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Ferry Captain Lee Joon-seok: Shame on you for letting children die

The first call to emergency services from the Sewol, the doomed South Korean ferry, that sank killing probably 302 people from its 476 passengers and crew on April 16, after it was damaged did not come from the captain or […]

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Ferry Captain Lee Joon-seok: Shame on you for letting children die

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The first call to emergency services from the Sewol, the doomed South Korean ferry, that sank killing probably 302 people from its 476 passengers and crew on April 16, after it was damaged did not come from the captain or […]

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Edward Snowden and useful idiots are not products of the Liberal Left

National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden recently asked Vladimir Putin via teleconference, "Does Russia intercept or store the communications in any way of millions of individuals?” Putin, a former officer in

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Maryland’s new minimum wage: Cure for income inequality or political posturing?

In case you haven’t heard: Governor Martin O’Malley stated that his top priority of his final legislative session in office was to increase the state’s minimum wage. Maryland’s House of

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Boston Marathon staying strong forever

Marathon Monday in Boston reaches into the dawn of my childhood when memories blur. But the annual cavalcade of runners huffing down Washington Street in Newton Lower Falls on

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Obama is right: Paul Ryan’s budget is a ‘stinkburger’

Paul Ryan’s yearly Misanthropic Paroxysm, otherwise known as the Ryan Budget Proposal, would be laughable for its sophistry if it didn’t simply stink of Dickensian mean-spiritedness. To back up his

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Baltimore should look at a streetcar alternative to the Red Line

Baltimore Streetcar Museum (Wikipedia) The Baltimore Red Line project has stirred up a great deal of controversy over the past few years. As I wrote last week, it is 14.1-mile of

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We must tax literally everyone but the rich

Republican celebrity Reihan Salam wants the middle class to pay the wealthy to have more heirs. (Pop!Tech 2009) Really, Republicans aren’t just servile mouthpieces for the interests of the wealthy.

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Obamacare: Tracing the conservative roots

Today is the deadline for open enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and despite numerous political compromises, some serious technical glitches and existential opposition, the ACA is Barack

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Melanie Wagor on SXSW and women in film

I interviewed Melanie Wagor: filmmaker, producer, director and advocate for women in film. We talked about recent work with Eric Stoltz; Space Station 76, the film she recently worked

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Baltimore’s Red Line Project should be revisited before it’s too late

Baltimore City wants the Red Line to happen in the worst way. The Red Line is a proposed 14.1-mile, east-west transit line connecting the areas of I’ve lived here for a

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