| May 5, 2011
| 7:06 PM
Many Republicans think of themselves as followers of Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand. But at the South Carolina debate, they came face to face with someone who really is -- and they seemed bewildered.
That someone was former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson,...
| May 16, 2011
| 8:09 AM
Reporting from Washington -- President Obama won't send three pending free trade agreements to Congress for consideration until lawmakers agree to expand a federal assistance program for American workers affected by the trade deals, administration...
| Apr 2, 2012
MEXICO CITY —Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, who led the country amid economic meltdown and natural disaster in the 1980s but laid the groundwork for freer markets and political opening, has died. He was 77.
De la Madrid died Sunday...
| Jul 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
More than 20 percent of my Baltimore factory's sales are exports, and we want more. We ship to 35 countries; however, that is not good enough. Developing new markets to sell our sheet metal fabrications, wire baskets, and wire forms to new markets will...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:39 AM
Of late, the hallways of Congress have felt less like a revered 200-year-old political institution and more like the inside of a high school with divided cliques and petty fights. But its not just how lawmakers act that mirrors something out of a CW...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 1:59 PM
Democrat Rick Daugherty will launch his first and only TV ad on the topic that his Republican opponent, Congressman Charlie Dent, will end with: jobs.
Inside a textile factory filled with workers, Daugherty argues the free trade policies that Dent...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Hundreds of Green Party members arrived Thursday in Baltimore to pick a candidate for president, even as the party has been forced to scramble for a spot on Maryland's ballot this fall.
The national convention, which is taking place at the University...
| 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...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Ask U.S. Sen. Bob Casey where he veers from President Barack Obama and he'll tell you it's on the issue of free trade. When Obama pressed Congress to pass three free trade agreements last year, Casey was among a small group of Democrats to refuse,...