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You probably won't be surprised to learn that some readers disagreed with my recent column about the Boy Scouts of America. I suggested that the Scouts are on the wrong side of history as they cling to their traditional position that gay people aren't...
-------------------- Citizenville How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government Gavin Newsom with Lisa Dickey Penguin Press: 272 pp., $25.95 -------------------- California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has a lot more time on his hands than...
As the season of gift gluttony, parking lot insanity and checkout line lunacy fades to a distant memory, it's worth contemplating a nagging and perennial question: Why are we so bad at sharing? We fret and fuss at our kids for fighting over the new...
It could have been one of the best days of her life. At the very least, Dec. 14, 2012, was shaping up nicely as a window into just how far 30-year-old Lauren Gabrielle Rousseau had come in recent months. For six years, Rousseau struggled to find a...
As a volunteer with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers, Sarah Kennedy, 23, works full-time for Alternative Directions, a Baltimore nonprofit that helps people who are in prison or leaving prison. She runs a program called CHIP, which mentors children of...
The news that the Central Intelligence Agency had been running a fake vaccination program in Pakistan first surfaced in 2011 and quickly ignited fears that the covert operation could compromise the global campaign to eradicate polio. Late last month, a...
As many as 240 AmeriCorps members will relocate to East Baltimore's Graceland Park neighborhood in the coming months, as the domestic version of the Peace Corps establishes an urban campus, the first of its kind. The classrooms at the former Sacred...
When Wes Moore swings a sledgehammer, he does it with his whole body, with the easy confidence of someone who's used to manual labor. It's early on a Saturday morning, and Wes is one of a couple dozen volunteers who have gathered in the Oliver...
Clout StreetA Democratic state senator running for U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.’s old congressional seat suggested Monday that voters should “turn the page” away from the district’s scandal-filled history of representation, even as a rival...
Tags: Firearms, Crimes, Trials, Jesse Jackson, Jr., Sex Crimes
Kayla Jo Cross, a 2009 Petoskey High School graduate, will perform — among other local talents — during a benefit concert on Saturday, Dec. 8, an effort to raise funds for her trip with the Global Service Corps, an international service...
Tags: Travel, Music Industry, Buddhism, Entertainment, Music
When Sarah Panzer was in the seventh grade in Lakeville, Minn., a Peace Corps volunteer spoke to her Spanish class. Since then, it was her dream to join the Peace Corps. Now Sarah and her husband, Aberdeen native Jordan Wein, are Peace Corps...
Tags: Skype, Students, Separation of Church and State, Ghana, Family
That horde of candidates in the 2nd District trying to succeed former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Bud Light, is a wondrous sight. It reaffirms my belief in the goodness of people, since most of the hopefuls are no doubt fueled by the principled...
Feb 15, 2013 |Column| Allentown Morning Call
Feb 8, 2013 |Story| Los Angeles Times
Jan 16, 2013 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Jan 3, 2013 |Story| Hartford Courant
Nov 25, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Jan 7, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Dec 18, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Dec 11, 2012 |Story| Baltimore Sun
Dec 10, 2012 |Story| Chicago Tribune
Dec 7, 2012 |Story| Petoskey News
Dec 22, 2012 |Story| Aberdeen News
Nov 28, 2012 |Column| Chicago Tribune
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