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  • When the wealthy prosper, we all win

    To the editor: I'm not particularly rich — I have to grub for as much money as I can eke out, like most people. But I have no problem seeing billionaires get tax breaks. Why is that? ("How the Republicans are trying to make the rich even richer,"...
  • Give Obama 'fast track' authority

    It's an Economics 101 lesson that bears repeating: Trade is good. The United States is the world's largest trading nation, supporting more than 11 million jobs. In Baltimore, we understand this as well as anyone — our port provides tangible proof....
  • Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'

    The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key...
  • The man who would feed kings: Former White House chef to speak in Oakland Park

    The man who would feed kings: Former White House chef to speak in Oakland Park
    In 2002, when President George W. Bush choked on a pretzel, former White House chef John Moeller thought he was out of a job. He did, after all, serve the offending salty snack for the president's Sunday afternoon football game, after recommending the...
  • Two vie in 6th Ward GOP race in Cedar Lake

     Two vie in 6th Ward GOP race in Cedar Lake
    Incumbent Ward 6 Councilman Greg Parker has one opponent vying for the Republican candidacy in the May 5 primary election. Carl D. Sprehe, 63, is a corporate health and safety manager for Vertex Energy's Homewood, Ill., office. A certified outreach...
  • Sen. Robert Griffin dies at 91; Republican urged Nixon to resign

    Sen. Robert Griffin dies at 91; Republican urged Nixon to resign
    Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at 91. Griffin was defeated in 1978 but landed a new career in 1987 as a Michigan...
  • Talk of the County: Readers gang up on Hillary Clinton

    Don't need another Clinton I hope the American people are smart enough to see that we don't need another Clinton in the White House. They've already pilfered and embarrassed this country enough. Bill Clinton is the laughing stock of the world. Still the...
  • Q&A: Who is this flying mailman with a message for Congress?

    Many questions surround the political stunt of a postal worker charged Thursday with violating national airspace and operating an unregistered aircraft by landing his gyrocopter on Capitol Hill. Q: Who is he? A: Doug Hughes, 61, delivers the U.S. mail...
  • Want a woman on the $20? Try Jeannette Rankin.

    New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen recently introduced a bill to have a woman replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill by 2020, to coincide with the centenary of women's suffrage. Notables such as Eleanor Roosevelt and Rosa Parks are leading the pack to be...
  • Where education bills stand in the legislature

    Where education bills stand in the legislature
    Parents and students could soon see fewer tests and more school choices. Education issues have dominated the Legislature this year. So far, lawmakers have, killed two pro-gun bills, charted a new course for charter schools, failed to reach a uniform...
  • Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work

    Medicare's latest 'doc-fix' needs work
    We don't quite share Capitol Hill's sense of joyful self-congratulation over the Medicare bill that has passed the Senate en route to President Barack Obama's likely signature. On the plus side, Congress did away with an outmoded and increasingly...