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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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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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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Leave it to Maryland Democrats to spend their political capital on passing a tax bill whose revenues they are unlikely to be able to collect legally.   Maryland Democratic legislators are expected to try to resuscitate two tax bills passed in 2020 but vetoed by Governor Hogan last May. The vetoed tax measures were intended…

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The Free State Commentary by Mark Uncapher

Commentaries by Mark Uncapher Only 9% of the Pelosi Payoff Package is for COVID Relief By Guest Columnist | March 1, 2021 While Democrats voted for a third time to block consideration of legislation that would allow for the safe reopening of schools in accordance with science, their party continues to tout their so-called “rescue” plan that’s…

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Four years ago, Joe Biden presided over a joint session of Congress at which 2016 presidential electoral votes were officially tallied. House Democrats repeatedly objected to the electoral votes Four years ago, on January 6, 2017, then-Vice President Joe Biden presided over a joint session of Congress at which 2016 presidential electoral votes were officially tallied. …

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Statement from Montgomery County Republican Club President Mark Uncapher On behalf of the Montgomery County Republican Club, I would like to thank Vice President Pence for his strong commitment to the Constituion of the Unites States. I agree wholeheartedly with his view that “[his] oath to support and defend the Constitution constrains [him] from claiming…

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It seems like more than a year has passed since 2020 began.  COVID has presented an unexpected challenge to us all.  Businesses are struggling in unprecedented numbers and many employees’ jobs hang in the balance.  The COVID pandemic health crisis has unquestionably confronted the country with a dramatic emergency.  In the coming year, one of…

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Travel around Maryland and adjacent jurisdictions, and you will encounter vastly different COVID restrictions.  It is the same disease, subject to the same “science” and the same CDC recommendations.  And yet local authorities are responding with very different rules.[i] Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan reduced capacity at bars and restaurants to 50% in November and ordered…

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Can Baltimore's Latest Mayor Break with Past Failures?

Can Baltimore’s Latest Mayor Break with Past Failures? For his next four years, let his report card include bringing the city’s murder rate down to a level at least comparable to other major cities. Brandon Scott assumes office as Baltimore’s Mayor on December 8, the fifth through a revolving door during the past eleven years…

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