2019 Viewpoints

BAN STYROFOAM THIS YEAR
BAN STYROFOAM THIS YEAR
Environmentalists are hopeful that the state-wide ban on Styrofoam food containers in Maryland might make it through this legislative session in Annapolis. SB285 and HB109 have multiple purposes: to support food waste composting and zero waste goals; to protect public health and Maryland waterways; and to drive innovation in materials and products. The legislation also complies with Governor Hogan’s Waste Reduction and…
GUN CONTROL PROGRESS? POSSIBLY. IS THERE MORE TO DO? ABSOLUTELY.
GUN CONTROL PROGRESS? POSSIBLY. IS THERE MORE TO DO? ABSOLUTELY.
Polls show that the majority of Americans want reasonable gun restrictions but fear of the National Rifle Association (NRA) has made that difficult, if not impossible, to achieve. But there is a way forward out of this national dark place. The voice of the people is now being heard. In no uncertain terms, the results of the midterm elections were that voice.
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES
ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES
Even though the chaos seems to be increasing as we enter the third year of Trump’s presidency, the last Congressional elections are likely to provide some relief. The newly elected House of Representatives, now under Democratic control, will serve as a brake on the President’s worst impulses and will take concrete action toward a more balanced and humane American government. As Winston Churchill once said: “You can always…
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