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Wash Post Fact Check-Obama Claim of 50,000 Fewer Patient Deaths In Hospitals Due to ACA Truthful
Glenn Kessler of The Washington Post , will from time to time fact check claims made by politicians for the truthfulness. In his fact checking, he uses a rating scale for untruthfulness or ...
night cat 04/01/2015 51 163 3 -
Wash Post Poll Explains Surprise Republican Win in MD-GOV (And What Dems Should Do Next Time)
Like many Democrats in Maryland, I was absolutely shocked on election night when the early results were showing Republican candidate Larry Hogan leading Democratic candidate Anthony Brown. And I ...
night cat 02/18/2015 33 20 - -
3 year old Grabs Gun Rather than iPod Shoots Both Parents
Channel KOB in Albuquerque is reporting that a 3 year old child shot both his pregnant mother and his father when he reached for an iPod in his mother's purse and instead grabbed a gun. The shot ...
night cat 02/01/2015 131 110 - -
The State of the Union (Thanks to the Republican Party)
Here is a version of the State of the Union speech that you won't hear from President Obama: "My fellow Americans. With Republican control of the Senate added to Republican control of the House, ...
night cat 01/19/2015 3 1 - -
FiveThirtyEight Explains How They Got the Maryland Governor's Race So Wrong(And Lessons From It)
If you checked FiveThirtyEight right before the election, you would have seen that their final prediction was that Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, the Democrat, would win the Maryland Governor's race by ...
night cat 11/06/2014 25 8 - -
It is Partly My Fault that Maryland Has a Republican Governor
I live in Maryland. It is a very blue state. Democratic voter registrations far outnumber Republican voter registrations. In recent years, the Maryland legislature has repealed the death penalty ...
night cat 11/05/2014 16 5 - -
How To Prove the Polls Predicting Republican Victory in November Are Wrong
I am sure you have seen the polls. And if you believe them, things are not looking good for the Democratic Party in November. It is looking more likely than not that we will have a Republican ...
night cat 10/15/2014 21 18 - -
Here's Proof: Conservatives Get More Appearances on Sunday Talk Shows Than Liberals
According to Derek Willis of The Upshot of The New York Times : The parade of politicians on the Sunday morning talk shows veers to the right, not the left. Conservative members of the current ...
night cat 09/21/2014 6 16 - -
Cillizza: Democrats Have A 51% Chance of Holding the Senate
If you listen to the media, we will be facing a Republican Senate in addition to a Republican House in November. This is not, however, a foregone conclusion. In fact, according to Chris Cillizza ...
night cat 09/16/2014 12 19 - -
We Should Make it Illegal for Children to Use Guns
There have been many diaries on this site about the tragic story of a nine year old girl who accidentally killed her instructor when she was learning to shooting an Uzi. So I have to ask--why isn't ...
night cat 08/28/2014 19 3 - -
Federal Judge Upholds Maryland Assault Weapons Ban
Last year, Maryland passed an assault weapons ban. Maryland’s law, passed five months after the mass shooting in an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., made the possession or sale of an ...
night cat 08/12/2014 24 21 - -
Why Does the GOP Hate Democracy So Much?
I have to ask the question given their actions. It seems that the GOP does not respect the decisions of the American people. The American people voted for President Obama twice. By voting for ...
night cat 07/30/2014 16 9 - -
Washington Post Blog Slams GOP for Reaction to DC Circuit Ruling; Says People Will Die
The Washington Post Plum Line Blog has strongly criticized the GOP for its reaction to the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ACA ruling. As has been reported elsewhere on this site, a panel of Judges ...
night cat 07/22/2014 8 23 - -
D.C. Elected Officials Criticize House Amendment That Would Prevent Enforcement of D.C. Gun Laws
Because of the way the nation's capital was set up by the Constitution, Congress is allowed to meddle in the local affairs of the District of Columbia. Unfortunately, the Republicans in the House ...
