Donald Trump's accusation that President Obama and Hillary Clinton are "founders of ISIS" is not only a good example of his reckless fear-mongering but also his complete lack of understanding about true threats to national security.
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.
Beretta USA, the American arm of an iconic Italian gun maker, said Tuesday that it would move all of its U.S. manufacturing activities from Prince George's County to Tennessee because of the gun control law the Maryland General Assembly passed in 2013.
Brian E. Frosh, a veteran state senator from Montgomery County who championed gun control and environmental protection, led two opponents by wide margins in early voting in the race for the Democratic nomination for state attorney general in Tuesday's primary.
A little-noticed and highly technical Supreme Court decision is opening the way for dozens of federal inmates from Maryland to seek reduced sentences — even though trial judges found they had violent criminal pasts.
Redistricting since the last election has significantly altered the boundaries of Legislative District 35. What was formerly an all-Harford County district encompassing Abingdon, Bel Air and the northern third of the county has been shifted eastward to take in western and northern Cecil County, with the Bel Air area and Abingdon moving into neighboring District 34.
Three incumbent Republicans running for the three seats in the House of Delegates in District 7, which encompasses western Harford County and eastern Baltimore County, are being challenged in their party primary by two other candidates, one with Harford County ties who has been campaigning across the district for months and ruffling the incumbents' feathers in the process.
While most of Howard's state legislative races this primary season are packed with candidates vying for a chance to head to Annapolis, the county's council races have been relatively uneventful, with one notable exception.
Doug Gansler calls himself a "fighter" for Marylanders on jobs, education and the environment. In his biggest fight, he says he's taking on the Democratic establishment as he seeks the Democratic nomination for governor.