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“America’s Birthday”

From a commentary by Thomas Sowell at Townhall.com

All is not lost. But all could be lost — especially if too many of us take freedom for granted and focus our attention on other things, like electronic gadgets and the antics of celebrities, while ignoring such dangers as nuclear weapons in the hands of suicidal fanatics, with a track record of savagery, whom we are too squeamish to call anything stronger than “militants.”

Nor are all the dangers abroad. Birthdays are supposed to be times for celebration and gift-giving. But America’s upcoming birthday on the Fourth of July is a time when the gift most needed is an urgent warning about the dangers of losing the things that have made this country America — and have long made “America” a ringing word of freedom, not only in this country but to people around the world….

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“Maryland’s economy had no growth in 2013″

From the Baltimore Business Journal of June 11, 2014:

“The state’s real gross domestic product (GDP) showed zero change last year, ranking 49th in the country. By comparison, Maryland’s GDP rose 2.4 percent in 2012.”

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