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  • Inequality of wealth is contributing to Social Security's problems

    It's unfortunate that an economist such as Peter Morici ("Yes, Social Security is a Ponzi scheme," Sept. 22) would take a partisan political position on Social Security and spread needless alarm about its future by baselessly calling it a Ponzi scheme....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Time to declare a moratorium on immigration

    Regarding Thomas Schaller's recent column on Americans' attitudes toward immigrants, if I were unemployed I would most likely be hostile to immigrants too ("Hostility to recent immigrants a long American tradition," July 10). If I had been loyal to my...
  • Obama is trying to run against George Bush, and Mitt Romney is letting him

    Obama is trying to run against George Bush, and Mitt Romney is letting him
    This is shaping up to be the second election in a row that's about someone who isn't on the ballot: George W. Bush. In 2008, Barack Obama won in no small part by turning the election into a referendum on President Bush and by claiming that a John...
  • U.S. economy proved resilient

    Much has been written about heroes in the past year, but the unsung hero has been the American consumer, who almost single-handedly prevented the country from plunging into a deep and prolonged recession. Immediately after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks,...
  • Military bringing 'boon' and bust to Md.

    ON JUNE 3, on its front page, this paper - along with most others in the region - carried news that went to the heart of why we're not making good environmental progress. None of the articles mentioned the environment. They proclaimed only good news:...
  • Afghanistan is worst country for older people: index

    LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Afghanistan is the worst country to live in as an older person, an annual index on the wellbeing of the elderly showed on Wednesday. The Asian country was ranked bottom for the second consecutive year in HelpAge...
  • Florida's consumer confidence hits post-recession high

    Florida's consumer confidence hits post-recession high
    Floridians set a new post-recession record for consumer confidence in September, according to a University of Florida survey released Tuesday. The monthly statewide consumer index rose a point  to 83, a level not seen since April 2007. It's the fourth...
  • Record French debt burden adds to strain on public finances

    PARIS (Reuters) - France's national debt hit a record high in the second quarter, data showed on Tuesday, underlining the country's struggle to rein in public finances a day before the 2015 budget is presented. Topping two trillion euros ($2.53 trillion)...
  • Brazil government deficit spending leaps as election nears

    BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil posted its fourth straight monthly primary budget deficit in August, making it nearly impossible for President Dilma Rousseff's administration to achieve a key fiscal target this year as spending picks up before next month's...