| Apr 12, 2012
Critics of the so-called "Buffett Rule," President Barack Obama's proposal to impose a minimum income tax on the wealthy, would like to have their gilded cake and eat it, too. On the one hand, they contend that the proposal would have a minimal impact...
| May 14, 2012
| 12:10 PM
Across the country last year, the most popular baby names were Jacob and Sophia, according to the Social Security Administration’s latest count.
Sophia is a new comer the No. 1 spot, knocking off Isabella, which came in as No. 2 last year on the...
| May 15, 2012
| 9:02 AM
Readers of this blog know I have been grinding my teeth for years over President Obama's masterful manipulation of TV. It's not about Obama, it's about the press looking the other way, rolling over and refusing to critique and deconstruct the way Team...
| May 15, 2012
| 1:08 PM
North Calvert Street
3400 block, between noon and 3 p.m. May 10. Handicap placard stolen from vehicle.
3300 block, between 6:45 a.m. and 3:38 p.m. May 7. Credit cards, driver's license, Social Security card stolen from purse at work.
| May 20, 2012
Here's another reason to file your tax returns as early as possible: an identity thief might beat you to the money.
Identity thieves are filing fake federal returns using taxpayers' Social Security numbers and claiming tax refunds worth billions of...
| May 19, 2012
| 12:30 PM
I take exception to Thomas Schaller's assertion that "Overhead in federal insurance programs like Medicare and Social Security is minimal. By some estimates, only 2 percent of expenditures go to administrative overhead" ("Sure, government is flawed...
| May 27, 2012
Norman Harvel is growing old under a mountain of debt.
At 60, Harvel faces medical and credit card bills topping $80,000. Yet Harvel is unable to work, having been injured at a job site more a decade ago. The former building maintenance worker now...
| May 22, 2012
| 10:53 AM
Pudgy, pink Gerber babies are no longer the typical children being born in the United States. According to theU.S. Census Bureau, moms who are Latino, Asian, African American or mixed race are now giving birth to just over 50 percent of American babies....
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 11:47 AM
President Barack Obama signaled on election night that he's willing to work with leaders in both parties on deficit reduction and tax reform. And House Speaker John A. Boehner said a day later that Republicans were open to new revenue.
| Sep 3, 2012
| 6:32 AM
Federal workers are in the trenches daily, so they're likely to be the first to spot waste — and to come up with ways to save taxpayer dollars.
That's the theory behind the Obama administration's Securing Americans Value and Efficiency (SAVE)...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 4:44 PM
Former Washington Redskins punter Tom Tupa is entitled to workers' compensation benefits in Maryland for a 2005 injury suffered during pregame warm-ups that ended his career, Maryland's highest court ruled Wednesday.
In its unanimous ruling for Tupa, the...