Commentary

Opinion: We Need Participatory Budgeting in Baltimore City

For more than a decade, Pew Research Center has reported that public trust in government in the United States to be at historic lows,...

Frank DeFilippo: If Bainum’s Newspaper Bid Shines, The (Baltimore) Sun Also Rises

There was a day, back in the 1960s, when The Baltimore Sun was ranked among the 10 best newspapers in America by Time magazine,...

Opinion: Why Maryland Legislators Shouldn’t Listen to the Sierra Club on Transportation

In a recent guest commentary (Maryland Matters, April 9), the Maryland Sierra Club shows once again how little they understand regional transportation issues and...

Tom Perez: Democratic Lawmakers Put Maryland at the Forefront of Police Reform

On Friday, while the Hennepin County Medical Examiner testified in a Minnesota courtroom about his determination that George Floyd died by homicide under the knee...
Kim Coble

Opinion: Pass the Zero-Emission Bus Transition Act

When it comes to the environment this legislative session, climate and transportation bills have understandably and appropriately garnered most of the attention. But another...
Debt Collection

Opinion: An Historic Relic and Modern-Day Injustice

Most people are shocked to learn that in Maryland a “body attachment,” that is, an arrest by a police officer, may be used by...
Boondoggle

Md. Sierra Club: Will the Senate Co-Own Hogan’s Highway Boondoggle?

Last month, the Maryland Department of Transportation announced, to no one’s surprise, the selection of Australian highway giant Transurban to undertake its $11 billion...
History

Opinion: Protecting a Piece of Md. History From the State’s Beltway Expansion Plan

After the end of the Reconstruction (1865–1877), the rise of segregation led to a large disparity between white and Black communities, and many Black...
Youth Justice

Opinion: Why Md. Lawmakers Should Enact Meaningful Youth Justice Reforms This Session

The Montgomery County Police Department recently released shocking body-camera footage of two officers berating and handcuffing a 5-year-old elementary school child. The video shows...
Victims

State’s Attorney: Sentencing Rule Changes Would Retraumatize Victims. That Shouldn’t Happen

Much ink has been shed on the movement for “law enforcement reform” in the Maryland General Assembly this session. Many bills have been proposed...