Wednesday, January 9, 2013
It's your turn on what you think should be the General Assembly's most pressing issues in 2013.
Wednesday marked the start of this year’s General Assembly session in Annapolis, and everything from gun control, to school funding and the death penalty will reportedly be priorities for the legislature. But what lawmakers believe are the pressing issues facing the state and what constituents want done can often be at odds. So what are the items that need to be addressed in Annapolis this year?
Friday, January 4, 2013
Readers are asked to share their solutions to problems facing our communities.
Despite actually passing the so-called fiscal cliff deadline, the Senate and House of Representatives passed a bill that President Barack Obama signed, preventing the country from actually going over the cliff, for now. The fiscal cliff essentially would have resulted in tax rates on all income levels reverting to where they were under President Bill Clinton along with cuts to the federal government’s discretionary spending. Spending on entitlements such as Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security would not have been touched. Some economist and politicians argued that the double whammy of increased taxes and reduced government spending could have crippled the economy’s fragile recovery from the 2008 recession. According to the New York Times…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
It's your turn to share your thoughts on the media's coverage of the nation's latest mass shooting.
In the immediate aftermath of the shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, CT some people thought the news media coverage of the event was overkill, if not completely invasive. There was criticism of cable TV networks for interviewing kids coming out of the school following the massacre, and incorrect information was reported in the hours immediately following the news breaking. But others argue that it’s the job of the news media to be aggressive in telling these stories, and that the misinformation was only the results of erroneous information provide by officials. How would you rate the media coverage of the of the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings? Tell us in comments.