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Tag Archives: C. Fraser Smith

Fraser Smith: Charles Lollar searches for a Massachusetts Miracle

Charles Lollar wants to give Nevada Sen. Harry Reid some company on his way to the unemployment line. The Republican candidate for Congress in Maryland’s 5th District says he’s about to defeat Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, the incumbent Democrat who ...

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Commentary: Chalk one up for government

Government is not the solution, Ronald Reagan famously said. Government is the problem. Reagan was wrong, of course. Even some Republicans grudgingly deny their iconic leader. Government certainly can be problematic. Sometimes, though, it really is the solution. Maybe even ...

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Commentary: Race, history and public safety

Will history be the winner in this year’s race for Baltimore State’s Attorney? I am talking about the historic suspicion of the police in the city’s black community. Does the current prosecutor’s war with a succession of police commissioners protect ...

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Commentary: In search of a city prosecutor

“Revolving door…Blame Game…15 years…” “Liar…Liar…Liar…” Here is a digest of the critically important race for Baltimore City State’s Attorney: “Revolving door” is the mantra of Gregg Bernstein, the challenger. “Liar” is the response of the incumbent, Patricia C. Jessamy. Both ...

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Commentary: Where summer spends the summer

BLOCK ISLAND, R.I. — We’ve barely set foot in the house when Zoe, simultaneously shy and irrepressible, finds the blackberries encircling the property in high hedges with camouflaged, possibly lethal stickers. Granddaughter No. 2 extracts a small, promising handful. Enough ...

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Commentary: Carnage amid the campaign

Before the names Pitcairn and Hill became widely known in Baltimore, this year’s race for state’s attorney looked like another win for the incumbent, Patricia C. Jessamy. She’s had the job for 15 years, a point her opponent, Gregg Bernstein, ...

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Commentary: Will better be good enough?

It’s all about the economy — and money: money for campaign commercials, money for staff and money for getting out the vote … We’re talking about political campaigns in general and this year’s race for governor in particular. At last ...

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Commentary: Delay of games in latest slots ruling

This week’s decision by the Court of Appeals leaves Maryland’s slots drama with more angles than a pile of coat hangers. Herewith, an incomplete list of the aforementioned: SLOTS: The once, future and perhaps forever state of play is delay. ...

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