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In Maryland and U.S., a rightward tilt
In Maryland and U.S., a rightward tilt

In both governance and elections, consequences are real. For the Democrats, their message in 2014 was so uninspiring and drab that they suffered at the polls as their supporters stayed home in droves ("O'Malley's legacy," Jan. 20). In Maryland, eight years of Martin O'Malley left most citizens with a sour taste as the taxes and fees leveled seemed like a sign of disrespect to people who actually work hard and a reward for those who feel entitled. The consequence of these governance choices was a Republican surge both locally and nationally. In Maryland, the tone is good so far. Gov. Larry Hogan is keeping to his promises of being a fiscal conservative and is making...