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Roughly Speaking

Roughly Speaking Dan Rodricks: Commentary and conversation on life in Baltimore, Maryland and the USA
A bait-and-switch pitch on Maryland casinos and schools?

The deal with casinos was, for schools throughout Maryland, not what it seemed

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The big 'ifs' that hold Baltimore back

I know: The shootings and homicides continue at an insane pace. But almost every time I turn a corner in Baltimore, I see scaffolding. Or I look up from a walk-and-talk on my smartphone to spot shiny steel framing in new buildings, or in the additions to old ones.

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Podcast: Trump refries a stump for his inaugural address

Podcast regulars Kimberly Moffitt and Richard Cross react to Donald Trump's first words as president.

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Podcast: The president vs. the press

On the eve of Donald Trump's inauguration, an examination of how the president-elect and his predecessor have worked with and around the news media.

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Podcast: What happened to the State Center project?

In a very short period of time, a huge, well-vetted redevelopment project was killed, and a new one proposed.

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Seven Maryland professors grade the Obama presidency

With just two days left in the 44th presidency, I asked seven college professors to grade Barack Obama’s two terms in the White House, for a companion piece to my Wednesday column. I have benefited greatly from knowing some of these astute and knowledgeable people for more than 30 years. I developed associations with others during the Obama presidency.

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