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  • Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]

    Court widens door to buying of public office [Commentary]
    Forty years ago, Congress enacted sweeping limits on political campaign spending in the wake of a shocking disclosure that one man — Chicago insurance executive W. Clement Stone — had given more than $3 million for the 1972 reelection of...
  • Chris Christie is not a 'small ball' politician [Commentary]

    Chris Christie is not a 'small ball' politician [Commentary]
    Perhaps you missed ... a regional National Labor Relations Board decision that ruled Northwestern University's football players are "employees" subject to union representation. And before you dismiss this decision as the ravings of some bureaucrat...
  • With session over, O'Malley more free to focus on 2016

    With session over, O'Malley more free to focus on 2016
    His final legislative session is over, but Gov. Martin O'Malley is unlikely to have a restful last nine months in office. As he weighs whether to seek the Democratic nomination for president in 2016, political observers and those who have faced the same...
  • Paul Ryan isn't a racist, and the Democrats know it [Commentary]

    Paul Ryan isn't a racist, and the Democrats know it [Commentary]
    Rep. Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin Republican, recently pointed out that many anti-poverty programs create disincentives to work. Appearing on Bill Bennett's national radio show, the 2012 GOP nominee for vice president proceeded to bemoan a "tailspin of...
  • Despite DNC role, Rawlings-Blake free to endorse Md. candidates

    Despite DNC role, Rawlings-Blake free to endorse Md. candidates
    Officers of the Democratic National Committee generally refrain from endorsing candidates in Democratic Party primaries. But Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, the secretary of the DNC, has thrown her support behind Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown,...
  • Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech

    Carroll County's Frazier discusses prayer, freedom of speech
    Amid a storm over prayer at government meetings, Carroll County Commissioner Robin Frazier leaned back in a carved wooden rocking chair in the Taneytown public library and quietly gave voice to her fears about the direction of the country. What happened...
  • State won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions

    State won't enforce $10,000 limit on campaign contributions
    After a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling, Maryland election officials said Friday that they will no longer enforce a state law that imposes an overall limit of $10,000 on campaign contributions in a four-year election cycle. State officials said...
  • Bill Clinton endorses Anthony Brown

    Bill Clinton endorses Anthony Brown
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown reaped the fruits of loyalty Tuesday as he received the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton in Brown's campaign for the Democratic nomination for governor. Brown's campaign released a statement in which he announced...
  • State audit finds felons wrongly voted in 2010 election

    State audit finds felons wrongly voted in 2010 election
    Though felons are prohibited from voting in Maryland, 15 of them cast ballots in the 2010 gubernatorial election, according to a recently released audit. The finding in an Office of Legislative Audits' report criticized the State Board of Elections,...
  • Delaney's energy policy a muddle [Letter]

    Delaney's energy policy a muddle [Letter]
    Rep. John Delaney's commentary ("Natural gas is the right choice for the U.S.," April 2) speaks for the energy and job needs of Canada, Crimea, Europe, Russia, Ukraine the Midwestern United States and southern Maryland. Unmentioned in this geopolitical...
  • Where was Anthony Brown when Md.'s health exchange crashed? [Letter]

    Where was Anthony Brown when Md.'s health exchange crashed? [Letter]
    Reading Dan Rodricks' recent column about who is to blame for Maryland's failed health exchange, my reaction was simple: It's about time ("Troubled Maryland health exchange could spark political fallout," April 3). In recent weeks there have been many...
  • Gov. Chris Christie back in form [Commentary]

    Gov. Chris Christie back in form [Commentary]
    Gov. Chris Christie, beleaguered back in New Jersey and in the national media over the scandal of contrived traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge, unveiled his strategy for putting his 2016 presidential aspirations back on track the other day...