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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...
  • 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...
  • Charles Blahous says I misquoted him. The record disagrees.

    Charles Blahous says I misquoted him. The record disagrees.
    Charles Blahous, one of the public trustees of Social Security, has been on the warpath over how I reported his views on the burning question of whether Social Security contributes to the federal deficit. This is an important question, because the...
  • U.S. trade deficit narrows in March

    The U.S. trade deficit shrunk in March as exports rebounded, a sign that U.S. growth may gain steam after a humdrum winter. The gap dropped 3.6% to $40.4 billion, down from $41.9 billion in February, the Commerce Department said Tuesday. After inflation...
  • The insurers speak: Yes, people are paying their Obamacare premiums

    Things continue to get tough for the Obamacare dead-enders, those increasingly lonely opponents whose only comeback against the flow of good news about the Affordable Care Act is to conjure up absurd arguments against it (I mean you, Cato's Michael...
  • What Tim Geithner doesn't know about Social Security is ... shocking

    Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner's memoir, "Stress Test," is being picked apart fairly intensively by the Washington and Wall Street press gangs, who are busily retailing the book's snarks and slights. We're more interested in a nugget in...
  • Tuesday's multi-sport local pro roundup: Admirals stay alive with OT goal, force Game 6

    Hockey: Don't write off the Norfolk Admirals just yet. They'll be back on a plane to Newfoundland, about 2,000 miles away, with their American Hockey League playoff hopes still alive. Andre Petersson scored on a blue-line shot 13:10 into overtime...
  • Boo's girls show early promise, versatility at Nike EYBL tournament

    Boo's girls show early promise, versatility at Nike EYBL tournament
    HAMPTON — Boo Williams' elite girls basketball team opened his annual tournament with the best possible results: quality wins in which the players were challenged. Boo's girls experienced some anxious moments in two games, knocking off the...
  • Editorial: The lie that 'We'd do anything for our children ...'

    Editorial: The lie that 'We'd do anything for our children ...'
    Suppose you have a child, or you have a grandchild, or you know and love somebody else's child. Pour everything you have, every virtue you know, into that little punkin'. Because if you do endear yourself as a pleasant memory, maybe little Jason or...
  • New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats

    New survey: Public likes carbon taxes, with caveats
    Despite their hostility to new taxes that they might have to pay themselves, a sizable majority of Americans can support a tax on carbon if it's structured the right way, according to a survey released Monday by the University of Michigan's Center for...