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  • 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....
  • Equal rights on the job

    Equal rights on the job
    Most Americans believe that a person should not be discriminated against in the workplace because of sexual orientation. Polls have shown this consistently and strongly for years. So it shouldn't be too much of a shock if the U.S. Senate this week...
  • Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans

    Obama, some Marylanders grapple with dropped insurance plans
    Raymond Liu remembers President Barack Obama's promise that people would be able to keep their insurance if they liked it. He liked his, but he won't be able to keep it. As Obama continues his campaign to win over Americans skeptical of the Affordable...
  • Living hungry on food stamps

    Living hungry on food stamps
    Even as I write this, I'm hungry. The truth is that I've been a little hungry ever since I began the Food Stamp Challenge. Along with more than 75 other Marylanders — including Anne Sheridan, executive director of Governor's Office for Children;...
  • U.S. Catholic bishops in Baltimore to elect new president

    U.S. Catholic bishops in Baltimore to elect new president
    The nation's top Catholic bishops will convene this week in Baltimore to choose a new leader, a decision that will help set the course for an American church striving to build its appeal while grappling with stances on immigration and contraception...
  • Hunger gets a boost

    Hunger gets a boost
    Grocery prices may be rising — 1.5 to 2.5 percent next year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture — but the ability of poor people to buy them is about to shrink. On Friday, benefits for 47.6 million Americans participating in the...
  • Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race

    Gansler calls for ban on outside spending in governor's race
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler called on his Democratic rivals Tuesday to pledge not to allow third-party spending in the race for governor. "We're trying to keep the fundraising contribution lines clean and limit the outside groups buying...
  • Was it wrong for CNN's Paul Begala to ask me to give Al Franken money?

    Was it wrong for CNN's Paul Begala to ask me to give Al Franken money?
    Maybe it's just me, but a fundraising letter I received from CNN's Paul Begala last week struck me as emblematic of what's wrong when media are mixed with money and politics -- as they increasingly are these days at cable TV news channels in Washington....
  • Sarah Palin: the gift that keeps on giving [Commentary]

    Sarah Palin: the gift that keeps on giving [Commentary]
    There are so many things to admire about John McCain. His service during Vietnam, his courage as a prisoner of war, his maverick nature in the hidebound U.S. Senate and, currently, his role as the only grown-up in the Republican Party. But I don't...
  • 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...
  • Multi-seat districts and ranked-choice voting would repair a broken Congress [Commentary]

    We are a year away from the 2014 elections, but the early returns are already in: FairVote's "Monopoly Politics 2014" projects winners and their victory margins in 373 of 435 congressional districts. That means more than 85 percent of "races" are so...
  • Activists turn focus to transgender rights

    Activists turn focus to transgender rights
    The first time Kai Bacharach uttered his name — his male name, the one he chose for himself — was in the spring, at an event for students accepted to Goucher. For the first 18 years of life, Bacharach used the female name his parents bestowed...