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I devoted most of my columns over the last several weeks to the holidays, the memories they invoke and the way they bring people together. But as the year draws to a close, even I am surprised to see that none of the scenes I drew took place in church...
Tags: Lobbying, Arts, Martin O'Malley, Politics, Arts and Culture
Two months after American voters made it clear they want effective government — and two years before the U.S. Senate's next opportunity to reform its broken rules — that "do nothing" chamber appears poised to fix its filibuster. In its present...
L.A. NOWL.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa endorsed Gil Cedillo for a seat on the City Council, citing a longtime relationship with the former state Assemblyman and praising what he said was a dedication to social justice....
A Senate panel killed a measure Thursday that would have allowed undocumented immigrant children who achieve federal deferred-action status under President Barack Obama's July executive order to pay in-state tuition at Virginia's public colleges and...
Twenty years after the last time Maryland voters weighed in on a law passed by the General Assembly, they got the chance to do it three times in 2012, with referendums on in-state tuition for some illegal immigrants, same-sex marriage and a...
In my Sunday column, I suggested that Republicans in Congress have begun to evolve in a more pragmatic, less ideological direction after their losses in last year’s election. As evidence, I noted that House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) backed...
When the General Assembly passed the Maryland Dream Act, lawmakers intended to allow certain students who are undocumented immigrants to pay in-state tuition rates at the state's colleges and universities. It was a recognition that these young people...
Of all the results from this past November's elections, two numbers stand out: three, and 71. Three is the number of counties nationwide where, according to Jennifer Duffy of the Cook Political Report, if President Obama had won a smaller percentage of...
For Martin O'Malley, the next 90 days will likely be the most important that remain in his tenure as Maryland's governor. As the General Assembly opens its 2013 session Wednesday, O'Malley will be looking to cap a record that many people believe he...
Erika Andiola, a well-known immigrant rights leader, watched Thursday night as agents handcuffed and took away her mother and adult brother from their Phoenix home--arrests that sparked swift outrage among activists like her across the nation....
Tags: Mexico, International Law, Politics, Extradition, Migration
Re "On family plan," Jan. 4 Can someone please explain to me how someone born in the U.S. to non-citizens is automatically deemed to be an American citizen? I looked up the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and Section I reads, "All persons...
Tags: China, U.S. Congress
After petitions sent three Maryland laws to voters this fall — the first such referendums in 20 years — state leaders said Tuesday that the process designed in the era before electronic signatures needs a fresh look. "Our forefathers never...
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Jan 8, 2013 |Story| Baltimore Sun
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