| Nov 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
It was the last outing of our harvest season, and 500 pounds of apples lay before us in 25 bags. A group of nine harvesters from the Baltimore Orchard Project combed through the fruit trees for the last of the yield at this impeccably-kept orchard so we...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:59 PM
If you think about it, all people (except psychopaths) live their lives with the libertarian values of persuasion instead of coercion.
That is to say we cannot force people to like us or socialize with us. Instead, we either have a fulfilling social...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:44 AM
One little-recognized reality of poverty in America is how closely it lurks beneath the surface of even a successful professional life. A bad career turn, a couple of financial missteps, and -- here comes the dizzying plunge from middle class to...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Marion Barry was Chocolate City. During his four terms as mayor of the nation's capital, he presided over the District of Columbia like a flamboyant monarch. He was the face and swagger of African-American empowerment and pride — and its...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 1:30 PM
George led flock through tough times
The appointment of Cardinal Francis George's successor Saturday represents the start of an unprecedented transition in the city's Roman Catholic Church, where no other leader has lived long enough to meet the man...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Child poverty in America is at its highest point in 20 years, putting millions of children at increased risk of injuries, infant mortality, and premature death, according to a policy analysis published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics.
As the U.S....
| Oct 24, 2014
| 8:44 AM
HARRISBURG — Some 90,000 Pennsylvania women are at risk of losing access to the free family planning and women's health-care coverage they now receive through a special Medicaid program.
But they may be able to gain the coverage right back by...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Los Angeles has thrust itself into the center of one of the most contentious debates in modern economics — what happens when you raise the minimum wage? — as city leaders consider mandating $13.25 an hour.
Since their inception in the...
| Oct 26, 2014
| 6:20 AM
The Anne Arundel Animal Control facility in Millersville and the Spay Spa & Neuter Nook clinic in Davidsonville are being considered for a grant-funded partnership to spay and neuter pets in low-income areas of the county.
"It is the first time we will...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 6:07 PM
The housing shortage in Los Angeles – possibly the most severe since the end of World War II – is linked to a low minimum wage and a host of other economic issues in the city, according to Mayor Eric Garcetti.
Garcetti, in a speech at the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 10:32 AM
AmeriCorps, which engages over 75,000 Americans in service projects annually, turned 20 this month. Since the program's inception, over 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed over 1 billion hours in service — including 4,000 AmeriCorps...