Conventional wisdom says Americans vote their pocketbooks. That’s why health care offers Democrats an advantage in the midterms, despite the strong economy and the shortcomings of the Affordable Care Act.
Marylanders continued to cast a high number of ballots on the second day of early voting in this year’s general election, turning in 82,253 ballots, according to unofficial figures released Friday evening by state elections officials.
Amid a national debate on access to the franchise, voters in Maryland will decide next month whether to allow same-day registration on Election Day for future elections. Del. Kirill Reznik has been pushing the idea for about a decade. He sees "it as part of a national conversation."
The Maryland Republican Party concedes a mailer to urge conservatives to vote that depicts apparently liberal protesters was an "inartful" way to get its message out. Spokesman Patrick O'Keefe says the flyer was meant to echo Democrats' language about high turnout by their own supporters.
In an unexpected move from a self-described “law and order” administration, President Trump recently signaled his support for the First Step Act, which passed the House earlier this year and is designed to reform mandatory minimum sentencing laws for nonviolent drug offenders.
The number of Maryland voters registered as independents has grown faster than those for either major party since the 2014 midterms. The state elections board says the number of registered voters overall topped 3.9 million in September. That's just shy of the record high, set in January 2017.
Confirming Brett Kavanaugh was the best outcome at the end of a hellish decision tree that left the country with no ideal option. Reasonable people may differ on that. But what seems more obvious: It's all going to get worse. Because everyone is taking the wrong lessons from the Kavanaugh debacle.
In poll after poll, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan has led by an average of 18 percentage points over his Democratic challenger, Ben Jealous. That's in Maryland, where Hillary Clinton easily defeated Donald Trump by nearly 30 points in 2016 and Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1.
A reader from Westminster writes: Lincoln stated that a “House divided against itself cannot stand.” Today, we have Donald Trump, the “Make America Great Again” guy. How can you make the country great again by doing more to divide Americans than any other President in U.S. history?
Two candidate forums are scheduled for this week, at the Community Media Center’s in Westminster, one for commissioner candidates another for state legislative candidates. However, the incumbent delegates have, thus far, decided not to participate.
A panel of federal judges in Baltimore has suggested settlement discussions be pursued in a case in which Republican voters in Maryland's 6th congressional district want to toss out a map they say was crafted to benefit Democrats. The district stretches from Montgomery County to western Maryland.
A group known as Better Angels is trying to bring Republicans and Democrats in communities together to suss out their issues with one another and their positions through workshops, debates and trainings. It will be hosting an informational session Saturday at the Westminster branch library.
Since the election of Trump, I have refrained from writing any letters to the editor. The endless and ever increasing stream of lies, half-truths, misstatement of fact, and his ignorance of the Constitution, U.S. history, world affairs and denial of science has finally induced me to pick up my pen.
The last-minute delay in Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court, to allow for an FBI investigation into sexual assault allegations against him, may save the Senate Judiciary Committee from a rerun of the earlier Clarence Thomas-Anita Hill fiasco.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is among four Republican governors calling on the U.S. Senate to delay a confirmation vote on U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until there’s an independent investigation of whether he committed one or more sexual assaults while in high school.
The allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh have generated a revisiting of the 1991 confirmation hearings on Clarence Thomas, who reached the court by overcoming different charges of sexual misconduct raised against him.
As the Democratic Party nationally unites to flip seats red-to-blue in order to win back Congress, local Democratic insiders in Maryland have reportedly begun a whisper campaign about candidate David Trone’s recent diagnosis and treatment for cancer. This is shameful. It’s also stupid.
By Rushern L. Baker III and Krish O’Mara Vignarajah
Maryland's Howard County — a swing jurisdiction that’s had two Democrats and two Republicans as county executives since 1990 — often mirrors the sentiment of the state as a whole, and political observers are watching the Allan Kittleman-Calvin Ball race for signs of trends.
The Bread and Roses Party, a self-identified socialist group, is 227 certified signatures away from the 10,000 it needs to get onto the ballot in Maryland. The state Board of Elections rejected the party's request to list Jerome Segal as its U.S. Senate candidate, and he's suing the board.