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  • Dogs at restaurants and the commenters who HATE them

     
    Here is Jill Rosen's story about a bill making its way through the Maryland General Assembly bill that would allow dogs to hang out at restaurants -- on patios, sidewalks -- not inside. There's a (sporadically enforced) law against having...
  • Being taxpayers at a time when big bills come due

    Being taxpayers at a time when big bills come due
    Nobody asked me, but if members of the Baltimore City Council are shocked that the schools are running up a $60 million budget deficit, then some of them need to be shocked by voters in the next city primary (April 5, 2016). That said — and it...

    Going after the enablers of 'bad guys with guns'

    Going after the enablers of 'bad guys with guns'
    Where do criminals get guns? I'll explore that question a lot this year because the supply of guns to people prohibited from having them remains a principal cause of Baltimore's violent eruptions. When a convicted felon can allegedly walk out of his house...

    Hogan misses Republican dad's lesson on pollution

    Hogan misses Republican dad's lesson on pollution
    Early in his inaugural address last week, Maryland's new Republican governor invoked his father, Lawrence J. Hogan Sr., and the lesson the one-time congressman taught his son about "putting aside partisanship in order to do the right thing." A member of...

    In Frederick, a tragic reminder of pit bull ruling

    In Frederick, a tragic reminder of pit bull ruling
    Last April, Gov. Martin O'Malley signed into law what I call Maryland's pit bull anti-discrimination measure. The legislation negated the 2012 ruling of the Maryland Court of Appeals that ownership of a pit bull should bear special liability because the...