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Opinion: What Explains Black Women’s Higher Rate of Horrible Birth Stories? Nothing But Racism

Tatyana Ali, who starred as Ashley Banks on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” from 1990 to 1996, entered Harvard the next year where she...

Frank DeFilippo: Ages, Backgrounds and Constituencies Separate Hogan and Scott on Policing

Here we go again with the sniping between the governor and the mayor over crime-fighting strategies while the bodies pile up on the streets...

Opinion: An Open Letter to Sens. Cardin and Van Hollen on Redistricting Reform

Dear Senators,Now, the “For the People Act of 2021” is in your hands. The Senate Rules and Administration Committee has set a May 11...

Opinion: Immigrants Are the Winners of This Legislative Session

Regarding the April 19 Maryland Matters analysis, “General Assembly 2021: Winners and Losers”:There is no question that immigrant families are among those hit the...
Schools

Opinion: How Md. Schools Can Accelerate Learning Recovery

The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated inequities that have long existed within our education system. The achievement gap has widened, disproportionately impacting Black and Brown...
Comptroller Franchot

Open Letter to Comptroller About Toll Lane Expansion

Dear Comptroller Peter Franchot,It is disappointing that you are moving away from your commitment not to approve the I-495 & I-270 expansion before the...

Josh Kurtz: ‘We’ve Punched Below Our Weight in Maryland,’ Perez Says

When Tom Perez and I met at a Takoma Park restaurant the other day, the former Democratic National Committee chair was just a few...

Frank DeFilippo: Politics Is About Connectivity, And Biden’s Speech Made Contact

It’s great to once again have a president who can read.Comparisons suck, to roughly paraphrase Shakespeare. President Biden is no Barack Obama, nor does...
Blair

Adam Pagnucco: Why I’m Joining Team Blair

David Blair is the best choice for Montgomery County executive. Here is why I made my decision.Consider the following three charts.The chart below shows...

Alanah Davis: Cicada Class of 2004

In hindsight, perhaps picking up an insect with widely set apart and prominent eyes, short antennae, and membranous front wings from a superfamily was...