| May 23, 2013
| 1:08 PM
“Starting 2006 to 2012, Morgan County took 10 steps forward. In the last four months, Morgan County has taken 30 steps backward.”
— Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
“This is another quote I decided to call in. Yes, indeed, children do...
| May 23, 2013
| 8:24 AM
May is turning out to be another good month for car sales, according to auto research firms J.D. Power and Associates and TrueCar.com.
Both TrueCar and J.D. Power forecast that May auto sales will top 1.4 million vehicles, about an 8% increase from...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Upstart electric car maker Tesla Motors on Wednesday paid off a Department Energy loan that had become a political hot potato.
Tesla owed the federal government $451.8 million on a loan that was part of a special program to develop alternative fuel...
| May 20, 2013
| 12:45 AM
There’s a familiar template for the “scandals” that have so far “plagued” the Obama administration, in that they are all, for the most part, total bullshit and/or unfortunate events in the vast federal bureaucracy that have...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Tesla Motors shares are trading at about $90 and could easily top $100, buoyed by its ability to tap capital markets for about $1 billion through its announced sale of stock and convertible notes.
It is an impressive performance that will help the...
| May 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Peter Jensen's editorial on conservatives' attitude toward environmental protection is misleading ("Don't save the planet," May 4).
The study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, stressed the importance of the marketing...
| May 1, 2013
| 7:05 AM
What was the government thinking? President Obama's Energy Department handed out a $529 million loan to Fisker Automotive, a sexy startup headed by a dashing Dane that sought to put a $104,000 plug-in hybrid car on the market. It looked too good to be...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Rep. Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, chairman of the Financial Services Committee, has told Richard Cordray not to bother. This is part of the recent evidence that government is getting some adult supervision.
President Barack Obama used a recess...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Maryland students have some questions for President Barack Obama and U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin regarding sequester cuts.
Why is it bad government policy to reduce the national debt by $1.2 trillion that students will have to repay in their adult years? Why...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:59 AM
This is in response to the Feb. 21 letter to the H.B. Independent ("Affordability is essential to higher education") in which two well-meaning Cal State Long Beach students suggest President Barack Obama intervene to lower college costs.
| Feb 18, 2013
| 11:02 PM
If you were one of the 33 million Americans that watched at least part of the State of the Union address, you were unlikely to have been surprised at what you heard. The speech was all that we have come to expect of this president. More flowery words,...