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If kids have healthy habits, they don't need 'salad frosting'

I am encouraged by the call of American families for healthy foods and demands for radical transparency in the food they eat. Nearly all parents now recognize the importance of healthy eating habits during childhood and their impact on behaviors in adulthood. Still, despite consumer demand to find...

  • A trade deal with China could put national security at risk

    A trade deal with China could put national security at risk

    President Donald Trump’s planned meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit, June 28-29, has created optimism that a deal to restore normal commercial relations may be possible. However, without extensive changes in Chinese policy and law — and tough enforcement provisions — any...

  • Sanchez: The right is coming for birth control, too

    Sanchez: The right is coming for birth control, too

    Surfing conservative websites, it didn't take long to find this nugget of backward thinking, courtesy of American Thinker: "The sexual revolution that was kick-started by the advent of birth control in the early 1960s has done irreparable damage to Western civilization." If you had any doubt about...

  • Fallen journalists memorial: a necessary reminder of journalism's value

    Fallen journalists memorial: a necessary reminder of journalism's value

    This week marks the first anniversary of the deadliest assault against journalists in U.S. history. On June 28, 2018, a gunman opened fire at the offices of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, killing five and injuring two. We will always remember Rob Hiaasen, Wendi Winters, Gerald Fischman, John...

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What to watch for in this week's Democratic presidential debates

Beginning Wednesday night, 20 of the Democratic contenders for president square off in what will likely prove the most unwieldy debate in modern American history. The sheer number of candidates added to a 10-by-10 format — 10 candidates debate Wednesday and 10 others on Thursday — have virtually...

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  • Why can't Baltimore police investigate all rapes like this?

    Why can't Baltimore police investigate all rapes like this?

    To catch Richard Stephen Barnes, the man charged with impersonating an officer and raping a woman this month in Baltimore, police pulled more than 100 patrol cars from service to see if any matched the woman’s description. They called for assistance from the department’s license plate reader unit...

  • Burnout: a crisis among physicians in training

    Burnout: a crisis among physicians in training

    This month, the American Medical Association (AMA) invested $15 million in eight ambitious programs to address the workplace needs of our current health system. Among the goals of this grant was to address the crisis of burnout among training physicians by investing in wellness innovations. In...

  • No delay: Impeach him now, says Bill Press

    No delay: Impeach him now, says Bill Press

    Why all the talk? Why all the debate? Why all the angst? The case is clear. He deserves to be impeached. So don't wait any longer. Rev up the engines. Start the hearings. Impeach him -- now! No, I'm not talking about President Donald Trump (not yet!). I'm talking about Attorney General William...

  • Robert B. Reich: Corrupt State a greater concern than the Deep State

    Robert B. Reich: Corrupt State a greater concern than the Deep State

    Donald Trump has been ramping up his "Deep State" rhetoric again. He's back to blaming a cabal of bureaucrats, FBI and CIA agents, Democrats and "enemies of the people" in the mainstream media for conspiring to remove him from office in order to allow the denizens of foreign "s***holes" to overrun...

  • Likability: don't underestimate it

    Likability: don't underestimate it

    As we near the 2019 Democratic debates, I clearly remember one January 2008 Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire — the site of the headline making exchange between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. To re-cap, the debate moderator asked Ms. Clinton whether she thought she had enough personal...

  • As opioid market shifts, so must our strategy

    As opioid market shifts, so must our strategy

    By now, policymakers have surely heard about the opioid crisis that has gripped the nation since at least 2010. In 2017, more than 47,000 Americans lost their lives to opioids. While China has to this point been the predominate exporter of opioids to the U.S., the market is changing. Officials...

  • New rule threatens to undercount families in poverty

    New rule threatens to undercount families in poverty

    If the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has its way, a new federal poverty calculation will underestimate the number of families — and children — living in poverty even more than it does today. OMB’s Directive Number 14, “Consumer Inflation Measures,” will slow the rate of inflation adjustment...

  • BSO leadership decisions damage symphony

    BSO leadership decisions damage symphony

    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s current leadership, guided by board chair Barbara Bozzuto, has chosen to make decisions that are causing unnecessary damage to the institution, including locking musicians out of Meyerhoff Symphony Hall on Monday, meaning players will be without salaries and health...

  • The two-track 2020 presidential campaign

    The two-track 2020 presidential campaign

    By virtue of the separate decisions of Donald Trump and Joe Biden to cast the approaching 2020 campaign as a bitter showdown between them, it already is reducing the large field of Democratic candidates to a premature sideshow. When Messrs. Trump and Biden went to Iowa last Tuesday and exchanged...

  • Goldberg: As with superheroes, Trump's superpowers have their limitations

    Goldberg: As with superheroes, Trump's superpowers have their limitations

    In comic books, a key to a compelling superpower is its limitations. Magneto can manipulate metal but only metal. Superman has problems with magic, red suns and kryptonite. The limitations drive the drama. In politics, Donald Trump has a couple of superpowers. Shamelessness is one. He's willing...

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