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  • Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom [Commentary]

    Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom [Commentary]
    Bills before the Maryland Senate and House would prevent the use of public college and university funds to support scholarly involvement in academic organizations that have voted to boycott Israel. The legislation is a serious threat to academic freedom,...
  • 'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge

    'America deserves a raise,' Obama tells Democrats in Cambridge
    President Barack Obama told House Democratic lawmakers assembled Friday on Maryland's Eastern Shore that Congress must focus on increasing the federal minimum wage and changing immigration laws ahead of a midterm election that he acknowledged could be...
  • Is sanity creeping into the GOP leadership? [Commentary]

    Is sanity creeping into the GOP leadership? [Commentary]
    Is it possible that the adults in Congress are finally taking over? That prospect has reared its head in the decision of Republican leaders in both the House and Senate to back away from another threatened government shutdown by swallowing an...
  • 'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 12

    'House of Cards' recap, Season 2, Episode 12
    "Exile. I've managed to isolate the president from everyone, including myself." -- Frank Underwood Special Prosecutor Dunbar visits with Dr. Larkin, the reverend who served as the Walker's marriage counselor, and threatens him with a subpoena, but the...
  • Find a little Hollywood in Baltimore

    Find a little Hollywood in Baltimore
    If Baltimore is indeed becoming Hollywood east — and who are we to argue the point? — then here's your handy map to the movie stars' homes. Only in this case, it's a map to where movie stars have roamed — sites captured forever on film...
  • Republicans go along with Democrats' crony capitalism

    Republicans go along with Democrats' crony capitalism
    Over the years Red Maryland has chronicled how the Democratic majority in Annapolis has been in the business of picking winner and losers in Maryland’s economy.  Whether it is bestowing lavish subsidies for film production, mandating ratepayers...
  • O'Malley wins support as he campaigns for others in New Jersey

    O'Malley wins support as he campaigns for others in New Jersey
    Gov. Martin O'Malley visited New Jersey's capital city Friday to campaign for a candidate for governor who is so far behind in the polls that many in the national Democratic Party have all but abandoned her. It's unclear how much he helped state Sen....
  • Review opens door to assessing oil reserves in Atlantic

    Review opens door to assessing oil reserves in Atlantic
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration laid out a framework on Thursday for assessing the amount of crude off the Atlantic coast, another step toward possibly allowing oil production in an area that has been out of reach for decades. The plan was...
  • Let's kill all the lawyers [Editorial]

    Let's kill all the lawyers  [Editorial]
    On March 5, 1770, a group of British soldiers fired into an unruly crowd, killing five American civilians in an incident known as the Boston Massacre. Facing murder charges and potentially the death penalty, the soldiers had difficulty finding someone...
  • An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]

    An economic argument for extending unemployment insurance [Commentary]
    Today, the U.S. Senate is scheduled to consider whether to reinstate the Federal Unemployment Insurance (UI) program, which provided an average of 29 weeks of benefits past the 26 weeks states provide. A decision to discontinue this program will...
  • GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee

    GOP leaders call for tax cuts, repeal of stormwater fee
    Maryland Republican legislative leaders vowed Tuesday to make tax reduction, including repeal of the so-called "rain tax," their top priority for the 90-day General Assembly session that begins Wednesday. After a briefing at which GOP lawmakers were told...
  • Groups push to lift needle exchange ban in funding bill

    Needle exchange advocates are urging lawmakers to use a coming must-pass budget bill to lift the decades-old prohibition on spending federal funds for clean syringes for drug users, supporters of the effort said Thursday. The groups are pressing...