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...
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.
The crowded podium at the GOP presidential debates reflects not just their confusion but our progressive movement leadership's relative lack of youth and diversityRead more
Recent behavior of the Supreme Court's conservative wing shows the persistent danger to the concept of equal protection...Read more
A hearing in Prince George's Aug. 6 offers a chance to persuade officials that Maryland's Climate Plan deserves renewal and supportRead more
Maryland's partisan, flawed system of drawing electoral districts can be shifted to one that's a national standard. But many interests compete to keep the status quo and a tricky political calendar before 2020 has to be navigated.Read more
Alarming news came recently when Equality Maryland announced that it may have to scale back or cease operations as funding fell following the Supreme Court marriage equality victory last month. Alarming, because Equality Maryland’s work isn’t done—it still has a profoundly important missionRead more
Gov. Hogan wants a new commission to loosen regulations on business. Apparently he wasn't satisfied with the work of the Augistine Commission, appointed -- by Democrats -- to accomplish the same goals.Read more
Predictions in the New York Times and elsewhere were that the US Supreme Court could trend left at the end of its session. They weren't far off, with four out of the six major decisions cheering liberals.Read more
By Justin Vest
History–like all human endeavors–is complex and often individual nuances are lost in the overarching context of a given time. The complexities of our history are not being adequately reflected in the ongoing debate over Confederate imagery, at least in part, because the symbols themselves are not capable of representing them fully.Read more