When Governor O’Malley announced his new gun control proposals, he said “We must choose the things that work, that save lives.” He claimed that his were “data-driven, results-oriented strategies [with which] violent crime could be driven down” A century of state gun laws provides a useful yardstick for comparison on their effectiveness in preventing violence.
SIn light of Governor O’Malley’s transparent Presidential ambitions, better understanding his campaign strategy helps clarify his current political agenda. As Herbert Smith, a professor at McDaniel College and coauthor of the book Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance recently told the Baltimore Business Journal, “It’s a reach of almost galactic portion to go from a
Since the Maryland legislature begins its 2013 session this week, the natural question is, which taxes does Governor O’Malley plan on trying to increase? Media speculation has centered on a renewed attempt to hike the gas tax in order to replenish the state’s transportation trust fund. Last year, O’Malley sought to phase in a 6%
This past Friday was the deadline for states to decide whether or not to establish their own state health exchanges beginning next October under Obamacare. Their alternative is letting the Federal government shoulder the burden itself. Only 18 states are prepared to do so, leaving the remaining 32 states to use exchanges run either entirely
This past week the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee met to elect county officers for the coming year. On Saturday at a state Republican Party Convention is being held in Ellicott City. At every state convention I get receive concerned, solicitous questions from members from other counties about the size of Montgomery County’s Central Committee.
Since the election some media commentators have tried to “helpfully” suggest that Republicans change their positions on a variety of issues. In turn some conservatives have roared back, suggesting that the party failed only because it was not conservative ‘enough.’ Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s excellent response is direct and to the point: “America already has
With just over 10 day to go before the election, now is the time to volunteer in support of your convictions. We are down to the wire for this all important election and this time we need to put a face on the Republican Party in this county. We are asking that you be that
With just over two weeks to go before the election, now is the time to volunteer in support of your convictions. We are down to the wire for this all important election and this time we need to put a face on the Republican Party in this county. We are asking that you be that
Sometimes, the closer to Election Day we come, the more heated the language. While some Americans are actually under fire in Afghanistan, the hyperbolic rhetoric about a “Republican War on Women” is simply silly. Seriously, a WAR? And then the media works itself into a lather cycling and recycling diversionary “gotcha” video clips of the
Maryland’s 1st Congressional District Democratic, Wendy Rosen, withdrew from the race this past week after it was revealed that she had voted in the 2006 and 2008 elections once in Maryland, where she’s a registered voter, and again in Florida, where she’s also a registered voter. As Gazette columnist Blair Lee pointed out yesterday, “Apparently,