| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Reports of the death of the tea party are greatly exaggerated.
For about two years now, certain observers have been declaring the demise of this insurgent tendency within the Republican Party. However, despite recent headlines, we should expect to...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The spending cuts associated with the impending fiscal cliff — known more technically as sequestration — hold potentially ominous consequences for the U.S. economy, and for Maryland in particular, if the White House and Congress cannot...
| Dec 28, 2012
| 7:53 PM
Usually by early December, investment professionals have mapped out their outlook for the next year.
But such forecasting has been made difficult by the "fiscal cliff" — the confluence of spending cuts and higher taxes that kick in automatically...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 5:49 AM
Goodbye 2012, it's been real. But on the trends front, we end on a sad note. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- two of the most obnoxious people in the world -- are reproducing. Joe Flacco can't even claim the title of the NFL's most pathetic quarterback....
| Jan 27, 2013
A well-organized retreat is said to be one of the most difficult military maneuvers: You're under enemy fire, your troops are likely to be demoralized, and you've got to avoid a rout.
That why House Republicans' orderly withdrawal last week from an...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 2:39 PM
Hundreds of Orange County business leaders voted Friday on the United States' long-term options to reduce debt.
From the Irvine Marriott's ballroom, UC Irvine Paul Merage School of Business Dean Andy Policano conducted an informal straw poll.
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:19 AM
As the second Obama term gets underway, much is being said and written about the president finally emerging as a tougher, stronger Democrat in the liberal mold of past party greats. His second inaugural address pressed Republicans in Congress to accept...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:30 PM
T. Rowe Price Group on Tuesday reported a $232 million profit for the fourth quarter, a 23 percent increase from a year earlier.
The Baltimore-based investment firm earned 88 cents a share for the quarter ended Dec. 31. That's up from 73 cents a share a...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 12:49 PM
As Muhammad Ali once observed, "It's not bragging if you can back it up." Thus, even his most caustic critics will have to concede that Gov. Martin O'Malley's State of the State address may have been the most heavily footnoted piece of braggadocio in...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 4:54 PM
The national economy remains sluggish — but don't tell the auto industry.
Auto sales showed surprising strength in January, with all three domestic manufacturers — General Motors Co., Ford Motor Co. and Chrysler Group — reporting...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:13 PM
U.S. Senate Democrats will hold their annual retreat beginning Tuesday in Annapolis, giving lawmakers a chance to strategize about gun control, immigration and the latest fiscal crisis.
The meeting, which will end with a closed-door address Wednesday by...