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  • For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls

    For Democrats, unity and its pitfalls
    It's hard to recognize the Democratic Party these days. In recent decades, it's been a divided, brawling tribe. But this year, Democrats are one big, happy family. Sure, there was grumbling from the left over President Barack Obama's agreement to keep...
  • In nationwide innovation battle, Baltimore area lags on patents

    In nationwide innovation battle, Baltimore area lags on patents
    Dr. Luis Diaz is an oncologist at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, a researcher with patented findings and the co-founder of a small, fast-expanding company. "We've grown from no employees to one employee to four employees and now we have 12,"...
  • Progress for Penn Station

    Progress for Penn Station
    When it was built a century ago, Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station was embraced as a new gateway to the city. The elaborate Beaux-Arts building announced Baltimore's significance to the nation and anticipated serving generations of travelers to come....
  • Maryland adds 10,500 jobs in February

    Maryland adds 10,500 jobs in February
    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....
  • The wisdom of Dan Quayle

    The wisdom of Dan Quayle
    Almost exactly 20 years ago, Barbara Dafoe Whitehead wrote a controversial essay for The Atlantic titled "Dan Quayle Was Right." In case you forgot (or never knew), let me fill you in on what Mr. Quayle was right about. There once was a popular sitcom...
  • Don't rush out of Afghanistan

    Don't rush out of Afghanistan
    With Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his top advisers visiting Washington this week, huge questions about the future of the NATO mission there consume Afghan and American minds. How fast can we draw down our current total of 68,000 U.S. troops (and...
  • School choice, not more government micromanagement

    James Campbell's idea of K-12 school reform is to take three colossal failures in top-down education management and double-down on them ("Three Steps for better schools," Jan. 8). Rewriting the No School Left Behind Act will only further kill local...
  • Baltimore's population up, following decades of loss

    Baltimore's population up, following decades of loss
    Baltimore, coming off six decades of population decline, grew by 1,100 residents in 12 months, according to government estimates released Thursday. "It's such amazing news. … It's huge psychologically," said Seema D. Iyer, a former research chief...
  • Recession changed course of population growth in metro Baltimore

    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...
  • Obama's Susan Rice conundrum

    Obama's Susan Rice conundrum
    U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has become a willing pawn in Senate Republicans' efforts to force President Barack Obama into a costly and unnecessary fight over who will serve as his secretary of state when Hillary Clinton leaves that post in the new year....
  • Baltimore area 'partially recovered' from recession

    Baltimore area 'partially recovered' from recession
    Baltimore's economic performance over the last year ranks it 179th among the 300 largest metropolitan economies worldwide, according to a new report that describes the region as "partially recovered" from the last recession. The Brookings Institution's...
  • Maryland gained 14,000 jobs in Oct.; unemployment fell

    Maryland gained 14,000 jobs in Oct.; unemployment fell
    Maryland employers turned in a third consecutive month of job growth with a large gain of 14,000 positions in October, the federal government said Tuesday — a much better trend after five months of losses. The state's unemployment rate improved...