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  • Consider servers during city/county restaurant weeks [Commentary]

    Consider servers during city/county restaurant weeks [Commentary]
    Diners rejoice! Baltimore City is celebrating its summer Restaurant Week through Aug. 10, and Baltimore County restaurants kick off their celebration Friday. The events offer a great way to discover new places and fresh tastes or revisit old favorites...
  • Boosting college readiness is goal for new city schools CEO

    Boosting college readiness is goal for new city schools CEO
    As hundreds of Baltimore public school graduates prepare to set foot on a four-year college campus in Maryland this month, nearly half will notice something familiar on their schedules: a class they took in high school. More than from any other school...
  • Md. commission rules Uber is 'common carrier,' will face regulations

    Md. commission rules Uber is 'common carrier,' will face regulations
    Ruling that the popular ride-sharing company Uber Technologies is subject to the same regulations imposed on other for-hire vehicle services in the state, state regulators at the same time ordered a revision of those rules to reflect the changing...
  • With a chance to take a stand, Md. Senate GOP sits on its hands

    With a chance to take a stand, Md. Senate GOP sits on its hands
    I wrote a couple of weeks ago questioning whether the Republicans in the Maryland State Senate would provide spirited opposition to Senate President Mike Miller's agenda. The first test, the vote for Senate president, showed little organized opposition to...
  • Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea

    Banning PAC and corporate campaign contributions a bad idea
    Adam Sachs, a Democratic candidate for the House of Delegates in District 12 wants to implement a system of public financing for state campaigns, and ban corporate and political action committee contributions to state candidates. These are two bad ideas...
  • Excerpts from O'Malley final State of the State address

    Excerpts from O'Malley final State of the State address
    Gov. Martin O’Malley released excerpts of his final State of the State speech Thursday morning. His address to a joint session of the Maryland General Assembly begins at noon and will be live streamed at baltimoresun.com. Below are the excerpts O'...
  • Red Maryland year in review: May

    ¿     The Maryland General Assembly passed and the Governor signed $15 million in bond bills in 2013. ¿     The Maryland Democratic Party again proved itself to be little more than a subsidiary of organized labor. ¿     Supporters of some Maryland...
  • The reality of term limits [Editorial]

    The reality of term limits  [Editorial]
    In the Maryland General Assembly, newly-elected lawmakers inevitably have one experience in common. Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, rural or urban, it doesn't matter. When they arrive at the State House, they soon discover that the...
  • Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana
    Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy.  Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
  • Avoid a special session in Annapolis [Editorial]

    If the Harford County delegation to Annapolis can be part of preventing a special session of the Maryland General Assembly after the election, they will have at least accomplished something. Partially because they are mostly members of the largely...
  • Medication crisis [Commentary]

    Medication crisis [Commentary]
    The patient was found by paramedics and rushed to the hospital. He had taken over 80 aspirin tablets of 500 mg each — more than enough to be lethal. The ER staff prepared to administer the standard treatment for aspirin poisoning: sodium...