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  • The Paula Broadwell I know

    The Paula Broadwell I know
    Events of the last two weeks have been very tough and sad for all of us as a nation. As a good friend of both Gen. David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell, they have been very hard for me personally as well. Both made big mistakes, and they know it more...
  • What Steel City can teach Charm City

    What Steel City can teach Charm City
    I never thought I'd hear a Baltimorean say such a thing. Last week, while reporting on the Rawlings-Blake administration's 10-year financial plan, I spoke with the mayor's press secretary, Ian Brennan. We covered a lot of ground in our hourlong phone...
  • Fix fiscal cliff by repairing GOP

    Your recent editorial ("Obama's mandate," Nov. 7) where you recommend that President Barack Obama "needs to act immediately to persuade Congress to extend the deadline for sequestration another six months" is almost laughable if it wasn't so sad. Lest...
  • When the heart says Baltimore and the head says D.C.

    When the heart says Baltimore and the head says D.C.
    Five years ago, I thought I might have to leave Baltimore. Not because I wanted to but because I thought I needed to. It was 2008. Like many employers, Urbanite magazine, where I worked, was feeling the effects of the Great Recession, so I would soon...
  • Md. must nurture minority leadership

    Black History Month reminds us that our diversity is the fabric of our nation. We recently commemorated the life and work of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and we are reminded that this coming August marks the 50th anniversary of his "I Have a Dream"...
  • For unwed moms, 25 is the new 15

    For unwed moms, 25 is the new 15
    It is no longer teenagers stumbling into pregnancy and parenthood about whom we should be fretting. Those numbers continue to drop, because the kids are having less sex and using more contraception. No, it is the 20-something women who are putting...
  • The deficit control policy Democrats and Republicans can love

    When it comes to fixing America's ballooning debt problem, there is one policy option that both Democrats and Republicans should be rushing to embrace. It is the proposal to replace the current Consumer Price Index (CPI) with a more accurate measure of...
  • Baltimore area middling on patents, a measure of commercial innovation

    Baltimore area middling on patents, a measure of commercial innovation
    The Baltimore area has a ton of research. But patents on that research? Not so much. A new report from the Brookings Institution shows that the metro area's level of patenting remained basically flat over the last decade, while the U.S. as a whole saw a...
  • Romney's biggest problem is his own party

    Romney's biggest problem is his own party
    There are two major theories about why Mitt Romney is dropping in the polls. One is that Romney is a lousy candidate, unable to connect with people or make his case. The other is that Americans are finally beginning to see how radical the GOPhas become...
  • All at sea: global shipping fleet exposed to hacking threat

    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The next hacker playground: the open seas - and the oil tankers and container vessels that ship 90 percent of the goods moved around the planet. In this internet age, as more devices are hooked up online, so they become more...
  • Jerry Haar: Income inequality a distraction in curbing poverty

      It has been 50 years since President Lyndon Johnson launched his “War on Poverty,” and although the billions spent produced meager results at best, the focus — poverty — was correct. Those deprived of basic social services,...
  • Trudy Rubin: Iran's choice for U.N. ambassador highlights old wounds

    Hamid Aboutalebi looked like the ideal candidate to become Tehran's ambassador to the United Nations. He speaks fluent English and French, has served as ambassador to Italy, Australia, Belgium, and the European Union, and in an ecumenical twist got his...