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Maryland employers punched the accelerator on job creation in February, adding 10,500 positions and bringing the state much closer to recovering its recessionary losses five years after they began. The job growth estimates released Friday by the U.S....
Five years ago, I thought I might have to leave Baltimore. Not because I wanted to but because I thought I needed to. It was 2008. Like many employers, Urbanite magazine, where I worked, was feeling the effects of the Great Recession, so I would soon...
I wonder what grounding looked like in the 1920s. What items or privileges were restricted? "Young man, hand over the stick. There will be no stick ball and no fishing." And what did kids get grounded for? Were they lighting matches or dressing like...
Robert M. Ball is one of the most revered figures in Social Security history, a man whose devotion to safeguarding the program from ideological attacks and political cant over six decades made him the program's "undisputed spiritual leader." Alice M....
Not too long ago, Carroll County faced a problem: Rapid growth had brought crowded classrooms to the northeastern part of the county, and planners expected many more homes to be built in the area. "At one point, they were 400 kids over capacity at North...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to bring home within a year about half of the 66,000 U.S. troops now in Afghanistan will shrink the force to the size he found it when he entered the White House vowing to reinvigorate a stalemated...
Tags: NATO, Barack Obama, Leon Panetta, White House, Taliban
I know from past experience that I'm going to upset some folks by saying this, so brace yourselves: Marriage is very important and beneficial to the raising of children, but there's little evidence that it fights crime. I bring this up in response to...
The Baltimore area has a ton of research. But patents on that research? Not so much. A new report from the Brookings Institution shows that the metro area's level of patenting remained basically flat over the last decade, while the U.S. as a whole saw a...
When it comes to fixing America's ballooning debt problem, there is one policy option that both Democrats and Republicans should be rushing to embrace. It is the proposal to replace the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a more accurate measure of...
I never thought I'd hear a Baltimorean say such a thing. Last week, while reporting on the Rawlings-Blake administration's 10-year financial plan, I spoke with the mayor's press secretary, Ian Brennan. We covered a lot of ground in our hourlong phone...
WASHINGTON -- Logically, what happens in Cyprus should stay in Cyprus. With a population of just over 1 million and an economy that's a mere 0.2 percent of the 17-nation eurozone, the country seems too small to matter on the world stage. Yet, that's where...
"The president is in the midst of a charm offensive." -- The Washington Post, referring to President Obama's meetings with congressional Republicans WASHINGTON -- We don't need a charm offensive; we need a candor offensive. The budget debate's central...
Tags: Prices, Defense, Armed Forces, Barack Obama, White House
Mar 29, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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Mar 27, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
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Feb 6, 2013 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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Mar 20, 2013 |Column| Orlando Sentinel
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