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  • Hogan vs. Dems: Whose lockbox is better? How about none of the above

    Hogan vs. Dems: Whose lockbox is better? How about none of the above

    Gov. Larry Hogan says his “lockbox” for Maryland casino revenue is better because it wouldn’t take a voter referendum to enact. Democratic leaders say theirs is better because future lawmakers wouldn’t be able to raid it with a simple majority vote. Besides, they say, they suggested it first. But...

  • In a Florida high school, another tragedy; let's not let it be another missed opportunity

    In a Florida high school, another tragedy; let's not let it be another missed opportunity

    It has happened again. A young man enters his former school — loaded down with military-grade weapons and tactical gear — opens fire and kills or injures dozens of innocent young men and women. Parents and children across the nation cower in fear and sadness, and a solemn president declares that...

  • Alt. Fact of the Week: Fake infrastructure

    Alt. Fact of the Week: Fake infrastructure

    Perhaps the best that can be said of President Donald Trump’s plan to invest in neglected U.S. infrastructure was that it’s already proven itself to be the Solomon Grundy of presidential ambitions — born on a Monday, it grew ill by Thursday and will be more or less buried, if not by Saturday, then...

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  • School resource officers can help prevent shootings

    School resource officers can help prevent shootings

    In 1998, Baltimore County was experiencing a sharp spike in crime, nearly one-third of it committed by juveniles. As Baltimore County executive, I met with our police chief and pitched an idea to put police officers in our public schools. I was met with resistance from the county school board,...

  • Bravo to Hogan for sticking up for EPA

    Bravo to Hogan for sticking up for EPA

    We thank Gov. Larry Hogan for opposing a provision in the U.S. House appropriations bill that would sabotage the clean-up plan of the Chesapeake Bay (“Hogan asks U.S. Senate leaders to kill House plan to strip EPA of Chesapeake cleanup authority,” Feb. 16). The regional plan to clean up the Chesapeake...

  • There are always lunatics; why should they be armed?

    There are always lunatics; why should they be armed?

    Here we go again. One sad, alienated individual armed with a legally purchased semi-automatic weapon wreaks havoc upon a community, in this case of school children, in the case of Las Vegas, concert-goers, ad infinitum, and in all cases with the rest of us as there but for the grace of God or circumstance...

  • We need a MADD for school gun violence

    We need a MADD for school gun violence

    The Parkland school tragedy reminds us that when drunk driving deaths became intolerable, a group of Texas women formed Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). State by state, MADD advocates influenced new and strengthened laws against drunk driving. The tide of public opinion was turned, and none...

  • No more crude oil terminals in Baltimore

    No more crude oil terminals in Baltimore

    I write this letter in support of Baltimore City Council’s legislation to prohibit the expansion of Baltimore City’s two existing crude oil terminals and any new ones so as to minimize crude-by-rail trafficking through local neighborhoods (“Baltimore council members propose ban on new crude oil...

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  • Putin's new favorite congressman

    Putin's new favorite congressman

    Putin's new favorite congressman ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG, TCN - OUTS **

  • Pitts: A simple traffic stop left Ayanna Cruver terrified

    Pitts: A simple traffic stop left Ayanna Cruver terrified

    Two weeks ago, a black woman driving alone in Princeton, La., was pulled over for no apparent reason. But she was not shot and killed. Or hauled from her car and body-slammed. Or even arrested for getting snippy. The officer explained that she was driving under the speed limit, something he said...

  • Reich: Trump's infrastructure scam

    Reich: Trump's infrastructure scam

    At a roundtable discussion with state transportation officials last Friday, Donald Trump said America's aging roads, bridges, railways and water systems were being "scoffed at and laughed" at. He vowed that they "will once again be the envy of the world." This seems to be a core theme for Mr. Trump:...

  • Horsey: Trump's big crime: Ignoring Russia's assault on U.S. elections

    Horsey: Trump's big crime: Ignoring Russia's assault on U.S. elections

    A deadly serious conclusion can be drawn from former FBI Director James Comey' s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee: Donald Trump cares more about himself than about the security of the United States. That disturbing reality is getting scant attention, however, as Republicans and...

  • Rachel Marsden: Climate change is replacing war as the new pretext for imperialism

    Rachel Marsden: Climate change is replacing war as the new pretext for imperialism

    PARIS -- When U.S. President Donald Trump announced America's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron seized the opportunity to lecture Mr. Trump in English and implore him to "make the planet great again." Who is this guy? Some kind...

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