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  • Democrat John Olszewski for Baltimore County executive

    Democrat John Olszewski for Baltimore County executive

    It’s impossible to approach the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive without thinking about the last Democrat to win that job, the late Kevin Kamenetz. It’s not that we believe voters should consider which of the three major Democratic candidates in the race he would have supported...

  • Getting a grip on police overtime

    Getting a grip on police overtime

    It’s not just second marriages that represent the triumph of hope over experience. Consider the Baltimore Police Department and its repeated and unsuccessful attempts to stay within its overtime budget. The city budgeted $16 million for police overtime this fiscal year, and by March had already...

  • With SCOTUS decision, voters more than ever need to use it or lose it

    With SCOTUS decision, voters more than ever need to use it or lose it

    Master impersonators taking on multiple identities to vote as other people. Dead people rising from their graves to haunt your neighborhood polling place. Non-citizens descending by the caravan to vote alongside true Americans. The mythical beast known as “voter fraud” is as preposterous as it...

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Mary Washington best choice for Senate in 43rd

The Baltimore Sun’s endorsement of long-time incumbent Joan Carter Conway for Baltimore City’s 43rd District is a disappointing display of propping up undue power over democracy, health, equity and the environment. The policies that Del. Mary Washington is running on are people powered and progressive...

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  • Pride cometh before the flooding in Ocean City

    Pride cometh before the flooding in Ocean City

    This week, Rep. Andy Harris, a Republican who represents Maryland’s 1st Congressional District including the entire Eastern Shore, issued a press release to let his constituents know he was proudly standing in the way of offshore wind power. Specifically, the Johns Hopkins-trained anesthesiologist...

  • Can a Democrat take on Larry Hogan on economic development?

    Can a Democrat take on Larry Hogan on economic development?

    Economic development is Larry Hogan’s brand. It was the key issue in his campaign for governor four years ago, and if his first campaign commercial is any indication, the notion that Maryland was in the doldrums before he came along and is humming now will be central to his re-election effort....

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Oh, Canada!

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Oh, Canada!

    There’s no question that the first full week of June yielded a bumper crop of alternative facts out of the Trump administration, from protesting the Philadelphia Eagles for disrespecting the military, which they absolutely did not do (not pre-game, not in the locker room, nada), to President Donald...

  • Maryland is in an opioid addiction crisis; here's what the Democratic candidates for governor would do about it

    Maryland is in an opioid addiction crisis; here's what the Democratic candidates for governor would do about it

    Shortly after he was elected, Gov. Larry Hogan convened a high-level task force to address opioid addiction and overdoses in Maryland, and he eventually declared a state of emergency because of the problem. Yet the toll addiction has taken on communities across the state — urban, rural and suburban...

  • Safety commission confronts shootings by choosing to ignore guns

    Safety commission confronts shootings by choosing to ignore guns

    Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and other members of a federal school safety commission, formed in the wake of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre, toured a Hanover elementary school looking at how a program called PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) can...

  • Sam confronts a lazy Congress

    Sam confronts a lazy Congress

  • The lessons of the St. Frances football fight

    The lessons of the St. Frances football fight

    There are legitimate issues at stake in the question of whether some of the Baltimore region’s top private school athletic programs should continue to play football against St. Frances Academy, which is figuratively but not literally in a different league. But they are getting drowned out by accusations...

  • Hey Virginia, how about ratifying the ERA?

    Hey Virginia, how about ratifying the ERA?

    True or false: The U.S. Constitution explicitly guarantees the rights of all it protects regardless of sex. The correct answer would be false. Other than the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote, the Constitution does not specifically prohibit discrimination by gender. It is only relatively...

  • What the next governor can do for Baltimore

    What the next governor can do for Baltimore

    Baltimore was a focus during this week’s second televised debate in Maryland’s gubernatorial primary, and for good reason. Politically, votes there are up for grabs, with the only two Baltimore candidates (attorney Jim Shea and author/entrepreneur Alec Ross) both political newcomers without established...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Comey, Russia, Gowdy

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Comey, Russia, Gowdy

    “Who are you going to believe — me or your lying eyes?” Versions of that chestnut can be traced as far back as the Marx Brothers. It used to be funny, a false conundrum. Decades ago, Richard Pryor famously used it in his stand-up routine about getting caught by his wife in bed with another woman....

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