| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON — Adding to the rosier economic outlook for next year, revised government data show the economy grew in the third quarter at the fastest pace in nearly two years as American consumers spent billions of dollars more than originally...
| Oct 16, 2012
Currently, federal revenues cover about two-thirds of federal spending. The government borrows money to fill the gap. The more the government borrows, the bigger the national debt, which began rising sharply during George W. Bush's presidency and has...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:18 PM
Whoever wins the presidential election in November will confront urgent problems: Should tax cuts scheduled to expire be renewed? Should federal spending be cut to reduce the deficit or would that weaken an already lackluster economy? After one of the...
| Oct 11, 2012
| 9:20 AM
Letter after letter is published in your paper supporting the president, despite the fact that they are all just regurgitated talking points of the Democrat Party.
The latest is the new 7.8 percent unemployment rate. Nothing could be further from the...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The almost two decades since the Clinton tax increase in 1993 have constituted a mighty experiment in macroeconomics. That period — more than a quarter of the entire postwar era — is divided into two periods of almost one half each, the...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:48 PM
MEET THE CANDIDATES
When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 8:29 AM
The Eurozone is back in a recession, its first in three years, as gross domestic product for the debt-plagued 17-nation bloc contracted 0.1% in the third quarter from the earlier quarter.
In the second quarter, the currency collective tightened 0.2%,...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 4:00 AM
Dear Socially Liberal Fiscal Conservative Friend,
That's pretty toothy, so I'm going to call you Bob.
But whatever specific name you go by, Bob, you know who you are. You're the sort of person who says to his conservative friends or co-workers...
| Oct 9, 2012
France approves the European treaty to limit public spending, a key element in Europe's strategy to combat its debt crisis. Critics say that it will enshrine austerity into French law....
| Oct 3, 2012
With the economy the likely focus of Wednesday night’s first debate between President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney, I invited veteran reporter Scott Reeder (right), the journalist in residence at the Illinois Policy Institute, a free-...