night cat 07/17/2014 8 11 - -
House Votes to Block D.C. Gun Laws
From The Washington Post : The House of Representatives moved Wednesday to block virtually all of the District’s gun restrictions, approving a budget amendment that would leave only federal law ...
night cat 07/16/2014 17 21 - -
Republicans Praise President Obama's Actions
Did you click on my diary title and expect that my diary would include actual quotes from Republicans praising President Obama? Well, I hate to be the one to break the news to you, but no matter ...
night cat 07/13/2014 9 5 - -
McDaniel to Challenge Mississippi Primary Results
Usually, the loser of a party's primary backs the winner, and encourages his or her supporters to work for the nominee. Apparently, this is not going to happen in Mississippi. According to CNN: ...
night cat 07/03/2014 14 36 1 -
Vote for Heather Mizeur (Maryland Gov)--A Real Progressive
I first became interested in Heather Mizeur when I was looking for an alternative to Brown and Gansler. As I read more about her, I found out that not only is she not Brown and not Gansler but that ...
night cat 06/24/2014 22 13 - -
People Whose Names and Ideas I Wish Were Not in the News Right Now
Fortunately, the 8 year long nightmare that was the George W. Bush administration ended when President Obama was sworn in. The economy was a mess and we were involved in two unpopular wars--Iraq ...
night cat 06/18/2014 9 11 - -
Maryland Early Voting Locations (Early Voting Starts Today)
This will be a short diary but I wanted to make sure that everyone is aware that early voting in Maryland starts today. Here is a link with a list of the early voting locations sent to me by the ...
night cat 06/12/2014 5 10 - -
Washington Post: Some Tea Party Groups Not Spending Most of The Money They Are Raising on Candidates
How ironic that a movement that argues against wasteful government spending is now wasting the money raised from small donors on political consultants. According to The Washington Post : A ...
night cat 04/27/2014 30 32 - -
MD Gov (D)-Brown and Gansler Falling; Mizeur and Undecided Gaining
Despite efforts by the mainstream media to portray the Democratic Primary for the Maryland Governor's race as a two person race, recent polling by St. Mary's College in Maryland indicates that ...
night cat 04/25/2014 13 10 - -
Unlike Some Other States, Maryland Makes It Easy to Apply for Medical Assistance
Like many Americans, I spent this weekend working on my state and federal taxes. However, I was very pleased to see this statement on the Maryland income tax form: Check here if you authorize us ...
night cat 04/13/2014 1 2 - -
Another Right Wing Idea to Move This Country Backwards-Make Divorce Harder
The conservative pro-heterosexual marriage movement has another idea to move this country backwards--make it harder for couples to get a divorce. Historically, the states made it very difficult for ...
night cat 04/12/2014 35 30 1 -
Justice Stevens: Supreme Court has Misinterpreted the Second Amendment
The Washington Post has published an opinion piece from Justice John Paul Stevens in which he analyzes the history of the second amendment, and recent Supreme Court decisions to support his ...
night cat 04/11/2014 326 342 12 -
Not Surprisingly Right Wing ACA Penalty Talking Point is Wrong
I am sure that you have heard the right wing talking point about how people should pay the $95 penalty rather than purchase insurance through "Obamacare." For example, here is an exchange between ...
night cat 03/12/2014 12 4 - -
This is Scary--About Prescription Drugs Sold in the U.S.
Recently, Diane Rehm had a show about prescription drugs sold in the U.S. that are manufactured outside of the U.S. Unknown to me (and probably many others) many of the prescription drugs that we ...
night cat 03/03/2014 265 299 10 -
On Snow, the Role of Government and Taxes
In Maryland (and in many other states) we received a significant amount of snow today. The snow is so deep that there is no way that you could drive on the roads unless they are plowed. Fortunately,
night cat 02/13/2014 23 29 - -
State of the Union Speech Weak on Gun Control
Overall, I liked the President's speech. However, I was disappointed in the section of the speech that discussed reducing gun violence. Here is what the President said: Citizenship means standing ...
