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  • Panama Canal expansion critical to the U.S. [Commentary]

    Work on the expansion of the Panama Canal, led by a European consortium, resumed recently after a disturbing interruption of the project because of a cost dispute. Completion of the work may now have been set back to December 2015 or later. The visit to the canal last November by Vice President Biden, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and several others from major port cities demonstrated how much we have at stake in Panama. Yet since we turned the canal over to the Panamanians at the end of 1999, most of the rest of us have failed to realize that U.S. global competitiveness may depend even more now on how well the big ditch continues to work for us.
  • The legacy of 1812: Protect our seas, protect our economies

    Grand anniversaries often make us ponder the links between our past and our present. Baltimore's superb bi-centennial commemorations for the War of 1812 have been no exception. Watching the buzz of commercial activity in the harbor has reminded me vividly...

    Cruise Ships Cited For Pollution Violations

    State regulators in Alaska have cited eight cruise ships for air quality violations in 2008.       The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation issued 10 notices of violations - a fivefold increase from 2007.       The notices were issued to...