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Sep 7, 2012

Politicians hurried to praise Ravens’ Modell

It didn't take long Thursday for Maryland politicians -- both current and former -- to express their sadness and appreciation on the occasion of original Ravens owner Art Modell death at age 87.

Jan 10, 2012

State politicians are thinking bigger in 2012

ANNAPOLIS — A mixture of political circumstances in Maryland is prompting about a half-dozen state legislators to make congressional bids this year. For one thing, state legislators get to keep their seats in the General Assembly if they lose. That’s because state lawmakers aren’t up for re-election until 2014, giving them two years before they […]

Jan 9, 2012

Groups propose resetting Baltimore election cycle

After a string of low-turnout elections in Baltimore, a coalition of groups called Monday for the city to shift its election cycle. Representatives of several community groups are forming the Baltimore Election Change Coalition to push for legislation that would bring the city’s elections in line with the statewide cycle to boost turnout and save […]

Aug 12, 2011

FBI documents show three threats to former Gov. Schaefer’s life

Former Maryland Gov. William Donald Schaefer, known for his attention-grabbing and sometimes controversial manner of doing business, had his life threatened at least three times during his more than five decades in public service. According to documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation released to The Frederick News-Post through the Freedom of Information Act, death […]

Jul 28, 2011

Pursuit of Justice: Politicians need to lead, not pander

Watching and listening to our elected congressmen and senators stumble toward the latest deadline for addressing the debt limit crisis by rhetorically scratching and clawing at each other is at best annoying and at worse numbing. That “crisis,” like previous crises generated by the same issue and similar circumstances, was created by previous Congresses unnecessarily […]

Jul 4, 2011

Steven I. Platt: Many politicians need a trip to the movies

On a recent Saturday evening in a Bethesda theater I witnessed what one reviewer described as “the return of Woody Allen to at least one of his beloved forms” in the direction of his new movie, “Midnight in Paris.” The film tells the story of a “would-be serious author” visiting Paris in 2010.  While he […]

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