Guest Commentary: Immigrants Rally Against Hogan’s Far-Right Endorsement

By Owen Silverman Andrews Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan endorsed virulently anti-immigrant, climate change denying state Sen. Scott Wagner in the Pennsylvania GOP’s gubernatorial contest at a country club outside of York, Pa., on Thursday. While $25,000 donors emerged from luxury SUVs to attend the fundraiser, a group of mostly immigrants, Latinxs and Africans-Americans organized by CASA in Action protested outside.

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Political Notes: How’s Delaney Playing in Peoria?

“Mention my name in Sheboygan…” — 1940’s tune By Josh Kurtz It’s no secret that presidential nominating campaigns are usually won in the early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina. So we wondered if Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.) has received any attention in these key states since announcing in a Washington Post op-ed on

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Indicted Ex-Lawmaker Fingers Senator in Court Document

By Josh Kurtz Former state Del. Michael Vaughn (D), indicted earlier this year in the unfolding Prince George’s County liquor board scandal, has suggested in a recent court filing that another Prince George’s lawmaker, state Sen. Douglas Peters (D), is also a target of federal investigators. In a motion filed in late June to suppress certain electronic evidence that prosecutors

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Guest Commentary: Baltimore Needs Real Progressive Leadership to Thrive

By Terrell Boston Smith As the number of homicides in Baltimore surpasses record levels and city leaders pursue shortsighted measures to reduce violent crime by locking up more of our fellow citizens, I am reminded of my youth growing up in West Baltimore during the late 1990s. Though its broad cultural impact has made it somewhat controversial, the depiction in

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