night cat 01/28/2014 87 4 - -
There Was A Shooting In My Community Today
It has been all to common to turn on the TV or look on the internet and see breaking news reporting another shooting. But these shootings have always been far away. But today the breaking news ...
night cat 01/25/2014 95 51 - -
More People Enrolled in ACA Than Live In North Dakota, Alaska and Wyoming Combined
It has been reported that 2.1 million people have enrolled in the Affordable Care Act. And while the media have been quick to point out that this number is below expectations, we should keep our ...
night cat 01/01/2014 10 8 - -
Why the Democrats Should Revisit the Public Option
In the Plum Line in The Washington Post , George Zornick has an article titled: "Should Democrats press the public option?" Zornick notes that the negative polling data about the Affordable Care ...
night cat 12/24/2013 33 19 1 -
Another Bad Republican Idea --Personal Savings Accounts Rather than Unemployment Insurance
I was listening to the Diane Rehm show yesterday when this statement by Chris Edwards, one of her guests, caught my attention. Edwards: . . . one of the long term solutions here -- and this is ...
night cat 12/19/2013 29 15 - -
Florida School Named For Ku Klux Klan Leader is Renamed
WJCT in Florida is reporting that the Duval County School Board has unanimously voted to change the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest High School. Forrest was a Confederate general, slave trader, ...
night cat 12/18/2013 6 9 - -
Problem with Maryland Paper Applications for ACA Policies
As much as it pains me to report this, there have been problems with the paper applications in Maryland, which may lead to people who are counting on having coverage as of January 1st, not having ...
night cat 12/12/2013 4 2 - -
Loophole in Maryland Gun Laws Permits Carrying of Guns on Private School Property
The Washington Post is reporting that Montgomery County, Maryland prosecutors are dropping charges against Stephen Lafferty, an employee of a private school in Montgomery County, Maryland who had a ...
night cat 12/10/2013 12 10 - -
Insurers Find a Way to Discourage Sick People From Signing Up for Their Plans Under the ACA
One of the major benefits of the Affordable Care Act is that insurance companies cannot deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. However, The Washington Post is reporting that ...
night cat 12/09/2013 31 29 - -
Rand Paul: Extending Unemployment Benefits to The Long-Term Unemployed is a "Disservice" to Them
Today, on Fox News Sunday, Senator Rand Paul was asked about whether unemployment benefits should be extended for the long-term unemployed. Here is his answer: I do support unemployment benefits ...
night cat 12/08/2013 19 10 1 -
I am not Surprised by Republican Reactions to the Iran Nuclear Deal
The Washington Post is reporting the reactions of some Republicans to the U.S. Nuclear Deal with Iran that was reported on Saturday. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor: "While I await specific ...
night cat 11/23/2013 94 124 2 -
I was Wrong About Senator Harry Reid (And I have the Diary to Prove It)
I didn't believe that Senator Harry Reid would do it. I thought that his recent threat to invoke the nuclear option was just another empty threat designed to extract some concessions from ...
night cat 11/21/2013 8 19 - -
Cuccinelli Says Running for Senate is Tempting
Based on an interview that Ken Cuccinelli gave to The Washington Post , I suspect that we have not seen the end of Ken Cuccinelli. his first interview since Democrat Terry McAuliffe defeated him ...
night cat 11/18/2013 32 9 - -
Plastic Guns Made With 3-D Printers Not Detected by Metal Detectors
The Washington Post has an article about a new public safety problem--plastic guns created by 3-D printers. And while this seems like science fiction, the article indicates that it is possible for ...
night cat 11/17/2013 72 11 - -
Salon: Obama Did Not Lie About Being Able to Keep Health Insurance That You Like
The mainstream media (and Republicans) are claiming that President Obama's well known statement that if you like your health insurance you can keep it, is a lie. Today Salon makes the case (and I ...
