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Dan Rodricks

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD, United States

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Past articles by Dan:

Dan Rodricks: A searcher searches for her long, lost father

'Unfortunately, he is who he is. There’s nothing I can do about that.' → Read More

Dan Rodricks: Adult at age 18? At 21? It’s what we expect, not what happens

Brain science versus long-held expectations about when a person is truly a grownup. → Read More

Dan Rodricks: Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services rendering aid in Ukraine as war continues

'There are some very brave people defending the country.' → Read More

Dan Rodricks: Want a safer society? Turn the prisons inside out and start over.

Putting corrections back in the corrections system is the key. → Read More

Dan Rodricks: A fellow congressman asks a question for the ages: ‘What’s wrong with Andy Harris?’

With food costs up, the Maryland Republican wants to cut SNAP benefits → Read More

Dan Rodricks: An artist wandering and wading through the once and future Earth

“I collect things with juju everyday from the stream and woods." → Read More

Dan Rodricks: Prevent another generation of neo-Nazis; support public service.

It could give young men like the one charged with trying to blow up Baltimore's power grid a sense of country they don't have now. → Read More

Dan Rodricks: A car crash and a dream painfully deferred

Johnson, a pre-med student and researcher in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, was driving his wife, Kristen Johnson, to her job as a nurse at the hospital when a car ran through a red light at Wolfe and Preston streets and slammed into their blue Honda Accord. → Read More

Dan Rodricks: Behind brick walls, a crafty and creative Baltimore, and pretty cool guitars

Gary Flowers among the many skilled artisans who are part of the city's maker base. → Read More

Dan Rodricks: Angelos Agonistes, the Mosby Matter and the stuff of Shakespeare

Two unpleasant dramas play out before us in Baltimore courts. → Read More

Dan Rodricks: First priority for Van Hollen and Democrats — limit Republican harm to the nation

Maryland Senator sees 'a very strong likelihood' Democrats regain House majority in 2024. → Read More

Dan Rodricks: In Arundel, his constituents teach Steuart Pittman a lesson

'I was seeing the conservation center opponents who had booed me off the stage as the bad guys.' → Read More

Dan Rodricks: Chesapeake ferries would take pressure off bay bridges and boost tourism

Electric ferries are launching around the world. Why not here? → Read More

Dan Rodricks: An end to racism? Ben Jealous believes it will happen

Ben Jealous: We will return to a time when people are more concerned about winning a better future for their children than their neighbors’ skin tone. → Read More

Dan Rodricks: Wes Moore delivers the inspiring speech we’ve been waiting to hear

There's more to governing than just making a state 'open for business,' as Gov. Larry Hogan promised. → Read More

Dan Rodricks: Seeing history in a burned and broken steeple in East Baltimore

A symbol of how Baltimore became smaller and poorer over a century. → Read More

Dan Rodricks: The second life of Warren Boardley takes him back to the ring

“I don’t look in the rearview,” he says. “If you look in the rearview mirror, you can crash. You have to keep moving forward.” → Read More

Dan Rodricks: Can you blame a shopping center for a shooting?

Baltimore's mayor and others decry conditions of Edmondson Village Shopping Center, where five teens were shot this week. → Read More

Dan Rodricks: A to-do list for 2023, and a couple of predictions to boot

Among things we'd like to see: Justin Tucker in a sitcom → Read More

Dan Rodricks: Birding as cool as jazz — Nico Sarbanes and the 200-species challenge of 2022

First, the sad, disturbing and depressing facts: A comprehensive study published in the journal Science in 2020 estimated that the bird population in North America had fallen by 3 billion, or roughly 30%, during the previous 50 years. This year, the North American Bird Conservation Initiative reported that 70 species had lost half or more of their breeding populations and could lose half again… → Read More