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Archive for July 19th, 2006

GOP the Party of Civil Rights

Posted by David Keelan on Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Some factoids you may find of interest:

1775 — First abolitionist society founded in Philadelphia

1789 — George Washington signs a law where no Federal territory can become a state if it allows slavery

1808 — United States bans the slave trade; smuggling continues.

1818 — The Democrat Party founded in 1792, become a majority in Congress Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in General | 1 Comment »

Poll indicates county could be election key

Posted by David Keelan on Wednesday, July 19, 2006

From The Sun 

Howard County is up for grabs in this year’s gubernatorial election, a Sun poll shows, and the results locally could be crucial statewide.

“We know we fought the JV team” in 2002, when then-Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend carried her party’s banner, said state Republican Party Chairman John Kane.

“He’s a ’94 congressman, at the elbow of [former House Speaker] Newt Gingrich, who’s brought home that [Karl] Rove-Bush type of rhetoric,” said Tony McGuffin, Howard’s Democratic Party chairman.

So what?  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in Ehrlich, Howard County, O'Malley | 1 Comment »

Zoning Legislation Testimony in The Sun

Posted by David Keelan on Wednesday, July 19, 2006

The Baltimore Sun

Consistent with what I wrote yesterday, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted in County Council, Howard County, Zoning | 2 Comments »

 
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