In the case of keeping alleys clean, there really was no clear pattern for why the Southeast seemed to have gotten better service. The city’s failure at equitable alley cleanup certainly isn’t a case of the haves and have nots.
While Maryland lawmakers have signaled they likely won’t legalize the recreational use of marijuana in the 2020 legislative session as some had hoped, it’s only a matter of time before they eventually do.
The Hogan administration took a page from Martin O’Malley this week in characterizing the indictment of 25 corrections officers and staff on charges of conspiracy, gang participation and misconduct in office as evidence of excellence.
Ever since Jack Young invited reporters to “see [his] damn underwear” as City Council president in 2010, to prove he lived in a particular residence, we’ve understood him to be an off-the-cuff kind of speaker and largely forgiven minor gaffes. But several comments he’s made recently as mayor suggest a disturbing level of naivete and raise legitimate questions about his judgment as he seeks election in 2020 to the powerful position he inherited this spring.
The Public Service Commission needs to do a better job of cracking down on third party energy suppliers who promise cost savings, only to lock people in price-gauging contracts that low-income people in particular can't afford.
On this day of gratitude and gathering together despite differences, it’s tempting to offer up a Thanksgiving editorial calling on the politically divided country to come to its collective senses and join together in peace and love and all else the holiday implies. But, that’s clearly a pumpkin-pie-in-the-sky proposal.