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  • 'There's lots that can be done'

    'There's lots that can be done'
    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 children in one 97-block area. In his new best-seeling book, “How Children Succeed” — recently praised by commentators ranging from conservative David Brooks to liberal Nicholas Kristof — Mr. Tough examines the lifelong impacts of stress during childhood and the noncognitive skills, like grit and curiosity, that could help mitigate early learning deficits. Mr. Tough will speak at three free events in Baltimore on Monday and Tuesday (details: www.paultough.com). I discussed these issues with him by phone and email ahead of the Baltimore leg of his book tour.
  • Even media is falling out of love with Obama

    Even media is falling out of love with Obama
    Those cannibals who recently turned up in Miami and Baltimore aren't the only people eating their own. Following President Barack Obama's 54-minute snoozer of a speech in Ohio last week, even his "friends" are beginning to feed on him. In 2008, David...

    Meet some of the lazy, shiftless 47 percent: Cowboys

    Meet some of the lazy, shiftless 47 percent: Cowboys
    In the imaginary universe of Mitt Romney, the 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax are loafers, shiftless bums and welfare queens who will all vote for Barack Obama in November. In the real world, that 47 percent includes the working poor, the...

    Ehrlich is wasting the opportunity he has been given

    Ehrlich is wasting the opportunity he has been given
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. has been given the privilege of being one of the only right-leaning voices on the opinion pages of our left-leaning newspaper. While I am a left-leaning kind of guy, I am also an open-minded reader and enjoy hearing...

    What would Lincoln do?

    What would Lincoln do?
    ++++++++++++++++++++ ||   || ||   || ++++++++++++++++++++ In the rest of the country, it may be just another movie, but in Washington, Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" has become a political Rorschach test. It seems as if every pundit in the capital...