Death Penalty Repeal…Repeal Movement, which led successful attempts to get same-sex marriage, in state tuition for illegal immigrants, etc to the ballot is now planning to do the same for the death penalty. This would put it on the ballot for the 2014 election cycle, which may prove better for their goal. Here’s more from the Washington Post: […]

Old Line Elephant News Roundup: 2/6/13

It’s been a while since I put a news roundup together, so here’s some news. Baltimore City is heading toward financial ruin. Seriously, an outside accounting agency proved it recently. Baltimore City better be ready to be facing days of lean and better be ready to make serious decisions about spending / taxes or it […]

MSEA Doesn’t Endorse Question 7

Question 7, the expansion to gambling which reportedly is going to help boost education, was not endorsed by the Maryland State Education Association (i.e. the MD State Teacher’s Union). They as an organization remain effectively neutral on the ballot measure. Here’s an excerpt from the Examiner piece: The Maryland teachers union voted not not endorse […]

Maryland #1…Least Compact Districts

Maryland is #1…at having the least compact Congressional districts in the nation according to geographic information services company Azavea. Maryland reporter has more here: Maryland is still the undisputed U.S. champion when it comes to drawing sprawling, weirdly shaped congressional districts, according to a soon-to-be-released national study.┬áMaryland has the least compact congressional districts in the […]

Old Line Elephant News Roundup: 8/30/12

Here’s a new…news / link roundup with some fun commentary from you friendly neighborhood blogger: Since it’s the last night of the Republican National Convention, I’ll link back to the speeches from Condi Rice, Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, and Ann Romney. Why these speeches? Cause they’re great. Also, cause they’re easily accessible at Race42012. So […]

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