSO musicians OK three-year contract
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra musicians ratified a new three-year contract Friday that will include the restoration of salary cuts that were made in the wake of the economic downturn. By the 2015-2016 season, annual base salary for tenured musicians...
  • Md.'s ruinous welfare-state mentality [Letter]

    Md.'s ruinous welfare-state mentality [Letter]
    Democratic gubernatorial candidates Helen Mizeur, Anthony Brown and Doug Gansler are now campaigning in our neighborhoods. I thank them for their service to Maryland and the country even though they do not see things the way I do. However, I do...
  • City police and fire unfunded pension liabilities grew by $60M

    City police and fire unfunded pension liabilities grew by $60M
    The unfunded liabilities of the city's police and firefighters pension system grew by about $60 million last year, despite recent changes requiring the public safety workers to contribute 10 percent of their pay to the fund. Unfunded pension...