| Dec 4, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Watch out, folks, this could get bumpy.
With the release Monday of a proposal, or something approximating one, from House Republican leaders on a way to avert the "fiscal cliff," we now have the opening positions from both parties, neither of which...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Maryland said today that it has formed a commission that, among other tasks, will recommend which of seven athletic teams – eliminated in budget cuts last June 30 – may be reinstated.
The commission will be headed by Barry Gossett, a...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 9:01 AM
After a 36-year career with the Postal Service, Yverne "Pat" Moore says she's living the life she started planning two decades ago, filled with church and community service, grandchildren and a trip to the other side of the world.
The recently retired...
| Nov 14, 2012
With the election behind us, I had hoped our politicians would get beyond games of chicken. No such luck.
First, you need to understand that the upcoming game of chicken isn't about how much or when we cut the budget deficit, or even whether the upcoming...
| Nov 1, 2011
| 9:28 AM
Whether the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction — the so-called supercommittee — reaches a deal to reduce the federal deficit by at least $1.2 trillion or stalemates on Nov. 23, Democrats appear intent on handicapping the national...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 11:27 AM
European leaders are working feverishly to create what German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling a "fiscal union" to restore private investor confidence in Europe and rekindle growth. Unfortunately, what she advocates will thrust Europe into a deeper...
| Jan 8, 2010
City Council President Stephanie C. Rawlings-Blake ordered Thursday a comprehensive review of all city agencies and pledged to keep key public safety leaders in place as she began taking the reins of the city's highest office in the wake of Mayor Sheila...
| May 8, 2011
| 5:00 AM
As Rep. John P. Sarbanes points out ("In Afghanistan, challenge and doubt," April 25), American forces in Afghanistan are bracing for a new offensive from the Taliban. Unfortunately, some others in Congress are so intent on cutting the deficit that they'...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 5:10 PM
Ed Fishel is a year and three months from retirement. Ask him if he noticed that the stock market plunged last week, and the Monkton man will laugh incredulously.
"Are you kidding me?" he said Friday, less than 24 hours after stock-market indexes...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Appealing to a constituency at the center of the debate over federal budget cuts, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin told a large crowd of federal employees that Maryland's lawmakers will fight for them as Congress begins making spending cuts required by the new...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 5:54 PM
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."...
| Aug 19, 2011
| 1:47 PM
Baltimore Fashion Week may be under way, but the showcase of models and designers is missing its star announcer.
Due to contract disputes, Ted Williams, the homeless Ohio man with the golden baritone who became an overnight sensation earlier this year,...