Commentary

Expressing the Will of the People: A Defense of Ranked-Choice Voting

We fear what we do not understand.Del. Brooke Lierman has introduced HB 26 in the state legislature allowing Baltimore City to change the way...

Frank DeFilippo: Impeach Trump? Be Careful What You Wish For

Those who want President Trump removed from office had better be careful what they wish for. If they believe that’ll solve the nation’s problems,...

Del. Sid Saab: How Labels Divide Us

When did we stop becoming Americans first?I came to the United States as a teenager with a suitcase in hand in search of the...

Josh Kurtz: Getting to Know You

In the past few days, resumes have been arriving in the offices of Maryland state lawmakers, introducing them to one Nancy K. Kopp.You’d think...

Be an Agent of Change

The fight for women’s rights has been center stage thanks to more women running for office and movements such as #MeToo and Time's Up....

Frank DeFilippo: What Spiro Agnew Might Tell Larry Hogan

The raspy sound you hear in the background is the ghostly voice of Spiro T. Agnew whispering in Gov. Larry Hogan’s ear Shakespearean warnings...

How Maryland Elects Its Leaders Remains Stuck in the Past

In his Jan. 14 column, Frank DeFilippo spends quite a bit of time discussing my father’s legacy in building up the Democratic Party in...

Josh Kurtz: Jeb Bush + Ike Leggett = ???

I’ll take unlikeliest political pairings for $800, Alex.The answer is: This political scion and former Republican governor of Florida and this former Democratic county...

Frank DeFilippo: Pulling Rank

Like father, unlike daughter.Terry Lierman, as Maryland Democratic Party chairman, invested years rebuilding the party. His daughter has proposed a plan that would undo...

Josh Kurtz: This Is Big

Any resemblance between the Maryland political world and a hospital ward is purely coincidental.That sounds flip; it isn't meant to be. But it does...