Maryland

It's True: Obamacare Will Force Some People to Pay More for the Same Coverage
November 07, 2013

Examples of Obamacare plan cancellations and premium increases are getting tons of media coverage, though you rarely hear the whole story.

Another State Reports Low Obamacare Insurance Rates
July 26, 2013

The latest state to publish insurance rates under Obamacare is Maryland. The results seem consistent with the pattern we’ve seen so far. When state officials want the law to work, it works pretty well. And Maryland officials want the law to work. 

He’s Handsome, He’s Progressive, He’s a Rocker...
And man, would Martin O’Malley make a lousy presidential candidate
July 02, 2013

And man, would Martin O’Malley make a lousy presidential candidate.

The Democrats' 2016 Contenders Are Betting on Gun Control
January 14, 2013

Several high-profile Democratic governors seem to think gun control is no longer an issue to avoid. Will they be proven right?

Torture, America, and the Laws of War
December 21, 2012

Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American HistoryBy John Fabian Witt (Free Press, 498 pp., $32)   WAR IS ABOUT killing, maiming, and destroying. Yet in its midst men have sought heroism not only in savage acts of bravery but also in observing limits, in finding a way to affirm their and their adversaries’ common humanity, in the concept of honor as a higher expression of morality than is attainable even in peace.

Meet the Costume-Donning, Prop-Loving Thirtysomething Who Ousted Pete Stark
December 05, 2012

The former fake bikini contest judge is now a congressman.

His Russian Lawyer Dead, A Former American Turns to Congress for Revenge
November 16, 2012

They killed his lawyer and wrecked his fortune. Now the man who renounced his American citizenship is turning to Congress for revenge on Russia.

Welcome to America’s Most Gerrymandered District
November 08, 2012

Maryland’s 3rd congressional district, the most gerrymandered in the nation, is a Rorschach test in the most literal sense. The Washington Post called it a “crazy quilt.” A local politician compared it to “blood spatter from a crime scene.” A federal judge said it reminded him of a “broken-winged pterodactyl, lying prostrate across the center of the state.” DCist suggested we ditch metaphor altogether and change the word “gerrymander” to “Marymander.” It would be an apt name.

Washington State Proves It’s More Liberal than Amsterdam
November 07, 2012

Washington state ain't no Canada or Amsterdam. In fact, as of yesterday, it's even more liberal.

What’s Next For the Same-Sex Marriage Movement?
November 07, 2012

The long-fight for marriage equality.

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