November 16, 2009 |
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN -- President Asif Ali Zardari, who entered office 14 months ago on a wave of post-dictatorship goodwill and sympathy for his slain wife, Benazir Bhutto, now faces growing public anger and disillusionment over his remote presidency. Some critics are urging him to step down, and others predict he will be forced from office within months. In interviews, opinion articles and talk shows, a diverse range of people are denouncing Zardari as a corrupt and indifferent ruler.
February 26, 2009 |
The business brokers, who guide buyers and sellers of companies through those transactions, say a new government rule could dramatically harm their businesses while blunting the ability of many recently laid-off Americans to find new avenues of work and income. Their concern stems from a new rule by the Small Business Administration that tightens bank lending at a time when the White House is seeking to uncork it. The agency this month notified banks offering its most popular loan program, that...
August 1, 2011
I loved the article about Nancy Poore Tufts and her gardens [" Detectives take on a violent . . . garden ," Metro, July 31]. It is wonderful to read newspaper articles that are uplifting, life-affirming, loving and positive, and the story was all that and more. Blessings to all the Prince George's County detectives who are responsible for this gardening project. The Prince George's Police Department has had some terrible press in recent years because of the actions of a few officers. I'm so pleased...
November 24, 2009 |
Linda Heskett had been watching the signs out front, waiting for Goodwill's new store in Alexandria to open. Standing in a room crowded with other shoppers, she said she never used to think of herself as someone who buys clothes at a thrift store. "But with today's economy," she said, "any time you can get a bargain, you grab it. " The economy has been tough on retailers and nonprofit groups alike. But Goodwill of Greater Washington is taking advantage of the downturn with an aggressive expansion.
July 27, 2012
On Sale Back-to-school shopping season Jump-start back-to-school shopping. Aug. 3-5 marks Virginia's sales tax holiday . During these three days, purchases of school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less each will be exempt from the state's 5 percent sales tax. For a list of what qualifies, go to www.tax.virginia.gov . Today is your last chance to snag a sofa or...
February 10, 2008
JOURNALISTS ACROSS Hong Kong and Guangzhou are celebrating. Ching Cheong and Yu Huafeng, their local heroes, were at last released in the past few days after years in prison on trumped-up charges. China was right to release these two, but officials have much further to go before fulfilling the human rights commitments they made upon being awarded the 2008 Olympics. Both men were freed around the Chinese New Year, a holiday akin to Christmas in the West, when everyone takes off from work and families get together for big, traditional meals.