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  • A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]

    A dollar of prevention is worth $7 of cure [Commentary]
    Recently we've seen a number of proposed federal budgets, all of which have partisan approaches. The following proposal is bipartisan, stressing two major themes echoed by our major political parties: serving human needs and saving federal dollars. A...
  • Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook

    Fitch, S&P downgrade South Africa's bond rating and outlook
    Two global agencies downgraded South Africa’s bond rating and outlook on Friday as the country's economy suffers through a crippling 5-month-old strike by platinum miners. Fitch ratings agency downgraded the country’s outlook from stable...
  • A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings

    A miserable playoff start, memorable Stanley Cup finish for Kings
    After becoming the first team to reach the Stanley Cup Final by winning three series in Game 7, all on the road, the Kings' five-game series victory over the New York Rangers to win the Stanley Cup almost seemed abrupt — except that all three...
  • Annapolis budget increases business taxes, lays off 7 employees

    Annapolis budget increases business taxes, lays off 7 employees
    The Annapolis City Council adopted a $96.5 million operating budget early Tuesday morning that lays off seven employees, increases a tax on businesses and increases some parking fines. The budget also eliminates the Annapolis Economic Development Corp.,...
  • Public is appropriately concerned about national debt

    Tribune columnist Steve Chapman attacks the cluelessness of Americans on national debt and points out that the U.S. deficit has been falling the past five years. But a falling deficit still means national debt is heading in the wrong direction, albeit...
  • Internet gambling revenue would do little to ease the state's budget deficit

    Internet gambling revenue would do little to ease the state's budget deficit
    Pennsylvania is facing a "growing" $532.5 million budget deficit, The Morning Call reported on Wednesday, and some politicians and some casino moguls see Internet gambling as a way to "help plug" it. A legislative study, it was reported, said revenue...
  • Kings' run to the Stanley Cup could be the best L.A. has ever seen

    Kings' run to the Stanley Cup could be the best L.A. has ever seen
    The world's most famous arena was no match for the world's best hockey team Monday, the Kings savaging and silencing Madison Square Garden with three powerful thwacks that cut off the New York Rangers at the heart. Now they are on the verge of doing the...
  • Social Security adds to the deficit; stop saying I said otherwise

    In two recent online columns, The Times' Michael Hiltzik claimed that I, in testimony before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on May 10, 2011, supported his argument that Social Security "can't contribute to the federal deficit."  That assertion is...
  • Maryland's stagnant economy [Editorial]

    Maryland's stagnant economy  [Editorial]
    The latest report from the U.S. Department of Commerce reveals that Maryland's gross domestic product or GDP, a primary measure of the economy's health, was unchanged in 2013. That zero growth rate caused Maryland to be ranked second to last among all...
  • A conservative defends Geithner on Social Security--and gets it wrong

    A conservative defends Geithner on Social Security--and gets it wrong
    It's not surprising that former Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's astonishing misconception about Social Security should be seconded by conservatives. After all, his assertion that the program adds to the federal deficit (aired in his new book, "Stress...
  • Harford Community College budget process out of whack [Editorial]

    The most important function of people elected or appointed to boards, councils and commissions overseeing public institutions is to strike a balance between making sure the public institution in question has enough money to do what needs to be done, and...