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Josh Kurtz: Political Potpourri

It should come as a surprise to nobody, but Angela D. Alsobrooks (D) is really leaning into her role as Prince George's County executive...

Opinion: Dist. 18 Constituents Question Senator’s Priorities on Police Reform, Other Measures

One of the key responsibilities of elected officials is to safeguard those who are most vulnerable. But who does state Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher protect,...

Frank DeFilippo: Maryland Democrats Could Be Their Own Worst Enemy in 2022 Elections

In 2002, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, then lieutenant governor, was the billboard name in a two-person Democratic primary election for governor. An unknown Montgomery County...

Opinion: Asian Pacific American Community Must Unite Against Racism, UMD Student Writes

May 31 marked the first-ever National Day of Solidarity Against AAPI Hate. Thousands gathered in major cities across the country to protest against anti-Asian...

Alanah Davis: Polyester Should Be Outlawed.

I just wrapped up my final weeks of grad school pursuing my master’s degree in social design at Maryland Institute College of Art.You can...
Conowingo Dam

Opinion: Legislature Must Act to Save the Bay in Light of Conowingo Dam Decision

Recently, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted a 50-year license to Exelon Corp. for Maryland’s Conowingo Dam with no additional protections. At first glance...
Pandemic

Opinion: There’s No Justification for Ending Pandemic Benefits Early

When I heard that Gov. Larry Hogan planned to end pandemic unemployment benefits in July, the first thing I felt was horrible anxiety. The...
Unemployment

Opinion: Gov.’s Decision on Unemployment Benefits Hurts Women, Children and People of Color

The announcement by Gov. Larry Hogan that he will end the federal subsidies for unemployment disproportionately affects women and people of color.According to Oxfam...
Republican Party

Judge Steven Platt: When Democrats and Republicans Become Enemies

A mentor of mine once explained to me his theory of what kinds of people get involved in politics in Our Great American Democracy....

Frank DeFilippo: While We Were Sleeping, Life Around Us Didn’t Stop

Well done, Maryland. The state deserves a pat on the back, an atta-boy — or these woke days more appropriately an atta-person — as...