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  • Congress kicks the can

    Congress kicks the can
    It almost seems like distant history now, but it was really just a few short months ago that President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans, spurred by fear of fiscal chaos, did the unthinkable: They went out to dinner and talked civilly about the...
  • Coppin to break ground on $80 million science center

    Coppin to break ground on $80 million science center
    Coppin State University is moving forward with an $80 million Science and Technology Center that it hopes will boost sagging enrollment despite concerns that the West Baltimore school will not have enough money to operate the building. A ceremonial...
  • Steering away from the fiscal cliff — and into a ditch

    Steering away from the fiscal cliff — and into a ditch
    Efforts to avert the "fiscal cliff" offer great drama, but they won't solve Washington's budget woes and could precipitate another recession — or worse. The Budget Act of 2011 requires the president and Congress to agree on a nine-year, $1.2...
  • Move to Big Ten a defining one for University of Maryland president Wallace Loh

    Move to Big Ten a defining one for University of Maryland president Wallace Loh
    In his first 2 1/2 years as president at the University of Maryland, Wallace Loh oversaw sweeping changes to the leadership of his athletic department and confronted the pain of cutting teams to patch gaping budget holes. But he had never steered...
  • 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...
  • Arundel school board alleges payback in $5 million budget cut

    Arundel school board alleges payback in $5 million budget cut
    The Anne Arundel County Council vote this week to trim $5 million from the school's capital budget has led school officials to allege that the cut was retaliation for a squabble last year. On Wednesday, after the school board reviewed more than three...
  • Lies, damn lies, and Big Bird

    Two of the more memorable observations to come out of Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate had to do with fibs and Big Bird. The candidate said that as the father of sons, he knows that repeating a lie doesn't make it true. As to the latter?...
  • Wall Street shrugs off sequester

    Wall Street shrugs off sequester
    The drumbeat for weeks has been that $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester would be so horrendous for the economy that lawmakers in Washington would be forced to compromise by the March 1 deadline. When no deal was...
  • No, Sen. Schumer, compromise is not a dirty word

    No, Sen. Schumer, compromise is not a dirty word
    As this page has devoted much ink to criticizing Republicans in Congress for hardening their positions on matters of federal tax and budget policy to the point where compromise is impossible, it is beyond disappointing to see a leading Senate Democrat...
  • Baltimore reshaping approach to aging water lines

    Baltimore reshaping approach to aging water lines
    Baltimore water officials have been dogged in the past year by a series of extremely public problems: widespread billing errors that required millions in refunds, massive water main breaks that closed downtown streets, and a collapsed stormwater culvert...
  • Big Bird is more real than Romney's budget plans

    Big Bird is more real than Romney's budget plans
    Mitt Romney may have won the first presidential debate, but what stuck in many people's minds was his threat to fire Big Bird. Apparently, Mr. Romney thinks America's debt problem can be fixed by picking up pennies along Sesame Street. Pressed to explain...
  • Sequestration is not the solution

    Sequestration is not the solution
    If Congress fails to deal with the looming threat of sequestration, March 1 will be devastating for millions of Americans. That will be the day that automatic, across-the-board spending cuts begin to take effect — cutting $1.2 trillion from...