| Jun 21, 2012
| 9:55 AM
It's ironic that the year we, both new medical students, moved across the street from the nation's best hospital and began learning how to manage the health of others is the same year we stopped taking care of our own. It was a year of ups and downs....
| Nov 16, 2011
| 8:02 AM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his counterparts in several other cities may have done the protesters of the "Occupy" movement the biggest possible favor by kicking them out of the parks where they have erected tent cities for the last several weeks....
| Nov 25, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Once again, rage in the streets has captured the nation's attention, as it did during the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights revolution of the 1960s. Now it is the turn of the tea party and Occupy Wall Street movements. But the latter two have not...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 12:57 PM
Let's hope your New Year's Eve is better than the movie titled "New Year's Eve." This hectic ensemble comedy has so many interwoven story lines and exudes so much synthetic good cheer that it leaves you feeling exhausted long before midnight strikes....
| Jul 9, 2012
| 9:34 AM
There are serious clouds over the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System and the way the O'Malley administration has managed it. Consider the following:
1. The rate of return in the year ending March 31 was 3.18 percent, and the rate of return over...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 10:27 AM
For generations, patients entering Johns Hopkins Hospital walked past an oil painting of the founder and a marble statue of Jesus Christ. In the building that Hopkins opened this spring, they see blue and green rhinos, a flying ostrich and a purple cow...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 8:38 AM
As a handful of undecided Maryland delegates wrestle over their position on same-sex marriage, they've received calls from national leaders trying to move them one way or another on the bill.
Prominent figures dialing Maryland area codes include New York...
| May 25, 2012
That pop you may or may not have heard the other day was the bursting pipedream of a centrist presidential candidate outside the establishment parties. The organizers of a group calling itself Americans Elect decided to close shop after failing to find...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Are there no limits on government's power, no places where it cannot go?
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a former (thankfully) Republican, has decided to limit food donations to city charities, including homeless shelters, because the government...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 5:56 PM
Live from the Maryland Emergency Management Agency headquarters in Reisterstown in recent days: a calm, confident and casually dressed Gov. Martin O'Malley issuing hour-by-hour reports about Hurricane Irene.
He predicted a "monster storm." He urged Ocean...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 6:31 PM
Michael Bloomberg's first donation to Johns Hopkins was $5, which he gave the year after he graduated in 1964 from the university with an engineering degree.
The New York mayor now ranks as Hopkins' largest contributor, and possibly the largest donor...
| May 31, 2012
| 3:00 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed this week a first-of-its-kind ban on the sale of large-sized sodas and other sugary beverages at restaurants and other outlets, but don’t look to Baltimore to immediately follow suit.
Though studies say...