night cat 11/15/2013 47 56 - -
Why ACA Failures Hurt Democrats (Beyond the Obvious)
I know there have been a lot of Democrats who have been concerned about the implementation of the ACA. And yes, these Democrats have good reason to be concerned about the impact on the Democratic ...
night cat 11/14/2013 43 2 - -
Help Get Word Out to Fairfax County Provisional Ballot Voters (Must Appear in Person)
As everyone by now knows, the race for Virginia Attorney General is real close. Still up in the air right now is whether 473 provisional ballots in heavily Democratic Fairfax County will be counted.
night cat 11/09/2013 15 23 1 -
Washington Post Says Cuccinelli's Right Wing Policies Are to Blame for His Loss
The Washington Post Editorial Board is blaming Ken Cuccinelli and his right wing policies for his loss on Tuesday. And their editorial continues to use very vivid negative language in describing ...
night cat 11/07/2013 21 54 1 -
Thanks to Everyone Who Volunteered in the 2013 Elections
I think that it is important that we, as a community, say thank you to everyone who volunteered in the elections this year. It is because of your hard work that we won races like the Virginia ...
night cat 11/06/2013 2 7 - -
Wash Post Editorial Board Calls Cuccinelli's Campaign One of Misdirection
The Washington Post has strongly called out Ken Cuccinelli for his campaign of misdirection. That is, he is attempting to sell himself as being interested in creating jobs, while his real agenda ...
night cat 11/01/2013 13 42 - -
Please Write a Letter to the Editor About Your Positive Experience with the ACA (With Tips)
The Republicans and the news media have many people in a panic about the Affordable Care Act. It seems like the news is filled with negative spin about the ACA (some of which is not true) ...
night cat 10/31/2013 4 8 - -
This Year's Halloween Scary Story Brought to You by the GOP
This October the GOP is telling the American public a scary story just in time for Halloween. It is a story that is nightmarish, designed to scare the American People in the way that the radio ...
night cat 10/30/2013 2 4 - -
Did You Read the Fine Print In Your Insurance Policy Before Deciding You Wanted to Keep It?
It has been all over the news today that insurance companies are sending letters canceling insurance for people in the individual market. The Republicans and the right wing media are trying to spin ...
night cat 10/29/2013 10 19 - -
Why Are We Not Asking the GOP to Share the Blame for ACA Website Failures
It seems that recently I have heard story after story about the failures of the website allowing people to sign up for the Affordable Care Act. We have watched as the GOP has indicated that these ...
night cat 10/28/2013 19 19 - -
Wash Post: "Delaying the individual mandate is a bad idea"
It seems like some lawmakers, including some Democratic ones, have come out in favor of delaying the individual mandate. Not so fast argues the Editorial Board of The Washington Post , noting that ...
night cat 10/25/2013 9 5 - -
CNN: Record Amount of Student Homelessness
This shouldn't happen in America. According to CNN: There were 1.2 million homeless students during the 2011-12 academic year, from preschool all the way through high school. That's up 10% from ...
night cat 10/24/2013 11 29 - -
Federal Judge Allows Approximately 38,000 Names To Be Purged From Virginia Voting Rolls
U.S. District Judge Claude Hilton has denied a request by the Virginia Democratic Party to reinstate the names of approximately 38,000 Virginia voters who have been purged from the voting rolls in ...
night cat 10/18/2013 78 196 2 -
Chamber of Commerce to Target Certain Tea Party Members While Tea Party Targets Incumbent Senators
This should be good. Reading the content of two separate articles in The Washington Post makes me believe that the fracturing of the Republican Party that we saw over the last few weeks could turn ...
night cat 10/17/2013 43 36 - -
Please Remember: The Losers Include the American People
While we should be glad that John Boehner did not get 98% of what he wanted this time and that the final bill is pretty close to what the Democrats' position was several weeks ago, we need to ...
night cat 10/16/2013 3 6 - -
Pew: Majority of Republicans Say It is Not Necessary to Raise the Debt Ceiling
Yes, they really believe that. A majority of Republicans are so divorced from reality that they actually believe that passing the debt ceiling deadline will not cause economic problems for the ...
