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‘Most Dangerous Man in America’ featured at MICA
BY Simone Ellin
September 29, 2014

The Maryland Institute College of Art celebrated Constitution Day last week with a symposium headlined by 1970s-era whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and a diverse panel of other guests. Described in his instruction as “the first person in America to be arrested for leaking top-secret documents,” Ellsberg was responsible for the release of “The Pentagon Papers” and CONTINUE »

BY Melissa Gerr
September 29, 2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan made the rounds of local businesses last week in Pikesville, but he started the day with an appearance at the Baltimore Jewish Council’s board meeting.   “He talked about his general campaign themes and his background,” said Arthur Abramson, executive director of the BJC. “He said the election is a CONTINUE »

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Associated sends group to post-war Israel
BY Heather Norris
September 29, 2014

When the 15 Baltimoreans who attended a mission to Israel last week initially signed up for the trip, they had no idea what they were getting themselves into. “It seemed like the right thing to do,” said Ira Malis, who, along with the rest of his fellow travelers, signed up for The Day After mission CONTINUE »

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Can think tanks be bought?
BY Dmitriy Shapiro and David Holzel
September 29, 2014

Many think tanks, those collections of scholars who issue reams of reports and whose members help shape public opinion and government policy, take pride in being independent research organizations whose academics and former officials do rigorous, unbiased work. But thanks to revelations that some of the most widely known of such groups, including the Brookings CONTINUE »

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Bill Clinton criticizes Netanyahu
BY Dmitriy Shapiro
September 29, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton caused controversy last week when off-the-cuff remarks appearing to criticize Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were caught by C-SPAN cameras. While greeting attendees at a campaign event for Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) headlined by Bill and Hillary Clinton, the 42nd president had a small conversation with a man who questioned Netanyahu’s CONTINUE »