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Clarence Stone: Time to walk the walk


One important but low visibility issue facing the  2018 Maryland General Assembly is the adequacy of treatment for the overlapping problems of  mental illness and drug addiction. Today’s problems are a legacy of past policy failures. The 1960s deinstitutionalization movement ...

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Thanks, Yellen

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks on inflation dynamics and monetary policy at the University of Massachusetts, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, in Amherst, Mass. The talk comes one week after the central bank decided to keep interest rates at record low, in part because of persistently low inflation. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

The economy is in good shape – phenomenal shape, really. The labor market is nearing full employment, inflation’s mild, and Wall Street bulls are running. So the question on everyone’s mind is: Who deserves the credit – President Donald Trump ...

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Ned Holstein: Shared parenting long overdue in Md.


Maryland family courtrooms could become a happier place for Maryland children – if state lawmakers act on an opportunity to reform child custody laws. As a recent Washington Post editorial highlighted, Maryland lawmakers are considering recommendations from a special commission that studied ...

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