The Maryland State Board of Elections is obligated under the U.S. Constitution to refuse to list Donald Trump on the Republican presidential primary ballot. The same with the general election, should Trump be the (unlawfully-designated) nominee of that party. The same goes for any electors pledged to Trump. All write-in ballots for Mr. Trump should be […]
It can be said that the purpose of cross-examination, like all aspects of trial, is to argue the case with adroit leading questions to advance from one point to the next. Sometimes the answers are not what is expected, and the attack commences with more leading questions attempting to achieve agreement from the witness that […]
A 20-year-old who is partying with friends learns that they want to rob a local drug dealer. He lends them his car and then goes to sleep after giving them the keys. A person is accidentally killed during that robbery and the 20-year-old is charged, not as an accessory to a robbery, but with the […]
For the second time in less than three years, the board of a University of Maryland institution has failed to measure up to basic standards of ethical governance. Last year, the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland conducted a review of the University of Maryland football program that was notable for many […]
We fear the absence of any substantive information about the search will set up the new appointee for failure.
Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: Baltimore has plans to revitalize Lexington Market.
Depriving Marylanders of multiple chances to hear candidates get challenged by independent observers – and each other – only hurts the state’s residents.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh now has two of the most important jobs in her administration to fill.
Some Democrats in the General Assembly are bandying about the idea of dumping Nancy Kopp as state treasurer.
Thanks to an absurd rule in the U.S. District Court in Baltimore, we learned of a new kind of court filing: public but only available under the court’s terms.
For nearly a decade now, The Daily Record has been fortunate enough to feature a weekly column from C. Fraser Smith on our opinion pages. Those columns were always thoughtful, often prescient and invariably infused with a passion for democracy, for making sure the actions of our political and civic leaders squared with their obligation […]