| Aug 30, 2011
| 6:30 AM
Brian Murphy's analysis of Warren Buffet's position on paying higher taxes misses the larger point Mr. Buffet was making ("Raising taxes on the rich won't cause them to flee," Aug. 29).
The practical and reasonable response to our country's deficit...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 1:30 PM
In his letter ("Free trade does not kill jobs," Aug. 30), Thomas Jandl responded to my recent opinion piece in The Sun ("What's killing jobs?" Aug. 27) by questioning my analysis of our trade practices. He misunderstood the basis for the piece. His...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 9:46 AM
One can only hope that crow tastes like chicken, because after the success of the Baltimore Grand Prix, there are a number of people dining on it this week.
That may even include, gentle reader, the members of this newspaper's editorial board who,...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 9:10 AM
President Obama is proposing to raise taxes on millionaires in what's called the Buffett Rule. Billionaire Warren Buffett begged Congress to raise taxes on people like him, noting his tax rate is lower than his secretary's.
Such a millionaire tax would...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 9:30 AM
In his latest backpedaling to raise taxes on the rich, President Obama says "This is not class warfare — it's the math."
So let's look at the math, together with history.
First the math: Obama's "Buffett Rule" millionaire's tax fails to take...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Constellation Energy Group is reportedly in the final stages of takeover negotiations that could see it absorbed by the Chicago-based power company Exelon Corp., a deal that would usher Baltimore's last Fortune 500 company headquarters out of town.
| May 1, 2011
Sometime around May 2012, you will open your BGE statement and react with mild pleasure, perhaps, on seeing that your bill is reduced by $200 or so.
True, this might be considered a long shot. History has held out such rebates before and then yanked them...
| Oct 17, 2010
When Constellation Energy Group and EDF Group teamed up three years ago, the economy was riding high, and so were they.
Rising energy prices and a growing economy prompted them to propose the once unthinkable: developing, building and operating the first...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:42 PM
For the current election cycle, "jobs" is the new black. It's the buzzword that transcends the left and the right. From the parties of Occupy Wall Street to the tea parties of last year, and from the Republican Party to the Democratic Party to the Worker'...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 9:45 AM
In 2009, President Barack Obama lifted the $400 billion cap off the bailout money that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae could pass on to the taxpayers. Apparently, $400 billion wasn't enough. Fannie and Freddie are publicly owned. You and I own them and all the...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 7:25 PM
After more than 31/2 years of bitter legal conflict, the judge in Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy case said he would approve a plan to transfer ownership of the Chicago media company to a group of hedge funds and banks based in Los Angeles and New York.
| Nov 5, 2011
| 5:00 AM
Up to 40 million Chinese people still live in caves. That's more than the populations of Texas and Illinois, combined. In fairness, a fraction of these caves are apparently pretty nice, complete with electricity and well-compacted dirt floors. But that'...