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  • Mikulski's political genius

    Mikulski's political genius
    I was at an event featuring the women who had been recently elected to the United States Senate in 1992, bringing the number of female Senators to a grand total of seven. The group was standing on a stage posing for pictures when I heard a voice call out that could not be mistaken for anyone but Barbara Mikulski. "Come on up here Ray," she demanded with a beaming smile. After 20 years she still recognized an intern from her first years in the Baltimore City Council, and, as if I were some important political mover and shaker, she invited me on stage to pose for a photo with the women of the Senate.
  • After 150 years, the union is preserved, but what of liberty?

    After 150 years, the union is preserved, but what of liberty?
    Even with all of the monuments, markers and preserved artillery pieces, the pastoral calm of south central Pennsylvania still dominates the battlefield where some 160,000 Americans clashed in the continent's most epic and consequential military...

    What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]

    What the Corvette Stingray tells us about America's place in the global economy [Commentary]
    Finding the road to a healthy economic policy sometimes is a matter of getting behind the wheel the proper performance vehicle. Driving the new Corvette Stingray is as enlightening as it is thrilling. The engine roars to life and propels you effortlessly,...

    Two political parties, one big failure [Letter]

    Two political parties, one big failure [Letter]
    The commentary regarding challenges facing the U.S. in the global economy ("Corvette economics," March 2) contained the most succinct and clear descriptions of our two chaotic political parties in the last 30 years that I have ever read. It is a shame...

    One last hurray for legislative scholarships

    One last hurray for legislative scholarships
    For more than a century, legislative scholarships had been an expression of political clout in Illinois. Lawmakers could give the valuable freebies – which essentially waived tuition and fees at a state unviersity – to whomever they chose. And...