Commentary

Letter: The Hogan-Franchot Compromise Is Magical Thinking

I read with interest Bruce DePuyt’s thoughtful article "Hogan-Franchot Highway Compromise Hailed as ‘Win-Win.'" Despite its title some communities and Montgomery County are clear...

Frank DeFilippo: Legislative Hijinks and Lowlifes

Every new session of the General Assembly is a joyous jumble of the personal and political where the past and the present meet the...

Josh Kurtz: Don’t Look Back? We Can’t Help It

Who would have thought, as the last decade dawned, that a real estate guy name Donald Trump would become president of the United States?...

TOP 10 LIST #6 Winners and Losers of the 2019 General Assembly Session

Editor's Note: As the year winds down, we're re-running the 10 most-read pieces of the year in Maryland Matters. Here is #6, which first...

Josh Kurtz: A Lane Supreme

If you hang around politics long enough, you'll invariably hear a race described by the "lane" each candidate occupies.It's a simplistic way of defining...

Opinion: Promoting Action on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Recently, Montgomery County enacted the historic Racial Equity and Social Justice Act. This act is part of a growing trend of conversations around the...

Opinion: SNAP Program Changes Would Be a Move in the Wrong Direction

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave nearly 700,000 people a lump of coal in their empty grocery basket . Allowing people...

Opinion: Focus on Process to Get School Redistricting Right

The prospect of school redistricting is roiling politics in two major Maryland counties.Against tough opposition, the Howard County Board of Education just passed a...

Letter to the Editor: Md. Can’t Afford to Wait on Paid Family Leave

To to the Editor:Congress continues to take baby steps towards passage of a comprehensive Paid Family Leave program, but Marylanders can’t afford to wait...

Frank DeFilippo: Trump’s Unsavory Ability to Corrupt Everyone Around Him

On the very same day the House unloaded articles of impeachment against President Trump for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, the mayor...