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A $15 minimum wage? Not so fast
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 1 May 2016 00:00:00 PDT

The $15 minimum wage laws recently enacted in California and New York have given quite a boost to local efforts to raise basic salaries. Given those high-profile campaigns — and the strong support from union backers — it comes as no surprise that the Baltimore City Council will soon be pondering...


What’s led to FCPS budget woes
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 01 May 2016 02:00:00 -0400
The maintenance-of-effort budget was initiated in fiscal 2010-2011 and continued through fiscal 2014-2015, when County Executive Jan Gardner and the County Council reversed the trend. Thus, the fiscal 2009-2010 budget was the anchor year for the subsequent five future budgets,…

New hotel won’t eat into other hotel’s room rentals
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 01 May 2016 02:00:00 -0400
One of the many specious and irrational arguments that the opponents of the proposed downtown Frederick hotel make is that the 207-room Marriott hotel would somehow steal rooms from other local hotels and that is “just not fair.” These low-information…

Cruz’s head-scratching vice president selection
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 01 May 2016 02:00:00 -0400
To a candidate, selecting a running mate is almost always about trying to win the election. Ordinarily, of course, the campaign that candidates are trying to win is the one for the presidency, not just their party’s nomination to be…

Sharing the road with the big guys
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 01 May 2016 02:00:00 -0400
I was riding with the best. Bob Weller, 67, of Monrovia, a tank-truck driver for Hahn Transportation in New Market for 42 years, is the 2014-2015 National Tank Truck Carriers’ Professional Tank Truck Driver of the Year. He was named…

Here’s the real danger with North Korea’s nuclear arsenal
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 01 May 2016 02:00:00 -0400
As the world prepares for a possible fifth nuclear weapons test by North Korea (and second since January), here’s something worth keeping in mind: The greatest threat we face from Kim Jong Un is probably not a suicidal attack against…

The world according to Trump
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 01 May 2016 02:00:00 -0400
Foreign policy does not determine American elections. Indeed, of all Western countries, we are the least interested in the subject. The reason is simple: We haven’t had to be. Our instinctive isolationism derives from our geographic exceptionalism. As Bismarck once…

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