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  • Rodricks: Trump's idea of making America great is not mine

    Rodricks: Trump's idea of making America great is not mine

    The failure of Republicans to ruin Obamacare is a testament to American greatness: The Affordable Care Act was so well designed — in principle and, to a considerable extent, in practice — that it's pretty much impossible to kill. Despite incessant rhetorical attacks and efforts at sabotage, Obamacare...

  • Rodricks: The great Baltimore swine debate

    Rodricks: The great Baltimore swine debate

    In the beginning, back when Baltimore was a town of just 60 acres, there were pigs. There were people, of course — 43 of them by 1729 — but apparently a lot of pigs, too: free-roaming swine that some 18th-century Baltimoreans liked and others despised. Some of the town's first inhabitants considered...

  • 'Your guests will inhale this salad and ask for the recipe'

    'Your guests will inhale this salad and ask for the recipe'

    Turning fresh vegetables and greens into a summer garden party

  • Ten years since 'Sicko,' still seeking a cure

    Ten years since 'Sicko,' still seeking a cure

    Ten years ago this month, Michael Moore's "Sicko" offered a blistering survey of the for-profit health insurance industry. The two-hour polemic focused not so much on the 48 million Americans who were at the time uninsured, but on men and women engaged in futile battles with their private insurers...

  • Rodricks: 'If we could just stop the homicides'

    Rodricks: 'If we could just stop the homicides'

    A couple of months ago, I was in the back of Joe Hooe's tire shop on Hanover Street, on Baltimore's south side, because he wanted to show me exactly what he had done to Beulah, my car. Nice guy, this Joe. After explaining how he had balanced Beulah's tires, he offered me beef tenderloin on a bun....

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