August 8, 2014
Del. A. Wade Kach, who is running for Baltimore County Council, is opposed to the plan to house 50 kids from Central America in Timonium. Where is his Christian compassion? Where is the Christian compassion of the officials and residents of Baltimore City, Carroll County, etc.? Oh, the hate on their faces and their messages. Mr. Kach says it's a "federal problem. " Well, the Senate passed an immigration bill and the House has not. A federal problem for sure? A Republican problem!
July 5, 2014
President Obama appears to have forgotten -- or ignored -- why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn't like. When polls began reflecting buyer's remorse about Mr. Obama in 2010, voters elected a Republican majority in the House of Representatives and might well have done the same in the Senate in 2012 were it not for some weak GOP candidates, especially in Nevada and Delaware. President Obama acts as if elections other than his own don't matter.
May 22, 2014
Thirty-five state lawmakers on Thursday issued a statement condemning Del. Jon S. Cardin for missing nearly 75 percent of his committee votes this year. "As members of the Maryland House of Delegates and State Senate, we must comment on the recent articles about Jon Cardin's missed votes," states a letter signed by lawmakers who support Cardin's opponent in a race for attorney general, Sen. Brian Frosh. "We have been trying to wrap our heads around his unacceptable attendance record and want to say clearly and unequivocally: under no circumstances should a member of the legislature selectively decide to skip 75% of his or her committee votes.
March 12, 2014
The generation gap that many credit with moving the needle on same-sex marriage apparently crosses party lines. According to a new Pew Research Center survey , 61 percent of Republicans under 30 -- a clear majority -- favor allowing same-sex marriage, while 35 percent oppose it. That's a marked difference from both their older counterparts and the party at large. Only 27 percent of Republicans over 50 support allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed, according to the poll, compared with 39 percent approval from Republicans overall.
March 10, 2014
Within months after leaving Maryland as a junior in the spring of 2005, John Gilchrist realized he had made a mistake. Sitting in his apartment in Rishon LeZion, a coastal town in Israel where he had begun what would become a nomadic professional basketball career, Gilchrist wrote an email apologizing to his former coach, Gary Williams, and to former Terps assistant Dave Dickerson, by then the head coach at Tulane. "I just basically poured my guts out to them," Gilchrist recalled on a trip back to College Park last month.
February 19, 2014
As a former Baltimore City schoolteacher I read with interest your story regarding workers' compensation for teachers injured by students ( "Painful lessons: Run-ins with students take toll on teachers, city finances," Feb. 16). While I was never injured myself, I broke up many a fight in my 6 t h - and 7 t h -grade classrooms, and there were occasions where I certainly felt concerned for my own safety confronting a particularly threatening student. What I find especially appalling is the idea that a teacher, due to "ineffectiveness," is in any way responsible for the behavior of children who assault one another or staff members at school.