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James Calderwood Appointed to Chair Maryland Transportation Commission

Posted: July 25, 2015 at 11:48 pm   /   Newsletter

By Deborah Lambert Governor Hogan has appointed antitrust lawyer James A. Calderwood to chair the Maryland Transportation Commission, where he will serve as an advisor to the Governor and Secretary of Transportation, and study the state transportation system. In his previous position as special counsel at the law firm, Zuckert, Scoutt and Rasenberg, L.L.C., Calderwood’s […]

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Montgomery County’s Own Confederate Monument on the Courthouse Lawn

Posted: July 12, 2015 at 8:50 pm   /   FreeState, Newsletter

By Mark Uncapher This past week, considerable media attention has focused on South Carolina’s decision to remove a Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds. A national conversation has been triggered, not just about how the Civil War is remembered in this country, but also about the role of individual states and communities in that […]

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Does Morality Still Guide Human Behavior?

Posted: July 12, 2015 at 8:41 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Newsletter

By J. Alexandra Tuttle, LCSW-C Lawrence Kohlberg, a 20th century cognitive and developmental psychologist, wrote extensively about the 6 stages of moral development as the basis for ethical behavior. His theories, an extension of those developed by Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, focused on the ability of people to respond more readily to moral dilemmas based […]

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Sam Malhotra: A Forward-Thinking Leader in Hogans Cabinet

Posted: July 12, 2015 at 8:26 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Newsletter

By Deborah Lambert When Sam Malhotra accepted his post as Secretary of the Department of Human Resources (DHR) in Governor Hogan’s Cabinet, he knew it would be a challenging job. After all, the head of this agency manages 24 local departments of social services in Maryland’s 23 counties and a staff of 6,500 employees in […]

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The Magna Carta, Maryland and the Rule of Law

Posted: June 28, 2015 at 8:44 pm   /   Editor's Choice, Newsletter

By Deborah Lambert In case you missed it, the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta – or Great Charter – occurred this month, and deserves much more than a passing mention. The document was signed on June 15, 1215 on a field at Runnymede, England, and ironically, it wasn’t conceived as a monumental political statement, […]

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