| Jul 18, 2012
| 7:32 AM
To a congressional novice, it's a shocking statistic: Bob Casey has sponsored hundreds of bills and zero, zip, nada have become law.
That's the centerpiece of Republican candidate Tom Smith's first concentrated attack on Casey. The campaign has launched...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 6:45 AM
Palestinians want a prosperous nation. Israel wants a permanent peace ("Israelis debate ground invasion," Nov. 20).
Non-government sponsored businesses make profit from peace and free trade, regardless of the ideology of their owners. The owners will...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 2:19 PM
Drew Greenblatt's company has grown every year for the past six years — something many other firms, buffeted by the sharp recession, can't claim.
What makes that all the more notable: It's a manufacturer. In Baltimore.
With 35 employees, up from...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Over the past two years, the Obama administration has focused greater diplomatic attention and military resources on East Asia as part of a policy described as a "pivot" or "rebalancing." While American leaders are loath to admit it publicly, this is a...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in for the second time as president of the United States, he faces the stark reality that little of what he hopes to accomplish in a second term will likely come to pass. Mr. Obama occupies an office that many assume...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 1:19 PM
Bill Burwell wants to see more Maryland firms competing globally.
"We want to enable Maryland firms to win in overseas markets," said Burwell, director of the U.S. Commercial Service in Baltimore, the Commerce Department's trade promotion arm and part of...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 11:15 AM
I would like to add some points to former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich's column "How the welfare state has grown" (April 7).
Mr. Ehrlich fails to mention the fact that every president since Lyndon Johnson, beginning in 1964, has raided the Social Security...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 4:06 PM
"Getting to Know You" has been U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's theme song since new areas were added last year to the 48th District that he represents.
Last weekend, he lunched with the Laguna Beach Rotary Club on Friday at Aliso Creek Inn and brunched...
| May 7, 2013
| 2:21 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil--Roberto Azevedo of Brazil has been elected the first Latin American director-general of the World Trade Organization, the global body charged with moving forward stalled trade agreement talks.
The choice of Azevedo over close rival...
| May 23, 2013
| 7:13 AM
Disputes over the government's sugar program break down regionally rather than politically. It pits lawmakers from states like Pennsylvania where candy making is big business against those from states where sugar is grown.
Helping to lead the candy...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 1:08 PM
LONDON — Europe turned up the pressure on the Obama administration Monday to respond to new allegations that the U.S. bugged the embassies of some of its long-standing allies and eavesdropped on European Union diplomats around the world.