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  • Kids count; so do parents [Editorial]

    Kids count; so do parents  [Editorial]
    The Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th Kids Count data book, measuring the wellbeing of children nationwide across a variety of health, economic, educational and community measures. In some ways, kids are much better off than they were in 1990, when the first book was published, and in some ways they are faring worse. For the good, we can credit a number of wise public policy efforts over the last generation, and for the ill, we can blame macroeconomic and social changes for which we have been unable — or unwilling — to mount a policy response.
  • Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America

    Chicago violence and the spiritual bankruptcy of America
    Frank Sinatra's song about Chicago, "My Kind of Town," "a the town that won't let you down," seems dated in light of last weekend's shooting spree that left 16 dead and dozens wounded in 53 separate incidents. According to the Chicago Tribune, "The...

    City increases discounts on water bills for low-income families, seniors

    City increases discounts on water bills for low-income families, seniors
    Baltimore's low-income residents and seniors will receive more money off their water bills, under increases to assistance programs Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Wednesday. The mayor said low-income residents who qualify will receive $161 off...

    Poverty and the decline of the two-parent household [Letter]

    Dan Rodricks wrote movingly of a Johns Hopkins study of poverty that found if you are born poor in Baltimore, the chances are you will remain poor ("A Hopkins sociologist busts an American myth," June 17). Yet the Hopkins study apparently says nothing...

    Two Arundel candidates labeled as 'extremist' by Southern Poverty Law Center

    Two Arundel candidates labeled as 'extremist' by Southern Poverty Law Center
    Michael Anthony Peroutka and David Whitney, who are vying for the same seat on the Anne Arundel County Council, are members of the League of the South, an organization whose stated goal is the secession of Southern states. Peroutka also believes...