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  • Dan Rodricks: Time for leaders to do right thing for Baltimore's poorest kids

    Dan Rodricks: Time for leaders to do right thing for Baltimore's poorest kids
    I posed a question to Barbara Mikulski: Does Maryland's long-serving senator, a Democrat and former social worker, regret playing a key role 20 years ago in killing the federal Moving To Opportunity project, given new research that shows Baltimore's poorest children face the worst prospects in the nation for the kind of upward mobility MTO was meant to foster?
  • Despite Tsarnaev, the death penalty is on the decline

    Despite Tsarnaev, the death penalty is on the decline
    The execution of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for his role in the Boston Marathon bombing — if it ever takes place — will quite possibly be the last of its kind, remembered as the last time the federal government put a person to death. After a formal...

    Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise

    Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing...

    Report: Valuable Massachusetts ecosystems shrinking

    Valuable Massachusetts ecosystems are continuing to shrink in the face of human development, putting extra pressure on the forests and open land that remains. That's the conclusion of a new study from Harvard Forest, Harvard University's laboratory for...

    Galvanizing German conductor Markus Stenz returns to the BSO

     Galvanizing German conductor Markus Stenz returns to the BSO
    Beethoven's Symphony No. 3, nicknamed "Eroica," turns up with regularity on any orchestra's playlist. So its inclusion on a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra program in October 2012 suggested business as usual. The result proved anything but usual, thanks to...