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  • Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding

    Amtrak CEO says B&P tunnel replacement study may be 'waste of time' given lack of funding
    The head of Amtrak questioned whether a continuing study of replacement options for the troubled 140-year-old Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel under West Baltimore is a "waste of time," given what he sees as a national failure to commit adequate funding to...
  • Escaping the deficit trap

    Escaping the deficit trap
    Governor-elect Larry Hogan didn't even have a chance to finish his thank-you tour before getting a nasty budget surprise: The state's deficit for the coming year has jumped from $400 million to $600 million, and it's on a course to hit $1 billion by 2020....
  • Census: More in 'millennial' generation poor, jobless

    More young adults today are poor and a smaller percentage are employed than their counterparts 34 years ago, though a greater percentage now have college degrees, according to Census Bureau data released Thursday. Young adults of the so-called millennial...
  • Life is a highway with a hairpin happiness curve

    We all want to be happy, don't we? Well, if you're dissatisfied, frustrated or downright miserable, cheer up. There's apparently a cure for you. Even better, it will materialize automatically. Just sit and wait; the very anticipation of its arrival...
  • As Iran nuclear talks near deadline, surprise deal is still possible

     As Iran nuclear talks near deadline, surprise deal is still possible
    Ending the dispute over Iran's nuclear program could ease the hostile relationship between Tehran and the West, resolve one of the world's most urgent security threats and provide a diplomatic triumph for President Obama. But as negotiators from Iran...
  • Obama's immigration goal: enrage Republicans

    Maybe President Obama is just trolling? For those who don't know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful -- but not always G-rated, or spell-checked -- Urban...
  • King Obama's edict is a mess

    King Obama's edict is a mess
    Maybe President Barack Obama is just trolling? For those who don't know, in Internet parlance, trolling is an effort to elicit outrage from a specific group or the public generally. As the always useful — but not always G-rated, or spell-checked...
  • U.S. strategy against Islamic State hits major hurdles

    The Obama administration's plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a...
  • For Florida's veterans, more clean energy means more jobs

    For Florida's veterans, more clean energy means more jobs
    Right now in the world's most dangerous hot spots, thousands of Floridians who currently serve in the U.S. military are putting their lives on the line to keep America safe and prosperous. Once these brave men and women have finished their service to...
  • Obama Wins Deals With Confident Chinese

    Obama Wins Deals With Confident Chinese
    The photograph on Tuesday from Beijing was as carefully arranged as a display of Ming china: Presidents Barack Obama and Xi Jinping discussing the world's business as they walked, side by side, across a bridge with ornate, brilliantly illuminated...
  • Program must change with longevity, demographics: Front Burner

    Program must change with longevity, demographics: Front Burner
    Medicare's age of eligibility — 65 years — is outdated. It is not even rooted in the 1960s, when Medicare was created, but in the 1930s, when Social Security was enacted and initially fixed the normal retirement age at 65. That's why a...