| May 25, 2011
| 9:01 PM
Driven by a sizable baby boomer population nearing retirement age, Maryland, like the rest of the nation, grew older in the past decade, but Baltimore bucked the trend, attracting more young adults as the number of its middle-age and retiree residents...
| May 30, 2011
| 7:13 PM
After he and his wife separated in 2007, Bruce Jordan, 37, entered a long custody battle for one of their children, Matthew, an active 7-year-old who loves watching "SpongeBob SquarePants" and other cartoons.
The father of seven children in all, Jordan,...
| May 30, 2011
| 5:29 PM
Set squarely between the nation’s capital and Baltimore, Howard County is a well-blended mix of the bucolic, the urban and the suburban.
Spread out over 160,640 acres are sights as diverse as a quaint historic district in Ellicott City, high-tech...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 3:49 PM
At a hearing Wednesday of the Senate Finance Commmittee's Subcommittee on Social Security, conservative scholar Andrew G. Biggs made the following remark in defense of the idea that retirement ages can safely be raised:
"Go back to 1950, when we had a...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:46 PM
A new study that zeroed in on a single city in Michigan found that where men are scarce, youth were more likely to commit assaults.
Researchers from the University of Michigan analyzed youth arrests and U.S. Census Bureau data for Flint, Mich., an...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:05 AM
HILTON HEAD, S.C. When Nate Ulmer takes his children to the playground during the day, he is usually the only father there.
If there are mothers around, they don't talk to him, which makes him feel a little out of place but he doesn't let it bother him....
| Dec 11, 2013
Opportunity has always brought new communities to Chicago, from the growth of railroads and stockyards in the 19th century to the recent emergence of technology startups; the city has consistently welcomed people from different corners of the world. In...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:10 PM
MANCHESTER — The American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and the town police chief clashed Thursday over a recent report on racial profiling in police motor vehicle stops.
An ACLU news release said that the report, which found that no racial...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:05 PM
Young women seem tantalizingly close to achieving gender equality in the workplace, at least when it comes to wages, a new report from the Pew Research Center suggests. But it remains to be seen whether motherhood will slow their strides, as it did for...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:21 PM
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Americans move a lot: About 45 million did in 2010. That's as if nearly everyone in Spain moved in one year.
Of the people who moved, 6.7 million had lived in a different state the year before, the Census Bureau...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 10:26 AM
A panel discussion on a late-night TV program happened to catch my eye a few nights ago.
A 30-year-old journalist, who still lived at home, and her TV counterpart, who was much older and had left home at 18, were arguing about the merits — or lack...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 7:16 PM
Joining a wave of protests across the nation, about a dozen union members and employees' rights advocates gathered at an Allentown McDonald's just before the lunch rush hour Thursday to demand higher wages for fast-food workers.
A store manager allowed...