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  • The imperial hypocrisy of Harry Reid

    The imperial hypocrisy of Harry Reid
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a man whose political success is largely attributable to the aura of befuddled incompetence he uses to disarm his adversaries, was a failed Watergate baby. In 1974, a slew of often sanctimonious and very liberal...
  • Setting the record straight on Ron Paul

    In response to the recent letter written by Elizabeth Fixsen ("Paul is anti-war — but otherwise extremist," Jan. 5), I suggest that Ms. Fixsen check her facts. She states that Ron Paul is anti-abortion. The fact is Mr. Paul, a physician, does not...
  • 100 things we love about Baltimore -- Printable list

    100 things we love about Baltimore -- Printable list
    A moody tavern. An extraordinary cocktail. The easy lapping of bay water against the banks of the Inner Harbor. Duckpin lanes. Old Bay. Art in an otherwise empty storefront. For all of these things, and for so many more, people love Baltimore. People feel...
  • 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...
  • Rachel Marsden on Waiting for a European Santa Claus

    Rachel Marsden on Waiting for a European Santa Claus
    While your co-workers hover around the water cooler debating whether it matters if Mitt Romney bullied some kid in his youth, a formerly First World nation called Greece is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Why, you might ask, should Middle America...
  • Seniors grow old under debt

    Seniors grow old under debt
    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...
  • Consumer and business confidence seen as key to weathering economic storm

    Consumer and business confidence seen as key to weathering economic storm
    Bettie Dunkin was surprisingly unfazed by the financial turmoil of the last few days. The 53-year-old accountant, who had been out of work for months and only recently landed a temporary job, spoke for many Americans when she said: "We're getting numb."...
  • Eastern Shore bank ordered to find buyer or merge

    Federal banking regulators have ordered an Eastern Shore bank to take measures to establish adequate capital levels, which could include finding a buyer, merging with another institution or selling shares, among other options. The Bank of the Eastern...
  • Starving public universities shrinks the middle class

    Starving public universities shrinks the middle class
    Rick Santorum called the president "a snob" for wanting everyone to get a college education. (In fact, President Barack Obama never actually called for universal college education but only for a year or more of training after high school.) Mr. Santorum...
  • Joining the affordable-housing movement

    Joining the affordable-housing movement
    Mike Posko was building a house with Habitat for Humanity International — in Nepal — when the Baltimore-area affiliate emailed him late last year to ask him to come in for an interview. He got the job. Posko, who took over as Habitat for...
  • Can O'Malley stop kicking the can't kick can?

    Can O'Malley stop kicking the can't kick can?
    There's a new game in town.  Or, actually, there's not. But judging from the enthusiasm with which Gov.Martin O'Malley has embraced his latest catchphrase, you could see why someone might think so. The governor doesn't want to play kick the can. Anyone...
  • In 8th Congressional District, it's 'getting to know you'

    In 8th Congressional District, it's 'getting to know you'
    Redistricting, early voting and the flood of interest from a presidential election year has made March a critical month for candidates vying for positions in Congress, perhaps none as hectic as the 8th Congressional District race. Carroll County has...