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  • Obama budget will lead to disaster

    Obama budget will lead to disaster
    In response to your editorial "Put up or shut up" (April 11), I just have one question: What part of economics don't you understand? You mention that the president wants to "reduce deficits to a manageable size." Yet in his budget he proposes growing...
  • America lags on plain speech

    America lags on plain speech
    The Internet is changing how leaders talk. Leaders from Rome to Beijing and beyond are helping usher in a new era of plain speaking. But American leaders are lagging behind, stuck in old patterns of windy and obfuscatory speech. Around the globe, what's...
  • What did we learn from Iraq?

    What did we learn from Iraq?
    Ten years have passed since the United States invaded Iraq, a decision that almost everyone now ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders of our time. Why "almost"? Former President George W. Bush and his top aides still maintain that the invasion...
  • Maryland adds 10,500 jobs in February

    Maryland adds 10,500 jobs in February
    Maryland employers punched the accelerator on job creation in February, adding 10,500 positions and bringing the state much closer to recovering its recessionary losses five years after they began. The job growth estimates released Friday by the U.S....
  • Wall Street shrugs off sequester

    Wall Street shrugs off sequester
    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...
  • Government favors big corporations

    Government favors big corporations
    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...
  • Dow is up: Happy days here again?

    Dow is up: Happy days here again?
    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...
  • Minimum wage is a jobs killer, case closed

    Minimum wage is a jobs killer, case closed
    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...
  • Money-laundering firm should get no welcome in Maryland

    Money-laundering firm should get no welcome in Maryland
    When criminal prosecutors at the U.S. Department of Justice found that giant bank HSBC — whose American operation is chartered in Maryland — had violated money-laundering laws covering $200 trillion in transactions, and with customers...
  • College Lines

    VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY: Villanova University named the following students to the dean's list for the fall 2012 semester: Ava Calvano, from Forest Hill, pursuing a bachelor's degree in the College of Engineering; Chelsea Chu, from Forest Hill, studying...
  • Low interest rates have hurt retirees

    Low interest rates have hurt retirees
    A lifelong Democrat, I now find myself taking issue with the Obama administration in general and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke in particular as it pertains to current Fed policy. What seemed to have been a good idea at the onset, to keep...
  • Legg Mason's new CEO draws lessons from hockey

    Legg Mason's new CEO draws lessons from hockey
    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...