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  • Maryland's cloudy credit horizon

    Maryland's cloudy credit horizon
    It would be ironic if Maryland, for the first time in the history of municipal bond ratings, lost its AAA status now. Thanks to a combination of spending restraint, tax increases and other reforms, Maryland's balance sheet is stronger that it has been...
  • Wake up, socially liberal fiscal conservatives

    Wake up, socially liberal fiscal conservatives
    Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend, That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob. But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers...
  • Are you better off?

    Are you better off?
    Are you better off than you were four years ago? That question, first raised by Ronald Reagan in a landmark 1980 debate with Jimmy Carter, is getting a second tour of duty these days courtesy of Mitt Romney and his fellow Republicans. That's not...
  • Fiscal cliff deal won't end war between Democrats, Republicans

    Fiscal cliff deal won't end war between Democrats, Republicans
    "It's not all I would have liked," said Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, speaking of the deal on the fiscal cliff, "so on to the debt ceiling." For Republicans, the battle over the fiscal cliff is only a prelude to the coming battle...
  • Md. loses 3,100 jobs in November, Labor Department says

    Md. loses 3,100 jobs in November, Labor Department says
    Maryland's economy shed 3,100 jobs in November, the latest U-turn in a bumpy year overshadowed by the fast-approaching "fiscal cliff," according to federal data released Friday. The U.S. Department of Labor also sharply revised downward its estimate...
  • The Sun, the Democrats' handy tool

    Well, it appears that The Sun, the Democratic Party Journalistic Tool, is in full gear. During the Republican National Convention, The Sun carried front page convention coverage only the day after Mitt Romney spoke. Otherwise, coverage was inside the...
  • Republicans won't be the only ones blamed if we go over the fiscal cliff

    We are accustomed to the opprobrium columnist Thomas Schaller heaps on all things Republican. However, his most recent rant on who's to blame for the fiscal cliff deserves further reflection ("Crisis they created catches up with Republicans," Dec. 12)....
  • Maryland boat sales drop while national market improves

    Maryland boat sales drop while national market improves
    The maritime economy hasn't been shipshape in the city that calls itself "America's Sailing Capital." The doldrums that becalmed the national powerboat and sailboat industry four years ago did not spare Annapolis — or the two boat shows that have...
  • 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...
  • Early surveys show robust sales increases on Black Friday

    Early surveys show robust sales increases on Black Friday
    Shoppers packed stores and spent money in record numbers on Black Friday, early surveys show, a phenomenon that analysts call a hopeful sign for the U.S economy after months of up-and-down consumer spending. Black Friday sales were up 6.6 percent over...
  • The GOP's 2012 election strategy: Wreck the economy

    It is time to dispel a few myths. First, we are not overtaxed but under-taxed. Federal personal and corporate tax receipts expressed as a percentage of gross domestic product are at 14.1 percent, the lowest rate since 1951. The Bush tax cuts have been in...
  • Corporations profit from health care waste

    Corporations profit from health care waste
    The United States wastes about $3,000 per person annually in health care spending — nearly $1 trillion a year. That's bad enough. Even more disturbing is who gets that trillion. The fact is, we cannot understand politics in the U.S. by watching...