The General Assembly freed Attorney General Brian E. Frosh from needing the governor's permission to bring lawsuits against the federal government, enabling him to quickly respond to measures imposed by a Trump administration that many Democrats see as a unique threat to Maryland.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis on Tuesday reiterated his commitment to the city's pending consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice, saying he is "ready to roll" with the proposed reforms and opposes the federal agency's request for a 90-day pause in the associated court proceedings.
President Donald Trump vowed Wednesday to increase federal efforts to confront opioid addiction as his administration was expected to create a commission that will study ways to scale up treatment and prevention.
No matter how long it's been and how much one has healed, learning that another human being suffered a brutal sexual attack causes two things to happen for rape survivors. One, we are instantly catapulted to the moment we were raped. And two, we immediately identify with the victim. So last week, when a Montgomery County teenage girl said she was raped in the bathroom of her high school, like millions of other survivors, I became that girl. I felt her terror like it was my own until it rose up
President Donald Trump on Tuesday abandoned former President Barack Obama's policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — a move Maryland Democrats said threatens public health and the climate and pledged to challenge in court and on Capitol Hill.
President Barak Obama was fond of saying, in the aftermath of racist or other obnoxious incidents against fellow Americans, that such behavior does not represent who we are as a people. But one wonders if that still holds today. An unchecked meanness has taken hold throughout the land, encouraged by the presidential campaign and election of Donald Trump. It includes a despicable targeting of Muslims and Mexicans, the probable and unconscionable deportation of millions of undocumented immigrants
Ironically, Republican opposition to President Obama may make it difficult for the Trump/DaVos team to push their agenda. In 2015, Congress passed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to reduce federal overreach in education during the former president's second term. The ESSA law shifted much of the responsibility for control of education programs away from the secretary of education to the states.
As the Senate considers his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch owes it to the American people to stand up tall for judicial independence. Both to reassure an uneasy public, and for his own sake, Mr. Gorsuch should be unequivocal in his support of this foundational principle.
One night shortly before the presidential inauguration, when I couldn't fall asleep, instead of counting sheep, I decided to think through the list of presidents in my lifetime and consider their strengths and weaknesses. There were 13, to be exact, since I was born shortly before FDR died. As it turned out, President Obama was the only president whose immediate family and whose Cabinet had absolutely no scandals in office. No Iran Contra, no Watergate, no mistresses or other sex scandals, no
President Donald Trump unveiled a budget Thursday that calls for eliminating spending on the Chesapeake Bay, reducing medical research and slashing the federal workforce to levels not seen in decades — part of an effort to force a historic resizing of the government he now leads.
Barack Obama in these first weeks of his return to private life has largely stayed out of public life and commentary. President Trump meanwhile has conspicuously chosen to slander his predecessor by saying he committed an illegal act.
Can you imagine the dread, the slow-burning existential panic that overtakes White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday evenings? After Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner — who are known to have a calming effect on the president -— head off to honor the Jewish Sabbath, Messrs. Priebus and Spicer have to white-knuckle it until dawn, gripping their phones with tobacco-stained fingers as they constantly refresh Twitter.
Maryland U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein faced a barrage of questions from Democratic senators Tuesday about how he would handle investigations into Russian meddling in last year's election if he is confirmed to serve as the No. 2 official at Department of Justice.