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Robert B. Reich: The truth about the Trump economy

I keep hearing that although Donald Trumpis a scoundrel or worse, at least he's presiding over a great economy. "The single biggest story this year is an economic boom that is durable and lasting," White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said recently. Really? Look closely at the living standards...

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    I was baffled when I read the article about the Downtown Partnership’s plan to put guards on the street to monitor the squeegee kids (“Baltimore’s ‘squeegee kids’ became focus in 1980s. What’s different now?” Oct. 16). The plan is short-sighted, not truly a solution and, in my mind, could cause...

  • No excuse for treating state retirees so badly

    No excuse for treating state retirees so badly

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    Opioid epidemic under Hogan not 'out of control'

    The Baltimore Sun’s ongoing coverage of Maryland's opioid epidemic has staked out a clear position: Not enough is being done (“Governor Hogan says we’ve tried everything to stem overdoses. Fortunately, that’s not quite true,” Oct. 12). But while Americans have never faced a greater threat from...

  • Maryland taxes are bad enough without Ben Jealous

    Maryland taxes are bad enough without Ben Jealous

    Kiplinger magazine came out with its latest ranking of unfriendly states for taxation. Maryland is now ranked second among the top 10 most unfriendly states especially for taxing incomes (“Maryland lawmakers’ tax relief plan leaves many with higher state tax bills,” April 9). With this dismal ranking,...

  • Morhaim for Baltimore health commissioner?

    Morhaim for Baltimore health commissioner?

    Yet again we have public health wisdom from Dr. Dan Morhaim (“Maryland’s opioid approach isn’t working. Here’s what could,” Oct. 15). He has good insight into the problem of drug abuse in Baltimore. Dr. Dan has been an emergency physician and a public servant for many years. He should be considered...

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