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Elections

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  • Ad hominem attacks [Commentary]

    Ad hominem attacks [Commentary]
    The next governor of Maryland has big shoes to fill. He or she will follow an administration that has made Maryland a model for effective, progressive governance. One of the candidates running for the position, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, has served as the...
  • Back seat bickering [Editorial]

    Back seat bickering  [Editorial]
    Maryland voters will head to the polls to pick the Democratic and Republican nominees for governor nine weeks from today, and the state of the race thus far is pretty depressing. Most of the oxygen in the contest is being sucked up by an unilluminating...
  • Delegate reviews just-ended legislative session [Letter]

    It has been an honor and a pleasure to serve you. I am proud to be your conservative voice of reason in Annapolis. Let me remind you of some major changes in election law. The Maryland gubernatorial primary has been moved to June 24, with early voting...
  • Ehrlich should turn a bit of his criticism on the GOP [Letter]

    Ehrlich should turn a bit of his criticism on the GOP [Letter]
    Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column "A barrage of wedgies" (April 20) requires a bit of comment. I have known Bob Ehrlich. He is good man. His effectiveness as governor was hampered predominantly, in my opinion, by bad advisers. Be that as it may,...
  • A grandmother for president [Commentary]

    A grandmother for president [Commentary]
    Now there are two. Two smart, tough and articulate women who could be president. Thirty years after Geraldine Ferraro became the first woman on the presidential ticket of a major party, we have two women who could easily lead that ticket in 2016....
  • Undecided voters dominate in new gubernatorial poll

    Undecided voters dominate in new gubernatorial poll
    “Undecided” continues to hold a commanding lead in both the Democratic and Republican primary races for governor, according to a new poll released Wednesday by St. Mary’s College of Maryland. The poll, an inaugural venture by the...
  • Judge orders Kamenetz to appear in court in police union dispute

    Judge orders Kamenetz to appear in court in police union dispute
    A Baltimore County judge has warned County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and two other county officials they could face jail time or other penalties for refusing to pay more than $1 million to police retirees despite a court order to do so. In an unusual...
  • A barrage of wedgies [Commentary]

    A barrage of wedgies  [Commentary]
    Social issues are labeled "wedge issues" for a reason. They appeal to emotion. They are easily communicated. They count when ballots are cast. Throw in poll-tested rhetoric and effective manipulation of facts, and there you have it: the capture of an...
  • Vets group slams Gansler over 'real job' comment

    Vets group slams Gansler over 'real job' comment
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler disparaged Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, drawing outrage from a veterans group Monday as the two top Democrats contending for the governor's mansion clashed over Brown's work history. A political action...
  • Race for Maryland governor turns negative

    Race for Maryland governor turns negative
    The first negative advertisements in the Democratic primary campaign for governor hit airwaves this week, pushing a feisty political fight that's simmered for months into prime time. Already, the race among Democrats for the governor's mansion is poised...
  • The Rabbit of old-school politics, unions

    The Rabbit of old-school politics, unions
    News of the recent death of Robert "Rabbit" Pomerlane took me back to my first contact with what might be described as Baltimore's — even more specifically, Southeast Baltimore's — rough-and-tumble political world: guys with tickets to...
  • Gansler sues BP over alleged spill-related pension loss

    Gansler sues BP over alleged spill-related pension loss
    Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has filed a lawsuit against oil company BP over investment losses following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion, alleging that the state's pension fund lost millions after the company misled the public about...