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Fiscal Cliff (2013)

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  • Lewis and Ravens offer readers relief

    I hope everyone who watched Ray Lewis come out on the field at M&T Bank Stadium for the last time and do his dance had the best laugh so far in 2013 ("Ray's day," Jan. 7). I know I did and still get a smile on my face when I think about it. Wasn't it...
  • The end of steelmaking but not of Sparrows Point

    The end of steelmaking but not of Sparrows Point
    The great steel mill of Sparrows Point is gone, and it's never coming back. Local, state and federal officials, along with union leaders, made a valiant attempt to find a new operator who would restart production there, but it was not to be. The plant's...
  • Alternatives to the 'fiscal cliff'

    Op-ed contributor E Dee Monnen explains how the rich not only are "job creators" but engines of economic "growth" as well ("How taxing the rich hurts all of us," Dec. 12). Never mind that the jobs are likely low-wage, part-time with no benefits. The...
  • End to stem cell research challenge doesn't calm funding fears for scientists

    End to stem cell research challenge doesn't calm funding fears for scientists
    Even as they celebrate clearing a legal hurdle, worries of stem cell research grant money evaporating constantly weigh on scientists like Dr. Ted Dawson, whose projects at Johns Hopkins Hospital have helped inform treatment of neurological diseases like...
  • Marylanders brace for taxes as part of 'fiscal cliff' deal

    Marylanders brace for taxes as part of 'fiscal cliff' deal
    Regardless of whether the president and Congress strike a deal or take the nation headfirst over the "fiscal cliff," federal taxes for some Marylanders will increase next year — and under some scenarios the pain could be worse than in other states....
  • 2012 in review

    2012 in review
    It won't take much more than a few minutes into the new year to see the impact of the old one, with Baltimore's City Hall opening at midnight to begin performing same-sex marriages under a law that takes effect on Jan. 1. But if the state's newly...
  • Republicans won't be the only ones blamed if we go over the fiscal cliff

    We are accustomed to the opprobrium columnist Thomas Schaller heaps on all things Republican. However, his most recent rant on who's to blame for the fiscal cliff deserves further reflection ("Crisis they created catches up with Republicans," Dec. 12)....
  • A blueprint for a fiscal deal

    It seems to me that House Speaker John Boehner and President Barack Obama can close the deal and avoid the "fiscal cliff" ("Progress elusive in fiscal talks," Dec. 14). The Republicans need to agree to increase the taxes for the wealthiest 2 percent while...
  • Republicans should try being unpredictable for a change

    President Barack Obama expects the Republicans to give into his tax-hike demands ("Progress elusive in fiscal talks," Dec. 14). "I'm pretty confident that Republicans would not hold middle-class taxes hostage in trying to protect tax cuts for high-...
  • Congress must hold fast against Obama tax hikes

    President Barack Obama's fiscal cliff failure and his mismanagement of the budget plus his total failure to show any kind of leadership will cost the average American family over $2,200 more in taxes in 2013. This Obama plan must be stopped now at all...
  • As we head for the cliff, Congress throws Corzine a lifeline

    As we head for the cliff, Congress throws Corzine a lifeline
    In case anyone missed the news — and judging by the fact that there aren't angry mobs storming Washington, everyone missed the news — Congress recently absolved Jon Corzine of being criminally responsible for actions that "wiped out...
  • State lawmakers hopeful for city schools facilities plan

    State lawmakers hopeful for city schools facilities plan
    Lawmakers across Maryland lauded the Baltimore school system's ambitious $2.4 billion blueprint to shed underused school buildings and upgrade the most dilapidated ones — calling the plan a critical first step in securing financial backing from...