| 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 24, 2011
| 5:00 AM
When free trade proponents sold the American people on the idea of the North American Free Trade Agreement, they promised that it would be a boon economically. Evidence, however, suggests that it has been anything but.
Since NAFTA's implementation,...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 7:46 AM
President Barack Obama's jobs bill, a relatively modest effort given the risks the economy faces and the toll that extended joblessness has taken on American workers, is bogged down in a divided Congress and is about to get more so. Senate leaders are...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 12:36 PM
The China currency bill is the most significant jobs bill Congress could pass. It enjoys the bipartisan support of nearly 80 Republican and Democratic senators, yet President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner oppose it, illustrating that both...
| May 2, 2011
I just returned from a 10-day human rights delegation to Colombia sponsored by Witness for Peace. While we were in the midst of our intensive meetings in Valle del Cauca, Northern Cauca, and Bogota, we discovered that a high profile-American delegation...
| Jun 23, 2011
It's the poor stepchild of the baseball draft.
For years it was barely regulated, which made it ripe for abuse. And even today it remains overlooked, underpublicized and all but ignored by most fans.
Yet baseball's international signing period, which...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 2:07 PM
James Edgar "Jamie" Byron Sr., a former businessman and mayor who was a member of a political family with deep roots in Western Maryland, died July 2 of heart failure at his home in Shepherdstown, W.Va.
The former Williamsport and Hagerstown resident was...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 10:15 AM
A local chorus is gaining international recognition.
The Upper Chesapeake Chorus of Sweet Adelines is made up of women from Harford, Cecil and Baltimore counties and won the 2011 Region 19 competition inOcean City.
They competed against 23 choruses,...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Today marks the second anniversary of President Barack Obama's National Export Initiative (NEI), an ambitious effort to double U.S. exports by the end of 2014 and support millions of American jobs. In 2011, U.S. goods and services exports reached a record...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 3:00 AM
It's been a rough month for Canada. America's biggest trading partner and overall non-jerk country just wants to sell some oil to its friends. Canada is sitting on a black-gold mine, but its oil sales are unable to keep pace with production -- a problem...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 6:47 PM
Desperately lagging in the world baseball market, the Orioles are attempting to step up their international efforts, and this weekend might serve as a primary example of that change in philosophy.
An Orioles contingent — to include manager Buck...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 8:04 AM
From Syd Lea's home in Taneytown, the Pennsylvania line is less than two miles away.
When the accomplished cyclist ventures outside from his home gymnasium, he often crosses the Mason-Dixon Line as part of his training regimen.
That's not the only...