| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:59 PM
Wall Street is its own worst enemy. It should have welcomed new financial regulation as a means of restoring public trust. Instead, it's busily shredding new regulations and making the public more distrustful than ever.
The Street's biggest lobbying...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 1:35 PM
This week we asked our b staff and guests who was their pick for who ruled 2011.
T-Sizzle, founder of the nation's most prestigious university
Luke Broadwater, reporter, The Baltimore Sun
Steve Jobs. Genius with huge technological and design impact on...
| 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...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 8:28 AM
As Warren Buffett once observed, it takes about 20 years to build up a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. Last Friday's decision by Standard & Poor's to downgrade U.S. debt from AAA to AA+ was just that kind of hit — and the markets are showing...
| Aug 27, 2011
| 5:00 AM
I'm confused. Republican also-ran gubernatorial candidate Brian Murphy is trying to convince us that Warren Buffett was wrong when he told Congress he ought to be taxed more ("Warren Buffett is wrong," Aug 25). Mr. Murphy attempted to demonstrate that...
| 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'...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Summertime is usually when TV networks air repeats of shows we've already seen. In his State of the Union Address this week, the president got a five-month jump on the summer season by re-running a class-envy video he has broadcast more times than local...
| Apr 12, 2012
Critics of the so-called "Buffett Rule," President Barack Obama's proposal to impose a minimum income tax on the wealthy, would like to have their gilded cake and eat it, too. On the one hand, they contend that the proposal would have a minimal impact...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 2:14 PM
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama talked about Americans paying their fair share in taxes. For most of my life, I thought that I had a reasonably good idea about what "fair" means — except for that period when my children...