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Obamacare Fails: Where Four State Health Exchanges Went Wrong

Much has been written (and will continue to be written) about the spectacular failure of health insurance exchanges in Minnesota, Massachusetts, Oregon and Maryland—all blue states that support the Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 READ MORE


Parent Arrested After Asking Questions at School Meeting

A Baltimore father was forced out of a public meeting between parents and leaders of his child’s school district Thursday and faces a possible 10½ years in jail on charges of assaulting a police officer after being removed when he dared to ask an unscripted question, reports an article on “Activist Post.”

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 READ MORE



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The Trouble With the Robert Ethan Saylor Case

There are many things that trouble me about the death of Robert Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old man with Down syndrome who died in January after an encounter with sheriff’s deputies at a movie theater. Stories of police brutality always carry the special chill that comes with a violation of the public trust.

Posted on Jul 28, 2013 READ MORE



Warren Shows Up McConnell, California Fights Back Against Wal-Mart, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including former RNC Chairman Michael Steele weighs a political comeback and Rep. Darrell Issa gets some pushback from his own party after calling the White House’s spokesman a “paid liar.”

Posted on Jun 3, 2013 READ MORE



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Ravens Player to Use Super Bowl to Advocate for Gay Marriage

Brendon Ayanbadejo has been an outspoken proponent of the cause, and for LGBT rights in general, since he became one of the first athletes from a major professional sport to publicly announce his support for same-sex marriage in 2009.

Posted on Jan 23, 2013 READ MORE



Fiscal Cliff Blame Game, a Hillary Clinton Health Update, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a marriage milestone in Maryland and Politics Today’s pick for the 2012 video of the year.

Posted on Dec 31, 2012 READ MORE



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Four More Years: Now What?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Gay America’s best election yet; Robert Scheer on Obama’s second term; marijuana legalization; and Internet freedom.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE


Four More Years: Now What?

This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: Gay America’s best election yet; Robert Scheer on Obama’s second term; marijuana legalization; and Internet freedom.

Posted on Nov 9, 2012 READ MORE



Florida’s Slow Election Results, Williams’ Feud With Trump, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some winners and losers from Tuesday’s election and Jon Stewart weighs in on the Missouri Senate race between Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE



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Anti-Gay Legislator Injures Kids in Boat Crash

Don H. Dwyer, a tea party Republican and member of the Maryland House of Delegates who has said that same-sex marriage poses a threat to children, has injured four children in a drunken boating accident.

Posted on Aug 25, 2012 READ MORE



Romney Booed at NAACP Speech, Lower Taxes and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Republicans’ 33rd(!) attempt to repeal Obamacare and gay marriage getting put to a vote in Maryland.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 READ MORE



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Poll: Same-Sex Marriage Likely to Be Upheld in Maryland

A new Public Policy Polling survey shows that a referendum to keep Maryland’s law allowing same-sex marriage, which is scheduled to go into effect Jan. 1, is likely to pass.

Posted on May 24, 2012 READ MORE



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Romney, Romney, Romney Sweeps Tuesday Primaries

Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Wisconsin all went for Mitt on Tuesday night, making Rick Santorum look even more like a party crasher.

Posted on Apr 3, 2012 READ MORE



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Governor Makes Gay Marriage Legal in Maryland

Good show, governor. On Thursday, Maryland joined the growing list of states to make same-sex marriage legal, and Gov. Martin O’Malley made it a memorable occasion, complete with an after-party at his place.

Posted on Mar 2, 2012 READ MORE



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Two Injured in Maryland Mail Blasts

Two explosive devices embedded in pieces of mail detonated within minutes of each other in two government buildings in Maryland on Thursday, injuring two employees and leading local officials to believe that the incidents were related.

Posted on Jan 6, 2011 READ MORE



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Victorious Foe of Government Health Care Demands Government Health Care

And the hypocrite-of-the-day award goes to Andy Harris of Maryland. The incoming Republican congressman who campaigned against “Obamacare” caused a stir Monday when he complained that his government-subsidized congressional health care coverage would be delayed a month.

Posted on Nov 16, 2010 READ MORE



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Jonesin’ for Their Net Fix

Researchers at the University of Maryland have studied the consequences of 200 American college students unhooking from all media—cell phones, social media, Internet—for 24 hours, finding that many suffered symptoms of withdrawal similar to those in drug and alcohol addictions.

Posted on Apr 25, 2010 READ MORE


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A Trip Down Michael Steele’s Money Trouble Trail

Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele apparently isn’t the most highly esteemed figure over at Tucker Carlson’s online emporium The Daily Caller, as the site has published another unflattering story about Steele’s spending habits ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 1, 2010 READ MORE



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Maryland to Recognize Same-Sex Marriages (Performed Elsewhere)

The state of Maryland hasn’t worked out legislation to officially validate same-sex marriages that happen within its own borders, but as of Wednesday, Maryland’s Attorney General Douglas Gansler made it possible for GLBTQ partners’ unions to be legally recognized—as long as they were performed somewhere else.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010 READ MORE



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If Corporations Are People, Can They Run for Congress?

A progressive communications firm in Maryland is planning on sticking it to the Supreme Court by running for Congress. After all, if corporations have the same rights as individuals, why can’t they run for office?

Posted on Feb 2, 2010 READ MORE


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Undocumented Workers Cleaned Chertoff’s Home

Oops! It wasn’t exactly an international incident, but it turns out that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff unintentionally had undocumented workers clean his house.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008 READ MORE



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Maryland Police Keep You Safe From Terrorist Nuns

How did two nuns end up on a list of terrorists? Blame a now-defunct investigation by the Maryland State Police, who sent undercover troopers to spy on political groups and identify supposed terrorists, among them pacifists, environmentalists, a congressional candidate and those two feisty nuns. Update 

Posted on Dec 7, 2008 READ MORE


Lawmaker Quits Amid Child Porn Investigation

A Republican member of the Maryland Legislature has resigned after authorities raided his home and took several items, including his computer, during a child pornography investigation. According to the Baltimore Examiner, state Delegate Robert McKee had been a sponsor of the Child Protection From Predators Act.

Posted on Feb 18, 2008 READ MORE


Obama’s Demographic Breakthrough

Exit polls, those surveys of voters as they leave their polling places, should be taken with a grain of salt. Having said that, CNN’s exit poll data from the so-called Potomac Primary shows Barack Obama crossing the demographic divide that has hampered him throughout the race. Seniors, white people, working-class voters and women—all traditional supporters of the Clinton campaign—came out for Obama in big numbers.

Posted on Feb 13, 2008 READ MORE


The Promised Land

Imagine a place where the leading politician pokes fun at those who “regard all taxes as a pestilence, a plague or a disease.” Imagine the same politician saying: “Not one of us wants to pay more in taxes. But you know what we want even less? What we want even less is to leave our country to our kids in a worsened condition.”

Posted on Nov 22, 2007 READ MORE


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The Battle Over Sex Education

While many schools continue to move toward abstinence-only (aka “keep your fingers crossed”) sex education, some communities are fighting for more candid and honest curricula. A Maryland school district, for example, just won the right to teach middle and high schoolers about homosexuality and the proper use of condoms.

Posted on Jul 3, 2007 READ MORE


Electronic Voting Woes

A former legislator and critic of Maryland’s elections board received a copy of Diebold’s computer code along with an anonymous letter criticizing the management of state elections.  The incident adds to a growing list of concerns over Diebold’s troubled voting equipment. (h/t: Crooks and Liars)

Posted on Oct 21, 2006 READ MORE


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