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We were doing a little early spring cleaning of our bookshelves the other day. Between some pages of a book was a clipping that we had saved. The subject of the article just happened to be something that we would like to share. We wonder what is...
Tags: Johns Hopkins University, Culture, Values, Ethics
I grew up in Baltimore, in a world where guns were, unambiguously, for deterring or killing people. Family lore says that back in the 1920s, my grandfather used a gun to scare off the Mafia — the Black Hand, as Sicilians of the time called it....
Tags: World War II (1939-1945), Culture, Shootings, HIV, New York City
To understand why Republicans have a "branding problem," you first need to understand how the system is rigged against conservatives. Such is the schizophrenic dysfunction of our politics: We constantly demand "conviction" politicians who will "do what'...
Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution. We affirm the...
Look at what has become national ritual: A horrific shooting in some otherwise ordinary corner of the country — this time a town in Connecticut — with many dead and wounded, shock and grief, wall-to-wall television coverage. The president...
Tags: Gun Control, Interior Policy, Jay Carney, Culture, Lobbying
To those opposed to tougher Maryland gun laws, I can only say that we have to start somewhere ("Battle lines form in gun debate," Dec. 19). The answer cannot be that criminals will get guns anyway so law-abiding people must have them as well to protect...
Tags: Interior Policy, Gun Control, Culture, Mental Health, Shootings
The tales we tell each other and our children not only reflect our own lived experiences and our psychic realities, they also shape our lives. — Maria Tatar As the year ends, we might appreciate a bicentennial that, unlike some wars, has been...
Amy Lynne Shelton has a closet full of toys at the Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychology lab: Wooden human figures with movable joints, Lego and model train buildings, toy cameras and wooden triangular blocks — some with eyes, some without....
— Let's talk about the other speech. No, not Bill Clinton's 48-minute stemwinder to the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday night that was so mesmerizing even Republicans praised it. Instead, let's offer a little nod of affirmation for...
Daniel Ewald says he's ready when and if zombies ever take over. His Hampden home is fitted with solar panels to provide power in case he needs to be locked away. His partner is a former Eagle Scout with survival skills galore. And the two have honed...
In the past, Americans watched the presidential debates and heard the TV and newspaper commentary afterward. In 2012, however, the setup changed. This year, instead of watching the debates, citizens read live, moment-to-moment commentary on the event...
Tags: Culture, Social Media, Elections
Twice a week, dozens of girls can be seen scampering along the track at Harper's Choice Middle School, a workout that will ultimately lead to a 5K run. Before their often-challenging cardio exercise, they take part in brief sessions centered on building...
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