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  • 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'...
  • Equal rights on the job

    Equal rights on the job
    Most Americans believe that a person should not be discriminated against in the workplace because of sexual orientation. Polls have shown this consistently and strongly for years. So it shouldn't be too much of a shock if the U.S. Senate this week...
  • Conservatives chafe as Van Hollen embraces new territory in Carroll

    Conservatives chafe as Van Hollen embraces new territory in Carroll
    Bill Schroeder, owner of a bustling Italian grocery on Westminster's Main Street, doesn't know Rep. Chris Van Hollen's voting history or many of his positions. But he knows his Democratic congressman lives in Montgomery County. And he finds it...
  • End Maryland's highway robbery [Letter]

    End Maryland's highway robbery [Letter]
    The Maryland Transportation Authority is planning more toll increases for the near future. The latest is a backdoor increase by eliminating all of the cash collection tolls and replacing them with video tolling. A snapshot of your license plate is taken...
  • Peace lasts when women help broker it [Commentary]

    Peace lasts when women help broker it [Commentary]
    Women political leaders from the east and west came together in Washington D.C. this summer to advance women's roles in building sustainable peace as part of the women's leadership conference, "Women at the Tables of Power." This exchange between U.S....
  • Attack on pit bulls is harmful [Letter]

    Attack on pit bulls is harmful [Letter]
    I'm sure you are receiving many emails from pit bull owners who were as shocked as I was to see the horrible commentary by Tony Solesky ("An unnatural selection," Nov. 15). I will make this short and say that while I realize that op-ed pieces by...
  • Transportation leaders say future depends on continued investment

    Transportation leaders say future depends on continued investment
    Leaders of Maryland's transportation industry said Monday that the state's future depends on continued infrastructure investment, beyond the $4.4 billion already scheduled for highway and mass transit systems in the next six years. Such investment...
  • Tax breaks for military retirees aim to stimulate Md.'s economy [Letter]

    Tax breaks for military retirees aim to stimulate Md.'s economy [Letter]
    I'd like to set the record straight regarding your editorial on tax benefits for military retirees ("No to tax breaks for military retirees," Nov. 12). Unfortunately, your editorial responded to claims of politicians who for the past 12 years have...
  • Happy Repudiation Day!

    Happy Repudiation Day!
    I've lived in Maryland for my entire life, and I didn't even know that Frederick County had its own holiday on November 23rd until this week. On this week's episode of J. Doug at Night, House of Delegates candidate Darren Wigfield introduced us to the...