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The Working Poor…Not Looking For Hand-Outs!

March 10, 2013

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Originally posted on Ron Pagano's Delmarva Progressive:
Judy Davis, an activist from Worcester County, MD, is involved with important issues in our state. She recently participated in the Marylanders Against Gun Violence rally, in Annapolis, MD and is a participant in the Emerge program, which trains women around the country to take more active…

Gov. Martin O’Malley Speaks Out In Support Of Worcester County Farm Family

November 18, 2011

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Gov. Martin O’Malley has taken the unusual step of intervening with the Law Clinic at his alma mater, the University of Maryland School of Law, on behalf of a beleaguered Worcester County farm family. A costly environmental lawsuit filed against the Hudson family farm has been a source of local controversy from the beginning. The […]

In-State Tuition for Immigrant Children Is A Win-Win

March 15, 2011

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The Maryland State Senate has passed a bill allowing children of “illegal immigrants” to pay the in-state tuition rate at Maryland community colleges. It’s reported that this might burden Maryland taxpayers, eventually. The concern is unnecessary, because it’s based on a  misunderstanding of the so-called costs. Just my opinion. First, seems to me a bit old-fashioned […]

Election 2010 — Outsiders Want In

June 14, 2010

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The victory of Alvin Greene, 32, in the South Carolina Democratic primary for U.S. Senate, was greeted with dismay — even laughter — by many, who thought him to be somehow less than qualified. Now the dismay is changing to excitement, as this soft-spoken man, a recently discharged veteran, quietly and calmly answers the disrespectful […]

So What Will It Be? Change or Status Quo?

March 21, 2010

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The way forward in history is never led by the timid. Every advance in human rights is resisted by defenders of the status quo.  Change through democracy is difficult and loudly opposed. Do you think the signers of the Declaration of Independence were worried about re-election? They were revolutionaries, with no guarantee of success.  Benjamin […]

'Depression Amidst The Fun' — See Lost On The Shore

March 4, 2010

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I want to call your attention to a very though-provoking article on the state of the Worcester County economy over at Lost On The Shore, which is one of Maryland’s best political blogs. <a href="http://blogitti.blogiche.com/">Blogitti<⁄a> The post is entitled “Depression Amidst The Fun,” and as you might gather from the title, it paints a gloomy […]

Marylanders Leading Fight for Health Care

February 25, 2010

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Maryland is well-represented in President Barack Obama’s health-care showdown today, live and televised from Blair House. As President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walked across the street to the White House for the lunch break, the president paused for an impromptu one-on-one with Rep. Steny Hoyer, the congressman from Southern Maryland, who also happens […]

Health Care: Are Your Representatives Part of the Problem Or Part of the Solution?

February 21, 2010

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Maryland On My Mind has never done this before, but today I’m posting an e-mail in it’s entirety from TrueMajority, which is associated with MoveOn.org. But first, I would like to propose a simplified health-care bill, something along the lines of: This act extends Medicare to all U.S citizens. The U.S. courts shall impose penalties […]

Antidote for Economic Denial: "The Ring of Fire"

February 20, 2010

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Maryland On My Mind takes a break from our wall-to-wall winter weather coverage to ponder our economic predicament. It’s so rare that I find a graph I can actually understand. Here’s something interesting, courtesy of  PIMCO’s Bill Gross: “The most vulnerable countries in 2010 are shown in PIMCO’s chart “The Ring of Fire.” These red […]

U.S. Political And Economic Crisis: Thoughts for a Snowy Weekend

February 6, 2010

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As long as we’re all snowed in, we might as well use some of the time to think about our economic and political predicament  in the U.S. Jon Taplin has just written a very important post entitled “Men At Work.” I guarantee it will generate 40 or more comments from Mr. Taplin’s large community of […]