| Oct 1, 2012
| 3:00 AM
I can predict a few things with virtual certainty. For instance, in the upcoming presidential debates, President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will try to outdo each other in condemning China's economic practices. Their positions will be virtually...
| Jul 15, 2012
| 4:00 AM
You should probably sit down before you read this.
Syria has put its name up for membership on the United Nations Human Rights Council, and it will most likely win a seat.
Yes, Syria, the state that has slaughtered close to 15,000 of its own people over...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 6:53 AM
It was one of Barack Obama's best lines -- and best moments -- in the 2008 presidential campaign.
He had said we could save as much oil as we could get from domestic drilling if everybody properly maintained their cars and got their tires inflated. Now,...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Today's decision by Russia and China to veto a United Nations Security Council resolution to impose sanctions on the brutal regime in Syria is, at most, a hollow victory for President Bashar Assad. Russian officials say they opposed the measure for fear...
| May 1, 2012
| 1:25 PM
Even when they're confined to recess indoors because of weather, Amber Varlack makes sure her first-graders at West Towson Elementary School get a bit of exercise inside Room 216 — and continue learning in the process.
"The kids go on different...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:55 PM
T. Rowe Price Group said earnings rose to $206.8 million for the second quarter on record revenue of $736.8 million, results that fell below analysts' expectations and sent the company's shares tumbling Wednesday.
On a per-share basis, the Baltimore-...
| May 14, 2012
| 7:18 AM
In "Going to St. Ives," Colonial Players offers a powerful story about two women becoming acquainted over tea — a discussion that touches on dictatorships in post-colonial Africa while offering insights into the plight of two grieving mothers...
| May 14, 2012
| 8:32 AM
From the assembly lines of Detroit to the steel mills of Pittsburgh to the oil fields of Houston, our country has been built by an entrepreneurial spirit and thirst for innovation. And despite our recent economic challenges, that spirit is alive and well....
| May 3, 2012
| 6:55 AM
A political campaign is about the worst time to have a discussion about economic realities. The party that is out will speak of nothing but looming disaster, while the party that is in will be singing nothing but "Happy Days Are Here Again." And, since...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:43 PM
American embassy officials in Beijing didn't exactly throw out the welcome mat when one of China's leading human rights activists showed up on their doorstep last week seeking refuge. But having allowed him inside and sheltered him for several days...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Businesses in China and India, the emerging markets that Gov. Martin O'Malley has been trawling for trade relationships, are beginning to bite.
This month, the governor announced the opening of a Chinese bank in Baltimore and conducted a forum for Indian...
| May 17, 2012
While your co-workers hover around the water cooler debating whether it matters if Mitt Romney bullied some kid in his youth, a formerly First World nation called Greece is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy. Why, you might ask, should Middle America...