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O’Malley: Focus on Good Principals and Vocational Education

April 25, 2012

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The following news story is reprinted from the Baltimore Sun: By Liz Bowie Gov. Martin O’Malley made a rare appearance at the state school board meeting Tuesday to welcome the new state school superintendent, Lillian M. Lowery, and encourage the members to work harder on preparing principals and providing vocational training to students. The state […]

In-State Tuition for Immigrant Children Is A Win-Win

March 15, 2011

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The Maryland State Senate has passed a bill allowing children of “illegal immigrants” to pay the in-state tuition rate at Maryland community colleges. It’s reported that this might burden Maryland taxpayers, eventually. The concern is unnecessary, because it’s based on a  misunderstanding of the so-called costs. Just my opinion. First, seems to me a bit old-fashioned […]

U.S. Political And Economic Crisis: Thoughts for a Snowy Weekend

February 6, 2010

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As long as we’re all snowed in, we might as well use some of the time to think about our economic and political predicament  in the U.S. Jon Taplin has just written a very important post entitled “Men At Work.” I guarantee it will generate 40 or more comments from Mr. Taplin’s large community of […]

Martin O'Malley Focuses On Cutting the Budget And Encouraging New Jobs

January 19, 2010

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“O’Malley plans cuts to almost everything but schools,” reads a headline in today’s Washington Post.  The Maryland budget that Gov. Martin O’Malley will submit this week will include real budget cuts of $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion, Post reporters estimate, on top of $600 million in cuts made last year. Very few Maryland agencies or […]

Questions For Gov. Martin O’Malley (And For All Marylanders)

December 6, 2009

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Gov. Martin O’Malley will effectively kick off his 2010 re-election campaign with an online townhall meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, and he has asked all Marylanders to submit questions. Let’s skip the softball questions. Let’s play hardball (apologies to Chris Matthews). Many Americans hold government and politics in “minimum high regard.” People perceive America’s politics […]

Continued Slow-Motion Implosion of America’s Hollow Economy

October 25, 2009

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[picapp src=”0115/bfa4ded5-7f8c-4178-899a-f536d5f674a8.jpg?adImageId=6547791&imageId=119257″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] Nobody can predict the future. But I have a hunch, so I might as well share it. I believe the United States economy has been so hollowed out that we will not return to the prosperity we were accustomed to in the latter part of the 20th Century. There is […]

President Barack Obama: “Rebuilding A Better Economy”

July 12, 2009

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Today’s Washington Post Op-Ed page features a column by President Barack Obama reviewing the steps his administration is taking to lead the U.S. out the deep economic recession. One paragraph in particular seems crucial to me: “There are some who say we must wait to meet our greatest challenges. They favor an incremental approach or believe […]