The more distraught we get about the name-calling, wall-building tone of this year's presidential campaign, the more it helps to revisit a national campaign of half a century ago, which started out mired in a similar meanness, but then demonstrated how to rise above it.
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman will sign a bill banning firearms in county buildings for everyone but police officers and people who have to carry guns on county business, he announced Tuesday.
The Republicans' three amigos -- Rubio, Cruz and Bush -- look about as phony to many Latinos as the trio of actors-pretending-to-be-Mexicans played by Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short in the 1986 movie, "Three Amigos!"
If State Sen. Jim Brochin has his way this legislative session, people convicted of committing crimes with guns will lose the right to get credit for good behavior, and the Baltimore County superintendent of schools won't be able to arbitrarily turn magnet schools into neighborhood schools without approval by the county's House and Senate delegations.
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan promised he would try to reduce tolls later this year and announced Tuesday a new transportation chief with an expertise in building roads. He also named prominent Baltimore Democrat Keiffer Mitchell as a special adviser to oversee expansion of charter schools.
As he was sworn into office Tuesday, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh warned that budget cuts would impair the ability of state lawyers to do their jobs and predicted the agency would lose lawyers next year.
Larry Hogan won the Maryland governorship by conceding that some social issues were settled — such as gay marriage, gun control and abortion — but saying that the state had gone too far on other matters such as taxation and spending.
The Senate was speeding toward final approval of a $1 trillion spending bill late Saturday after muscling past opposition from conservative Republicans — an effort that would end any possibility of a government shutdown until next fall.
Two years after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., it's tempting to think of the horrific incident as a remote, rare event, unlikely to ever hit home. That would be naive. There have been at least two gun-related incidents in my children's Baltimore County school district in the past two years alone. And while school systems nationwide, including in Baltimore County, have spent a fortune on security measures since Sandy Hook, often following the NRA's advice of
The 59th Carroll County Board of Commissioners has come and is nearly gone. During their four-year term, they dubbed themselves as the "Fighting 59th" citing their duty and desire to protect the residents of Carroll County, especially their rights as stated in both the state and federal constitutions.