| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Constituents of Rep. Elijah Cummings might want to Google the March 5 House Oversight Committee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service ("Cummings cut off at IRS hearing," March 5). They undoubtedly will be appalled by the rude treatment of our...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Bitcoin believers were shaken to their digital souls when Mt. Gox, the world's largest exchange, defaulted on $470 million worth of deposits and closed.
The virtual currency was supposed to provide a safer, more private and less costly alternative to...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Howard County police are investigating multiple cases of telephone fraud, where the caller poses as an agent from the Internal Revenue Service or federal government, police said in a news release Wednesday.
Police said nine cases involving county...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:58 PM
A House of Representatives hearing into the scandal surrounding the Internal Revenue Service devolved into a bizarre bit of political theater on Wednesday when the committee's Republican chairman closed down the proceeding before the ranking Democrat,...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 8:02 AM
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| Mar 4, 2014
| 10:39 AM
Class, here's a pop quiz on Washington's view of economics. Who gave the following unsolicited endorsements of the Earned Income Tax Credit, the refundable federal tax credit for low and moderate income workers?
The program gives "families flexibility...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore is in danger of losing its accreditation and faces serious financial challenges, leaving the small private college's future uncertain.
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the accrediting body for...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Those of us of a certain age recall the scene all too well: Lucy pulling the football away just as Charlie Brown was about to kick it, visions of football glory dancing in his head.
Charlie Brown always fell for the prank, believing that Lucy would...
| Feb 22, 2014
A 36-inch blizzard in the Mid-Atlantic was cited by Harvard Professor and former Vice President Al Gore as yet further proof of global warming. "The colder it gets, the more we should worry," commented Professor Gore, shortly before leaving on his private...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Education, jobs creation and praise for District 13 Del. Guy Guzzone were the themes of the night Wednesday during the Columbia Democratic Club’s forum for Maryland General Assembly candidates at the Ridgely's Run Community Center in Jessup.
| Jan 21, 2014
| 8:44 AM
The U.S. Senate has passed legislation to give more protections to businesses victimized by payroll services companies that failed to pay their clients' federal and state taxes or committed other fraudulent acts.
The legislation, championed by...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:25 AM
Jay Fred Cohen says he is not a "yes man." The Democrat from Columbia has been many things in his career: IRS field agent, Howard County Orphans' Court judge, member of the Fabulous 50-Plus Players of Howard County.
But, he says, never a "yes man."...