Ladies last: Why Maryland may have zero women in House, Senate delegations

A great piece by the University of Maryland J-school’s Capital News Service, exploring the “broken pipeline” of women in politics that will likely mean Marylanders will have no women in our US House or Senate delegations. And, they show, it’s not just Maryland. “For states like Maryland facing an absence of female federal representation, the solution starts at the bottom, [one observer] said. Women need to be encouraged during high school and college to pursue political careers so local politicians can springboard to the national stage.”

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Foot-dragging and low energy can stealth-reverse environmental progress

The Hogan administration is showing how indifference and cutback on enforcement resources can stealthily reverse environmental progress and ena ble sprawl, pleasing Hogan's developer backers. A post from Bay Journal by Tom Horton has details.

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo for October 31

Cash bail discussed Tuesday a.m. on the radio show; early voting, both good and scary (Question D) experiences; All out for Question A in Howard County; and links to the recent blog posts...

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Tomorrow on the Radio: Cash Bail in Maryland Must Go

The "Community Watch and Comment" show, Tuesday at 11 a.m. on WPFW-FM 89.3, discusses cash bail in Maryland

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Question D looks just as bogus to our next-door neighbors

The Howard County Times' editorial on Prince George's County's Question D shows that Maryland's neighboring counties know a flim-flam when they see one. Question D on the Prince George's ballot is a ruse that evades term limits without saying so.

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Jamie Raskin: Powered by Love with a Passion for Justice

An advocate for candidate Raskin argues that he will have singular progressive impact even in a Blue-state House delegation.

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Rascovar: Approval of new PG hospital ends health system saga marred by cronyism and corruption

Commentator Barry Rascovar observes that "Dimensions Health Corp. has been a disaster for the county over the past quarter-century. Political hacks and cronies filled management posts. The quality of health care suffered." A guest post from Maryland Reporter.

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Longer public comment period urged for Prince George's zoning rewrite section

Progressive Prince George's and the county Sierra Club group urge extension of comment period from two months to four, citing critical factors affecting community input into neighborhood change and development.

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Progressive Maryland Weekly Memo Oct. 24 -- MD economy on the air; Question D shenanigans and more

A more diverse and sustainable Maryland economy is discussed on WPFW-FM Tuesday; stealth attack on term limits in Prince George's; fair voting in Howard and elsewhere; Early voting starts Thursday and more in this Weekly Memo.

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The #Fightfor15 is a fight for economic justice for women and people of color in Montgomery County

Fighting for a $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County is a major piece in the progress toward a society of full economic justice.

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