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  • Schumer's Iran-deal criticism is rare break with Obama [Commentary]

    Schumer's Iran-deal criticism is rare break with Obama [Commentary]
    As a first term Member of the Maryland General Assembly, I joined a small delegation of elected officials on a mission to Israel in 1992. The trip was sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council. Such missions are regular occurrences for newly elected...
  • 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...
  • The nuclear option: then and now [Commentary]

    The nuclear option: then and now [Commentary]
    Ehrlich: "It's time for all of us oppressed minorities to rise up!" I'm usually not one to degrade my former profession. I still believe public service to be a noble career path. But this week I'm going to make an exception. Last month's events in the...
  • Democrats go 'nuclear' [Letter]

    Democrats go 'nuclear' [Letter]
    In response to Jules Witcover's column ("Nuclear option preserves majority rule for Senate Democrats," Nov. 26), I guess if I threaten to kill someone, but don't do it, I am still liable for murder charge. This is equivalent to the argument that the...
  • Republican weighs run for attorney general

    The Maryland Republican Party may have a prospect to run for attorney general in 2014, possibly giving it a candidate for an office it left uncontested in 2010. Richard Douglas, a lawyer, businessman and Iraq veteran, released a statement Tuesday in...
  • Senate filibuster rule contradicted the Framers' intent [Letter]

    Senate filibuster rule contradicted the Framers' intent [Letter]
    It is most disturbing that former Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. and so many current members of the U.S. Senate and House do not understand that minority rule in either house of Congress was one of the fears expressed by the Framers of the...
  • Military sexual assault victims break the silence

    Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape. It's the Navy's response to the attack that still haunts the Baltimore native. Lewis, the son of a Defense Department civilian who commanded his JROTC battalion in high school, sailed through...
  • Obama reaping a long-awaited backbone bonus [Commentary]

    Obama reaping a long-awaited backbone bonus [Commentary]
    It may have been a long time coming, but President Barack Obama's decision to stand up to the obstructionists in Congress that led to the 16-day government shutdown in October has begun to pay off. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan,...
  • Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]

    Mandela and Obama: two paths to power [Commentary]
    Seldom does the death of a foreign leader touch the hearts and minds of Americans as did the passing at age 95 of Nelson Mandela, who suffered, struggled and eventually led South Africa out of the scourge of racial apartheid and became, almost...
  • More than just a blog

    More than just a blog
    Red Maryland is much more than a blog and a Twitter presence; it is a burgeoning online radio network, the Red Maryland Network, which encompasses online programming six nights a week. The origins of the network trace back to early 2007 when our Greg...
  • Mikulski shows how budget is done [Letter]

    Mikulski shows how budget is done [Letter]
    With the proposed omnibus spending bill, U.S. Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski has provided the leadership that demonstrates how Congress is supposed to work ("Bill keeps government open, gives millions to Md.," Jan. 14). The bill provides for restrained...
  • 2013 was a great year in LGBT history

    2013 was a great year in LGBT history
    Midnight hit. The ball dropped, bells clanged and fireworks boomed. And in Maryland, as the East Coast rolled into the new year, a handful of same-sex couples celebrated by getting married. Months earlier, the state made history by being among the first...