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  • Robert B. Reich: Why the economy can't get out of first gear

    Robert B. Reich: Why the economy can't get out of first gear
    Rarely in history has the cause of a major economic problem been so clear, yet have so few been willing to see it. The major reason this recovery has been so anemic is not Europe's debt crisis. It's not, as right-wing economists tell us, because taxes...
  • The GOP's 'two Santa Claus theory'

    Time and time again I hear Republicans chatter about how horrible President Obama has been for the economy. One of their funniest gaffes is that Obama is a big spending, government-loving liberal. To put that in perspective: The average annual growth...
  • For U.S. bishops, economic justice isn't on the agenda

    For U.S. bishops, economic justice isn't on the agenda
    At a time of staggering poverty, rampant unemployment and growing income inequality, Catholic bishops will gather for a national meeting in Baltimore today and remain largely silent about these profound moral issues. A recent Catholic News Service...
  • 'The United States of America does not run out without paying the tab'

    REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT AT UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND TOWN HALL Ritchie Coliseum University of Maryland College Park, Maryland 11:04 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Hello, Maryland! (Applause.) Hello! Nice to see you. Thank you so much. (Applause.) Everybody,...
  • Lawmakers approve withholding fix for contractors

    Government contractors applauded congressional action Wednesday to repeal a federal law that would have postponed millions of dollars in payments to Maryland companies, potentially wounding the region's fragile economy. In a rare display of...
  • Supercommitte collapse: Now it's the people's turn

    Supercommitte collapse: Now it's the people's turn
    Who's to blame is the question of the day in Washington, where Republicans and Democrats have been rushing to point fingers ever since the deficit-cutting supercommittee admitted failure and stopped negotiations. But for the rest of the country, the...
  • Employers add more jobs than forecast in July

    American employers added more jobs than forecast in July and wages climbed. Payrolls rose by 117,000 workers after a 46,000 increase in June that was larger than earlier estimated, the Labor Department said Friday. The median estimate in a Bloomberg News...
  • Honest work for honest pay? Not in America, not anymore

    Honest work for honest pay? Not in America, not anymore
    For most of the last century, the basic bargain at the heart of the American economy was that employers paid their workers enough to buy what American employers were selling. That basic bargain created a virtuous cycle of higher living standards, more...
  • Why is it 'humane' to let those who broke our immigration laws escape consequences?

    Why is it 'humane' to let those who broke our immigration laws escape consequences?
    During the presidential campaign of 2000, George W. Bush was criticized by some conservatives for calling himself a "compassionate conservative." Some believed the term to be redundant. Now we're in the middle of the 2012 presidential campaign, and...
  • Anxious Marylanders wait to see if Congress will act

    Failure of the congressional "supercommittee" to strike a deal on deficit reduction has left lawmakers scrambling to address a half-dozen bills of major importance to Marylanders, from extending tax breaks to paying Medicare doctors to securing federal...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Monday
    WEATHER Today's forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies and a high near 62 degrees. The low tonight will be around 53 degrees. SCHOOL DELAYS Several school systems in Maryland are opening on a delayed schedule today. Here is the full list. TRAFFIC...
  • Federal workers take $15B hit in payroll tax deal

    Federal employees will be required to contribute $15 billion toward the cost of extending federal unemployment insurance under a tentative agreement struck in Congress that would also maintain the 2010 payroll tax break, federal worker union officials...