Commentary

Frank DeFilippo: A Marylander’s Role in Crafting Social Security

There’s an important anniversary on Aug. 15 that’s worth nearly a trillion dollars.When David J. Lewis, Republican turned Democrat, congressman from Western Maryland, co-authored...

Maya Rockeymoore Cummings: Will Trump’s Attacks Unify Marylanders?

While the nation mourns the victims of three mass murders in the space of a week and ponders the extent to which Donald J....
Democratic Party

Opinion: Democratic Party Should Take the Reins of Fiscal Responsibility

One year from now the Democratic Party will select its presidential nominee to run against Donald Trump, an incumbent president who is widely reviled...

Josh Kurtz: Being Brandon Scott

You’re Brandon Scott.After 6 ½ years on the Baltimore City Council, you’ve recently become Council president, following the resignation of scandal-plague mayor Catherine E....
Single-Member

Opinion: Maryland Needs Multi-Member Proportional Districts, Not Single-Member

Recently, Comptroller Peter Franchot and others have argued for single-member districts for the House of Delegates in Maryland. This would be a grave mistake. Single-member...

Opinion: Waking Up as a Latino the Day After the El Paso Massacre

If you’re human and not numbed by the horrifying repetition, each mass shooting stirs some measure of outrage and empathy. If the mass shooting...

Frank DeFilippo: What Would Schaefer Say About Trump’s Anti-Baltimore Rants?

In the greedy, gaudy early 1980s, known as the era of “wretched excess,” President Trump – then derisively known as “The Donald” – dispatched...

More on Trump v. Cummings and Baltimore

As controversy over President Trump's attacks on Rep. Elijah E. Cummings and Baltimore City enters its second week, here are three commentaries on the...
2022

Josh Kurtz: Too Many Seismic Political Events Looming to Worry About 2022

With the passing of the first J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake of the 2022 election cycle – one of the great political...

Opinion: UB-Coppin-BCCC Merger Would Preserve History, While Looking Forward

President Kurt Schmoke of the University of Baltimore proposed an awesome idea July 15 in an op-ed in The Baltimore Sun to combine the...