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C. Fraser Smith: The culture of Annapolis on trial

We are told now and then that a “culture of corruption” exists in Annapolis. It’s not true. But there are aspects of life in the lawmaking arena which can be toxic to the process of lawmaking. Legislators and lobbyists have ...

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C. Fraser Smith: ‘The habits of citizenship must be learned’

On Election Day this year, I saw the perfect democratic tableau several times: A mother or father walking in bright sunlight toward the local polling place, son or daughter in hand. The children would be watching citizenship and democracy. They ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Moving from mandate to governing

Does Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake have a mandate to govern Baltimore? Of course she does. She took over 52 percent of the vote over an above-average field of opponents in last Tuesday’s election. The suggestion that she’s a mayor without a ...

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C. Fraser Smith: Ghouls, goblins and the U.S. debt crisis

EDINBURGH, Scotland — Rupert Murdoch, who was driven off Page One, may be the only one to find something good in the recent implosion of confidence and credit in governments around much of the world. President Barack Obama and Congress ...

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