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  • Harlan: Slow down and focus on the details

    In Poor Richard's Almanack, Benjamin Franklin popularized the idiom we love to quote but have a difficult time applying to our daily lives: Haste makes waste. As children, we frequently heard this admonition from parents and teachers. Take your time,...
  • Corporate profits are huge, wages are still low

    Corporate profits are huge, wages are still low
    The recession is officially over, and corporate profits are at an all-time high in America. But according to a new article from alternet.org, the average middle-class citizen hasn’t seen any improvement in their situation. Personally, I don’...
  • Obama never took Business 101

    According to President Barack Obama, entrepreneurs and small business owners cannot take credit for their inventions or business success because their accomplishments were only made possible by the government's investments in infrastructure. Is this a...
  • 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    In today's Sun the column by Dan Rodricks was right on the mark regarding Maryland's outdated adherence to state executions ("Floggings, no — lethal injection, yes?"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....
  • A summer's worth of French reading

     
    In a handful of weeks, an important July holiday will finally be here. Not the 4th of July. Think more globally -- July 14, Bastille Day. And just in time for summer reading, especially about the French, come 12 fine......
  • European Union austerity: It's all Greek to them

     
    Greece's government tightens its belt, but will Greeks accept the bitter medicine?...
  • Theater review: '1776' at Glendale Centre Theatre

     
    Margaret Gray reviews "1776" at Glendale Theatre Centre....
  • Holiday weekend outlook: Fireworks, Furs, freedom, patriotic songs, Trey Songz

     
    Presenting one-stop shopping for holiday weekend activities at Central Florida attractions. Get comfy, the list is as long as the weekend. + Velvet Sessions at Hard Rock Hotel, Thursday, June 30. This month's music guest: Psychedelic Furs. More...