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  • Religious leaders rally for higher minimum wage

    Religious leaders rally for higher minimum wage
    A coalition of religious leaders joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake at a rally Monday to call for a higher minimum wage, saying Maryland lawmakers shouldn't wait for the economy to make a full recovery before taking action....
  • Transportation taxes again? [Editorial]

    Transportation taxes again?  [Editorial]
    It's a given that politicians like to spend money but they don't like to raise taxes. After all, the former makes them popular with their constituents and the latter has the opposite effect. Rarely is this more evident than in an election year....
  • O'Malley talks immigration, minimum wage at governors meeting

    O'Malley talks immigration, minimum wage at governors meeting
    Gov. Martin O'Malley says he will speak with the secretary of homeland security about a controversial federal program that appears to be deporting an unusually large percentage of immigrants without criminal records from Maryland. O'Malley raised...
  • Mr. Brown gets a reprieve [Editorial]

    Mr. Brown gets a reprieve  [Editorial]
    It doesn't take a doctor to diagnose Fix-is-in Disease, the condition common to politicians who look out for favored individuals. In the recent outbreak in Annapolis, the warning signs are too painfully obvious for most anyone to ignore. Last week,...
  • End the abuse [Editorial]

    End the abuse  [Editorial]
    Maryland has made significant progress in recent years toward reducing cases of domestic violence against women and children in the state. During the last decade, domestic violence assaults have fallen 20 percent, and homicides of women and children...
  • Brown's skybox guests and their affiliates donated $20K to campaign

    Brown's skybox guests and their affiliates donated $20K to campaign
    Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has hosted politically influential guests in the state's skybox at the Washington Redskins' stadium — many of whom are also campaign contributors. In total, guests — and those associated with them, including...
  • Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley

    Blame Maryland's income inequality on O'Malley
    Democrats are pushing “income inequality” and raising the minimum wage as priorities at the national and state levels. President Barack Obama addressed them in his State of the Union Speech, and both issues are centerpieces of Gov. Martin O&...
  • Will Team Obama ever stop trying to intimidate the press?

    Will Team Obama ever stop trying to intimidate the press?
          How many attacks on the First Amendment is President Obama going to be allowed before he’s universally denounced as a worse enemy of the press than Richard Nixon? I have been comparing Obama to Nixon in his disdain for the First...
  • Maryland gains if estate tax falls [Letter]

    Although I am not surprised at yet another left-leaning editorial in The Sun, I think you have missed some very important points in your opposition to reducing Maryland's estate tax ("Settling the estate tax," Jan. 17). The federal government took steps...
  • O'Malley excelled in tough times [Commentary]

    O'Malley excelled in tough times [Commentary]
    As Gov. Martin O'Malley makes his final state of the state speech Thursday, it's a good time to look at what seven years of his governorship have meant for Maryland. The state of the state is clearly good: first in median family income, a top three...
  • Red Maryland week in review

    Red Maryland week in review
    From the Blog From the Baltimore Sun Op-Ed Page Brian Griffiths writes about Baltimore's recent mayors and how none of them have their focus on where it belongs: Baltimore. Red Maryland endorses Hough Red Maryland has unanimously endorsed Del....
  • Building a more entrepreneurial Maryland [Editorial]

    Building a more entrepreneurial Maryland  [Editorial]
    The effort to focus the post O'Malley era in Maryland on developing private sector businesses and jobs got a big boost Friday from the unprecedented joint agenda of House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. It's...