The white working class needs to ask: Which party has been the Big Business party for 100 years, and which party has worked to help working Americans? Which party has tried to raise the minimum wage to help the working class secure a living wage, and which party has opposed minimum wage hikes? Which party has tried to secure universal health care coverage for the working class, and which party is going to take it away? Which party wants to strengthen social security and Medicare, and which party
The shift in battleground states has evolved over time and will guide future presidential campaigns. Three states — Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania — shifted from Democrat to Republican in the 2016 race and have a total of 46 Electoral College votes. Trump won Wisconsin and Michigan by less than 1 percent of the vote, and Pennsylvania by 1.1 percentage points. If Clinton had won these three states, even without Florida, North Carolina, Iowa and Ohio, she would have won 278
It was Nov. 22, 1963, a nice day for a lunch hour walk around Lafayette Park across from the White House, where I ate my brown bag sandwich sitting on a park bench. I had just returned to my desk at the Philip Murray Building on 16th and L to do some final editing of stories written that week and hand out assignments for the following week in my new role as editor of the IUE News, to which I had recently been promoted. Suddenly, we were startled by the sound of loud bells. The old-timers knew
Harford County Republicans hope Donald Trump can unite the country as president and note his campaign brought out people who had not been involved in politics before. Local Democrats also hope he can unite the country, and they are trying to regroup for the next election cycle.
Republican elected officials in Harford County support Donald Trump for president because he is a political outsider, has a record of business success and is the only viable alternative to Democrat Hillary Clinton, despite nagging concerns about his brash statements. In other words, for many of him he's the default to a Clinton presidency that one state senator says would be disaster.
Geraldine "Gerry" Aronin, former deputy secretary of the state Department of Human Resources who worked tirelessly to help the less fortunate and women who were victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, died Sept. 27 from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at her Canton Cove home. She was 90.
The strongest argument Mr. Trump appears to have for his election now is that he is not Hillary Clinton, who is widely held in disfavor and even in contempt among Republicans at large. And, right now, that seems not to be nearly enough to put Mr. Trump in the Oval Office.
A political junkie all my life, this 2016 presidential election campaign is the 20th I can remember. As bizarre as it is, unprecedented in weirdness it is not. A look at the country's crazy candidate history.
But what if a country decided to enforce some social engineering that cut at the very heart of what families are all about? That's exactly what happened in China in 1979. Faced with a population that topped 940 million and fearing that there would not be enough food, water and natural resources if it kept growing, the communist government imposed a "one child per family" policy. They enforced it by fining families the equivalent of $3,000 for a second baby, though if the first child was a girl,
Memorial Day is upon us. And many of us have focused on the long-range forecast, hoping that the last month of dreary, drizzly days are finally giving way to some summer-like weather. Memorial Day is all about outdoor activities from golf to boating to sitting by the pool or on the beach. It's a weekend for tournaments in many sports from rec leagues and travel teams to NCAA championships.
Harford County Public Schools not only did the right thing, but also the only thing it could in the face of last week's federal government order that transgender students, faculty or whomever could use the bathroom of their choosing.
As we approach the finish line of one of the longest primary seasons in history and ponder a general election with two likely candidates who have some of the highest negatives ever, images of presidential greatness are greatly needed. HBO offers one such portrait with "All the Way," a dramatically dazzling exploration of Lyndon Johnson's first year in office after the assassination of John Kennedy.
In February, Congressman Ted W. Lieu of California introduced House Bill 4611 which is presently pending before a subcommittee of the judiciary committee of the House of Representatives in Washington. The bill prohibits states from receiving important criminal justice funding from the federal government unless the state eliminates money bail as a condition of pre-trial release. It is long overdue.
Rep. Elijah E. Cummings: I remain convinced that, working together, we can assure that history remembers April 2015 as a time of rebirth for Baltimore and our nation; the moment when we began to truly see all of our people and include them in America's promise of opportunity for all.
A half-century before the death of Freddie Gray, Baltimoreans were rattled by the death of another young black man at the hands of police. Vernon Leopold was sitting on his mother's porch when a police officer questioned him. Police said Leopold pulled a knife and stabbed the officer, who pulled a gun and shot him to death. Witnesses said the officer had been drinking and provoked an altercation.
A three-alarm fire broke out Wednesday at the historic West Baltimore building where Supreme Court Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall once attended school, causing an estimated $50,000 worth of damage.
Last July, after 45 years as a news reporter, I joined Volunteers in Service to America — "the Domestic Peace Corps." Since then, I have been repeatedly asked, "How do you like your job?" It's a difficult question.
I was one of four kids in Mrs. Well's class at Hamilton Elementary School No. 236 to cast my vote for Adlai Stevenson in our fourth grade straw poll. Everyone but my three fellow Democrats and I wore "I Like Ike" buttons. Nobody wore a button that said "I Like Adlai." Although my grandmothers, both staunch Republicans, liked Ike, I did not. I especially did not like his running mate, Dick Nixon. But then, I got my politics at the dinner table, from my dad.
In an election year where the city's power could shift on the council, certainly in the mayor's office, churches are organizing to register voters. Evangeline "Jamila" Keita, a retired social worker, led the weekend efforts at Mount Lebanon Baptist Church near Mondawmin.
Daniel B. "Bix" Wheeler, former associate superintendent of physical facilities for Baltimore County public schools, who enjoyed refinishing antique furniture, died Feb. 16 of a brain hemorrhage at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. He was 93.