In praise of checks and balances

Steven Platt

In the last 60 days, we have witnessed in operation the “checks and balances” the architects of both the United States and Maryland Constitutions brilliantly and strategically built into the separation of powers set forth in both of those documents. ...

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SXSW 2017 was a hotbed of innovation


For almost two weeks every year, Austin, Texas buzzes with energy around SXSW and SXSWedu. Among all of the amazing talent in film, music, education and technology, I observed many synergies between the tech advances at the conference and the ...

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A conversation with a Latino innovator

Veronica Cool Bigger

People are sometimes surprised to learn I’m Hispanic, that English is my second language and that I’m an entrepreneur. The prevailing assumption is Latinos entrepreneurs are all landscapers, cleaners or caterers. This was the genesis for the Latino Innovators Pitch ...

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Growing Baltimore from its center

Fraser Smith Big

If you wonder which Baltimore neighborhood is growing – and you’re in view of the Inner Harbor – you’re probably standing in that neighborhood. OK, so you know this. You see the cranes. You see the young people, the bike ...

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