In this time of stark divisions, more than three-quarters of both Republicans and Democrats support the concept of a guaranteed retirement account (GRA) — an account into which employers and employees make modest, regular deposits that grow into a reliable nest egg.
Former Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend said she could have warned the state's current No. 2 about last week's political dust-up over preferential snow plowing. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford came under fire for asking Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman, a fellow Republican, to clear his Columbia residential street last Sunday night.
The fires on Baltimore's streets have again lit up the questions of race, violence, justice. These are not new questions. As Maryland's lieutenant governor from 1995 to 2003, I was responsible for instituting criminal justice reforms that focused on prevention, early intervention and the building bridges of trust and cooperation between the community and the police. I made it my mission to build safe communities by reducing crime, forging strong community ties and employing research.
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, the former lieutenant governor of Maryland, will endorse Rep. Chris Van Hollen to fill the U.S. Senate seat that will be up for grabs in the 2016 elections and join his campaign team as joint chairwoman.
Nobody asked me, but I'm pretty sure the chances of Martin O'Malley being the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee moved from no-way to just farfetched in the last week. Revelations about Hillary Clinton — a suspicious private email account and huge donations to the her family's foundation from foreign corporations and governments while she was secretary of state — put significant cracks in her anticipated candidacy.