night cat 10/15/2013 24 18 - -
NPR: Most People Cannot Sign Up for Affordable Care Act Coverage At Any Time (March 31st deadline)
NPR has a story today which mentions something which I believe is a weakness of the Affordable Care Act--that is that most people cannot sign up for coverage once the open season ends on March 31, ...
night cat 10/14/2013 25 6 - -
Are Republicans Getting Ready to Move the Football Again
I am reminded of the cartoon where Charlie Brown goes to kick the football and then Lucy moves it. And he does this over and over again. I suspect that we are about to see this happen given the ...
night cat 10/12/2013 10 12 - -
Senate Republicans Working On Plan for Three Month Extension
There has been a lot of publicity today about John Boehner's latest proposal. However, this is not the only plan being considered by the Republican Party. According to The Washington Post , ...
night cat 10/10/2013 24 14 - -
Thank You President Obama and the Democrats For Standing Up to the Republicans
If you had asked me a week ago what I would have thought the President and the Democrats in Congress would have done when faced with a Republican Party determined to keep the government shut down , ...
night cat 10/08/2013 11 28 - -
Wash Post Editorial Board-Republicans Accomplished Nothing with Shutdown So Far
Normally, I am not a big fan of The Washington Post Editorial Board. They tend to be too centrist for me and tend to encourage the parties to work together even when the Republicans are unreasonable.
night cat 10/07/2013 25 103 2 -
Wash Post: 19 Republicans Now Support a Clean CR
The Washington Post is reporting that with the recent statement by Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) that he would support a clean CR (continuing resolution), there are now enough Republican votes to pass ...
night cat 10/02/2013 46 68 1 -
The Victims Of Sandy Hook Did Not Die in Vain
When the lives of young children and teachers were tragically and needlessly cut short in Sandy Hook, many of us were hoping that they would not die in vain. We were hoping that finally the U.S. ...
night cat 10/01/2013 15 15 - -
Michele Bachmann Votes With Democrats on Republican Individual Mandate Delay Bill (Yes, Really)
The Washington Post has a list of the votes on the House Republican Bill which would have delayed the individual mandate by a year. This is the bill that was voted on this evening (Monday evening).
night cat 09/30/2013 14 9 - -
Senator Cruz Does Not Understand Green Eggs and Ham
Among the more bizarre moments of Senator Cruz's fake filibuster tonight was his reading of the Dr. Seuss book Green Eggs and Ham from the floor of the U.S. Senate. Shortly after 8 p.m., Cruz ...
night cat 09/24/2013 181 329 - -
House Republicans' Position on Obamacare Proves They are Lying About It
I am going to ask you to assume that you are a Republican Member of the House of Representatives (I know that this is hard). I am going to ask you to assume that you have a genuine belief in ...
night cat 09/22/2013 15 37 3 -
I am Tired of the Taxpayers Paying For Food For Rich People
With all of the Republican opposition to using taxpayer money to pay for food stamps, you would think that they would propose cutting a type of taxpayer subsidy given to certain rich people for the ...
night cat 09/19/2013 229 460 9 -
Congress Owes the Navy Yard Victims An Apology
Once again, we turned our TVs and radios on or saw on the internet that there had been yet another mass shooting. This time at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. It was not too long ago when we ...
night cat 09/16/2013 14 25 - -
A Former Long Term Lurker Writes Her 100th Diary
Before I was Night Cat, I was a lurker on this website. In fact, I lurked for years, reading interesting diaries, but never bothering to set up an account. I am not sure exactly when I started ...
night cat 09/09/2013 11 15 - -
Effort in Maryland For 5 Counties to Secede From Maryland
The Washington Post is reporting that a group of Marylanders living in Western Maryland are making an effort to have five counties in Western Maryland (Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick and ...
