Annapolis government, residents disagree over Eastport, Downtown development

By Greta Easthom Jammed in traffic on the Eastport drawbridge, Carly Anonsen, a teacher in a neighboring town, wonders how long it will take to get to work today, as the influx of cars crawl across. At least there is no downtown parade today. The bridge provides the shortest route from the quaint community of Eastport into Annapolis and other cities. Eastport residents require access … Continue reading Annapolis government, residents disagree over Eastport, Downtown development

Maryland to consider bill terminating parental rights of rapists

By Jason Fontelieu Despite failed attempts in the past to pass a bill terminating parental rights to the attacker when a pregnancy is caused by rape, another bill will be re-introduced to the Maryland General Assembly at the start of the new legislative session in January. The issue is backed by House Speaker Michael Busch and Senate President Mike Miller, according to the Baltimore Sun. The … Continue reading Maryland to consider bill terminating parental rights of rapists

Commentary: Trump’s appearance at Value Voters’ Summit draws criticism

By Jason Fontelieu Concerns have arisen over President Donald Trump’s recent appearance at the Value Voters’ Summit, a conference held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC from Oct. 13 to Oct. 15. The conference is run by the Family Research Council, a group labeled as an LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. A post on the FRC website from 2016 … Continue reading Commentary: Trump’s appearance at Value Voters’ Summit draws criticism

Supreme Court begins first full term with Neil Gorsuch

The Supreme Court began a new session Oct. 2 — the first full term with President Donald Trump’s newly-appointed Justice Neil Gorsuch. Following the death of Anton Scalia in 2016, the court had been operating with only eight justices, four liberal and four conservative, after the majority-Republican Senate refused to appoint President Barack Obama’s nomination, Merrick Garland. With Gorsuch on the court, conservatives have a … Continue reading Supreme Court begins first full term with Neil Gorsuch

Commentary: Is the tragedy in Las Vegas the final straw in the gun control debate?

By Sean Mahoney Earlier this week the United States underwent one of the biggest national tragedies in the history of our country. 64-year-old retired accountant Stephen Paddock sat 32 stories above the crowd of a Jason Aldean performance at a country music festival and opened fire, killing 60 and injuring over 500 people. As the country mourns those who lost their lives, the event brings … Continue reading Commentary: Is the tragedy in Las Vegas the final straw in the gun control debate?

Meet the Candidates: Previewing Maryland’s 2018 gubernatorial election

By Jason Fontelieu In such a divided political climate, each election is proving to be significant, whether it be at the local, state or national level. In 2014, Republican Larry Hogan was elected governor of Maryland, a traditionally Democratic state. As the 2018 gubernatorial race draws nearer, the early focus seems to be on the Democrats running for the nomination next to Hogan’s name on … Continue reading Meet the Candidates: Previewing Maryland’s 2018 gubernatorial election