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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Obama should sidestep Congress

    Obama should sidestep Congress
    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...
  • Owen Brown resident advocates a healthy dialogue on wellness

    Owen Brown resident advocates a healthy dialogue on wellness
    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...
  • U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year

    U.S. stocks end higher despite negative news much of year
    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...
  • The hoax of austerity economics

    The hoax of austerity economics
    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...
  • Obama to Congress: Get it done

    Obama to Congress: Get it done
    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...
  • A football win, a basketball firing, K-pop and Schwarzkopf

    A football win, a basketball firing, K-pop and Schwarzkopf
    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...
  • Harford school system facing its own budgetary fiscal cliff

    Harford school system facing its own budgetary fiscal cliff
    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. Jim Jewell,...
  • We all must be part of the fiscal cliff solution

    We all must be part of the fiscal cliff solution
    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...
  • Global climate talks stall — again

    Global climate talks stall — again
    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...
  • On Obamacare, sequester and taxes: predictions revisited

    On Obamacare, sequester and taxes: predictions revisited
    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...
  • Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones

    Lessons of 'Lincoln' and 'Hyde Park on Hudson': Politicians are imperfect, even the great ones
    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...
  • Don't count Biden out in 2016

    Don't count Biden out in 2016
    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...