September 27, 2012
As the Federal Reserve begins another round of money-printing disguised as monetary policy (Quantitive Easing, Round Number 3), it is instructive to review the congressional scorecard of those congressmen who continue to give the Fed this power. Congressman Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes both voted against the "Audit the Fed" bill passed by the House in July. Both men, particularly Elijah Cummings, represent people who will be profoundly harmed by the inflation that inevitably occurs after reckless monetary policy.
December 21, 2007
This week's guest is Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland. Jamison Hensley Seahawks, 27-10 If Cleo Lemon tore up the Ravens' secondary, imagine what Matt Hasselbeck will do. Edward Lee Seahawks, 34-17 The Seahawks can't run, but they won't need to if the Ravens' secondary is without Samari Rolle again. Rick Maese Seahawks, 27-16 If you're looking for the perfect last-minute gift, buy a Troy Smith jersey - then start praying. Or buy a Steve McNair jersey - while they last. Don Markus Seahawks, 24-21 Another heartbreaking loss, but at least it's to a good team.
March 4, 1996
ELIJAH E. CUMMINGS brings with him a tenacity gained in the Maryland House of Delegates that places him ahead of the Democratic field in the race to succeed Kweisi Mfume in Congress. A shrewd negotiator, someone able to compromise, is needed to make sure the 7th District isn't shortchanged. But in a deficit-reduction environment in which help for America's big cities won't come easily, the 7th's next representative must also be outspoken, willing to battle for constituents even when it appears the odds can't be overcome.
March 26, 2013
Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith is making the most of his downtime in the early part of the offseason and is taking advantage of his clout as a professional football player by working as an intern for a local politician. This month, Smith, who studied criminal justice at Maryland, has worked as an intern for Elijah Cummings, a Democrat who has been the U.S. Representative for Maryland's seventh district since 1996. “I was handling files, reading letters, relaying them, typing up what sponsors say, printing stuff,” Smith, who is entering his third season in the NFL, said in a recent interview with the team's website . “I was the office guy.” Ravens director of player development Harry Swayne helped Smith secure the internship.
June 23, 2001
SAMUEL SCOTT and Toni Williams weren't home when the news arrived. Christopher Wilson was asleep on his living room couch. Satin Matthews was so overjoyed she cried. In late April, all four - plus six others - learned they would spend part of their summer in Israel. Of more than 80 students who had applied to the Elijah Cummings Youth Program in Israel, Scott, Williams, Wilson and Matthews had made the cut. The program is named after Maryland's 7th District congressman - yeah, that Elijah Cummings - and is sponsored by the Baltimore Jewish Council.
January 17, 2002
IT WAS LOVELY to see A. Robert Kaufman the other morning. He showed up at North Avenue and Rosedale and about 15 guys, who were out there either selling dope or basking in the delightful arctic winds, immediately vacated the corner. It's hard to know why. Kaufman doesn't want to put them in jail. He just wants to put them out of business. There is a distinction, and it's the basis of Kaufman's latest plunge into his familiar realm of sheer political futility. This time, he's running for Congress, aiming for Elijah Cummings' seat.