| Sep 10, 2012
| 12:08 PM
The economy added 96,000 jobs in August, down from 141,000 in July and not nearly enough to keep pace with population growth.
The unemployment rate fell to 8.1 percent only because 581,000 workers quit looking for work and are no longer counted in the...
| Jun 20, 2012
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...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Rep. Elijah Cummings did two things last week that merit his defeat in November. He continues to be the lead defender of Attorney GeneralEric Holder'sdeliberate arming of Mexican drug cartels, which led to the murder of hundreds of Mexicans and one U.S....
| Feb 27, 2013
| 11:03 AM
Nothing short of a miracle — or a sudden onset of rational behavior inside the Capital Beltway — is going to prevent mandatory, across-the-board federal spending cuts from going in effect Friday. It's also clear the public sector workforce...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The drumbeat for weeks has been that $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester would be so horrendous for the economy that lawmakers in Washington would be forced to compromise by the March 1 deadline.
When no deal was...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:15 AM
We average people vote but we don't get much respect from our government these days nor from some of our representatives. The government gives our taxpayer money and tax breaks to big companies and corporations that don't pay taxes and often don't pay...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. That is well illustrated by the current disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, as the...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 4:30 AM
If Robert Reich is looking for "baloney" in the debate over minimum wage hikes, he should start with his recent commentary in The Sun ("The minimum wage and the meaning of a decent society," Feb. 20).
Contrary to Mr. Reich's claim, the academic and...
| Feb 17, 2013
Raymond "Chip" Mason first met Joseph A. Sullivan over dinner at a Chicago restaurant, where the founder of Legg Mason Inc. interviewed the young bond trading manager for a job with the Baltimore company.
A lot of the conversation, Mason recalled, was...
| Jun 29, 2011
| 8:50 PM
Just when it seemed that Lindsay Lohan (yes!) was entering a political debate (yes!) about the nation's economic policies (yes!) it turns out Lohan's new-found political views were just a paid advertisement (lowest of lows).
For those of you not...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 11:50 AM
Yes, Rick Perry might seem a little, well, out there with some of his public statements. But the Texas governor has something that our current commanded-in-chief lacks: Overt machismo.
And this cannot be underestimated. Macho men have a long history...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:56 AM
Contrary to conventional wisdom, the United States does not have to default on its debt, and the Social Security and Medicare checks can continue to go out, even if Republicans and President Barack Obama cannot strike a deal to raise the debt ceiling by...