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Jan 9, 2014

C. Fraser Smith: Bishop Robinson exuded calm authority

Inside the Schaefer organization, everyone called him Bishop.

Jan 9, 2014

Laslo Boyd: Can we carry lessons from ’13 into ’14?

Is there any reasonable expectation that 2014 will be a better year than 2013? George Santayana’s line that those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it is the first response that comes to mind.

Jan 2, 2014

C. Fraser Smith: Remembering, being vigilant about big lie

At the grand Field Museum, visitors may walk through a maze of brightly colored posters and photographs with lengthy captions.

Jan 2, 2014

Joe Nathanson: Regional Report – a great start to the year

Just in time for the holiday season, the Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore handed out a present for the region.

Dec 19, 2013

C. Fraser Smith: While eyeing presidency, don’t forget your day job

If you decide to run — while you’re still governor — remember that Job One is governor. You’re still running your state.

Dec 19, 2013

Donald C. Fry: Caution warranted on minimum wage

The issue of raising the minimum wage appears to be gaining traction as a cause likely to be championed in the 2014 session of the Maryland General Assembly.

Dec 1, 2013

Luwanda Jenkins: Women in higher education unite through forum

The Women’s Forum recently hosted its annual conference at Towson University, which drew a large turnout of women who are employed by or who attend member campuses, inside the University System of Maryland and at other universities.

Nov 28, 2013

C. Fraser Smith: These running mates anything but faceless

Everyone in politics can tell you what John Nance Garner thought of the vice presidency — not worth a bucket of something.

Nov 25, 2013

William A. McComas: The hazards of edu-tech

This fall, news broke that an unidentified male was targeting Baltimore private school students online. He reportedly used social media to engage in sexually explicit communications, including indecent videos, with a number of local teenagers.

Nov 7, 2013

Joe Nathanson: ‘Innovation district’ can reinvent city

In their recent book, “The Metropolitan Revolution,” Bruce Katz and Jennifer Bradley discuss some new forms of regional development that are both “economy shaping and place making.”

Nov 7, 2013

C. Fraser Smith: Learning to work in a damaged world

My first real newspaper story would be a presidential assassination: total immersion with all the drama of deadlines and death. Editors at The Jersey Journal in Jersey City, N.J., sent me out to ask people how John F. Kennedy’s death affected them personally.

Oct 24, 2013

C. Fraser Smith: Name puts you ahead in game

Is there anything more important in political campaigns than name recognition — especially when the name means instant and positive recognition?

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