By Ron Lambert. Health Care is one of the key issues being debated by the democratic presidential candidates. But it can be difficult to discern the differences between the candidates’ health care proposals. Terms like Medicare for All, Single Payer, Public Option, and Universal Health Care can mean different things depending on their context. Defining these terms will help clarify the candidates’ proposals. First, what … Continue reading M4A, ACA, UHC, Single Payer: Making Sense of Candidates’ Healthcare Policies
By Pete Munsey. Through all the political changes in Baltimore County over the past 12 or 13 years, one thing, or more specifically one person, seemed a constant. No matter the ups and downs of this or that career, the redistricting tectonics from Annapolis which shifted whole neighborhoods into different districts overnight, or the national mood waxing locally, Steve Lafferty was the delegate from Towson. … Continue reading The Gentleman from Towson: A Conversation with Steve Lafferty
By Pete Munsey. To most people nowadays, the idea of a presidential candidate espousing somewhat nominal religious views is just part of the set design, in the same way one meets retired farmers at a coffee shop in Ames, Iowa, on a July morning, at 8.34 am (precisely). But in 1976, it was all new. Jimmy Carter was contesting for the Democratic nomination and helped … Continue reading Progressives Should Reclaim the Mantle of Faith
By Scott Holupka. Is Baltimore County becoming purple? That is, a place where Republican candidates have a better chance of winning? I’ve heard this question/concern often since the election last year. Governor Hogan won the county twice, after all, isn’t that proof enough? No, I don’t think it is. To see trends we need to look beyond a single election or race. The table below … Continue reading Is Baltimore County Trending Republican?