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Orszag and Sunstein: Some crimes can be forgotten

The U.S. is supposed to be a nation of second chances, but for the 70 million Americans with a criminal record, we’re not doing such a great job. Even among those whose crimes were nonviolent and committed long ago, too ...

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Commentary: Bessie Margolin, equal pay champion

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, an event that began 20 years ago to symbolize how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year. While much remains to be done to achieve pay ...

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Stephen Martino: Md. should follow Virginia’s lead on fantasy sports

In state legislatures across the country, bills are moving to establish and clarify consumer protection standards for fantasy sports. The overwhelming majority of these efforts will ensure millions of fans can continue to play fantasy sports, install sensible oversight to ...

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Diedre Badejo: ‘Todos somos Americanos’

In late March, President Barack Obama acknowledged a shared hemispheric legacy when he declared that “We are all Americans.” That simple statement affirmed what scholars and travelers have known for decades. From Canada to Mexico to Trinidad to Brazil, ordinary ...

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Is nonprofit board service right for you?

After serving 12 years as the president of Business Volunteers Maryland, a nonprofit organization with a mission to create a better community by engaging businesses and professionals in volunteerism and community service, I have had the opportunity to indirectly support ...

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Wilkinson: A way out of Republicans’ dead end

Big Business is having big doubts about its traditional political allies. Sen. Ted Cruz, who not long ago was considered the most offensive presidential candidate imaginable, is now the best-case scenario. Meanwhile, Donald Trump continues his march toward collecting the ...

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McArdle: Campuses can’t be one big ‘safe space’

What’s happening on campus when students demand “safe spaces” where they won’t be confronted with troubling ideas? Many people debating that talk about it in terms of restricting freedom of speech. But in a thoughtful lecture recently, Jacob Levy suggests ...

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