Tag: analysis

Part 1 Columbia at 50: How the ‘garden for growing people’ got planted and grew

This is the first of a series of 12 monthly essays over the next year leading up to Columbia’s 50th birthday celebration next June. In this first installment, Len Lazarick looks at how a new town with ambitions to be a real city “not just a better suburb” came to be on 14,000 acres of Howard County farmland with lofty goals that faced some hard realities. Includes links to all 12 parts of series now published as a 200-page book.

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Analysis: Yes, there are nonpartisan primaries

On Tuesday, I did something I have not done in 10 years: Vote in a primary election. Since I was 18, I’ve always been registered to vote, and I’ve voted every chance I was given. However, since I started working as a reporter almost a decade ago, I have not been registered as a member of any political party.

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Analysis: Crabs and candidates get steamed in Crisfield

The weather was hot and humid, the crabs were warm and spicy, and the politicians and their supporters were sweating buckets. It was a typical annual Tawes Crab and Clam Bake. The big name politicos spend most of the time reaching out to voters and posing for photos, rarely touching a crab or clam.

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