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  • A cheaper way to incarcerate

    A cheaper way to incarcerate
    You probably already know the jaw-dropping stats about American prisons: that the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate in the world. That we're home to 5 percent of the world's population, but 25 percent of its prisoners. That more than 1 in every 10...
  • Pentaho founder sticks to Orlando

    Pentaho founder sticks to Orlando
    When Richard Daley shopped his big data company Pentaho to investors, some venture capitalists wanted him to move the firm to Silicon Valley. But Daley, a 53-year-old lifelong Floridian, rejected those calls. "They were very specific saying, 'We won't...
  • Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem

    Baltimore leaders agree: City has a race problem
    Twice in recent weeks, Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts has made a startling statement to national audiences: Baltimore is still dealing with 1950s- and 1960s-era racism. The statement, which comes as the city is seeing population growth for the...
  • Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day

    Kiev, not Moscow, should be the choice for marking V-E Day
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron have rightly turned down Vladimir Putin's invitation to go to Moscow on May 9 to mark the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in Europe, and President Obama may soon follow suit....
  • The GOP's self-induced foreign policy disaster

    The GOP's self-induced foreign policy disaster
    It's time to step back for a second and soak in just how badly congressional Republicans have messed up on foreign policy over the past two months. There is no denying that President Barack Obama's overall foreign policy is unpopular with the American...
  • Millennials making their mark on Pennsylvania

    This year, the millennial generation will eclipse the boomers as the nation's largest living generation, totaling 75.3 million, according to U.S. Census data. They are that broad group born between 1981 and 1997, making them between the ages of 18 and...
  • Officials call for hearing on Baltimore accountability agency

    Officials call for hearing on Baltimore accountability agency
    Several elected officials are calling for closer scrutiny of CitiStat, the data-driven city agency that has been faltering in its mission to monitor the performance of the government's work. "I'm concerned," said City Councilwoman Mary Pat Clarke, who...
  • A Hogan decision to kill Red Line or Purple Line would be highly unusual

    A Hogan decision to kill Red Line or Purple Line would be highly unusual
    A decision by Gov. Larry Hogan to scuttle either the Red Line or the Purple Line, the long-planned light rail projects in Baltimore and the Washington suburbs, would be highly unusual because it would involve turning down nearly $2 billion in federal...
  • Proposed GOP alternatives to Obamacare subsidies are bad medicine

    Supporters of healthcare reform were breathing a little easier last week after oral arguments at the Supreme Court over the Affordable Care Act. On the docket was King vs. Burwell, a lawsuit brought by the Competitive Enterprise Institute, a Koch-backed...
  • Baltimore's new economy meets its old one in Port Covington

    Baltimore's new economy meets its old one in Port Covington
    Fifteen years after the city approved a plan to build a Wal-Mart in Port Covington, beside deep-water berths and close to Interstate 95, the decision still rankles those who would reserve the waterfront for marine industries. With its mostly open spaces...
  • An argument for inflating Illinois' flat income tax

    An argument for inflating Illinois' flat income tax
    Allusions to the notion that Chicago is really two cities — one increasingly poor, the other increasingly affluent — are going to dominate the remainder of the Rahm Emanuel vs. Jesus "Chuy" Garcia mayoral campaign. Because it's true,...