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  • Peroutka victorious in Arundel council primary

    Peroutka victorious in Arundel council primary
    The tight Republican primary for a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council representing Severna Park and Broadneck has been settled, with Michael Anthony Peroutka claiming a 38-vote victory on Wednesday. Second-place finisher Maureen Carr-York...
  • Are black voters turning against Obama? [Commentary]

    Are black voters turning against Obama? [Commentary]
    It may be too soon to label it a trend, and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans. Last Friday in Chicago, a group of...
  • Sunny skies for Havre de Grace parade

    Sunny skies for Havre de Grace parade
    Havre de Grace, which is no stranger to a good time, was at its festive best Saturday with the city's annual Independence Day parade and carnival. "We enjoyed it," Sean Sullivan of North East said as he sat with his son, Sam, 8, and daughter Katie, 3,...
  • What inspires you to vote? [Letter]

    What inspires you to vote? [Letter]
    Dan Rodricks' column "Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassment" (June 25) resonated with me. I did vote in last month's primary election. I am embarrassed for people who are entitled to vote but did not and am saddened by the lackluster...
  • O'Malley raises $796K in second quarter

    O'Malley raises $796K in second quarter
    Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is considering a run for president, raised just over $796,000 into two federal political committees in the second quarter of the year -- continuing steady fundraising progress even as speculation about 2016 continues to center on...
  • Weinstein, Schmidt win Howard Council primaries

    Weinstein, Schmidt win Howard Council primaries
    There were few surprises, and even fewer voters, in the local Howard County races as voting results from Tuesday's primary election trickled in. In the hotly contested County Council District 1 races, Democrat and consulting business owner Jon...
  • Low voter turnout means a government chosen by the few [Commentary]

    Low voter turnout means a government chosen by the few [Commentary]
    Often in the aftermath of an election, a thought, altered slightly and repeated by a slew of philosophers and social commentators, often pops into my mind: In a democracy, we get the government we deserve (sometimes followed by... and we deserve the...
  • Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassment

    Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassment
    In Ukraine last month, some people braved the threat of violence to get to the polls to vote for a new president. According to news reports, heavily armed men in ski masks tried to scare off voters by smashing ballot boxes and blocking entry to polling...
  • Few voters or surprises in primary election

    Few voters or surprises in primary election
    Turnout was low for Tuesday's primary election at polling places in Laurel, as expected. With so few contested races, and what experts say is the usual apathy found in a nonpresidential election cycle, the turnout wasn't a surprise. Among incumbents...
  • Don't trust a Republican for governor [Letter]

    Don't trust a Republican for governor [Letter]
    Dan Rodricks' recent column extolling one Republican candidate for governor as moderate is nonsense ("Republicans getting down to business," June 21). He noted how this guy was not going to get into the abortion issue. Yep, the same lie that was said by...
  • Columbia residents the Democrats' choice in District 12

    After years of having two Baltimore County residents and one Howard County resident represent the 12th district, Tuesday's primary election flipped that representation upside down. District 12, which was redrawn in 2012 to include portions of Howard and...
  • The race is on: Hogan, Brown begin sparring in contest for governor

    The race is on: Hogan, Brown begin sparring in contest for governor
    Hours after winning their party primaries, Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan exchanged the first salvos in November's race for governor. Hogan released an Internet ad calling the lieutenant governor "the most incompetent man in...