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  • Minimum wage a balancing act [Letter]

    Minimum wage a balancing act [Letter]
    There's a simple rule of economics: Raise wages and fewer people will have jobs. A little overtime here and there is better than a person with full benefits, etc. The issue of the minimum wage needs prudent and careful consideration, especially when...
  • The legislature is back: Get ready to pay up

    The legislature is back: Get ready to pay up
    "As soon as A observes something which seems to him to be wrong, from which X is suffering, A talks it over with B, and A and B then propose to get a law passed to remedy the evil and help X. Their law always proposes to determine what C shall do for X,...
  • The Red Maryland primer for the 2014 General Assembly

    The Red Maryland primer for the 2014 General Assembly
    As the saying goes "No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the legislature is in session." Nowhere is that more true than in the Maryland General Assembly, when the checkbooks and liberties of average Marylanders are under a yearly assault from...
  • Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana
    Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy.  Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
  • Red Maryland year in review: May

    ¿     The Maryland General Assembly passed and the Governor signed $15 million in bond bills in 2013. ¿     The Maryland Democratic Party again proved itself to be little more than a subsidiary of organized labor. ¿     Supporters of some Maryland...
  • Red Maryland year in review: January

    ¿     Maryland leads the nation in education spending, but not necessarily achievement. ¿     Democrats in the Maryland General Assembly began to go after referendum process after the 2012 success of MDPetitions.com in petitioning issues to the ballots....
  • Harms of Marijuana Use

    Harms of Marijuana Use
    On Friday, I shared some thoughts on the current debate surrounding marijuana legalization in Maryland.  Without surprise, many pot advocates and enthusiasts were none too happy to read my questioning of their dogma. Many repeated the arguments rebutted...
  • McDonough's conflict-of-interest complaint a bid for attention in an election year [Letter]

    McDonough's conflict-of-interest complaint a bid for attention in an election year [Letter]
    On Dec. 20 of last year, Del. Pat McDonough filed a conflict-of-interest complaint with the Baltimore County school board's ethics panel over a part-time job Superintendent Dallas Dance took with a company that received a contract with the school system...
  • Medication crisis [Commentary]

    Medication crisis [Commentary]
    The patient was found by paramedics and rushed to the hospital. He had taken over 80 aspirin tablets of 500 mg each — more than enough to be lethal. The ER staff prepared to administer the standard treatment for aspirin poisoning: sodium...
  • Doctors make good legislators [Letter]

    Doctors make good legislators [Letter]
    Regarding Del. Dan K. Morhaim's recent commentary on the shortage of hospital medications, once again the value and importance of having doctor-legislators has been proven ("Medication crisis," Jan. 5). Who, other than a doctor, would have such...
  • The GOP's Stockholm Syndrome in the Maryland legislature

    The GOP's Stockholm Syndrome in the Maryland legislature
    I wrote last week about the choice that Maryland voters will have this year between the higher taxes and feckless spending of our state's Democratic monopoly and the Republican alternative. Central to the MDGOP's campaign theme this year will be...
  • House has little integrity, Dwyer or no [Letter]

    House has little integrity, Dwyer or no [Letter]
    Del. Don Dwyer has been denied a committee seat? Oh, my such a harsh punishment ("Twice-convicted Dwyer is denied a seat on any House committee," Jan. 10)! House Speaker Michael E. Busch said the move was "to protect the integrity of the House of...