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  • Ron Paul, aka the invisible candidate

    A moment ago, I Googled "Ron Paul ignored by media" and came up with 9,222 links. That's a lot of stories about someone being ignored. Here's what happened. In last weekend's Iowa Straw Poll of GOP presidential candidates, the Texas congressman had an...
  • The painful naivete of Ron Paul

    The painful naivete of Ron Paul
    So now it's Ron Paul's turn. The diminutive Texas libertarian is poised in the latest polls to win the Iowa caucuses. Obviously, this would be rough news for Newt Gingrich — who's in third place and falling — and very good news for Mitt...
  • Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks

    Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks
    Investors had plenty to keep them jittery in 2011. There were the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, economic woes in Europe, and, here at home, politically tinged fiscal showdowns in Washington over deep government spending cuts. Still, the stock market...
  • Ron Paul's anti-war stance doesn't make up for his extremism on everything else

    Granted, Democrats may be distressed that Barack Obama has not performed better as an anti-war president ("Ron Paul: The anti-war candidate," Jan. 2). But before people jump ship and vote for Ron Paul because he is "anti-war," they should check out the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • South Korean trade deal: A small step toward fixing the economy

    South Korean trade deal: A small step toward fixing the economy
    President Barack Obama's jobs bill, a relatively modest effort given the risks the economy faces and the toll that extended joblessness has taken on American workers, is bogged down in a divided Congress and is about to get more so. Senate leaders are...
  • 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...
  • Obama needs to do more to keep the jobless in their homes

    Obama needs to do more to keep the jobless in their homes
    Four years into the financial crisis, foreclosure numbers remain daunting, with nearly 80,000 U.S. households receiving default notices for the first time in August. But help might be at hand, now that the Obama administration is requiring mortgage...
  • Occupy Wall Street protests spread to Baltimore, other cities

    Occupy Wall Street protests spread to Baltimore, other cities
    St. John's United Methodist Church, a centuries-old church on St. Paul Street, looked the way it does during its occasional rock concerts. Hundreds of people — some older than 40, some in their 20s — gathered there Sunday not for the music, or...