There's a widespread assumption that racial, ethnic and sexual authenticity is bound up in support for liberal policies. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas has one of the most poignant life stories of any African-American in public life, but he's routinely belittled as a sellout because he's conservative. Ben Carson, a child of an illiterate single mom in inner-city Detroit who became a world-renowned brain surgeon, has also gotten the "Uncle Tom" treatment.
Rep. Andy Harris is open to the possibility that Amtrak needs more money to improve safety along its busy Northeast Corridor. But the only Republican in Maryland's congressional delegation said he would need more information before supporting such an increase.
Broderick Johnson, who has become something of an ambassador to West Baltimore on behalf of President Barack Obama in recent weeks, brings not only a background in addressing inner-city poverty and crime but also a personal history with the city that has become the latest focus of those efforts.
Bernie Sanders makes sense. That is why I, as a medical doctor, support his views on health care reform, and why he will be a great president. And we must not let anyone representing the 1 percent get us hung up on the label during the primaries. He is certainly not a socialist.
Tom Schaller: Bottom line: There's a white standard and a black standard, and anyone who believes otherwise is deluding himself. So what would you do about it, professor? A few readers politely asked me to provide solutions, not just critiques. OK, fair enough. Here are four policy changes that might lead to greater race equality in America.
A handful of ex-offenders rallied in Baltimore Monday, trying to persuade Gov. Larry Hogan to sign a bill restoring voting rights to felons before they complete the terms of their probation and parole.
Maryland's military installations represented about 15 percent of the state's total economic output in 2012, according to a report released Monday by the state, which showcased the close ties between Maryland's economy and the military.
Times certainly have changed in the Republican Party. Gone are the times when patience was its own reward and loyal leading members would await their turn in the list of aspiring presidential candidates.
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.
Gov. Larry Hogan has an opportunity to not only reverse the fortunes of Baltimore, but give the entire metropolitan area a boost while charting a new course for the Republican Party -- right through the heart of a city that represents all that's wrong with racial separatism, neglected social problems and partisan politics.
Name a newly elected Republican Governor of Maryland with little previous political experience that hailed from the suburbs and had to deal with racial unrest and rioting in the city during his first term? Maryland's current Governor Larry Hogan? Guess again. How about future Vice President Spiro Agnew.
By Charles Holden, Zach Messitte and Jerald Podair
Gov. Larry Hogan's office said an online threat claiming the Islamic State has a terror cell based in Maryland preparing to launch an attack is not credible. Doug Mayer, a spokesman for Hogan, said officials are aware of the reports and that Maryland's director of homeland security has been in touch with federal authorities.
Martin O'Malley's policies as mayor contributed to the current riots, but he is not alone in responsibility. Those who knew about the unconstitutional actions of then Mayor O'Malley and did nothing when they possessed the power and obligation to do so, are also responsible.
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent running for the Democratic nomination for president, railed against the GOP budget approved by Congress on Tuesday, telling a Prince George's County audience the spending plan would exacerbate poverty and income inequality.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Tuesday that the Justice Department will examine the best options to improve the Baltimore Police Department in the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death, and a full-scale civil rights investigation has not been ruled out.
The advocates who lobby Gov. Larry Hogan on schools, mental health services and transportation have begun to incorporate Freddie Gray, the protests against his death and the riots of last week into their pitches.
Ben Carson, the celebrated pediatric neurosurgeon who spent his career at Johns Hopkins Hospital before becoming a darling of conservative voters across the country, said Sunday that he will seek the Republican nomination for president next year.
The two Democratic candidates running for Senate in Maryland came out swinging in their first formal exchange on Sunday, debating each other's commitment to Social Security, effectiveness in office and electability in next year's general election.
A fired up Martin O'Malley said Sunday he will make what happened in Baltimore a central theme of his would-be presidential campaign, despite criticism from some about his own policing policies during his time as mayor.
The two Democratic candidates running for Senate in Maryland came out swinging in their first formal exchange on Sunday, debating each other's commitment to Social Security, effectiveness in office and electability in next year¿s general election.
A fired up Martin O¿Malley said Sunday he will make what happened in Baltimore a central theme of his would-be presidential campaign, despite criticism from some about his own policing policies during his time as mayor.