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  • Books and billionaires [Commentary]

    Books and billionaires  [Commentary]
    Andrew Carnegie was a social Darwinian. He wanted to give the fittest the tools to rise to the top. Public libraries — as spreaders of skills, knowledge and culture — advanced his goal. Often hailed as Carnegie II, Bill Gates is if nothing...
  • The future of women in tech [Commentary]

    The future of women in tech [Commentary]
    This article has been updated to reflect the correct field for visual arts professor Eric Smallwood.  Thirty years ago, U.S. colleges and universities awarded 37 percent of computer science bachelor's degrees to women. Today, when that number should...
  • Reddit co-founder, a Columbia native, campaigns for power of Internet

    Reddit co-founder, a Columbia native, campaigns for power of Internet
    The lanky 18-year-old in a blue mortarboard cap, his shoulders festooned with tassels and other regalia, stepped to the lectern, gave Howard High School's Class of 2001 a nervous snicker and spoke words heard in countless other graduation speeches that...
  • Scouts and equality

    Scouts and equality
    One of the first things that an incoming Boy Scout must learn is the Scout Law. It's become so famous that many people outside the organization likely recognize it. "A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful,...
  • Washington voters approve gay marriage after similar measures pass in Maryland, Maine

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state has approved gay marriage, joining Maine and Maryland as the first states to pass same-sex marriage by popular vote. Voter returns released since election night show Referendum 74 has maintained its lead of 52...
  • A Spanish star dies, Don Draper lies and contraception flies

    A Spanish star dies, Don Draper lies and contraception flies
    Spanish actress Sara Montiel is dead at 85, Don Draper is having a depressing time of things, and a nice German man has invented a faster way to apply contraception. Welcome to your post-weekend trends report for Monday, April 8, 2013. Montiel, who...
  • Sun commentators are blind to conservatism's virtues

    Sun commentators are blind to conservatism's virtues
    It seems Easter was a field day for attacking Dr. Ben Carson for his conservative views ("Ben Carson's biblically based conservatism," March 31.) Columnist Dan Rodricks claimed he was not surprised by Dr. Carson's equating gays with pedophiles and...
  • Out of history: Md. pages lament program's end

    Donald F. Munson grew up around politics, but it wasn't until he became a congressional page in the early 1950s that he decided to make a career of it. The Washington County Republican, who served 36 years in the Maryland General Assembly, met Gerald R....
  • Neighbors connecting in disasters

    Have you ever noticed how people just seem to know your business around here? Maybe it's bred into the culture, part of our rowhouse roots or that whole smallest-big-city thing, but no man is an island in Baltimore. I remember grilling lamb chops in...
  • Police escort variety of officials to events

    Animal Kingdom, the thoroughbred that won this year's Kentucky Derby, got a police escort to Pimlico for the Preakness. Wounded war veterans got escorts to Orioles games. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell got an escort to the Grand Prix. Police...
  • Steve Jobs, old-fashioned visionary

    Steve Jobs, old-fashioned visionary
    Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died this week after a long battle with cancer, is rightfully being lauded as a visionary, a person who brought technology seamlessly into our lives and who could all but see the future in his development of new ideas that...
  • 'True Blood' blog: Season 4, Episode 3, 'If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?'

    'True Blood' blog: Season 4, Episode 3, 'If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin'?'
    "Sorry." -- Eric Northman I think it's important to list the most frightening things about this crazy, muddled installment of "True Blood." Ready? In descending order: 5. A child-like Eric killing Sookie's fairy godmother (apparently when this happens...