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  • State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion

    State leaders embrace Medicaid expansion
    Nearly two out of every three people signing up for health care coverage so far on Maryland's troubled insurance exchange qualified for Medicaid — helping the state top its goal for the program's enrollment. Enrolling more lower-income residents...
  • Escaping the rat maze of the welfare state

    This week marks the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty," and as the joke goes, "Poverty won." Five decades after a blizzard of programs began descending on the American people, the poverty rate remains essentially unchanged. That's a...
  • After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender

    After waging War on Poverty for 50 years, let's not surrender
    Fifty years ago Wednesday, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered what may have been the last genuinely uplifting State of the Union speech we've had. "This administration, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America," he said. "We...
  • California discourages needy from signing up for food stamps

    WASHINGTON — It was not surprising that Texas held out. For years, Texas was among a handful of states that required every resident seeking help with grocery bills to first be fingerprinted, an exercise typically associated with criminals....
  • Ronald Reagan wasn't prescient in health care warning

    One of my regular correspondents sent me a video the other day that featured Ronald Reagan predicting that the United States was on the dire path to socialized medicine. The video clip actually comes from the Michael Moore movie "Sicko," but the...
  • Changing places for a park view

    Changing places for a park view
    Trent Waite wasn't new to the Butchers Hill area when he purchased a home there three years ago. He simply exchanged the renovated one he already had in the Baltimore neighborhood for another that was in desperate need of fixing up. His reasoning was...
  • Now's not the time to cut missile defense

    Recent satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has greatly expanded its uranium enrichment capabilities. The nation just promised to launch more long-range rockets "soon." And, reportedly, labs in Pyongyang are hard at work developing nuclear-armed...
  • The GOP vs. gay rights

    In the latest example of the profound change in Americans' attitudes toward homosexuality, the Senate is moving toward a vote on a bill that would outlaw job discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity. But whether the Employment...
  • Rand Paul, angry over plagiarism charges, wants to sword fight

    One measure of a savvy politician is how he handles his mistakes. Expressing nostalgia for the days when one could shoot or stab a critic is not a great PR move. Rand Paul, the Republican U.S. senator from Kentucky who has been accused of serial...
  • Food stamp recipients worry about plans in Congress

    Food stamp recipients worry about plans in Congress
    Tracey Coleman understands that many people are skeptical about the federal food stamp program, and she agrees that some reform may be needed. But the 43-year-old Essex woman also knows food stamps have kept her family fed since her husband was laid off...
  • Letters: Progressives' view of Obamacare

    Re "Hail the panderer in chief," Opinion, Nov. 26 According to Jonah Goldberg, President Obama is rigidly ideological and shamelessly pandering at the same time. Neat trick. The president's Affordable Care Act may be many things, but the ideologically...