Thomas F. Schaller is a professor of political science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and author of "Whistling Past Dixie." His column appears Wednesdays in The Sun.

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Thomas F. Schaller

Thomas F. Schaller

A fairer (small) business environment  [Commentary]

A fairer (small) business environment [Commentary]

July 22, 2014

Is there a way to actually unite economic populists on the liberal left and libertarian right? Maybe not. But one promising possibility is the prioritization of American small businesses over powerful, multinational corporate dominance.

Harder high school tests [Poll]

Starting next year, 9th- and 10th-grade students in Maryland will have to pass English and algebra tests tied to the Common Core curriculum to graduate. Should the switch to harder exams be delayed, as some have suggested?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure