After years of heated debate, the Senate gave final approval on Oct. 22 to legislation already passed by the House that expands federal hate-crimes statutes to include sexual orientation and gender identity. President Obama signed it into law Oct. 28. ...Read More »
One of the cornerstones of our civil society is the belief that all people, regardless of race, religion, or income level, should have access to an impartial and reliable legal system. This conviction, always deeply held among the members of ...Read More »
“The Price of Liberty is Eternal Vigilance” – Frederick Douglass Eight years after being released from prison at the age of 53 after advances in technology confirmed his innocence, Michael Austin is still fighting. Fighting to integrate into a society ...Read More »
“The World Is Flat,” announced columnist and author Thomas L. Friedman in his book of the same name, described on its cover as “A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century.” In that book, first published in 2005, Friedman describes “the ...Read More »
The recent meeting in Frederick was billed as the Sixth Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable, an opportunity for representatives of metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs, using federal jargon) in Maryland and neighboring states to compare notes on the challenges they face. ...
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Any financial planning process begins with a change in behavior and expectations. The degree of change varies based on financial priorities, but in the end, it’s about adopting new habits and abandoning others. Before you take any of the following ...Read More »
I firmly believe that using social media helps to turn people into entrepreneurs. The Internet has leveled the playing field in a lot of ways to make running a business possible for all kinds of people. I’ve been thinking about ...Read More »
If you’re like me and haven’t memorized all the important numbers in your cell phone, then this is a good lesson for you. T-Mobile/Sidekick users may have permanently lost all the contacts, photos, calendar entries and any other data in ...Read More »
It was not an easy birth. The attending physician, a visionary doctor named Albert Farmer, died in the process. Turf battles between opposing forces within the old University of Maryland Hospital produced a kind of fight-to-the death struggle that startled ...
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