Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was among those critical of President Trump's comments in Helsinki, and this has reignited a debate between some Republicans as to whether or not the governor should be supported (“Never Hogan”). But the debate misses many important points.
President Trump appears to admire despicable people like Vladimir Putin. Perhaps he is naïve as demonstrated in his voicing trust and admiration for Kim Jong Un. Consider Dinesh D’Souza who Trump recently pardoned.
Unless the Republican Party separates itself from the Trump Party we will see no relief until January 2019, when the Democrats take over one or both houses of Congress. I dread the damage done in the interim.
"But what is their endgame?” A friend asked me that question as we were surveying the wreckage of the past eighteen months since Donald Trump’s inauguration, capped by a series of demoralizing decisions by the Supreme Court. What is the GOP goal?
For months, Steve Schuh and Steuart Pittman have been quietly building their campaigns for Anne Arundel County executive. Now that the primary elections are behind them, they’re ready to start selling their messages to county voters.
The media war this election season is going to be ugly, thanks to Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy — both because of the upheaval caused by his retirement and because of his decision in Citizens United.
Partisan identity is now stronger and more meaningful for many Americans than race, ethnicity or religious denomination — and is viewed as a more legitimate justification for discrimination, says Jonah Goldberg.
The results of a Democratic primary that saw several incumbents fall to progressive challengers strike at the very foundation of Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller's 32-year reign over the Maryland Senate.
It could be the end of next week before a winner can be declared in the Democratic primary for Baltimore County executive, a race that ended Tuesday night with three candidates separated by just over 1,000 votes.
Hours after his campaign launched its first general election campaign attack ad Wednesday, Gov. Larry Hogan said he thinks his race against Democrat Ben Jealous will “come down to whether people are happy with the direction the state is heading.”
Several key Republican races for county offices and local legislative seats were settled by Tuesday’s primary election voting in Harford County, but a number of others were close enough to need the count of absentee and provisional ballots to determine the outcome.
Five Baltimore County Council members held off primary challengers Tuesday. Democrats Julian E. Jones Jr. of Woodstock and Tom Quirk of Oella and Republicans Todd Crandell of Dundalk, Wade Kach of Cockeysville and David Marks of Perry Hall all now advance to the general election in November.
Many of the more than 140,000 Harford County Republicans and Democrats eligible to have a say about who will represent their parties on the fall ballot will have their final opportunity to weigh in Tuesday on Primary Election Day.
I grew up in a small, conservative town in the Midwest where people occasionally joked that a “good Democrat” was an oxymoron. When I moved to Los Angeles for college, many people I met regarded those from rural communities as uneducated and backward.