night cat 09/08/2013 91 18 - -
Zimmerman Uses Legal Defense Fund to Pay His Living Expenses While Asking Florida to Pay Legal Costs
Recently it has been reported that George Zimmerman's attorneys have asked the State of Florida to reimburse him for his legal expenses. More information about this appears in the diary written by ...
night cat 08/28/2013 102 65 1 -
Gun Discharged in Kindergartner's Backpack in School Cafeteria
According to the Associated Press, a gun went off in the backpack of a kindergartner in a school cafeteria in Westside Elementary School in Tennessee. The children were in the cafeteria before ...
night cat 08/24/2013 40 40 - -
It is Up to Us to Market Obamacare
Over the past day or so, there have been two recommended diaries explaining the positive effects of the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare), on the authors of the diaries or their families.
night cat 08/21/2013 23 16 - -
Tennessee Magistrate Orders Baby's Name Changed Based on Magistrate's Biblical Beliefs
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Child Support Magistrate Lu Ann Ballew of the Cocke County Chancery Court in Tennessee has ordered the parents of Messiah Deshawn Martin to change his name to ...
night cat 08/11/2013 37 36 - -
Maryland County To Track the Origin of Illegal Guns For Purpose of Prosecuting Those Responsible
The Washington Post is reporting that Prince George's County, Maryland has a new plan to investigate the origin of illegal guns that were either abandoned or obtained at crime scenes in the county.
night cat 08/06/2013 47 21 - -
Other States Should Follow Maryland's Example and Make it Easier to Register to Vote
I've seen a lot of diaries recently about how other states are making it more difficult to register to vote. Maryland is going in the opposite direction--they are trying to make it as easy as ...
night cat 08/05/2013 9 15 - -
Maryland Gun Dealers Release Guns to Those Ineligible to Own Them Due to Background Check Backlog
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that gun dealers in Maryland are releasing guns to those otherwise ineligible to own them because the state failed to complete the background checks in seven days. In ...
night cat 08/02/2013 113 26 - -
Questions I Wish the Media Would Ask Those Defending Stand Your Ground Laws
Given the recent protests over the not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman, I think that there will be an organized attempt to get some states to repeal their Stand Your Ground Laws. ...
night cat 07/22/2013 13 8 - -
Hate Crime Against 12 Year Old Operating Lemonade Stand in Virginia
This is absolutely sickening. According to The Washington Post : A 12 year old and his brother had set up a lemonade stand outside of their apartment building in Fairfax County when a person ...
night cat 07/19/2013 88 212 1 -
"Gun Control" Frame Buys Into the NRA's Frame; We Should Instead Frame It As Public Safety Issue
For as long as I can remember the issue has been called "gun control." However, I think that this framing of the issue is not helpful to achieving our goal of protecting the public from the use of ...
night cat 07/16/2013 85 11 1 -
George Zimmerman Was Not Found Innocent Tonight
With all of the disappointment in the jury's verdict, it is important to keep in mind what the jury did not find. They did not find that George Zimmerman was innocent of killing Trayvon Martin. ...
night cat 07/13/2013 11 16 - -
Reid's Past Statements on Filibuster Reform Make Me Believe His Current Statement Is An Empty Threat
Today, if you believe Reid's statements we will actually get filibuster reform. Reid is quoted in The Washington Post as saying: Reid said he planned use a party-line vote to change the Senate’s ...
night cat 07/11/2013 11 6 - -
BBC: US Emergency Alerting System Vulnerable to Hacking
The BBC is reporting that the U.S. Emergency Alerting System, which has been set up to provide information in the event of a national emergency, is vulnerable to hacking. In fact, two stations, a ...
night cat 07/10/2013 11 8 - -
Maryland Court of Appeals Upholds Contributory Negligence (Refuses to Allow Comparative Negligence)
The Maryland Court of Appeals has upheld contributory negligence. Contributory negligence is a legal doctrine which totally bars an injured person from recovering in a tort action if the injured ...
