There is increasing attention about abortion rights on the national level in our country – mostly about attempts to restrict those rights. But there are efforts statewide to improve protections for pregnant people.
No details have emerged that prove the Russian “collusion” narrative Democrats push to explain President Donald Trump's victory in the last election. That's not stopping the party from pointing to the Russians again this election cycle.
It is only time before the coronavirus hits the United States in a more widespread way, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. That could mean disruptions, such as school closures, that communities should prepare for in ways that take into consideration the needs of low-income students.
Students don't do well in school when they are in poor health or dealing with issues at home. The Kirwan Commission education spending plan would arm the poorest schools with professionals to address those problems so that teachers can focus on educating students.
As the country celebrates 100 years of women's suffrage, we most recognize that voter suppression still exists. One way to address it is to redraw the maps so that Maryland is no longer one of the worst culprits of gerrymandering in the country.
Investing in universal child care, public higher education, health care, the environment and woefully outdated and dilapidated infrastructure will be expensive, but the cost of not making these investments would be even more in the long run.
Asbestos lawsuits overwhelmed the Baltimore courts for years until judges implemented new procedures two years ago to reduce the backlog. Now a big benefactor of asbestos lawsuits, The Law Offices of Peter Angelos, is trying to get the process changed.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders doesn't propose communism for the U.S., but isn’t horrified by communist countries either, which should give an indication about how far he might like to take socialism here.
President Donald Trump has transformed much of the GOP in his image and the same could happen to Democrats if Bernie Sanders or Michael Bloomberg were to win the election. The party could become a populist party of Social Democrats under Mr. Sanders or one of bureaucratic authoritarianism under Mr. Bloomberg.
The state is already underfunding Baltimore schools, despite a court order to do better. Now with massive changes expected to come under the Kirwwan Commission education plan, years of financial neglect are only going to be further highlighted.
Toxic flame retardants used in everything from furniture to children’s products have been linked to health problems such as cancer, thyroid disruption, memory and learning problems, delayed mental and physical development and reduced fertility. There is no need to include these harmful retardants in furniture.
Spending proposals under the Kirwan Commission education plan are really nothing new and if adopted will put the state in a financial quandary just like a similar plan under the Thornton Commission did many years ago.
The Maryland House is considering legislation that would get rid of a loophole that allows private equity fund managers, some of the richest people in the world who typically earn millions of dollars a year, to cut their tax rate nearly in half. It's an unfair loophole that makes it so the rich don't pay their fair share in taxes.
Some people say Democrats should vote party line no matter what, but Africans Americans are questioning whether Michael Bloomberg, and his past support of stop and frisk policies, should be our next president.
A parent whose child has spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and epilepsy, and needs constant care, worries that a trust being proposed to pay for the care of babies harmed while in the hospital will give parents less of a say in the medical care their kids receive.