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  • Subsidized schools for at-risk kids

    Dan Rodricks is right on with his article about doing better for at-risk kids than foster care ("Getting to Baltimore's at-risk kids," June 30).
  • The new school (health) rules

    The new school (health) rules
    Back to school can also mean back to germs, breaks, sprains and concussions. While most of us know kids need a good night's sleep and a good breakfast, just what exactly do experts define as "good"? And what other basics should parents put on their...

    Think government doesn't do good? Read this

    Think government doesn't do good? Read this
    During this election cycle, it is increasingly popular in some circles to condemn government as wasteful, inefficient and incompetent. While there are thousands of federal, state and local government programs, each with its own index of success or...

    Government's top priority: Get out of the way

    In his recent commentary, Robert Embry uses Baltimore City public health initiatives to make the point that there are some things only government could accomplish ("Government does good; here's proof," Oct. 24). I disagree. Except for the lead paint...

    Editorial: A shot in the arm

    It's very easy to be critical of government, to break out the cliches like "doing badly that which need not be done at all," and "I'm from the government; I'm here to help," but there are a number of necessary things that government does, does well and...