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  • Weakened tea [Editorial]

    Weakened tea  [Editorial]
    The centrist shift of the Republican Party, first observed last fall with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's landslide re-election, continued this week with GOP establishment candidates defeating tea party challengers in primary races. The most visible...
  • Craig, George call for investigation of Hogan

    Craig, George call for investigation of Hogan
    Two Republican candidates shook up the GOP's placid race for governor Wednesday by asking Maryland election officials to investigate one of their rivals, saying that his use of a conservative advocacy group to raise money violates state law. Harford...
  • No campaign speeches at state Democratic Party gala

    No campaign speeches at state Democratic Party gala
    The state Democratic Party’s annual gala was no place for campaign speeches on Wednesday night.   That might seem odd to casual observers. After all, a big primary election is a month away, and the vast ballroom at Martin’s Camelot in Prince...
  • Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail opens for business

    Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail opens for business
    Two years ago, Baltimore rolled out the red carpet, and then some, for the War of 1812 bicentennial celebration, welcoming tens of thousands of visitors to commemorate what some have called the second war for American independence. This year, they'll be...
  • GOP candidates take aim at Democrats

    GOP candidates take aim at Democrats
    In their only scheduled debate on Baltimore television, the four Republican candidates for governor depicted Maryland as overtaxed and overspent under a Democratic administration, creating a climate in which businesses are fleeing to neighboring states....
  • Questions for the candidates [Editorial]

    Questions for the candidates  [Editorial]
    With just three weeks to go until Maryland's gubernatorial primaries, the next few days will offer voters the last chance to see or hear each party's candidates on the same stage at the same time. Democrats will hold their third televised debate (and...
  • Is a lieutenant governor ever missed? [Letter]

    Is a lieutenant governor ever missed? [Letter]
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's choice to skip the televised debate indirectly reinforces the idea that there is no need for taxpayers to fund the position of lieutenant governor. Jake Mohorovic, Dundalk - To respond to this letter, send an email to...
  • Carbon rules can work [Editorial]

    Carbon rules can work  [Editorial]
    Brace yourselves. President Barack Obama is expected to announce today new EPA rules to reduce carbon emissions from the nation's power plants by 20 percent and to force more polluters to participate in cap-and-trade programs. The inflammatory rhetoric...
  • In governor's race, Dems still have a lock on Md. politics [Letter]

    In governor's race, Dems still have a lock on Md. politics [Letter]
    You've got to be kidding about Anthony Brown being our next governor. Are we that stupid? ("With money to spend, candidates for governor likely to launch ad blitz," May 28). The election will take place soon. We are about to have a coronation whether we...
  • GOP governor's race debate to air on MPT

    GOP governor's race debate to air on MPT
    The only statewide broadcast of the four Republican candidates for governor debating will air Friday night at 7 on Maryland Public Television. Harford County Executive David R. Craig, Del. Ron George of Anne Arundel County, former Ehrlich administration...
  • Is it just us, or is this election a dud? [Commentary]

    Is it just us, or is this election a dud? [Commentary]
    As young voters in our state, we cannot help but express our disgust with the gubernatorial election thus far. Perhaps it is youthful idealism or ignorance, but we had looked forward to competitive, meaningful and well-debated primary and general...
  • Who's the most influential Baltimorean of all time?

    Who's the most influential Baltimorean of all time?
    My former Baltimore Sun colleague Antero Pietila asks a big question on his Facebook page: "Who was the most influential Baltimorean of all time, and why?" It's a delicious ponderable, and the discussion it provoked has been going on for a week. We...