Commentary

David Plymyer: Del. Daniel Cox Must Be Removed From Office

Getting elected by the voters alone is not sufficient to qualify a person to serve as a member of the Maryland General Assembly. Before...
Tobacco

Sen. Washington & Del. Jazz Lewis: Time to End the Sale of Flavored Tobacco...

The story of inequity and inequality is not a new one in our state’s history, and the COVID 19 pandemic has brought to the...
Olszewski

Olszewski: State’s Investment in Students and Teachers Is Long Overdue

For nearly a year, our public school classrooms have sat empty, as the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly forced students and educators online. I offer my...

Frank DeFilippo: Good Riddance

Tyranny and anarchy are the twin threats to democracy. Last week, America had tumultuous demonstrations of both -- from a manic president who incited...
Higher Ed

Opinion: Regional Higher Ed Will Play Pivotal Role in ‘New Norm’

The far-reaching impacts of the global pandemic over the past year have profoundly transformed our lives in innumerable ways and there is no doubt...

Opinion: Our Home Was Attacked Wednesday. It May Never Be the Same

Many of us in our working lives have places away from the office that feel like a second home. It could be a back...
Democracy

Opinion: Democracy During a Pandemic Depends on New Ways for Public to Be Heard

The Maryland General Assembly will soon convene in Annapolis for its annual 90-day session. While this will be the state’s 442nd legislative session, business...
Student Member

Opinion: Is Law Granting Voting Rights to Howard BOE Student Member Constitutional?

Litigation recently filed by two Howard County parents raises an interesting question: Is the state law granting the right to vote to the student...

Opinion: How to Address the Pandemic’s Devastation in a Year of Budgetary Constraints

During the 2021 General Assembly session, lawmakers will be constrained by budgetary shortfalls, unaddressed legislation from last session, and tremendous needs for constituents. This...

Frank DeFilippo: Hey, Gov. Hogan, ‘No Labels’ Is a Label

Sorry, Governor, but “No Labels” is a label. It’s a political variation on the idea of making the pitch by withholding the product. It’s...