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COMMENTARY: How to get involved

July 20, 2018

By Lee H. Hamilton Back in 1883, Teddy Roosevelt wrote an essay on what it takes to be a true American citizen. He did not mince words.  “The people who say that they have not time to attend to politics are simply saying that they are unfit to live ...

MY TURN: 'Book' still serves as literary magnet in times of distress

July 20, 2018

In the aftermath of the latest example of governance gone wrong, I sought refuge in the pages of a book long ago forgotten as a literary gem. Published in 1993, the book became an instant bestseller, catapulting its editor to a fame that far surpassed the ...

COMMENTARY: What is a 'hashtag' and why does it matter?

July 20, 2018

By Traci R. Gentilozzi Remember the good ole’ days when a hashtag (#) was just a pound symbol? Well, those days flew the coop when Twitter came onto the scene. Now the hashtag is an Internet phenomenon. No matter what social media site you are using, ...

TAKING STOCK: AXA Equitable and Genworth

July 20, 2018

Dear Mr. Berko: In 2009, we took a huge gamble and bought 4,000 shares of Genworth at $1.95 a share, and it’s now $4.50. We should have sold this stock when it was in the teens but didn’t because a trusted friend said it would recover and trade ...

Addiction can be silent battle with dire professional consequences

July 20, 2018

By Anamika Roy BridgeTower Media Newswires   BALTIMORE, MD — Attorney Richard Patton knew he had a problem but he didn’t want to face it. He had a solo criminal defense practice in Baltimore, a new car and a new home. He was always trying ...

THE EXPERT WITNESS: Lessons learned from one specific CSC case

July 20, 2018

By Michael G. Brock I recently completed work on a Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) case in Michigan. The defense was successful in obtaining a not guilty verdict for an innocent man. I am even hopeful that I may eventually get paid on it, but when I take ...