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Holding judges accountable

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It is one thing for judges to refuse to be intimidated by criticism. It is quite another to avoid possible criticism by blocking public scrutiny of judicial performance. That is why the Maryland State Commission on Criminal Sentencing Policy should ...

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CARA’s assault on opioid addiction

Barry Rosen

In 2016, over 33,000 Americans died as a result of an accidental overdose related to prescription pain relievers or heroin, and over two million people had an opioid use disorder. In August 2017, President Donald Trump announced plans to declare ...

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Rescinding DACA a test for GOP

In this Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 photo, supporters of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), demonstrate on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in Washington. President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will end protections for young immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children, but with a six-month delay, people familiar with the plans said. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Refusing to uphold the law became somewhat fashionable in the Obama era — especially when it concerned immigration. Well, now enter Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Pardon the Alabama vernacular, but Sessions ain’t a real fashionable guy. Good for him. We ...

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Renewable energy is right for Md.

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As faith leaders, we stand together to proclaim our support for increasing Maryland’s commitment to renewable energy. We must practice good stewardship of God’s creation and that cannot include a reliance on dirty fossil fuels that disproportionally affect the health ...

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