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'Angry Voters' are Nothing New: Check your History

The "Angry Voters" of 2016 are a fixture of electoral politics for the last half-century and more. The reasons for their anger are nothing new either. Continue reading

Prince Georgians need paid sick leave

Issues of economic inequality, low-wage work and family health are all connected in the county's pending bill on earned sick leave -- a fight we must win Continue reading

Obama's contradictory talk, action on environment

The president's fine words on climate change are an odd mix with his open door for Shell's deep-drilling exploitation of the threatened Arctic Continue reading

Voting Rights Act Turns 50; GOP candidates avert their eyes

AS the Voting Rights Act turns 50, the GOP presidential candidates chatter about trivia and pass up a chance to broaden their base -- maybe fatally. Continue reading

Congress and the Iran Deal: An Embarrassment

The depressing prospects as Congress fulminates over a hard-forged nuclear deal with Iran are an embarrassing moment of US political lameness in the international spotlight. Continue reading

A Conversation with Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez

A series of conversations with elected officials kicks off with Hal Ginsberg's interview of Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez, representing Dist. 18 in Montgomery County. Continue reading

Hogan administration backsliding on clean air

Years of progress on cleaning Maryland's power plant emissions are being reversed by the Hogan administration, as the Sierra Club's Seth Bush reports here. Continue reading

Affordable Housing: The Bitterest Angle -- and a Possible Fix

A pending court case in Idaho could push back against the savage local laws criminalizing homelessness and pushing the unhoused further into hopelessness -- a post from the excellent blog, Maryland Scramble Continue reading

What's New in Progressive Maryland Blogs

NEW ON THIS INFO CROSSROADS are fresh blogs on the crisis in affordable housing in Maryland and on not being smug about the frantic GOP scrum for the presidential nomination: How good is the progressive bench; where are tomorrow's progressive candidates? Earlier posts include SCOTUS critiques, the bad trade bills, the unending battle against racism, business influence in both of Maryland's parties and more... all available; just scroll down below...

Maryland is top-10 problem in US affordable housing crisis

The U.S. is experiencing a major housing crisis that has largely been ignored, and Maryland ranks 7th for highest housing costs and is in need of urgent solutions.   Continue reading