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  • Obama and the 7 habits of highly ineffective government

    Obama and the 7 habits of highly ineffective government
    Stephen Covey, the management guru who died this week, would have had a hard time selling his books in Benjamin Franklin's America, or Abe Lincoln's. His best seller "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" would have been considered a self-evident truth,...
  • For at-risk students, veteran mentors are a phone call away

    For at-risk students, veteran mentors are a phone call away
    Equipped with a flip phone and 400 free minutes, each member of a group of truant students at Carver Vocational Technical High School knows that at any moment a call could come that changes his or her day — or life. The Baltimore students are...
  • Robert Ballard Advising Search For Amelia Earhart Plane

    Robert Ballard Advising Search For Amelia Earhart Plane
    — Seventy-five years after Amelia Earhart disappeared while attempting to circumnavigate the world, the search for the wreckage of her twin-engine Lockheed Electra will resume this summer. Robert Ballard, the oceanographer who discovered the...
  • Executions are an anachronism

    In today's Sun the column by Dan Rodricks was right on the mark regarding Maryland's outdated adherence to state executions ("Floggings, no — lethal injection, yes?" March 22). He quotes a book by University of Baltimore law professor John D....
  • Celebrating America in pictures

    Celebrating America in pictures
    In a few days, Americans will celebrate our nation’s independence. We’ll cheer at fireworks displays, clap along to patriotic music, and enjoy the company of family and friends. Many of us will document these celebrations in photo and video,...
  • NEH gives $40 million in grants; $3.2 million to California

     
    National Endowment for the Humanities issues $40 million in grants, including $3.2 million to California museums, scholars and documentary filmmakers. Documentaries win the biggest grants; others sponsor seminars aimed to improve college and secondary...
  • Steve Jobs biography may be available in time for the iPad 3

     
    "Steve Jobs: A Biography" seems to be arriving in time for Christmas - with any luck, to accompany the iPad3....
  • 'Steve Jobs: A Biography' release date is moved up to Nov. 21

     
    The authorized biography of Steve Jobs, creatively titled "Steve Jobs: A Biography," is getting moved up a few months to a new Nov. 21 release date. The book, which is already an Amazon bestseller, was previously set to come out March 6. The much...
  • Who the hell is that? Greene Vardiman Black

     
    Last time, we focused on the trail-blazing explorer René-Robert Cavelier de la Salle, and this time we will be looking at a dentist. That's right, a dentist....
  • California: Admit it.

     
    What Californians should admit on California Admission Day....
  • Robert Gates warns: 'We are now in uncharted waters' with our dysfunctional politics

     
    Robert Gates speaks candidly about the troubles in the nation's Capitol....