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Frank DeFilippo: Can’t a Guy Change His Mind?

A fella can get attached to being mayor. That’s especially so for a guy who wasn’t looking for a promotion. The resume upgrade comes...

Josh Kurtz: The Nancy Kopp Perplex

Twenty-eight days out of every month, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better state treasurer than Nancy K. Kopp.She’s smart, studious and conscientious, and...

Opinion: An Independent Redistricting Commission Is the Way Forward in Maryland

People are supposed to choose politicians, not the other way around. However, that certainly isn’t the case for the residents of Western Maryland.Republican representative...
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Frank DeFilippo: Our Love-Hate Relationship With Socialism

President Trump, testing 2020 campaign themes, likes to taunt Democrats as the “Socialist party” and hopes to make it stick.Newt Gingrich, the nutty professor,...

Opinion: We’re Seeking a Progressive to Take on Costello in Baltimore

Eric Costello is undoubtedly one of the most conservative Democrats on the Baltimore City Council. His policy positions and rhetoric impede the progress we...

Frank DeFilippo: Supreme Court Blesses Legalized Bodysnatching

Larrymandering is out. Gerrymandering is in.The Supreme Court’s five conservative justices, in tossing Maryland’s congressional redistricting map to the majority Democrats, decreed that the...

Opinion: In Praise of Jamie Raskin, and Others Like Him, This Stonewall Anniversary

As I prepare to travel back home to New York for the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising this weekend, I’m reading the preparatory...

Josh Kurtz: Bringing It All Back Home

The Democratic presidential debates are almost upon us. Be afraid. Be very afraid.Not because these are a bad lot of candidates or because they...

Baltimore Co. Councilmember Responds to Criticism of Impact Fee Legislation

I am responding to David Plymyer’s predictably negative commentary regarding legislation to enact development impact fees in Baltimore County (Maryland Matters, June 21).For decades,...

Frank DeFilippo: The Trump Cacophony

Here’s one set of eyes and ears that won’t be fastened on President Trump’s speech on July 4 at the Lincoln Memorial.The aural and...