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  • State Democrats are soft on crime [Commentary]

    State Democrats are soft on crime [Commentary]
    Note: This article has been updated to clarify that Attorney General Douglas Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate, has yet to release a crime plan.  With talk of the minimum wage, taxes and health care, one issue getting far too little attention in the...
  • U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]

    U.S. House of Cards lacks soul [Commentary]
    In the original 1990's British version of "House of Cards," Francis Urquhart (Ian Richardson) is a conservative ideological extremist who rises through the political ranks by defeating one starry-eyed opponent after another. He is a cold-blooded...
  • Even anti-tax Republicans are wary of Lollar's income tax plan

    Even anti-tax Republicans are wary of Lollar's income tax plan
    Recently, Republican candidate for governor Charles Lollar gave an interview to the Washington Post in which he touted his idea to eliminate Maryland's income tax. Mr. Lollar, however, has not issued a detailed plan explaining how he would offset the...
  • Gansler remarks about Prince George's draw rebuke

    Gansler remarks about Prince George's draw rebuke
    More than two dozen elected officials who represent Prince George's County circulated a letter Monday protesting remarks Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler made over the weekend as he opened a gubernatorial campaign office in Forestville. The officials...
  • Women make the jump at Winter Games [Commentary]

    Women make the jump at Winter Games [Commentary]
    Women will compete in the ski jump for the first time ever in the Winter Olympics Tuesday. Don't blink, you might miss it. While the men will compete on both hills and in team competition this week, the women will take only one day to jump from the...
  • Report says ex-Orioles pitcher Ayala returns to Nationals

    Report says ex-Orioles pitcher Ayala returns to Nationals
    Baseball Ex-Orioles pitcher Ayala returns to Nationals The Washington Nationals reunited with veteran right-handed reliever Luis Ayala, a former Montreal Expo and original 2005 National, by signing him Friday to a minor league deal with an...
  • MLS teams draft UMBC's Caringi, Dacres

    MLS teams draft UMBC's Caringi, Dacres
    Pro soccer MLS teams draft Caringi, Dacres UMBC senior soccer standouts Pete Caringi III (Calvert Hall) and Kadeem Dacres were selected in Tuesday's Major League Soccer SuperDraft. Caringi, a forward, was selected in the third round by the Montreal...
  • Bag tax economics [Editorial]

    Bag tax economics  [Editorial]
    When Washington, D.C., and Montgomery County enacted 5-cent taxes on plastic bags handed out by grocery stores and other businesses, officials expected that the money the government collected as a result would quickly drop off as customers changed their...
  • Maria takes up father Sargent's cause [Commentary]

    Maria takes up father Sargent's cause [Commentary]
    Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson declared an unconditional war on poverty, and he put Sargent Shriver in charge of leading the fight. Since then, by some estimates, we have reduced the number of poor in this country from one in four to about...
  • Carroll commissioners to discuss ruling on release of email lists

    Carroll commissioners to discuss ruling on release of email lists
    Carroll County commissioners have lost their case against several media organizations and now must decide whether to comply with a judge's order to turn over email lists or appeal. The five commissioners plan to meet in closed session Thursday to...
  • Rep. Delaney fuels speculation he will run for governor

    Rep. Delaney fuels speculation he will run for governor
    Rep. John Delaney, the Potomac Democrat who has emerged as a leading critic of Maryland's troubled health exchange, is fueling speculation that he is interested in running for governor — a move observers said could shake up the state's premier...
  • Ravens coach John Harbaugh named finalist for Salute to Service Award

    Ravens coach John Harbaugh named finalist for Salute to Service Award
    Ravens coach John Harbaugh was named one of two finalists for the third annual NFL Salute to Service Award, presented by the United Services Automobile Association. Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was the other finalist announced Sunday night....