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  • Fiscal cliff is a game of economic chicken -- and the Democrats can't blink first

    Fiscal cliff is a game of economic chicken -- and the Democrats can't blink first
    With the election behind us, I had hoped our politicians would get beyond games of chicken. No such luck. First, you need to understand that the upcoming game of chicken isn't about how much or when we cut the budget deficit, or even whether the upcoming...
  • Congress, the tea party and the IRS: Sentence first, then the trial

    Congress, the tea party and the IRS: Sentence first, then the trial
    On Wednesday, President Barack Obama fired the head of the Internal Revenue Service, the first sacrificial lamb brought down after the alleged "targeting" of conservative political groups by the IRS. Mr. Obama declared, "Americans are right to be angry...
  • The GOP crack-up

    The GOP crack-up
    Soon after President Barack Obama's second inaugural address, Speaker of the House John Boehner said the White House would try "to annihilate the Republican Party" and "shove us into the dustbin of history." Actually, the GOP is doing a pretty good...
  • Why annihilate the GOP?

    Why annihilate the GOP?
    Still reeling from the Republican defeat in the 2012 presidential election, House Speaker John Boehner warned in a Ripon Society speech the other day that the re-elected Obama administration is now out to kill off their party. The embattled speaker...
  • Hope, cynicism run high for second Obama term

    Hope, cynicism run high for second Obama term
    — Four years after he rode into the White House on a message of change, President Barack Obama is set to begin his second term Monday amid lowered expectations and a sense that his re-election has done little to alter the nation's fractured...
  • For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls

    For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls
    It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama's agreement to keep...
  • Democrats, GOP still divided on illegal immigration

    Democrats, GOP still divided on illegal immigration
    The way Francisco Dominguez sees it, a law that would allow him to become a U.S. citizen would benefit everyone. "It would let more people work, which would generate more opportunity," Dominguez, 45, said in Mexican-accented Spanish as he waited on...
  • Both parties need new leadership in Congress

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi has returned as the Democratic House minority leader. While I can't speak to the internal operation of the Democratic caucus, I can speak to the public persona that Ms. Pelosi presents, and it is not good. When speaker of the House, her...
  • Fiscal cliff? What's the big deal?

    Going off the fiscal cliff would not be the end of the world ("Obama talks tough," Nov. 15). The U.S. defense budget now totals more than spending on defense by the next top six countries combined even as we are getting out of two foreign wars. Surely...
  • Maryland investment firms haven't abandoned Democrats

    Maryland investment firms haven't abandoned Democrats
    Wall Street might have turned its back on Democrats this election, but that's not the case among Maryland investment firms. The vast majority of contributions to candidates by T. Rowe Price employees went to Democrats. And Democrats were the...
  • Hillary in 2012? It could happen

    Hillary in 2012? It could happen
    A number of news reports have suggested the possibility of the presidential election ending in a draw — both candidates garnering 269 electors. You need 270 to win. A long shot? Maybe. It happened in 1800, when Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr each...
  • Md. military bases brace for reductions

    Md. military bases brace for reductions
    Midshipmen at the Naval Academy could spend less time training at sea, some gates into Fort Meade could be shut down and routine maintenance at military installations across the state could be delayed under federal budget cuts set to begin Friday....