| Oct 25, 2012
| 10:50 AM
In 2008, Paul Tough’s first book, “Whatever It Takes,” told the story of the Harlem Children’s Zone, a massive effort to leverage a pre-birth-through-high-school system of education services to change the trajectory of 10,000...
| Jun 4, 2012
Maryland politicians are dismayed by the latest closing of the Sparrows Point steel mill and the loss of its remaining jobs, but on a broader national scale the die was cast in the 1970s, when extreme hubris in the U.S. steel and fabricating industries...
| Jun 3, 2012
| 7:51 PM
He earned it, take it
Los Angeles Times
This ranks as one of the dumbest concocted "controversies" in the history of concocted controversies in new-world media.
Of course rich man mogul "Diddy" Combs could pay for son Justin's...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Mitt Romney's tax returns are a distraction. The Republican presidential candidate should release them for the sake of transparency.
But the clamor for them by Gov. Martin O'Malley in his role as head of the Democratic Governors Association says more...
| Sep 1, 2012
The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Honestly though, he thought Freeman A. Hrabowski...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Summertime is usually when TV networks air repeats of shows we've already seen. In his State of the Union Address this week, the president got a five-month jump on the summer season by re-running a class-envy video he has broadcast more times than local...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 2:14 PM
In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama talked about Americans paying their fair share in taxes. For most of my life, I thought that I had a reasonably good idea about what "fair" means — except for that period when my children...
| Oct 10, 2010
Constellation Energy Group walked away this weekend from federal financing negotiations for a proposed third nuclear reactor at Calvert Cliffs in a move that casts the project into doubt and threatens to erase thousands of jobs to build and operate the...
| Oct 17, 2010
When Constellation Energy Group and EDF Group teamed up three years ago, the economy was riding high, and so were they.
Rising energy prices and a growing economy prompted them to propose the once unthinkable: developing, building and operating the first...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Constellation Energy Group is reportedly in the final stages of takeover negotiations that could see it absorbed by the Chicago-based power company Exelon Corp., a deal that would usher Baltimore's last Fortune 500 company headquarters out of town.
| May 1, 2011
Sometime around May 2012, you will open your BGE statement and react with mild pleasure, perhaps, on seeing that your bill is reduced by $200 or so.
True, this might be considered a long shot. History has held out such rebates before and then yanked them...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 9:10 AM
President Obama is proposing to raise taxes on millionaires in what's called the Buffett Rule. Billionaire Warren Buffett begged Congress to raise taxes on people like him, noting his tax rate is lower than his secretary's.
Such a millionaire tax would...