| Aug 16, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Bad news for President Barack Obama in the form of a new Associated Press analysis of the economic recovery. AP says this recovery is the weakest of any since World War II, hobbled by problems that refuse to go away quickly. A few key paragraphs from...
| Mar 26, 2012
| 7:37 PM
Hagerstown resident William Gower did not hide his support for raising taxes on the wealthiest Maryland residents Monday.
“It’s long overdue,” he said. “They’ve been paying so little, and everybody else has been paying so...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:05 PM
Rick Santorum announced Tuesday that he is suspending his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination after a weekend of "prayer and thought."
The development means that Mitt Romney is now the certain GOP nominee to take on President Barack Obama...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 7:35 AM
The European Union won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday as it grapples with the worst crisis since its founding -- devastating debt and the threat of disintegration.
The prestigious award was a salute to the struggling 27-nation union for its work in...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 10:14 PM
In a recent letter to the editor, "Class warfare divides" (Oct. 11), Douglass Carter writes, "If you are middle-class, you are being used by both political parties. The Democrats want you to resent the rich while the Republicans would have you resent the...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 12:26 PM
As I drove by the old Playhouse cinema on 25th Street in Baltimore the other day, I thought of the hapless fellow I encountered on the screen there in the 1970s — Nino, the lead character in "Bread and Chocolate," a comedy about a poor Italian...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 9:12 AM
WASHINGTON -- We shouldn't be talking about this silliness -- Big Bird, "bull -- er," or a girl's "first time."
We should be talking about The Issues, we keep telling ourselves. But in the waning days of the presidential campaign, these are the issues --...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 3:37 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the income gap between rich and poor widens, a majority of Americans say the growing divide is bad for the country and believe that wealthy people are paying too little in taxes, according to a new survey.
The poll released...
| Sep 2, 2012
The Chinatown War
Chinese Los Angeles and the Massacre of 1871
Oxford University Press: 272 pp., $29.95
You know about the 1965 Watts riots (34 deaths) and the 1992 Los Angeles riots (53 deaths)....
| Jun 9, 2012
| 4:06 PM
The still uncertain impact of losing local redevelopment has prompted a major reshuffling of job titles and salaries at Burbank City Hall.
Burbank's redevelopment agency had directly funded 25 full-time employees, said Community Development Director...
| Jun 20, 2012
Rarely in history has the cause of a major economic problem been so clear, yet have so few been willing to see it.
The major reason this recovery has been so anemic is not Europe's debt crisis. It's not, as right-wing economists tell us, because taxes...