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A sad day for Maryland

A bill to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland died today in the House of Delegates. According to the Post, the bill died as the result of opposition by Democrats in Southern Maryland (my home territory) and African-American Democrats from...

By Todd Eberly  | March 11, 2011; 5:50 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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In Maryland, a time to lead

Maryland's House of Delegates will likely vote today on whether to legalize same-sex marriage in the state. By most counts, the legislation lacks the 71 votes needed to pass the bill. I have already written extensively about this issue...

By Todd Eberly  | March 11, 2011; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Maryland's clash of the bag-tax proposals

On the surface, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett's proposal to institute a tax on single-use shopping bags sounds a whole lot like the one that we've grown so accustomed to inside the ol' D. of C. It's the same...

By Aaron Morrissey  | March 7, 2011; 5:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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A civics lesson for Maryland's leaders

As a professor of political science, I admit that I tend to view political issues through a slightly different lens than many voters and certainly many elected leaders. Few things frustrate me more than when people fundamentally fail to...

By Todd Eberly  | March 7, 2011; 9:43 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Whose defense job gets cut?

With the federal budget being hotly contested, one wonders how many job cuts, especially in the defense sector, will be made across the region and which politician will get blamed for them. By one account, nearly 20,000 Virginia jobs...

By Peter Galuszka  | March 4, 2011; 2:37 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Civil unions for all?

In a report at MyFoxDC, Prince George's Del. Tiffany Alston position has been clarified considerably. Alston wishes to do away with marriage altogether, and have Maryland recognize only civil unions. "I believe, as a government, we should issue something...

