Gas Pump Sticker Shock? “Progressive” Policies Drive Energy Costs Higher

Gas pump prices over $3 per gallon This year’s annual Memorial Day Weekend ‘gasoline price outlook’ is decidedly grim. The American Automobile Association reports that prices are at their highest level in seven years. [i] A spokesman for the smartphone app GasBuddy says gas prices are elevated because demand “has come roaring back.”[ii]  This year’s…

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Is the Carjacking Epidemic a “Defund the Police” Movement Symptom? Will Armed, Defensive Motorists Reverse the Trend?

The mushrooming national carjacking epidemic is finally receiving added attention from prosecutors and law enforcement.  This past week Maryland’s U.S. attorney’s office announced the formation of a regional prosecution task force to combat the crime in D.C and Montgomery and Prince George’s counties.[i] Carjackings doubled from 2019 to 2020 in Prince George’s and Montgomery counties,…

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Governor Hogan Reacts as Emails Reveal Personal Animus, Not Science Drove MoCo COVID Policy

Travis Gayles with Marc Elrich

In an expose relying upon emails obtained through Freedom of Information requests, Tim Carney of the Washington Examiner uncovered a disturbing pattern of personal animus by Montgomery County’s health officer Travis Gayles against religious and nonpublic schools and their parents. [i] Wrote Gayles in August while his school closure orders were being challenged: “It has…

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The Limits of Woke Capitalism

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Republicans and conservatives reacted negatively to the political advocacy taken by large corporations such as Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines against the Georgia voting rights law.  However, conservatives ought not to be surprised by this corporate activism.  It reflects the success of a long-term campaign by parts of the investment community to encourage large companies to…

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Anthony Brown Wants Biden Administration to Block Hogan’s Traffic Relief Plan

Because of the news stories promoting the Biden “Infrastructure” bill, Marylanders might think that relief from Capital Beltway gridlock was on the way. However, they would be wrong if Rep. Anthony Brown (D-Prince George’s) gets his way.  Earlier this month, Brown wrote Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg detailing his opposition to the Hogan “Traffic Relief Plan,”…

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Are Federal Prosecutors Closing in on Baltimore’s Power Couple, Marilyn & Nick Mosby?

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Federal prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Baltimore City Council President Nick Mosby and State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby, subpoenaing her campaign and the couple’s business records, according to a grand jury subpoena recently obtained by the Baltimore Sun. The U.S. Attorney and FBI want financial records related to the power couple’s tax returns, bank…

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Must-See TV: WBFF’s Searing Baltimore City Public School Reporting

Did the Kirwan Commission’s members visit Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts in Baltimore before making their costly recommendations?  They should have. WBFF’s Project Baltimore last week broke a compelling investigative piece about a student attending Augusta Fells.  Over four years, Tiffany France’s son passed just three classes and earned a grade point average…

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Montgomery County’s Proposed “See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil” Approach to Policing

Earlier this month, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich’s Reimagining Public Safety Task Force issued its report.  The Task Force’s vision involves Montgomery County waving a proverbial white flag to reduce public safety dramatically.[i] Media attention has focused on the recommendation for eliminating School Resource Officers.  This program has been at the frontline of MCPS’s efforts to…

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Hogan Traffic Relief Plan Moving Forward

Marylanders tired of being stuck in Capital Beltway traffic recently received good news from the Hogan Administration. The state Department of Transportation is moving forward with the next steps toward adding two high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes along the Capital Beltway across the American Legion Bridge to I-270.  The Department has adopted a formal recommendation for…

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Maryland House Republican Caucus Announces School Reopening Legislation

ANNAPOLIS, MD – The Maryland House Republican  Caucus has announced a package of education legislation designed to address and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Our colleagues in the House Minority Caucus are committed to ensuring that ALL students in Maryland receive a quality education”, said House Minority Whip Delegate Kathy Szeliga. “We are hearing from parents…

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