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  • Sequester vs. social justice: What would RFK do?

    With the sequester now beginning, I find myself thinking about Robert F. Kennedy -- and 46 years ago, when I was an intern in his Senate office. The nation was going through a difficult time in 1967. America was deeply split over civil rights and the...
  • Why there's a bull market for investors and a bear market for workers

    Why there's a bull market for investors and a bear market for workers
    Last Friday, the Labor Department reported that 236,000 new jobs were created in February. That's good news -- but not nearly good enough. Even if this rate were to continue, which seems unlikely, the United States wouldn't be back to pre-recession levels...
  • Corporate welfare for Lockheed Martin

    Corporate welfare for Lockheed Martin
    At this time of severe cutbacks in government funding for food stamps, early childhood education and Meals on Wheels, some Maryland legislators are hard at work looking out for the welfare of one of the world's wealthiest corporations. Under a bill...
  • Government, unions offer advice, answers on furloughs

    As thousands of federal workers prepare to be furloughed, many are concerned about how to deal with a pay cut. Keith Everett, a chief steward with the American Federation of Government Employees, said his union held two meetings in recent weeks at...
  • U.S. unemployment rate drops to 7%, lowest since 2008

    WASHINGTON — A surprisingly robust gain in new jobs last month helped drop the unemployment rate to a five-year low, fueling optimism about the nation's economic recovery and raising the prospect that the government may finally start to ease a key...
  • Skills test for the jobless gets a failing grade

    Skills test for the jobless gets a failing grade
    When Florida revamped its unemployment system two years ago, it demanded that people seeking benefits take an online test to identify their career strengths and weaknesses. Instead, the agency in charge of unemployment implemented a reading and math...
  • Should Congress extend jobless benefits?

    Should Congress extend jobless benefits?
    As negotiators from Congress work on a deal to keep the federal government funded past mid-January, President Obama has called on lawmakers to extend federal unemployment benefits, which are scheduled to expire at the end of the year. Some 1.3 million...
  • U.S. sells rest of GM stock

    U.S. sells rest of GM stock
    WASHINGTON — The federal government closed the books on the taxpayer bailout of General Motors Co., selling the remaining shares in the nation's largest automaker and taking an expected $10.5-billion loss. The Treasury Department said Monday...
  • Why not extend jobless benefits again?

    In what has become an annual threat, federal unemployment benefits are set to run out shortly after Christmas, cutting off aid to 1.3 million laid-off workers who've been sidelined for more than six months. The improving economy has helped reduce the...
  • Piling on the Murray-Ryan budget deal

     Piling on the Murray-Ryan budget deal
    Here's what counts as success in Washington these days: a budget deal that almost everyone hates and that doesn't solve any of the country's major problems. The spending bill that Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled...
  • Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce

    Budget deal would avert shutdown, cut federal workforce
    Congressional negotiators announced a $1.01 trillion budget agreement on Tuesday that would avoid another government shutdown but deliver an additional round of cuts to federal employees in Maryland. The two-year deal would replace $63 billion in...