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  • The GOP's 2012 election strategy: Wreck the economy

    It is time to dispel a few myths. First, we are not overtaxed but under-taxed. Federal personal and corporate tax receipts expressed as a percentage of gross domestic product are at 14.1 percent, the lowest rate since 1951. The Bush tax cuts have been in...
  • Made (once again) in America

    Made (once again) in America
    When NovaSom Inc. was looking to produce its sleep apnea diagnostic kits, the Glen Burnie-based company didn't look to factories in Asia or Mexico. Instead, it found a manufacturer right off the Beltway in Woodlawn. NovaSom chose Zentech Manufacturing...
  • Federal Reserve sets limits on debit card swipe fees, leaving merchants and banks unhappy

    Federal Reserve sets limits on debit card swipe fees, leaving merchants and banks unhappy
    You might not have paid attention to the fierce yearlong battle between merchants and banks over debit cards, but you'll likely notice last week's outcome in your wallet. The dispute was over the debit card interchange fee — the payment merchants...
  • No easy fixes for Social Security woes

    I find that the recent editorial in The Sun regarding Social Security falls far short of the reality of the situation ("Social Security sets off sparks," Sept. 14). Joe Biden said the same thing the editorial did on a CNN interview before the last...
  • On job creation, Republicans should listen to their own advice

    Congressional Republican leaders have reportedly asked Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to refrain from any further monetary stimulus during policy makers' two-day meeting this week. Specifically, they asked in a letter to Mr. Bernanke that the...
  • Federal Reserve reveals new interchange fees and everyone is unhappy

    The Federal Reserve released its final rule on interchange fees for debit cards, the fee that merchants pay banks for processing the transaction. The Wall Street reform law required that the Fed make sure the fee was “reasonable and proportional&...
  • Geithner said to consider departure from Treasury

    Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner has signaled to White House officials that he's considering leaving the administration after President Barack Obama reaches an agreement with Congress to raise the federal debt limit, according to three people...
  • Mr. Obama, you're no Ronald Reagan

    Mr. Obama, you're no Ronald Reagan
    5.1, 9.3, 8.1, 8.5, 8, 7.1 and 3.9. While that might sound like a controversial series of Olympic curling scores, these numbers in fact add up to a grave problem for PresidentBarack Obama. They are the quarterly percentage gains in gross domestic...
  • 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...
  • For abortion foes, an ultrasound is worth 1,000 words

    For abortion foes, an ultrasound is worth 1,000 words
    U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles last Tuesday granted a request for a preliminary injunction that temporarily blocks a provision in North Carolina's new abortion-restriction law that would require women seeking an abortion to view an...
  • Cain not the only option for conservatives

    The recent surge by Herman Cain to the top of the GOP field was not fueled by the tea party. The tea party was the first to embrace Mr. Cain because of his 9-9-9 tax plan and because he speaks like a businessman rather than a politician, which is very...
  • CFG Community Bank agrees to consent order

    Baltimore's CFG Community Bank and its parent company, Capital Funding Bancorp, have agreed to a consent order with state and federal bank regulators to shore up their corporate governance and management review processes. Under the order released...