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  • Tea party lessons [Commentary]

    Tea party lessons [Commentary]
    What makes the tea party movement so effective at mobilizing voters and winning elections is the same thing that may limit its effectiveness in the future: its decentralized nature. The tea party movement is politics guerrilla-style. The first thing a...
  • Now D.C. wants to horn in on Baltimore's 'House of Cards' action

    Now D.C. wants to horn in on Baltimore's 'House of Cards' action
    Should state legislators fail to offer enough tax incentives to keep Frank Underwood and his "House of Cards" gang filming happily in Maryland, D.C. mayoral candidate Vincent Orange has a helpful suggestion. How about filming in Washington? Seeing as...
  • Some question Avery's simultaneous runs for CA and Council

    Reg Avery has been keeping busy. The Oakland Mills Village Board vice chair and PTA Council of Howard County executive vice president announced last month that he was running for County Council in Columbia's District 2 as a Republican. Then, earlier...
  • Another budget setback [Editorial]

    Another budget setback  [Editorial]
    The announcement last week by Maryland's Board of Revenue Estimates that the state will be taking in $238 million less in taxes this year and next was certainly unwelcome, and it complicates the already difficult task the General Assembly faces in...
  • Baltimore County school board bill passes Senate

    Baltimore County school board bill passes Senate
    The Maryland Senate unanimously passed legislation that would create a part-elected, part-appointed school board in Baltimore County as an issue that came into the legislative session as a point of contention moved toward an amicable resolution. The 45-...
  • Adapting to a politically divided nation [Commentary]

    Adapting to a politically divided nation [Commentary]
    In 2000, Texas Gov. George W. Bush ran for president as a "uniter, not a divider." Eight years later, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama proclaimed he wasn't running to be president of "blue America" or "red America" but the entire United States of America. A...
  • To court the GOP, O'Malley embraces Big Ag, abandons the bay [Letter]

    To court the GOP, O'Malley embraces Big Ag, abandons the bay [Letter]
    Once again, Gov. Martin O'Malley has tried to show that he can be a player on the national stage and a potential presidential candidate ("Don't count out O'Malley," March 2). At the recent Taste of Maryland dinner Mr. O'Malley tried to show Republican...
  • House approves expansion of pre-K

    House approves expansion of pre-K
    The House of Delegates approved legislation Monday that would expand the state's pre-kindergarten program to include 1,600 more children, handing a victory to Gov. Martin O'Malley. The measure, which passed on a mostly party-line 102-34 vote, would make...
  • Spare the wealthy, spoil the state [Letter]

    Spare the wealthy, spoil the state [Letter]
    Republican gubernatorial candidate David Craig wants to cut state income taxes to save the wealthy — people with taxable incomes over $500,000 a year — about $5,300 ("Craig vows to reverse gun laws, seek sales tax break for Md. goods," March...
  • Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift

    Marijuana hearings reflect public opinion shift
    An NAACP leader, a former Maryland State Police major, a candidate for governor and a mother seeking to help her son with epilepsy converged Thursday on Annapolis to support more liberal marijuana laws. A number of bills, backed by lawmakers from a...
  • District 1 County Council candidates speak on minimum wage, transportation

    District 1 County Council candidates speak on minimum wage, transportation
    In Howard County’s first council district, there are nearly as many Democratic candidates for one seat as there are seats on the council itself. “When I first decided to run for this position, I knew I had really big shoes to fill –...
  • Arnold man's death prompts regulation of cliffside elevators

    Arnold man's death prompts regulation of cliffside elevators
    Friends and family members say that in life, John T. Menzies was passionate about helping others. In death, they say, Menzies will continue to help others through new state legislation that would require regular inspections of residential cliffside...