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  • My freedom march [Commentary]

    My freedom march [Commentary]
    Marching in an Independence Day Parade is not supposed to be a gut-wrenching experience, but for me last weekend in Philadelphia, it was. Don't get me wrong; I love playing my waist drum, in my waist-drum troupe. It's just that July 4th always triggers...
  • Why I can't be both a scientist and a liberal [Commentary]

    Why I can't be both a scientist and a liberal [Commentary]
    Economists should be bound by facts and reason. I simply can't embrace liberal positions on the minimum wage, climate change and gender discrimination, and call myself a scientist. Let's take them one by one: The minimum wage: The Congressional Budget...
  • Remember Liu Si [Commentary]

    Remember Liu Si [Commentary]
    History is peppered with memorable dates, spoken so many times over that they become embedded into the tongue, words and numbers that carry their own familiarity and flavor. July Fourth, Sept. 11th. In Chinese, remembering dates is even easier —...
  • Hereford grad is off to college in Shanghai

    Hereford grad is off to college in Shanghai
    A decision Annie Seaman made in 2008 as a seventh-grader at Hereford Middle School has changed the course of her life. Chinese classes were being offered that year for the first time in Baltimore County schools and Annie signed up. She continued to...
  • At Howard County Chinese School, a celebration of culture and roots

    At Howard County Chinese School, a celebration of culture and roots
    As the nation observes Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, students and staff at a scholastic program in Columbia can boast that they highlight Chinese heritage year round. Each Sunday, they gather at Howard Community College in Columbia for...
  • Extending a handshake [Commentary]

    Extending a handshake [Commentary]
    Symbols are meaningful in politics. Sometimes, a gesture as simple as a handshake can resonate with tremendous importance. For me, the most important handshake in American history occurred in China on February 21, 1972. By way of background, John...
  • How social media fights repressive regimes

    How social media fights repressive regimes
    When Emily Parker started writing columns about China and the Internet for the Wall Street Journal in 2004, she was skeptical that fledgling social media sites could make much of an impact. "I wasn't convinced that the Internet was going to be...
  • Howard County teen focuses her unique world view

    Howard County teen focuses her unique world view
    Madeline Xi Cui Friedman was born in China and has lived much of her life with her family in western Howard County, but she considers herself a global citizen. The 17-year-old high school senior attends the Shanghai Community International School in...
  • Corruption of America starts at home, not abroad

    Corruption of America starts at home, not abroad
    The Justice Department has just obtained documents showing that JPMorgan Chase, Wall Street's biggest bank, has been hiring the children of China's ruling elite in order to secure "existing and potential business opportunities" from Chinese government-run...
  • Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk

    Obama's dithering on Syria puts the economy at risk
    President Barack Obama's vacillation on Syria — first delaying military action and then booting the decision to Congress — poses grave threats to U.S. prosperity. Imminent military action, especially in the Middle East, instigates fears of...
  • The 'Gravity' of Obama's mistaken space policy

    The 'Gravity' of Obama's mistaken space policy
    I recently had a chance to watch the space-themed film "Gravity," starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Leaving aside the multitude of technical errors in the film, as someone who has consulted in the space business for a number years, I always...
  • Md. alumnus Benedik's wushu fascination takes him to world championships

    Md. alumnus Benedik's wushu fascination takes him to world championships
    Justin Benedik played nearly every sport he could imagine during his youth in Calvert County. His main focus was soccer, but the 2004 Patuxent graduate also dabbled in football, tennis, golf, lacrosse and "almost everything my parents could bring me to...