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Tag Archives: C. Fraser Smith

The mayor of more (access required)

Tuesday morning. For Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh, a day like any other: 5 a.m. Runs. (Pretty early someone says, shaking his head. When else? she asks.) 7:30 a.m. Meets with university and college presidents on safety issues. 8:45 a.m. Hears ...

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Learning from our history (access required)

Twenty three years ago, in a less incendiary time, clever leaders in Maryland found an elegant solution to the issue of racism-tinged statuary. Their success may have been more of a one-off than a model for dealing with this vexing ...

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Jim Rouse’s vision (access required)

People speak of vision as if somehow we could all have it. We can’t. You have it or you don’t. Jim Rouse, the founder of Columbia 50 years ago, had it and then some. People are remembering him these days ...

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A voice that will be missed (access required)

The voice, the laugh, the backslapping hail-fellow style,  the voice of the community, the voice of reason (usually), the voice of someone eager to speak for you, that voice, gone. The universally recognizable radio voice of Baltimore signed off on ...

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Md.’s Medicaid defenders mobilize (access required)

  SALISBURY — Joana Weaver wanted to applaud a grassroots victory on the health care front, but she couldn’t quite manage it. “I’m still scared,” she said. The Republican effort to scale back Medicaid fell — but just barely. Weaver ...

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No time for a Md. constitutional crisis (access required)

  He’s much too feet-on-the ground and politically savvy to find any leadership qualities in Donald Trump — and he’s probably no follower of Sen. Mitch McConnell, either. So what’s up with our governor heading for a constitutional crisis with ...

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Understanding is a lifelong quest

  CHAUTAUQUA, N.Y. – People, including me, struggle to define this American utopia, this place of humanistic reflection and civil discourse. Usually the conversation ends with hands thrown up and the universal cop-out: “You have to be there.” It’s true, ...

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Life, death and leadership (access required)

  By now, many current problems in our country and the world are laid at the feet of President Trump. (Rightly so, I think.) Bailing out of the Paris climate accord. Making our NATO partnership seemingly less secure. Russia’s invasion ...

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