| May 29, 2013
| 6:45 AM
As is often his wont, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column on Obamacare provided a very one-sided narrative using gross generalizations and failing to provide context for his arguments ("Lost jobs, higher costs: Obamacare hits home," May 26).
| Oct 18, 2012
| 8:52 AM
While I would gladly attend a bachelor party in Atlantic City, I would prefer not to raise my children there. However, as Maryland continues to morph into that Sin City of the East, I may not have a choice.
In 2007, Maryland politicians pushed slots on...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 3:19 PM
With the BWI Marshall Airport terminal as a backdrop, Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation took turns Friday bashing mandatory federal budget cuts they said could harm not only air travel but local businesses that rely on passenger...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Drawing parallels between government spending policy and household finances has its perils. There's an extraordinary difference in scale, for one thing.
And there's the matter that people will often argue against government debt on the grounds that debt...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 1:24 PM
The Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System leadership sent this letter today outlining how much federal budget cuts will cost the medical system.
From: Paul B. Rothman and Ronald R. Peterson [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, March 01,...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 1:52 PM
When Congress and the White House failed to make a deal on budget cuts March 1, sequestration went into effect, requiring federal agencies to identify $85 billion in required cuts.
The looming reductions, which will be spread across agencies —...
| Nov 4, 2012
| 2:20 AM
Looming federal budget cuts make a whole lot of Marylanders nervous because a whole lot of Maryland depends on Uncle Sam for a paycheck — directly or indirectly.
More than 300,000 Maryland residents work for the federal government, according to the...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:54 AM
Economist John Kenneth Galbraith once observed that there are two kinds of market forecasters, those who don't know and those who don't know they don't know. That is well illustrated by the current disconnect between Wall Street and Main Street, as the...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 4:58 PM
A dozen neighborhood volunteers will spend their Presidents Day turning around a former city recreation center that new sponsors envision reborn as an education and community center.
After 32 years, the Barclay Recreation Center shut down in August, a...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Sixth-graders from West Middle School in Carroll County scoured the Bear Branch stream one recent morning in search of aquatic life in the dead of winter. Nathan Grella said the contents of his bucket did not appear promising.
"We just got leaves and...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Although federal budget cuts are scheduled for March 1, it could be months before a threatened shutdown of U.S. meat plants would occur because of a furlough of meat inspectors, according to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.
Vilsack said work rules...
| Feb 24, 2013
Maryland's business leaders are increasing efforts to speak with a louder, more unified voice to state officials, seeing in looming federal budget cuts the necessity — or opportunity — to focus more attention on the private sector.