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  • Whitaker must recuse

    Whitaker must recuse

    Maryland’s Brian Frosh and 17 of his fellow state attorneys general dispatched a letter last week to Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker that ought to be required reading in the White House as well as the Justice Department. That’s not too much to ask, as it’s just four paragraphs long....

  • Democrats are totally dominant in Baltimore City and Prince George's County. Is that hurting them in governor's races?

    Democrats are totally dominant in Baltimore City and Prince George's County. Is that hurting them in governor's races?

    In Baltimore City, Democrats outnumber Republicans nearly 10 to 1. In Prince George’s County, it’s 11-1. That’s somewhere beyond dominant in both jurisdictions, and it’s been that way for generations. For the party’s gubernatorial candidates, that may be a problem. Here’s why — and what Democrats...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Video replay

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Video replay

    CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta is no shrinking violet, but he had a valid question to ask President Donald Trump regarding the caravan of migrants headed to the U.S. southern border. President Trump objected to the line of inquiry and asked him to sit down. Mr. Acosta continued. A White...

  • University of Maryland needs to do better at becoming a safe place for black students

    University of Maryland needs to do better at becoming a safe place for black students

    Why would an African American student attend the University of Maryland at College Park? When a student chooses a school they want a place where they feel wanted and supported. Parents want to know they’re sending their daughters and sons to a safe environment — not a place where they might become...

  • The most diverse Congress ever doesn't erase our divisions

    The most diverse Congress ever doesn't erase our divisions

    Andrew Gillum’s and Ben Jealous’ election losses proved major blows to voters pushing to shake up the traditional political establishment by adding representatives to better reflect the racial makeup of the country. Mr. Jealous always faced an uphill battle for Maryland governor, so his defeat...

  • Two-party Washington: Prepare for the worst

    Two-party Washington: Prepare for the worst

    There is something deeply embedded in the DNA of most politicians to pivot post-election from attacks on their opponents to talk about cooperation and bipartisanship. Call it sportsmanship or pragmatism, it’s instinctive to reach out and seek common ground after a hard-fought race. In Maryland,...

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