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Del. Kathleen Dumais: Maryland Isn’t Texas

Let’s dispense with the elephant in the room. The Texas energy emergency last month was not a failure of the retail competitive energy market.The...

Opinion: College Student Hunger Can Be Solved. It’s Up to Annapolis

“Early in my graduate school experience I went through incredible financial difficulty, a brief period of homelessness escaping domestic violence, and limited food access....

Kalman Hettleman: Will the General Assembly Be Able to Hold MSDE More Accountable?

As Elizabeth Shwe reported last week in Maryland Matters, an emergency bill introduced by Senate President Bill Ferguson requires a consultant study of the...

Opinion: Collective Bargaining Works for Md. Public Employees. Just Ask Our Public Employers

“Even after years of faithful service to our community colleges, we still don’t have a meaningful voice at work,” says Richard Otten, adjunct professor...

Josh Kurtz: The Other John King

Understandably, the news that author and activist Wes Moore is taking a serious look at running for governor created lots of buzz last week. Novice...

Reuben Collins: County Election Bill Could Dilute the Power of Minority Voters

House Bill 655, which deals with voting districts in county elections, is not a panacea for Charles County. The bill may have the unintended...

Opinion: Survivor-Focused Approach Needed on Law Enforcement Sexual Misconduct

Jada* has survived sexual assault many times, though she’s only ever been treated as a criminal.Since childhood, her struggles with abuse and homelessness led...

Frank DeFilippo: Pork Is Political Power

In politics, pork is power.That’s why Democrats want to bring back pork in the form of “earmarks” after they were banned 11 years ago...

Opinion: Lawmakers Should Oppose Bill to Retroactively Allow Old Lawsuits

Proposed legislation once again before committees in the Maryland House and Senate is the latest attempt by out-of-state trial lawyers to change the law...

Opinion: Along the Path of Pandemic Privilege, or Are We There Yet?

After almost a year in pandemic lockdown, some notes on the privileged path:If you watch a couple episodes of "Schitt’s Creek" and don’t like...