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  • Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech

    Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech
    After hearing President Barack Obama plead Thursday for speedy passage of his $447 billion jobs package, Maryland lawmakers were divided about whether the plan would reduce the nation's stubbornly high unemployment. State Democrats expressed near-...
  • Michelle Obama is right about food and obesity

    Give me a break. The first lady can't even grow a vegetable garden or warn of the dangers of childhood obesity without some Republican creep getting their nose out of joint or complaining about the excesses of government. To these old eyes the first...
  • First lady deserves credit for promoting healthy lifestyle

    It's difficult to fathom the real purpose or intent of the scathing critiques of Michelle Obama's health initiative to lower the rate of childhood obesity. We know that this country has a significantly greater obesity problem than other industrialized...
  • Yes, we do need someone to tell us what to eat

    Senora McGuire says "We don't need anyone telling us what to eat" ( Readers Respond, June 7). I say Ms. McGuire must be walking around with her eyes shut. Two thirds of Americans are overweight, and half of those — more than one third of all...
  • Gardening with an edge

    Gardening with an edge
    First lady Michelle Obama sets the tone in trends with what she wears — and the way she gardens. The president's wife, who planted vegetables on the south lawn of the White House shortly after the family moved in, has revamped this year's garden by...
  • America's diminishing quantity of life

    America's diminishing quantity of life
    In large swaths of the nation, life expectancy has stopped increasing and even declined slightly over the decade that ended in 2007, particularly among women. This historic reversal of a long-time trend toward longer life expectancies in the world's...
  • Presidential party

    Presidential party
    What better way to celebrate Presidents Day weekend than getting up close and personal with all 43 presidents — well, their lifelike wax figures, that is. The Presidents Gallery at Madame Tussauds Washington opens this week with an unveiling of the...
  • Presidential tastes: Eating like Obama

    Presidential tastes While visiting Washington and its surroundings, why not eat like a president — at new economy prices, of course. Here are a few local spots with tasty food good enough for President Barack Obama and his family: Ben's Chili Bowl...
  • Big government, GOP-style

    It's ironic that Republicans in Congress blast Michelle Obama for her initiative on obesity and healthy eating because "government should stay out of our personal lives" -- yet they continue to inject said government when it concerns a woman's right to...
  • Funeral held in Baltimore for nephew of Rep. Elijah Cummings

    Funeral held in Baltimore for nephew of Rep. Elijah Cummings
    Just days after his nephew was killed in a shooting, U.S Rep. Elijah E. Cummings challenged a church filled with friends and family to take a stand against senseless violence, and make the most of their lives. "The day for each one of us is still going...
  • Is this still good: Blog posts from the past week that still pass the smell test

    Is this still good: Blog posts from the past week that still pass the smell test
    A weekly round-up of juicy bits from food and dining blogs. Some of these I twittered as they appeared. You can follow my tweets on this page, in the box at the right. I posted a few of them on the new Baltimore Diner facebook page. 1.) The story about...
  • How can we afford First Lady's trip to Africa?

    I don't get it ...the United States is in extreme debt and getting higher every second. Yet Michelle Obama and daughters are apparently enjoying their travels in Africa. ( "Aids Activists Share Plight With First Lady" June 24.) The plight of AIDS will...