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Towson Library Looks at Ballot Issues | Baltimore Sun

October 10, 2012

Panelists include Mark Krikorian, executive director at the Center for Immigration Studies; Tamar Jacoby, president of ImmigrationWorks USA; and Patricia Chiriboga-Roby, office director of World Relief Immigration Legal Clinic. Martin Ford, associate ...

Maryland's Van Hollen At Center Of Deficit Fight | Baltimore Sun

November 5, 2011

"The supercommittee is still working pretty hard toward trying to get an agreement on a big deal" in excess of their $1.2 trillion mandate, said Jason Peuquet, a policy analyst with the Washington-based Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. ...

Alan Gross: A Victim of U.S. Policy on Cuba

  • By
  • Anya Landau French,
  • New America Foundation
  • and Arturo Lopez-Levy, Ph.D. candidate at the Josef Korbel School of the University of Denver
December 16, 2010 |

It's been said that when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers.

No case illustrates this suffering more than that of Alan Gross, a Maryland resident and USAID subcontractor who was working to connect the Cuban Jewish community to the Internet and was detained by Cuban authorities one year ago. Campaigning for his release these many months, his wife, Judy Gross, fears that her husband has become a "pawn" in the half-century Cold War between the United States and Cuba.

Government Releases New Data on Student Loan Default Rates | Baltimore Sun

December 14, 2009

Michael Dannenberg, senior fellow at the New America Foundation, said the school-level data searchable at http://fsadatacenter.ed.gov give students ...

The New 'Awkward Age' | Baltimore Sun

November 3, 2009
The New America Foundation recently estimated that America needs to create nearly a million jobs a year just to keep pace with population growth, ...

What If The Problem Is Too Much Care? | Baltimore Sun

August 19, 2009
... months after the needle biopsy incident, I read Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer, by Annapolis author Shannon Brownlee. ...

Defense Chief's Military 'Overhaul' Might Affect Maryland | Baltimore Sun

April 6, 2009
"It's a very expensive way to create jobs - pretty much any other kind of government spending will create more jobs," said William Hartung, a defense budget expert at the nonpartisan New America Foundation in Washington. At a Pentagon briefing, ...

Paying City Students Is a Wise Investment

  • By
  • Rourke OBrien,
  • New America Foundation
June 27, 2008 |

Summer has arrived in Baltimore, and so has summer school -- bringing with it a chance for students who improve on their High School Assessment exams to pocket something more than academic success. A few months ago, Baltimore schools CEO Andres Alonso unveiled a controversial proposal to improve city schools: Pay students to perform. It's a simple idea that has generated quite a bit of controversy from purists who cringe at the thought of paying students to learn and from realists who believe there simply must be a more effective way to spend $1 million in a failing school system.

Terry Tamminen in Baltimore Sun | 'Pollution Bill Attacked'

February 20, 2008

Pollution Bill Attacked (The Baltimore Sun)

...Environmentalists, scientists, public health experts and alternative energy companies also pledged their support for the Global Warming Solutions Act during a Senate hearing yesterday. The supporters argue that state limits are necessary to spur federal action and will help to prevent deadly floods and economic chaos brought by climate change. ...

Shannon Brownlee in Baltimore Sun | 'More Money, Less Health'

January 27, 2008

More Money, Less Health (The Baltimore Sun)

A few years ago, health journalist Shannon Brownlee was going through some global health statistics. She noticed that even as U.S. health care costs were rising steadily, Americans were not getting healthier. How to explain this apparent paradox?

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