| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Top commanders at the Glendale Police Department plan to roll out new changes starting Sunday that include a reduction in the number of command divisions and creating two detective pools.
The Police Department’s four divisions — field,...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 3:00 AM
With all the moaning coming from the Tea Party Express and their loyalists in the House Republican Caucus, you would think conservatives had lost everything, including their virtue, in the fiscal cliff parlay with President Barack Obama because taxes...
| Jan 9, 2013
It has become accepted economic wisdom that the only way to get control over America's looming budget deficits is to "reform entitlements."
The accepted wisdom is wrong.
Republicans trot out federal budget data showing a 32 percent increase in...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Amid the boasting typical of a governor's budget proposal, Gov. Martin O'Malley's new spending plan includes this peculiar claim to fame: The O'Malley administration has managed to effectively eliminate Maryland's structural budget deficit not just once...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:33 PM
President Barack Obama began his second term Monday by calling for an end to the rigid ideologies of modern politics but laying out a broad policy agenda more likely to stoke partisan confrontation than avoid it.
Looking out over hundreds of thousands of...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 9:41 AM
American workers got an unpleasant surprise this month when they received their first paychecks of 2013. The typical full-time worker, who earns about $40,145 a year, found that his two-week paycheck was $30 lighter than his last check of 2012. The lost...
| Jan 27, 2013
The specter of federal budget reductions has meant hundreds of jobs lost at Northrop Grumman Corp. in Maryland, but as the defense contractor vies to build a key Navy radar system, that same cost-cutting pressure could boost the importance of Northrop's...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 9:16 AM
Burbank Arts For All recently awarded thousands of dollars worth of grants to local schools, but with more than 30 applicants, demand far outstripped available money.
In all, 31 Burbank schools sent in grant applications totaling $85,565, but in the...
| Dec 12, 2012
The "fiscal cliff" isn't nearly the biggest cliff we face -- if we're talking about dangerous precipices looming on the horizon. Here are three:
The child poverty cliff. A staggering number of our children are impoverished. Between 2007 and 2011, the...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 7:38 AM
As the fiscal cliff looms, two of Maryland's most influential congressmen have a message for those looking to the federal workforce for more savings: Look somewhere else.
"Federal workers have already been asked to sacrifice as part of the budget cuts...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:16 PM
Bar the door, Nelly — the Fed has abandoned all restraint and will now print money to finance the federal deficit.
To support the weak recovery, the Federal Reserve continues to keep short-term interest rates near zero, purchase mortgage-backed...