By Todd Eberly  | March 4, 2011; 10:57 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Separate but equal in Maryland?, Todd Eberly , March 3, 2011
Photo tour of the ICC, Dan Malouff , March 2, 2011
Same-sex marriage intrigue in Md., Todd Eberly , March 2, 2011
In the fast lane on the ICC, Fay Jacobs, Rehoboth Beach , February 25, 2011
The problem isn't collective bargaining, Todd Eberly , February 23, 2011
A chance for a new day in Prince George’s, Anthony G. Brown, Largo , February 19, 2011
Bethesda braces for a BRAC traffic nightmare, Patrick L. O’Neil, Bethesda , February 19, 2011
Who's demonizing who?, Robert Nelson, Gaithersburg , February 18, 2011
What's O'Malley thinking on Metro's board?, David Alpert , February 17, 2011
Law of unintended consequences, Saqib Ali, North Potomac , February 15, 2011
Census is a wake-up call for Maryland GOP, Todd Eberly , February 14, 2011
Why the word 'marriage' matters, Jane Rigby, Silver Spring , February 12, 2011
Take the politics out of parole for lifers, W. Roland Knapp , February 12, 2011
The National Guard is there for D.C., Ronald Wilson, Waldorf , February 11, 2011
WMATA ponders cutting late-night service, David Alpert , February 10, 2011
A strong advocate for Montgomery consumers, Abby Thomas, Silver Spring , February 9, 2011
Don't scapegoat Pepco, Sheldon Cheney, Keedysville, Md. , February 8, 2011
How the ICC will change Maryland, Dan Malouff , February 8, 2011
The value of a Prince George's 'prerogative', Todd Reitzel, Beltsville , February 7, 2011
What Pepco might learn from Vepco, Peter Galuszka , February 6, 2011
Wine freedom in Maryland: Just a taste won't do , David White, Washington , February 5, 2011
It's time for Montgomery to embrace charters, David Borinsky, Baltimore , February 3, 2011
Don't rush to judge officers in Takoma Park standoff, Michael J. Bolton, Arlington , February 2, 2011
'Urban' doesn't have to mean more dense, Dan Malouff , February 2, 2011
The traffic planners let us down, Azik Schwechter, Silver Spring , February 1, 2011
How a storm can break the ice, Faheem Younus, Baltimore , February 1, 2011
A satisfied Pepco customer, Conrad May, Kensington , January 31, 2011
You can count on Pepco, Jerilyn Schweitzer, Bethesda , January 31, 2011
A sandwich and a bed for a stranger in need, Luann Battersby, Fairfield, Pa. , January 31, 2011
Shelter in the storm, Jeffrey Frances, Rockville , January 31, 2011
Two states, two approaches to guns, James Morris, Lovettsville , January 25, 2011
Choosing the wrong hospital, Jill Brantley, Silver Spring , January 25, 2011
Which part of Baltimore?, Clarence D. Long III, Warrenton , January 25, 2011
If Sargent Shriver had run for Maryland governor ..., Patrick McGrath, Churchton, Md. , January 22, 2011
Remembering Bill Hanna, Gus Bauman, Silver Spring , January 22, 2011
President O'Malley?, Keith Berner , January 21, 2011
A wedding like any other, Tom Moriarty, Salisbury , January 21, 2011
Blame game in U-Md. student's death, Aaron Morrissey , January 18, 2011
Another half-baked rail project, Pat Garvey, Bethesda , January 17, 2011
Seeking a hospital that doesn't limit care, Susan F. Wood and Laura Meyers, Washington , January 12, 2011
Little-known infrastructure, Dan Malouff , January 11, 2011
DOT heads to take charge of WMATA reform, David Alpert , January 10, 2011
As 'American' as a tuition break , Al Sartor, Walnut Creek, Calif. , January 6, 2011
A path to citizenship -- in Canada, William F. Tell, Silver Spring , January 6, 2011
Maryland's pension problem isn't state workers' fault, Patrick Moran, Baltimore , January 4, 2011
Friedgen's scrambled priorities, Eric A. Green, Arlington , January 4, 2011
Taking away immigrant students' chance to 'Dream', Maia Werbos, College Park , January 3, 2011
Stories of triumph over adversity, Diana Vaca, Alexandria , December 28, 2010
The sacking of Ralph Friedgen, Jim Hoehn, Rockville , December 23, 2010
U-md.'s bad 'business' decision, Thomas Ponton, Columbia , December 23, 2010
A more humane approach to the abortion debate, Angela Martin, Annapolis , December 16, 2010
An unfair tax exemption in Maryland, Seth Grimes, Takoma Park , December 13, 2010
White Flint: Another giveaway to developers, Keith Berner , December 13, 2010
Care that women need, Jennifer Blasdell, Silver Spring , December 12, 2010
Hunting won't solve the deer problem, Laura Simon, Woodbridge, Conn. , November 26, 2010
The liquor-politics mix in Prince George's, Michele P. Leonardi, University Park , November 23, 2010
Metro's biggest problem: Not putting safety first, James Potts, Fort Washington , November 22, 2010
A cleaner bay begins with cleaner farms, Hilary Kirwan, Washington , November 20, 2010
Will U-Md.'s new president get on board the Purple Line?, Marcus Afzali, College Park , November 19, 2010
Sink riverboat gambling in Virginia, Peter Galuszka , November 19, 2010
Legal corruption in Montgomery , Keith Berner , November 17, 2010
Serious fixes for WMATA (cont'd): Bring in the CEO, David Alpert , November 16, 2010
Roadside conspiracies in Takoma Park, Keith Berner , November 16, 2010
Top 10 bus paint jobs, Dan Malouff , November 15, 2010
