| Apr 19, 2013
Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 9:00 AM
Approximately 200,000 people in Maryland were left without power in wake of hurricane Sandy on Oct. 30 2012. Three days later only 700 houses were still left without power. Jeannette M. Mills at Baltimore Gas and Electricity observed that the quick...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 9:45 AM
I read with interest columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s commentary regarding the recent Supreme Court decision on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("Constitutional — but contemptible," July 9).
I am still confused — indeed...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 10:20 AM
WASHINGTON With the harvest underway, Jon Alegria figures he'll pack more than 400 million apples from this year's crop by mid-November, relying on a widely used chemical to keep them looking fresh for months.
Before sending them to warehouses, Alegria...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 10:20 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - All but the biggest U.S. banks could see relief from some financial reforms after the November elections even if control of the U.S. Congress remains divided between Democrats and Republicans.
Post-election committee leadership...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:08 AM
Warning of past "false dawns" in the economic recovery, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet L. Yellen said Tuesday that central bank policymakers need to be cautious about raising rock-bottom interest rates.
Recent data indicate the economy has rebounded...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:39 PM
President Obama’s pick to assume oversight of his signature health law received added bipartisan support Wednesday as more Republicans joined Democrats backing her nomination for secretary of Health and Human Services.
The growing support all...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 3:38 PM
WASHINGTON – California prevailed over Idaho on Monday in a long battle over the fate of a key judicial post, thanks largely to the Democrats' change last year to long-standing Senate filibuster rules.
The Senate voted 56 to 43 to confirm John B....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 6:02 PM
WASHINGTON — Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward with bipartisan agreement from key senators on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system.
The proposal released Tuesday would...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 1:20 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Wednesday announced the nomination of Janet L. Yellen to be the first woman head of the Federal Reserve, calling her "one of the nation's foremost economists and policymakers" who would be a champion for American workers....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:39 AM
WASHINGTON -- Federal Reserve chair nominee Janet L. Yellen strongly defended the central bank's stimulus efforts under questioning at her Senate confirmation hearing Thursday, saying the controversial bond-buying program has helped the economy recover....
| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:48 AM
WASHINGTON -- Congressional efforts to shut down bailed-out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac took a significant step forward Tuesday as key senators announced bipartisan agreement on a plan to overhaul the housing finance system.
The proposal, which will be...