Commentary

Opinion: Sustained Govt. Funding Needed for Community-Based Violence Intervention

Recently, I interviewed three highly respected community-based violence prevention practitioners in Washington, D.C., Tyrone Parker, Tony Lewis and Ron Moten, on the history of gun...

Norman Augustine: Don’t Waste a Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Boost Schools

At this moment Maryland is facing a once-in-a-generation opportunity to strengthen our public schools and make Maryland more competitive for jobs and business —...

Frank DeFilippo: End-of-Life Option Act May be the Only Hope

Death is God’s way of telling us to slow down. The process of slowing down can be accelerated by lethal purchases on urban street...

Opinion: Legislature, Governor Must Act Now to Protect Marylanders from Financial Adversity

Over the past few days, Americans and Marylanders have begun adapting to the challenges that a global pandemic brings with it in modern times.While...

Josh Kurtz: How Long Should They Stick Around?

A year ago, it didn't seem possible that a General Assembly session could be more surreal.In the course of a few short weeks in...

Opinion: What Will Maryland’s Climate Legacy Be This Year?

As we approach "crossover" day in the State House Monday, our Maryland leaders should ask themselves: What will be Maryland's climate legacy this year?That...

Opinion: Adequate School Funding Matters, And Md. Has Never Had It

Legislators in Annapolis are currently considering the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, legislation that would provide all of Maryland’s youth adequate education funding for the first...

Opinion: Bipartisan Emergency Bill Would Halt Bad Deal on Conowingo

The State of Maryland has a powerful and binding tool to help improve water quality and the health of the Chesapeake Bay for the...

Opinion: Kirwan Can Change City, State Education Trajectory

I have worked in the education and nonprofit space in Baltimore for the past decade, and never have I been more excited and hopeful...

Opinion: The Water Quality Accountability Act Is a Water Privatization Bill

Don’t be fooled: the Water Quality Accountability Act (SB 820/ HB 1416) is a water privatization bill. It would take away all public funding...