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  • Hillary Clinton comienza a reclutar asesores para su campaña

    Hillary Clinton comienza a reclutar asesores para su campaña
    WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton ha comenzado a reclutar a antiguos asesores del presidente Barack Obama para su campaña en ciernes, una operación política medida al milímetro con el fin de evitar los errores que frustraron sus aspiraciones presidenciales...
  • Time for Hampton Roads to stop studying and start doing, leader says

    Time for Hampton Roads to stop studying and start doing, leader says
    The new Reinvent Hampton Roads aims to change the region's economic development culture, a project leader told the new Hampton Roads Regional Council on Feb. 13. "I was right there with everybody else saying, 'Here we go again. Is this going to work?'"...
  • Obama seeks help from Congress, tech industry to fight cyberattacks

    Obama seeks help from Congress, tech industry to fight cyberattacks
    President Obama called on lawmakers Friday to pass tougher laws to protect against cyberattacks, and he also aimed part of his plea at business leaders whose help he needs in the fight. Just before he signed an executive order to promote information-...
  • Airline passengers behaved better than ever in 2014

    Airline passengers behaved better than ever in 2014
    Remember the Knee Defender? The devious device that clips on to the airline seat in front of you to prevent that passenger from reclining and encroaching on your legroom? Thanks to some high-profile incidents involving hostile passengers and flight...
  • America's Good Fortune Buoys Superpower

    America's Good Fortune Buoys Superpower
    Niccolo Machiavelli, perhaps the shrewdest political philosopher in history, believed that great events were shaped by luck — or "fortuna" as he called this unpredictable force of life. The same actions might produce success or failure, depending on...
  • Heeding the call to service

    Heeding the call to service
    Last month I went back to the Naval Academy, my alma mater of 27 years, to attend ship selection night, an annual institution at the academy. Seniors pick from a list of ships, choosing how their careers as naval officers will commence. My son was picking...
  • How to fix what ails Congress: bring back earmarks

    There are lots of complex proposals floating around for how to end partisan gridlock in Congress. But here's a simple start: Bring back earmarked spending. Earmarks — those legislative provisions that direct funding to specific projects —...
  • Many college freshmen clueless about debt load

    Many college freshmen clueless about debt load
    As many high school seniors decide in the next couple of months what college they will attend, most will be flying blind about what their decision will cost them next year or 10 years later. Despite all the hand wringing about runaway college costs, and...
  • California has big gaps in distribution of high-skill industries

    California has big gaps in distribution of high-skill industries
    California has one of the nation's largest concentrations of "advanced industry" workers, but a new study points out that the state still faces big challenges in Stockton, Fresno, the Inland Empire and elsewhere. The study from the Brookings Institution...
  • Some of Grasso's own constituents likely 'freeloaders'

    Some of Grasso's own constituents likely 'freeloaders'
    We should thank John Grasso, the gentleman from Glen Burnie, for expressing an American ideal: That, with hard work and prudence, grit and determination, anyone can own a nice house and a fine car. "Work harder," the Anne Arundel county councilman said...
  • War and perpetual adolescence

    The urgency I feel isn't any longer to stop a particular war but to interrupt endless war: to interrupt the narrowly focused geopolitical conversation, conveyed to us over and over by media stenographers, in which lethal intervention -- wherever -- is...