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  • New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays

    New housing program in Balto. Co. aims to shorten shelter stays
    Tana Poff ran out of cash soon after arriving in Baltimore County from York, Pa., hoping to start a new life. The pregnant 23-year-old was working at the checkout lane at Food Lion, but her part-time wages weren't enough. "It didn't work out the way I...
  • Why can't Baltimore be more like Brooklyn?

    Why can't Baltimore be more like Brooklyn?
    While working on the rehabilitation of historic buildings in Baltimore City, I'm always dogged by a sense of futility — especially when I compare Baltimore with Brooklyn. More than 30 years ago when I went to college there, Brooklyn was a total...
  • The over-leveraged GOP

    The over-leveraged GOP
    The United States is currently in the midst of a leverage crisis, only it is a crisis that stems from political institutions rather than economic ones. The political leverage crisis concerns Congress, the White House and the Supreme Court, and it is...
  • In bloody Iraq, not all hope is lost

    In bloody Iraq, not all hope is lost
    Nearly two years have passed since the last U.S. combat troops associated with the war effort left Iraq. And on balance, it has been a very difficult two years, with a substantial increase in violence and much worse relations across Sunni-Shia lines...
  • Now's not the time to cut missile defense

    Recent satellite imagery suggests that North Korea has greatly expanded its uranium enrichment capabilities. The nation just promised to launch more long-range rockets "soon." And, reportedly, labs in Pyongyang are hard at work developing nuclear-armed...
  • Poverty still hits the city hardest

    Just before the government shut down, the Census Bureau released updated income and poverty data that highlight the impact of the Great Recession and nascent recovery. Not surprisingly, poverty has increased across the board, in both cities and suburbs,...
  • Md.'s job base returns to pre-recession levels

    Md.'s job base returns to pre-recession levels
    Maryland's job base is finally back to the size it was half a decade ago — before the deep recession gouged a big chunk out of it. It's a psychologically important milepost in the long slog toward recovery, one reached as the nation is still...
  • End of 'driving boom' spurs talk of reshaping state transportation plans

    End of 'driving boom' spurs talk of reshaping state transportation plans
    Stefanie Trop decided to live in Butchers Hill, a 7-minute walk from the Johns Hopkins medical campus, because all her friends live and work in the city and she didn't want to drive to school. "It's not always the most pleasant walk; it's not very...
  • In defense of No Child Left Behind

    In defense of No Child Left Behind
    Just weeks after the U.S. House Republicans made a purely symbolic move to dismantle No Child Left Behind, the law that forces schools to report standardized test scores, standardized testing season hit our household. By testing season I don't mean...
  • Baltimore port deemed secure by Coast Guard

    Baltimore port deemed secure by Coast Guard
    The port of Baltimore's public marine terminals have earned a positive security assessment from the Coast Guard for the sixth year in a row, the Maryland Port Administration announced Thursday. The port's public terminals include Seagirt, Dundalk,...
  • Restoring the legitimacy of college prep classes

    Restoring the legitimacy of college prep classes
    For the past two decades, schools across the country have pushed students to take high level math classes even when they aren't prepared for them. The result, says Tom LovelessĀ in a blog post fromĀ the Brown Center on Education Policy, is that students...
  • Fort Meade apartments a first — probably not a last

    More than 1,300 young, single soldiers, sailors and other service members drive to Fort Meade every work day because they don't live on post — can't, actually, because the barracks are full and other homes there are for families. The Army...