Open Letter To Senator Ben Cardin

Dear Senator Cardin: It is now more evident than ever that Mr. Donald Trump is not competent to serve as president of the United States of America.

Bipartisanship Brings Loan Program Expansion For Small Businesses

The 7(a) loan program was created to help entrepreneurs gain access to credit in order to start and grow their businesses when they are unable to qualify for a conventional loan. It can be a “make or break” cash infusion ...

Maryland Joins FTC In ‘Operation Donate With Honor’

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Maryland Secretary of State John C. Wobensmith announced enforcement actions taken against four sham charities operating in Maryland as part of a nationwide sweep and education initiative, “Operation Donate with Honor.”

The 14th Amendment Was Intended To Achieve Racial Justice And We Must Keep It That Way

Few times in recent memory have demanded a more careful examination of our nation's history than now— the year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 14th Amendment’s passage.

This Is Why Migrant Parents Travel With Children

There has been a strange response by many white conservatives to the separation of migrant children from their parents. Whether we are discussing undocumented migrants or those requesting asylum, there has been rightwing pushback to the larger chorus of condemnation ...

Big Data Could Set Insurance Premiums, Minorities Could Pay The Price

“Existing health disparities mean that data will consistently show members of certain groups to be more likely to need more health care. What will happen, then, if this data starts being used against those groups?”

Editor: Re: Trump Is A Security Threat

Trump is a threat to our security because he continues to befriend Putin, who is an adversary of the United States and the Western world; and Trump continues to condemn our intelligence agencies.

Is The Aim Of Education To Get Good Jobs Or To Be Good Citizens?

You’d think that the National Academies of Sciences would be out there promoting STEM education: the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. However, a new report questions whether the purpose of education is to provide students with “a path ...

Something We Can Learn From The Rescue In Thailand

The world celebrated the rescue of 12 Thai soccer players from a flooded cave in Mae Sai, Thailand. We grieved over the loss of one brave man, Saman Kunam who sacrificed his life to deliver supplies to the trapped boys. ...

Don't Just Do Infrastructure. America Needs Comprehensive Economic Development

President Trump recently proposed a $1.5 trillion infrastructure program. It's generally a good idea but infrastructure alone will not produce long-term inclusive growth. To achieve that, America instead needs a comprehensive economic development strategy. That means struggling communities must invest ...

President Trump’s Useful Idiocy

Though the president still has many supporters, there is a growing consensus, especially as the Trump-initiated trade war heats up, that he does not have their best interests in mind, never mind the best interests of the nation as a ...

Don't Manage Diabetes, Reverse It

"Diabetes is reversible. That's the exciting conclusion of a study I'm leading at Indiana University Health."

Vlad’s Man In The White House

"Your boy in the White House, the oafish, tweeting puppet of master string-puller Vladimir, is waiting for your further support this fall in our elections. Give Putin the extra power he craves and Vote Republican."

Celebrate Your Community On Independence Day!

"The spirit of community is the spirit that built America. And it's what will rebuild us as we work together to create our future."

Parental Engagement Secret to Academic Success

"When students reach third grade and began to socialize more independently with friends, parent engagement, often wanes. It’s not surprising that after requiring almost, constant supervision that parents breathe a sigh of relief when their children gain newfound independence. However, ...