Commentary

Opinion: Teachable Moment for Maryland Education and Taxes

As a Republican executive in a dark blue state, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has one of the toughest balancing acts in the country. Gov....

Frank DeFilippo: Redistricting and the Special Election Intersect

Every now and again, Gov. Larry Hogan exhibits the need to buff up his Republican bonafides as he often governs like a Democrat.One of...

Opinion: An Investment or a Gamble?

The Maryland General Assembly will be asked during its upcoming session to place a $375 million bet on the future of horse racing in...

Del. Julie Palakovich Carr: Lessons From Rockville’s Vote-by-Mail Election

Nov. 5 was Election Day in nine Maryland cities. In most of these places, the vast majority of voters did not participate in their...

Opinion: Constants and Changes in Advocacy in Annapolis

The advocacy world in Annapolis is an increasingly “VUCA world” – one characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity.This was evident when Gov. Lawrence...

Opinion: U.S. War Veterans Have Become Peace Activists

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in The Conversation (theconversation.com), which, like Maryland Matters, is a member of the Institute for Nonprofit News. Reprinted...

Frank A. DeFilippo: What to do About D.C.? Leave Md. Alone

The District of Columbia is an orphan. Nobody claims ownership. It’s not part of Maryland. It doesn’t belong to Virginia. The District is a...

Opinion: Don’t Underestimate the Power of ‘And’ for Climate Action

Earlier this month Gov. Larry Hogan released his long-anticipated draft greenhouse gas plan. It was published 10 months later than expected and that fact...

Opinion: Two More Takes on Jill Carter

Editor's note: State Sen. Jill P. Carter (D-Baltimore City) isn't even a candidate for Congress yet -- she's simply set up an exploratory committee...

Frank DeFilippo: The Tentative Life of Baltimore Elected Officials

The primal formula for success as mayor of Baltimore is a triple approach to government in action – plow snow, pick up trash and...