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Ben Jealous, a former NAACP president who is running as the Democrat for governor of Maryland, poses for a photograph in Baltimore on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, after talking to The Associated Press about his effort to unseat Republican Gov. Larry Hogan. Jealous said he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others, if elected governor.   (AP Photo/David McFadden)

Maryland’s Jealous would broaden gun control, oppose Trump

- Associated Press

Democrat Ben Jealous says he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others, if elected governor. The former NAACP chief also says he would stand up to President Donald Trump, whom he believes should be impeached.

Deborah Simmons

Metro’s bagel and lox, black coffee

- The Washington Times

Metro authorities are considering allowing vendors to sell food and beverages at stations is a bit concerning. Moreover, as a frequent rider pointed out Thursday, nowhere in Metro’s proposal does it say that passengers will be allowed to “consume” food or beverages in the stations or on trains.

A Metro train departs the Gallery Place-Chinatown Metro Station, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, in Washington. Washington's Metro system has become internationally synonymous with delays, breakdowns and smoke-filled tunnels. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) ** FILE **

Metro watchdog prepares to handle rider safety

- The Washington Times

Metro’s newest safety watchdog has “aggressive teeth,” a multimillion-dollar budget and a full staff in anticipation of the federal government ceding it oversight of the regional transit system, officials say.

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D.C. needs jolt from Jeff Sessions

- The Washington Times

The Washington Times reported on New Year's Eve 2014 that "the city finished the year with 105 homicides, one more than was recorded in 2013 — a year that included 12 people killed in a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard."

President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, answers a question about guns from Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., during a third round of questioning on the third day of his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington, to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

An open letter on why I support Kavanaugh's nomination

This past weekend my comments expressing support for Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh and my disgust at how the far left will stop at nothing to derail his confirmation to the Supreme Court were included in an article in The New York Times.