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  • The economic elephant in the room: widening inequality

    The economic elephant in the room: widening inequality
    Four years into a so-called recovery, and we're still below recession levels in every important respect except the stock market. A measly 88,000 jobs were created in March, and total employment remains some 3 million below its pre-recession level....
  • The triumph of progressivism: Graduation 2013 and 1968

    The triumph of progressivism: Graduation 2013 and 1968
    Many of you soon-to-be college graduates are determined to make the world a better place. Some of you are choosing careers in public service or joining nonprofits or volunteering in your communities. But many of you are cynical about politics. You see...
  • Susa Kessler

    Susa Kessler
    Susa Kessler, a retired World Bank analyst who had fled Nazi Germany as a child, died of breast cancer complications Tuesday at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Canton resident was 88. Born in Stuttgart, Germany, she was the daughter of Dr. Caesar Hirsch,...
  • We don't have to settle for lost jobs and lower wages

    We don't have to settle for lost jobs and lower wages
    Jobs are returning with depressing slowness, and most of the new jobs pay less than the jobs that were lost in the Great Recession. Economic determinists assume that globalization and technological advancement necessarily condemn a large portion of...
  • Katherine L. Vaughns

    Katherine L. Vaughns
    Katherine L. Vaughns, a University of Maryland School of Law professor and secretary of the Center Stage board who immersed herself in the arts community, died of pancreatic cancer May 4 at a Sinai Hospital hospice unit. The Bolton Hill resident was 68....
  • Helaman Ferguson's sculpture blends the artistic, mathematic

    Helaman Ferguson's sculpture blends the artistic, mathematic
    The marriage of two disciplines, mathematics and art, may seem an unlikely union given an artist’s innate desire for free expression. Meet Helaman Ferguson, whose sculpture is known for its root in mathematical design. Ferguson, of North Laurel,...
  • 'Terrordome' describes teaching at a West Baltimore high school

    'Terrordome' describes teaching at a West Baltimore high school
    During Heather Kirn Lanier's two years in Baltimore as a neophyte teacher, she taught at a city high school that backed up against Mount Olivet Cemetery. She could clearly see tombstones from her classroom window. Each time Lanier took in the view,...
  • Lawyers scramble for patients of accused Hopkins gynecologist

    Lawyers scramble for patients of accused Hopkins gynecologist
    One law firm has rented out a conference room in the downtown Hilton and invited patients of a Johns Hopkins gynecologist to discuss their legal options. Other firms are taking out newspaper ads, urging his patients to contact them. Others are asking...
  • Christopher Van Hollen Sr., ambassador

    Christopher Van Hollen Sr., ambassador
    Christopher Van Hollen Sr., a retired Foreign Service officer and ambassador to Sri Lanka, died of Alzheimer's disease complications Jan. 30 at the Washington Home and Hospice. The former Baltimore resident was 90. Born in Baltimore and raised in...
  • Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David Linden explains the biology of pleasure

    Johns Hopkins neuroscientist David Linden explains the biology of pleasure
    Not all addictions live up to their advance press. In the past decade, it's become common to casually and humorously describe a favorite activity in the parlance of chemical dependency. People speak of being "addicted" to chocolate or high-fat foods,...
  • Success of U.S. women's soccer program years in the making

    Success of U.S. women's soccer program years in the making
    It was an hour or so after the game, on the ride back to the team hotel, that Alex Morgan found a moment to reminisce. Her second-half goal had helped the United States defeat France, earning a spot in the Women's World Cup final Sunday, but Morgan was...
  • Dr. Solbert Permutt, physiologist

    Dr. Solbert Permutt, physiologist
    Dr. Solbert "Sol" Permutt, a retired physiologist and teacher who helped expand the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine's division of pulmonary and critical care medicine, died of esophageal cancer May 23 at Roland Park Place. The longtime Mount...