| Dec 27, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Home values have continued to fall across Maryland, but for the first time since 2008, the average decline in tax assessments was in the single digits, state officials said.
"It's showing an improved market, that's really the bottom line here," said...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 12:28 PM
Incumbent presidents don't run for reelection simply to preserve first-term accomplishments. Presidents and presidential candidates are men and women of big ambition, driven by the immense self-confidence required to run for the job and a desire to...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 10:50 AM
Bob Duggan frequently refers to "our national disease-care system" when he talks about his new book, employing a term he has used across his 40-plus years as a healing-arts clinician and educator.
As co-founder and former president of Tai Sophia...
| Jan 1, 2013
Despite all the cliff drama in the past week that sent stocks spiraling downward, all three major U.S. stock indices ended the year higher — which might come as a surprise to many investors
U.S. stocks rallied Monday in the last hours of trading...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Most of us likely take paid sick leave for granted. It accumulates over time, and we dip into the account when there's an injury or illness that prevents us from going to work, whether for a day or, as in the case of a serious malady, for much longer....
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:24 PM
Anyone who wondered whether a vote for President Barack Obama meant something should have been reassured by his performance in today's news conference. In the central issue that faces the country right now, whether the resolution to the so-called fiscal...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Let the taxes go up on January 1. The country will survive. Worse things happened. After all, Democrats and Republicans voted for the sunset on the Bush tax cuts, and the president signed the bill. The rich will continue to find a way to avoid taxes. Mitt...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 6:58 AM
Why is “Trouble Maker,” a K-pop song that's been around for a year, suddenly getting worldwide Twitter love? I blame end-of-year lists and an upcoming awards ceremony.
On a less global scale, residents along the East Coast continue to be...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and 13 other mayors on Thursday met with Vice President Joe Biden, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and other high-ranking federal officials in Washington D.C. to discuss the impact of the looming "fiscal cliff" on their...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 10:59 AM
A pair of reports critical of military spending — on items as diverse as health care and dried meat — are part of the latest round of scrutiny of the Defense Department's budget as the fiscal cliff approaches.
The nonpartisan Congressional...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 10:34 AM
I am a military veteran, a local legislator and the CEO of a company that works with the Department of Defense. I deeply understand the virtue of sacrifice, the benefit of a hard-won compromise and the dire situation that our national debt and the "fiscal...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 11:25 AM
One can just imagine the future "Jeopardy" TV quiz show answer: The name of the international conference that took place in early December of 2012 that critics universally panned for accomplishing little despite overwhelming evidence of a global...