To the honest stranger of Grabby Trail: Thank you for my net and the reminder

There is a trail along home waters, the Big Gunpowder Falls in northern Baltimore County, that reaches out and grabs you. There are varieties of thorny bushes and clinging trees that love, even in the dormant winter months, to pull on your sleeve or grab your fly line as you walk by. If I was … Continue reading To the honest stranger of Grabby Trail: Thank you for my net and the reminder

A national campaign to have state legislatures condemn House Republicans who support Trump’s election fraud claims

I suggested this for the Maryland General Assembly in my most recent column in The Baltimore Sun, but there's no reason it can't be done in state legislatures throughout the country: Filing resolutions to censure the 126 Republicans in the House of Representatives who signed their names to a legal brief supporting a ridiculous Texas lawsuit seeking … Continue reading A national campaign to have state legislatures condemn House Republicans who support Trump’s election fraud claims

Followup: Senate passes Henrietta Lacks bill filed by the late Elijah Cummings

On Friday, the Senate passed the Henrietta Lacks Enhancing Cancer Research Act requiring the Government Accountability Office to investigate federally funded cancer trials and outline options to make them more racially inclusive. The act addresses the problem of racial and ethnic diversity in cancer research. It was the subject of my recent column. The late … Continue reading Followup: Senate passes Henrietta Lacks bill filed by the late Elijah Cummings

Andy Harris again criticizes government action to control spread of the virus

Please pardon another post about the Maryland Republican congressman Andy Harris, but, in a radio interview posted to his Facebook page, he just went off on restaurants being linked to the spread of coronavirus. He says they are not “significant contributors” to community spread. He’s basically quoting what you can hear on FOX “News" any … Continue reading Andy Harris again criticizes government action to control spread of the virus