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Getting to yes on Port Covington

The proposed massive redevelopment of Port Covington enters what may be its most crucial phase tomorrow when the City Council holds what is expected to be the first in a series of public hearings and work sessions on Sagamore Development's request for $535 million in tax increment financing. The...

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  • Building a more equitable Port Covington

    Building a more equitable Port Covington

      “We will build it together”’ is the Port Covington claim. Indeed, with proposals for massive city, state and federal public subsidy of nearly $2 billion over the next 50 years we are all investors with a stake in the proposed development. Because more than three-quarters of the money budgeted...

  • Just what Clinton needs: Another email scandal

    The Democratic National Committee is supposed to be neutral in presidential primary races, and this year it clearly wasn't. It was fairly obvious that top party officials preferred Hillary Clinton to Sen. Bernie Sanders before Wikileaks posted 20,000 hacked emails from the DNC, and it's undeniable...

  • Md. prisons need a more enlightened approach to drug treatment

    The state of Maryland has recently enacted or proposed two work-arounds for the problem of Suboxone being smuggled into prisons. The first action, taking Suboxone off the Medicaid preferred drug list ("State action limits opioid addiction treatments," June 23), destabilized patients in recovery...

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  • Biofuels help protect the Chesapeake Bay

    As a boater from southern Maryland, I read Chris D. Dollar's latest boating column with interest ("Outdoors: Polish skills before tackling busy ramps," July 16). But he cited some inaccurate claims from the Boat Owners Association of the United States about ethanol-blended fuel. In reality, the...

  • How to keep the circulator bus rolling

    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has said ridership on the Downtown Circulator buses is 13,000 a day ("Circulator detour ahead?" July 22). If each rider paid $1 for an all-day ride, that would be $4.75 million right there against the $6 million shortfall. There is no need to create "a whole fare...

  • Democratic double-dealing

    Democratic double-dealing

    Most Americans know now that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is above the law, and we now know that no matters what happens around the world, she did not care about the nine people killed in Germany last Friday because she needed to introduce her running mate. Now we know that the Democratic...

  • Praying for justice for McKenzie Elliott

    Praying for justice for McKenzie Elliott

    Monday, Aug. 1 is the 2nd anniversary of the death of McKenzie Elliott, the 3-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet while playing on her front porch on a Friday afternoon ("McKenzie Elliott's killer should be Public Enemy No. 1," March 25). No one in the community has come forward with...

  • Cardin takes on the fossil fuel industry

    Cardin takes on the fossil fuel industry

    We appreciate Sen. Ben Cardin's recent efforts to expose the vast network of organizations funded by the fossil fuel industry to undermine climate science research in an attempt to block action. We were pleased to see him join colleagues on the Senate floor to call out this polluter-funded web...

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  • Does Hillary get it?

    Does Hillary get it?

    Does Hillary Clinton understand that the biggest divide in American politics is no longer between the right and the left, but between the anti-establishment and the establishment? I worry she doesn't -- at least not yet. A Democratic operative I've known since the Bill Clinton administration tells...

  • Cause and effect

    Cause and effect

    In 1926, speaking about the Declaration of Independence on its 150th anniversary, President Calvin Coolidge noted the unique philosophy behind the creation of the United States: "We cannot continue to enjoy the result, if we neglect and abandon the cause." Speaking at a news conference in Baton...

  • Republican convention a showcase of rancor, poor taste

    Republican convention a showcase of rancor, poor taste

    The Republican National Convention to nominate Donald Trump for president had the usual hoopla. But it also was shrouded in questions concerning the very viability and future of the party itself. The efforts of anti-Trump delegates to release pledged delegates to vote their "conscience" was crushed...

  • Cop killers serve no cause

    Cop killers serve no cause

    How can anyone ever explain this to Mason? He's only 4 months old, so that moment still lies years in the future. Still, at some point, too soon, he will ask the inevitable questions, and someone will have to tell him how his dad was shot to death for being a police officer in Baton Rouge. Montrell...

  • Hillary deserves presidency but must overcome public distrust

    Hillary deserves presidency but must overcome public distrust

    Hillary Clinton's six-point lead over Donald Trump in last month's CBS News/New York Times poll evaporated as of mid-July. Even before Mr. Trump's inevitable post-convention bump in the polls, Ms. Clinton was tied with him, according to the latest CBS/Times poll, with each garnering the support...