| Oct 4, 2013
| 1:10 PM
CitiMortgage says its local borrowers should come to Towson on Tuesday if they're having trouble keeping up with their loan payments or face foreclosure.
The company is holding a foreclosure-prevention event at the Sheraton Baltimore North Hotel at...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Before the recession, Madie Green's home daycare was normally full. As parents lost their jobs and pulled kids out, the 55-year-old District Heights woman spent through her savings to keep up on her mortgage and auto payments.
Her business still hasn'...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Led by 49-year-old Carroll County resident Scott Strzelczyk, some residents from Maryland's five westernmost counties want to secede from the Old Line State and start their own, fifty-first state.
Here's an alternative suggestion for the folks who've...
| Sep 8, 2013
When my children were growing up, they were very selfish, and they demanded a lot of attention. They learned the word "mine" and then proceeded to use it to describe everything that they could see. They used to push and hit and stomp their feet over and...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Perhaps you've heard the fascinating story of Hungarian mathematician Abraham Wald, who during World War II distinguished himself by helping the British Air Ministry analyze damages to their fleet of bomber planes.
The ministry had done an initial...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:21 PM
As an infant born in Waterville, Maine, to a single, teenage mother, I relied on food stamps for the first four months of my life. My family's economic status later required me to participate in other federal assistance programs like Head Start and the...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Joe Davidson's article ("'Most vulnerable' workers are struggling," July 28) reprinted from The Washington Post carried good information and it is correct — the impacts of sequester aren't "commanding the attention they once did."
For example, I...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
My new book concerns the countercultural views of today's progressive Democrats. This is not your father's liberalism, and it is certainly far removed from the local Democratic Party I was exposed to as a young kid growing up in Arbutus. That Democratic...
| Mar 13, 2013
Last Friday, the Labor Department reported that 236,000 new jobs were created in February. That's good news -- but not nearly good enough. Even if this rate were to continue, which seems unlikely, the United States wouldn't be back to pre-recession levels...
| Mar 6, 2013
With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy -- and 46 years ago, when I was an intern in his Senate office.
The nation was going through a difficult time in 1967. America was deeply split over civil rights and the...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 2:07 PM
Friday, forecasters expect the Labor Department to report the economy added 155,000 jobs in December — substantially less than is needed to pull unemployment down to acceptable levels.
The tax and spending package passed by the Senate and House...
| May 15, 2013
| 12:32 PM
The U.S. Senate recently passed a bill that would allow states to require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes on behalf of local governments. This bill has flaws, but they could be fixed in the House. It should be passed.
I don't like the idea...