Con-con promise comes due for O'Malley, J.H. Snider, Severna Park , November 13, 2010
The Post's double standard on my legislative work, Paul G. Pinsky, University Park , November 13, 2010
What it will take to change Annapolis, Paul Edwards, Towson , November 12, 2010
Rethinking early voting, Keith Berner , November 9, 2010
The case for speed cameras, John Mathwin, Rockville , November 8, 2010
How not to get a speeding ticket, Lotte Fleck, Washington , November 8, 2010
Ride-On's bad attitude, Keith Berner , November 8, 2010
Ehrlich the fluke, Keith Berner , November 5, 2010
A little late for honesty ..., Larry Ciolorito, Darnestown , November 3, 2010
Lessons of the '68 con-con , Margaret B. Mentzer, Beltsville , November 3, 2010
Let's restore Montgomery's promise, washingtonpost.com editors , October 31, 2010
Defense contracting clouds on the horizon, Peter Galuszka , October 28, 2010
My endorsement: A businessman for O'Malley, washingtonpost.com editors , October 27, 2010
My endorsement: Standing up to the unions, washingtonpost.com editors , October 25, 2010
My endorsement: Opportunities for women, washingtonpost.com editors , October 25, 2010
My endorsement: Pitching for the Orioles, washingtonpost.com editors , October 24, 2010
My endorsement: Tech-savvy leadership, washingtonpost.com editors , October 24, 2010
My endorsement: Pensions and the Purple Line, washingtonpost.com editors , October 23, 2010
My endorsement: Checks and balances, washingtonpost.com editors , October 23, 2010
MARC madness, washingtonpost.com editors , October 21, 2010
Why I'm not embarrassed by the Baltimore teachers' vote , washingtonpost.com editors , October 20, 2010
Keeping them smoke-free longer, washingtonpost.com editors , October 19, 2010
Your endorsement, washingtonpost.com editors , October 17, 2010
A critical need for ambulance fees, washingtonpost.com editors , October 11, 2010
A vote for ambulance fees is a vote for the poor, washingtonpost.com editors , October 8, 2010
Maryland bike law isn’t enough, washingtonpost.com editors , October 7, 2010
Hey, Montgomery voters, who wants candy? , Keith Berner , October 5, 2010
So can we call it Molly's Law?, Aaron Morrissey , October 4, 2010
Among Md. schools, Montgomery is no outlier, washingtonpost.com editors , October 2, 2010
The cost of the Maryland sales tax, washingtonpost.com editors , October 2, 2010
Md. sales tax riddle: Why pay $11.83 to save $1?, washingtonpost.com editors , September 28, 2010
O'Malley: What's a progressive to do?, Keith Berner , September 27, 2010
The real tragedy in three gun crimes, washingtonpost.com editors , September 20, 2010
Government wasn't created to provide jobs, washingtonpost.com editors , September 16, 2010
Sifting the Montgomery returns, Keith Berner , September 15, 2010
Campaign behavior that should be retired, washingtonpost.com editors , September 15, 2010
Riemer's success and other good news, David Alpert , September 15, 2010
Hoyer's challenger: The gumption of Andrew Gall, Keith Berner , September 10, 2010
George Leventhal: My respect but not my support, Keith Berner , September 6, 2010
The case against ambulance fees, washingtonpost.com editors , September 4, 2010
McDonnell drags his feet on the bay, Peter Galuszka , September 3, 2010
Where's Duchy?, Keith Berner , September 1, 2010
The ambulance fee debate: Not so black and white, Keith Berner , August 30, 2010
Closing the development gap in Prince George's, washingtonpost.com editors , August 29, 2010
Dean: The experience to get results , washingtonpost.com editors , August 29, 2010
Baker: Customers and capital, washingtonpost.com editors , August 29, 2010
Levi: It begins with education, washingtonpost.com editors , August 29, 2010
Jackson: New jobs within 100 days, washingtonpost.com editors , August 29, 2010
Helping Pepco keep the lights on, washingtonpost.com editors , August 26, 2010
Where Pepco needs updating, washingtonpost.com editors , August 23, 2010
Pepco's four little problems, washingtonpost.com editors , August 23, 2010
'Without power' of communication at Pepco, washingtonpost.com editors , August 19, 2010
How the PSC ties BGE and Pepco's hands , washingtonpost.com editors , August 18, 2010
Why I put a hold on the Metro oversight bill, washingtonpost.com editors , August 16, 2010
When it rains, storm stories flow, washingtonpost.com editors , August 13, 2010
McDonnell stonewalls Chesapeake cleanup, Peter Galuszka , July 21, 2010
Why is Virginia 'business friendly'?, Peter Galuszka , July 14, 2010
Gov. O'Malley deserved his NEA award, washingtonpost.com editors , July 14, 2010
Gov. O'Malley's radio ads, washingtonpost.com editors , July 13, 2010
Reflections on the Md. water alert, washingtonpost.com editors , July 12, 2010
MARC's track record, washingtonpost.com editors , July 12, 2010
Parole didn't cause this tragedy, washingtonpost.com editors , June 24, 2010
A hold-your-nose commute from Takoma, washingtonpost.com editors , June 16, 2010
D.C. faring better than suburbs on growth, Dan Malouff , June 16, 2010
Who a BP boycott hits hardest, Peter Galuszka , June 10, 2010
Who cares what Helen Thomas thinks?, Peter Galuska , June 7, 2010
Virginia's human trafficking problem, Peter Galuszka , June 1, 2010
