Commentary: Rushern Baker, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ Dilemma

By Josh Kurtz I’ve been having a hard time separating Rushern Baker’s announcement this week that he is running for governor with the Democrats’ deflating defeat in a special congressional election in Georgia – events that occurred just hours apart. Baker no doubt deserves better. He is a genuine top-tier contender for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination, and as Prince George’s

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Guest Commentary: The Lessons of Rockville High School

By George Leventhal I hope all elected officials, and the public, will take a lesson from the tragic events following a sexual encounter at Rockville High School on March 16. Initially reported as a rape of a 14-year-old girl, the two suspects were described as unauthorized immigrants from Central America, and politicians and the media rushed to denounce them. Sean

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Political Notes: Dist. 39 Incumbents’ Decision to Anoint a Candidate Ruffles Feathers

By Josh Kurtz The three incumbents in legislative district 39 who are seeking re-election next year – state Sen. Nancy King (D) and Dels. Kirill Reznik (D) and Shane Robinson (D) – will announce this week that they are endorsing Lesley Lopez, a communications professional, for the district’s third House seat, Maryland Matters has learned. But the incumbents’ decision to

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Turnout in Va. Primaries Emboldens Md. Dems Looking Ahead to 2018

By Bruce DePuyt Maryland Democrats will run a fierce campaign next year against an incumbent whose name sounds familiar, though he’s never actually run for office. This fellow’s name? “Gov. Larryhogan Anddonaldtrump.” No, Gov. Anddonaldtrump was not the GOP nominee in 2014. Nor did he score an upset victory over a sitting lieutenant governor in an overwhelming Democratic state. And

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Guest Commentary: The Fight for Working Families

By John Olszewski Jr. Former Sun reporter Alec MacGillis’s recent article on Jared Kushner’s real estate empire in Baltimore County (published by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine, May 23, 2017) was a hard-hitting critique of a flawed and demoralizing system. It showed the ways in which Donald Trump, Jared Kushner, and the current administration speak out of both

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Del. McCray Poll Shows He’s ‘Strongly Positioned’ for Upset Vs. Sen. McFadden

By Josh Kurtz A recent poll conducted for state Del. Cory McCray shows the freshman lawmaker “is strongly positioned for an upset” if he takes on six-term Sen. Nathaniel McFadden in the 45th district Democratic primary next June. The poll, conducted by Lake Research Partners, headed by veteran Democratic pollster Celinda Lake, showed McFadden with a sizable lead in the

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Blazers and Heels for a Montgomery County Summer Celebration

By Ana Faguy Montgomery County, in all its guises, came out for the 58th annual Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce dinner at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and County Conference Center Tuesday night. Local government officials, business leaders and educators were there to celebrate the 2017 award recipients and witness the swearing-in of the chamber’s new board of directors. With

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