C. Fraser Smith: Bishop Robinson exuded calm authority
Inside the Schaefer organization, everyone called him Bishop.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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?