The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education helped America prevail in the Cold War and fueled prosperity.
Laurel is gearing up for what could be some wintry weather after the National Weather Service issued a winter weather watch for the area beginning early Sunday morning and continuing through Monday morning.
A proposal to speed the approval of new prescription drugs has patient advocates and biotechnology firms, including many that are based in Maryland, hoping that Congress can deliver a rare dose of bipartisanship this year.
Each member of the Western High School Robotics team brings a range of individual strengths that help them compete, everything from a knack for maneuvering a remote control to extraordinary math and science skills. But, they say, they also have a competitive edge that's harder to match: girl power.
Maryland officials are pitching the state's talent pool —corporate executives, academics and consultants that regularly deal with the federal government — as a resource for supporting existing companies and attracting new ones.