night cat 07/09/2013 15 9 - -
Study Provides Alarming Picture About Youth and Guns
This is scary. NPR is reporting that a study conducted at a Flint Michigan Emergency Room found that 25% of those 14 to 24 had guns at home or were carrying them. The researchers surveyed 689 ...
night cat 07/08/2013 19 11 - -
Gun Owners of America Opposes Immigration Bill Because It Claims Bill Will Lead to More Gun Control
No, I am not making this up. According to NPR, Gun Owners of America, another "pro gun" group with 375,000 members, is opposing the immigration bill because it believes that allowing more ...
night cat 06/28/2013 10 11 - -
Some Republicans Continue to Argue Gay Marriage Hurts Children
With the Supreme Court's ruling today, this country has taken a major step forward. However, some Republicans have continued to cling to an argument they made in the past that is designed to ...
night cat 06/26/2013 15 9 - -
Bicyclist Shot By Man Whose Gun Went Off When He Was Loading It
Add riding a bicycle down the street to the list of things that are dangerous because one of your neighbors has a firearm. According to The Washington Post , John E. Albers, was loading his ...
night cat 06/23/2013 32 28 - -
Gun Manufacturer Moves From Connecticut to South Carolina because of CT Gun Control Law
The Baltimore Sun is reporting that PTR Industries, a gun manufacturer, has moved from Connecticut to South Carolina due to the passage of gun control legislation in Connecticut. South Carolina ...
night cat 06/21/2013 61 26 - -
My State is Third Worst In the Country For the Number of Lost or Stolen Guns From Gun Dealers
I live in Maryland, a progressive state. This year our legislature passed one of the strongest gun control laws in the nation, The Firearm Safety Act of 2013. Therefore I was shocked to hear on ...
night cat 06/19/2013 30 15 1 -
Governor O'Malley Argues In Favor of Government and Criticizes Tea Party
In a speech before the American Constitution Society earlier today, Governor O'Malley made a strong case that Government has a critical role to play in our society. How can we hope to make our ...
night cat 06/15/2013 8 11 - -
Teacher Pleads Guilty to Bringing a Loaded Gun to a San Diego Middle School
Apparently, there is at least one teacher who believes the NRA's rhetoric that students would be safer if teachers were armed. The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Ned Carter Walker, a teacher ...
night cat 06/12/2013 14 16 - -
More Details About Killing of Motorist by Out of State Police Officer During Road Rage Incident
Yesterday, I wrote a diary about a shooting in Maryland by an out of state police officer during a road rage incident. At the time of my diary, there were not a lot of details about the incident. ...
night cat 06/10/2013 31 24 - -
Man Dead After Being Shot By Out of State Police Officer During Road Rage Incident (With Update)
The Washington Post is reporting that a police officer from New Jersey has shot and killed a man in Anne Arundel County, Maryland during a road rage incident. Maryland State Police said Joseph ...
night cat 06/09/2013 37 25 - -
A reminder: The Fourth Amendment
Now that we know that the U.S. Government has been secretly been collecting the phone records of U.S. citizens, I think that the U.S. Government should be reminded of the text of the Fourth Amendment.
night cat 06/08/2013 13 4 - -
Sequester Cuts Cause A Maryland Meals On Wheels Program to Shut Down
The Washington Post has an article about the impact of the sequester on Meals on Wheels programs. Meals on Wheels delivers meals to the elderly, many of whom have difficulty taking care of their ...
night cat 05/31/2013 5 11 - -
Update on Petition Drive to Put Maryland Death Penalty Repeal to Referendum
The Washington Post is reporting that a petition drive to put the Maryland Death Penalty Repeal to referendum is having trouble collecting the required number of signatures needed to petition the ...
night cat 05/30/2013 12 10 - -
Maryland Delegate Seeks to Close A Loophole In Maryland Gun Laws
Maryland Delegate Luiz Simmons is proposing closing a loophole in Maryland law that will make it easier to take guns away from those convicted of violent crimes. In Maryland, gun owners convicted ...
night cat 05/24/2013 3 14 - -
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