Streetcars on D.C. memory lane, Peter Galuszka , May 26, 2010
Demand is there for passenger rail, Peter Galuszka , May 20, 2010
An African American cultural district for Baltimore?, washingtonpost.com editors , May 19, 2010
Science city in the real world, washingtonpost.com editors , May 14, 2010
Outer Beltway: Not that again, David Alpert , May 14, 2010
O'Malley's (negative) opening salvo, washingtonpost.com editors , May 12, 2010
You balanced the Maryland budget? Big whoop, washingtonpost.com editors , May 11, 2010
The Maryland GOP's shallow bench, washingtonpost.com editors , May 10, 2010
What the ICC hath wrought, washingtonpost.com editors , May 3, 2010
Saving trees on the Chesapeake's shores, washingtonpost.com editors , May 3, 2010
Montgomery County could lift its blue laws: Yes, please, Washington Post editors , April 27, 2010
Northrop Grumman chooses Virginia, Peter Galuszka , April 27, 2010
Does Sheriff Jackson deserve a promotion?, Washington Post editors , April 23, 2010
Experience that counts in the Maryland Senate, washingtonpost.com editors , April 11, 2010
Give judges discretion in drunk-driving cases , washingtonpost.com editors , April 8, 2010
Backsliding on the bay?, washingtonpost.com editors , April 5, 2010
'Coddling drunk drivers'? Not quite, washingtonpost.com editors , March 31, 2010
MoCo development theory ... and practice, washingtonpost.com editors , March 30, 2010
Misdirected development in Montgomery, washingtonpost.com editors , March 30, 2010
The real drag on Montgomery's budget, washingtonpost.com editors , March 29, 2010
Facing reality in the Castillo case, washingtonpost.com editors , March 26, 2010
Stuck with plastic bags, washingtonpost.com editors , March 23, 2010
Jerry Weast's garden lesson, washingtonpost.com editors , March 22, 2010
The 'war' on Chesapeake pollution, washingtonpost.com editors , March 22, 2010
The alcohol lobby comes first in Annapolis , washingtonpost.com editors , March 17, 2010
Maryland makes gains for the Chesapeake Bay, washingtonpost.com editors , March 8, 2010
Robert Ehrlich's revisionist history, washingtonpost.com editors , March 3, 2010
Montgomery on top, washingtonpost.com editors , February 22, 2010
Lapsing into a snowma, washingtonpost.com editors , February 21, 2010
Making Amber alerts work, washingtonpost.com editors , February 19, 2010
A less-than-informative Amber alert , washingtonpost.com editors , February 19, 2010
Pepco, bury those lines, washingtonpost.com editors , February 16, 2010
What good neighbors do, washingtonpost.com editors , February 14, 2010
Clash of the SUV drivers, washingtonpost.com editors , February 14, 2010
A shovel thief strikes in Silver Spring, washingtonpost.com editors , February 12, 2010
The lonely shoveler, washingtonpost.com editors , February 12, 2010
Stop tilting at wind-power projects, washingtonpost.com editors , February 9, 2010
Does The Post appreciate teachers? , washingtonpost.com editors , February 8, 2010
What's in your child's sippy cup?, washingtonpost.com editors , February 8, 2010
Metro's Bethesda Station: Bring your climbing gear, washingtonpost.com editors , February 4, 2010
A failed Maryland teacher for changing tenure, washingtonpost.com editors , February 2, 2010
The message in a beetle, washingtonpost.com editors , January 28, 2010
The real cure for Maryland's budget disease , washingtonpost.com editors , January 27, 2010
Real reform in Annapolis, washingtonpost.com editors , January 8, 2010
Living the low-carbon life, washingtonpost.com editors , January 6, 2010
Cabin John was high on this hog, washingtonpost.com editors , January 5, 2010
Crowdsourcing Maryland's democracy, washingtonpost.com editors , December 31, 2009
Why Metro deserves its federal boost , washingtonpost.com editors , December 24, 2009
Betting where you bank?, washingtonpost.com editors , December 18, 2009
As the slots vote goes, so goes Maryland, washingtonpost.com editors , December 11, 2009
Slots and Arundel Mills: A winning combination, washingtonpost.com editors , December 4, 2009
The wrong place for slots, washingtonpost.com editors , December 4, 2009
Political games in Montgomery, washingtonpost.com editors , December 3, 2009
Paying a visit to the track, washingtonpost.com editors , December 2, 2009
Maryland horse racing in the home stretch, washingtonpost.com editors , November 27, 2009
A wider I-270: How two lanes beats four, washingtonpost.com editors , November 13, 2009
Policing speech is part of a good school's job, washingtonpost.com editors , November 6, 2009
Tested to Death in the Maryland Schools, washingtonpost.com editors , September 30, 2009
My Health-Care Story: Penny-Wise and Flu-Foolish, washingtonpost.com editors , September 23, 2009
Where the Wild Things Were, washingtonpost.com editors , September 14, 2009
Scary Scenes on the Billy Goat Trail, washingtonpost.com editors , September 11, 2009
Family or Foster Care? A Death Shows the Stakes, washingtonpost.com editors , September 6, 2009
Squeezing Our Wineries, washingtonpost.com editors , August 31, 2009
A Marriage Like Any Other, washingtonpost.com editors , August 27, 2009
 
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