- Strong Capital Gazette editorial backs recommendations of Gov. Hogan’s Maryland Redistricting Reform Commission. More: Fraser Smith and Karen Hosler, WYPR, earlier here, etc.
- 250 years ago on Repudiation Day Frederick County magistrate judges defied British crown [Danielle Gaines, Frederick News-Post] As I wrote two years ago, it’s the only American public holiday I know of celebrating judicial resistance to onerous government and taxation;
- Occupational licensure, land use regulation and housing subsidy programs make inviting targets for regulatory reform to lower compliance burdens [public comment submitted to the Maryland Regulatory Reform Commission by Nick Zaiac for Maryland Public Policy Institute]
- Oyster visas: when even Sen. Barbara Mikulski says Obama labor regulations go too far, maybe they really do go too far [Washington Post]
- “Vacate the streets and see how the community likes it” — a prescient June Washington Post editorial on Baltimore policing? What I wrote re: NYPD’s ticket-writing strike last December;
- A city heedless of its literary heritage: Mencken house at 1524 Hollins St. continues to deteriorate despite $3 million bequest under city of Baltimore control and unused after nine years [Daily Record via Maryland Reporter]