| May 20, 2014
| 11:26 AM
A pair of George Mason University professors take shots at economic development incentives in an op-ed that ran late last week.
Sayeth Christopher Coyne and Lotta Moberg:
"Targeted benefits encourage companies to game the system. In 1993, IBM caused a...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:01 AM
If I were to write that the Beatles were a great band, would that give you pause? That is, would you notice anything funny about how I've written the band's name?
Most people, I'm guessing, would not. But close readers might notice something odd —...
| May 8, 2014
| 10:48 AM
As is inevitable in an election debate, the Democratic candidates for Maryland governor stated as facts some things that, to put it kindly, could use a bit more context. We'll parse three of them for you.
Brown on the health exchange
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
I hope you printed the snippet from Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan (Editorial, March 15) in the “What others are saying” section as an example of the faulty, foolish thinking of even the most worldly and well-read among us.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 1:22 PM
When I was a kid I didn’t want to wear glasses because I was afraid people would make fun of me and call me “four eyes.” Now I’m an adult, and for $1,500 (or so), soon I will be able to buy a pair of Google Glass — and then I...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:09 AM
Lee Pace is back on TV and ready to break some rules. The "Pushing Daisies" actor stars in AMC's upcoming 1980s drama "Halt and Catch Fire" as a computer visionary who risks his career to build a PC computer that could change the world.
AMC showed the...
| May 5, 2014
| 6:00 AM
“What do you do around here, Don?”
That’s the question on everyone’s mind, even Don’s. Four weeks into his whimper of a return to SC&P, he remains in career limbo, cooped up in a mausoleum of an office his without so much...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 11:15 AM
The value of stock buybacks by U.S. companies jumped in the fourth quarter of last year, led by repurchases by Apple Inc. and other technology giants.
Companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 repurchased $126 billion of stock in the fourth quarter...
| May 5, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Matthew Weiner owes the estate of Stanley Kubrick a few royalties.
“The Monolith,” an episode about technological anxiety that draws both its name and its central metaphor from the enigmatic 1968 sci-fi classic (which was, in turn, based...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The board overseeing Maryland's health exchange voted unanimously Tuesday evening to scrap its dysfunctional website and adopt software developed by Deloitte Consulting and used by the more successful health exchange in Connecticut.
The software is...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Maryland's top health official told a congressional panel in Washington on Thursday that IT contractors were to blame for the state's troubled rollout of the Affordable Care Act and suggested that the state may reimburse the federal government if it can...