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  • Legislature forgets mental health again [Letter]

    Legislature forgets mental health again [Letter]
    In passing legislation to raise Maryland's minimum wage, the General Assembly included a provision to increase reimbursement for community-based developmental disabilities providers 3.5 percent each year for four years starting July 1, 2015 ("State...
  • The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail

    The New Yorker examines BGF scandal at the Baltimore jail
    It's almost a year since federal authorities announced that Tavon White and the Black Guerrilla Family gang had corrupted the Baltimore City Detention Center from the inside out, and this week's New Yorker magazine has an expansive look at the case....
  • O'Malley should sign marijuana decriminalization bill [Letter]

    O'Malley should sign marijuana decriminalization bill [Letter]
    According to The Sun, Maryland legislators will pass a bill that would decriminalize possession of 10 grams or less of pot ("Assembly set to pass wage, marijuana bills," April 7). This is a breakthrough bill, especially promoted by the Black Caucus,...
  • Gansler launches first negative ad on radio

    Gansler launches first negative ad on radio
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Thursday launched the first critical broadcast ad of the 2014 Democratic gubernatorial nomination contest, taking the O'Malley-Brown administration to task for the failed launch of the state's health care insurance...
  • A picture of the new South

    It is a state that Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass both ran away from, a state that enslaved half its black population at the time of the Civil War. It is a state that would have seceded from the Union in 1861 if not for Abraham Lincoln's last-...
  • Who was in charge of Maryland's health exchange fiasco? [Letter]

    Who was in charge of Maryland's health exchange fiasco? [Letter]
    Regarding your recent article about the Maryland health exchange, why was there no mention of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, the point man of this fiasco ("Maryland lawmakers cautious about new health exchange," April 5)? I know failure has no daddy, but to...
  • Brown focuses on adoption in 4th TV ad

    Brown focuses on adoption in 4th TV ad
    Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown's campaign for governor released its fourth television ad Wednesday, continuing its media strategy of remaining relentlessly positive and building his personal appeal. The ad focuses on Brown's role as the adoptive parent of...
  • Ehrlich only reveals Paul Ryan's racism [Letter]

    Ehrlich only reveals Paul Ryan's racism [Letter]
    One thing that amuses me about former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s regular column is that he often proves the point of his opponents without even realizing it. His most recent, "Paul Ryan isn't a racist, and the Democrats know it" (March 6), is a...
  • Marijuana bill reflects Mizeur's leadership [Letter]

    Marijuana bill reflects Mizeur's leadership [Letter]
    On Saturday April 5, I sat in the Maryland House of Delegates all day, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. I watched as our delegates delayed a vote to "digest the information" and then watched them engage in hours of debate. For some reason, Senate Bill 364,...
  • Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]

    Is Obama an über-president? [Commentary]
    Responding to the Obama Administration's decision to delay enforcement of certain provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a number of politicians and commentators have argued that the president is running roughshod over the U.S. Constitution. To...
  • Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly

    Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly
    I declare myself underwhelmed by the "accomplishments" of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly — a minimum wage increase so gradual it will have no effect on the standard of living for the working poor, a $431 million tax break for the heirs of...
  • 10 weeks out, 2 questions for Maryland Democrats

    10 weeks out, 2 questions for Maryland Democrats
    Now, the real fun starts. It's a mad, mad dash to the June 24 gubernatorial primary as the many undecided, unimpressed Democrats try to answer a what's-worse question that goes like this: What's worse, a lieutenant governor (Anthony Brown) who "squibbed...