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  • Baltimore bars prep for rush of Ravens fans

    Baltimore bars prep for rush of Ravens fans
    The Ravens have a game plan going into Sunday's matchup against the New England Patriots — and so do many Baltimore-area bars. This week, bar owners have pre-ordered hundreds of extra pounds of chicken wings, rolled in more kegs of beer, and hooked...
  • A better way of measuring progress in Maryland

    A better way of measuring progress in Maryland
    As the 99 percent becomes more aware of America's scourge of income inequality and its adverse effects, the nation is awakening to the idea that the status quo favoring the wealthy and corporations isn't in our best interest. The notion that "a rising...
  • Inviting war through weakness?

    Inviting war through weakness?
    One of the memorable slogans from the Reagan administration was "peace through strength." President Ronald Reagan believed a strong defense was a safeguard against enemy attacks and the best hope of victory should America go to war. President Barack...
  • Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks

    Uncertain year ahead for U.S. stocks
    Investors had plenty to keep them jittery in 2011. There were the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, economic woes in Europe, and, here at home, politically tinged fiscal showdowns in Washington over deep government spending cuts. Still, the stock market...
  • Political number games

    The information age is in full bloom. Rapid developments in technology let us store, retrieve and analyze data — available, literally, at our fingertips — at an unprecedented rate. Academic journals in all disciplines, newspapers, websites and...
  • The decline of the idea of "public good"

    The decline of the idea of "public good"
    Meryl Streep's eerie reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady" brings to mind Ms. Thatcher's most famous quip, "There is no such thing as 'society.'" None of the dwindling herd of Republican candidates has quoted her yet, but they might as...
  • Cut, cap and balance: Van Hollen should read the bill

    For six straight hours on July 19, Maryland Rep. Chris Van Hollen forcefully led the Democratic floor debate against passage of House Resolution 2560 — the "Cut, Cap, and Balance Act." His biggest problem with the legislation was its requirement for...
  • European shares fall to 11-month closing low

    European shares hit their lowest close in 11 months on Tuesday as weak global growth replaced the U.S. debt ceiling row as investors' main concern and banks fell on worries about the euro zone peripheral debt crisis. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 (....
  • Employers add more jobs than forecast in July

    American employers added more jobs than forecast in July and wages climbed. Payrolls rose by 117,000 workers after a 46,000 increase in June that was larger than earlier estimated, the Labor Department said Friday. The median estimate in a Bloomberg News...
  • Consumer and business confidence seen as key to weathering economic storm

    Consumer and business confidence seen as key to weathering economic storm
    Bettie Dunkin was surprisingly unfazed by the financial turmoil of the last few days. The 53-year-old accountant, who had been out of work for months and only recently landed a temporary job, spoke for many Americans when she said: "We're getting numb."...
  • 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....
  • 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...