| 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...
| Feb 13, 2013
We are in the most anemic recovery in modern history. The president is talking about boosting the economy and rebuilding the middle class, but Washington isn't doing squat.
In fact, apart from the Fed -- which continues to hold down interest rates in...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 7:32 PM
The first State of the Union address of President Barack Obama's second term offered a list of new initiatives if not new ideas. Mr. Obama focused on improving the economic lot of the middle class, reforming the nation's immigration system, addressing...
| 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...
| Feb 15, 2013
While Harford County Public Schools' operating funds are currently in balance, school officials are concerned that might not be the case in the coming years as the school system's unbudgeted fund balance dips to dangerously low levels.
| 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...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Politicians (including former politicians) like to be right more than most people. You see, in politics, public officials live or die by their (very) public opinions concerning the issues of the day.
It is with this somber thought in mind that I reissue...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Two new movies, "Lincoln" and "Hyde Park on the Hudson," are intimate portraits of the two most consequential presidents of the United States. They are timely reminders that politics has never been pretty and our leaders have never been prefect human...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:19 AM
As the second Obama term gets underway, much is being said and written about the president finally emerging as a tougher, stronger Democrat in the liberal mold of past party greats. His second inaugural address pressed Republicans in Congress to accept...