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American Heritage – the Fourth of July – Proud & Strong

In 1492, the vast expanses of the American continents were opened to the empires of an Old World that had for thousands of years presumed the legitimacy of slavery, indentured servitude, racial and sexual superiority, debtor prisons, child labor, and other conditions that our modern world now almost universally condemns. As was the practice of …

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Consequences of Anti-Police Legislation

This past legislative session, I urged my Senate colleagues to reject the numerous anti-police bills pending in the General Assembly. I argued that these bills were counterproductive and, if passed, would seriously harm public safety by driving officers from the force and discouraging the rest from actively policing the community. In a sincere effort to avoid such outcomes, …

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Crime Measures That Make Marylanders Less Safe

This past legislative session, I urged my Senate colleagues to reject the numerous anti-police bills pending in the General Assembly. I argued that these bills were counter-productive and, if passed, would seriously harm public safety by driving officers from the force and discouraging the rest from actively policing the community. In a sincere effort to …

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Maryland’s Education Power Play

Even in this hyper-politicized environment, it’s surprising that the Maryland General Assembly’s signature bill on education reform is far more about grabbing political power than improving the quality of education.  Ignore for the moment the bill drafters’ ridiculous assumption that dynamic & intelligent teachers are best recruited and retained by burying them in a behemoth …

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