Commentary

Candidates for Democratic State Chair Make Their Case

Editor's Note: The Maryland Democratic Party will choose its new leaders this Saturday. The fight for state chair is between the incumbent, Kathleen Matthews,...

Frank DeFilippo: Nancy Pelosi Schools the Political World

It’s an indisputable strictly back-of-the-brain rule of politics: You can’t beat somebody with nobody.Anyone watching the opposition to Rep. Nancy Pelosi melt away is...

Frank DeFilippo: Politics and the Politics of the Catholic Church

Back in the dark ages, around 1970, the prelates of the three Roman Catholic archdiocese and diocese that straddle Maryland – Baltimore, Washington, D.C.,...

Why Are Maryland Colleges Expensive?

According to the College Board, annual tuition and fees nationally for a four-year public university from 2017 to 2018 averaged $9,970. The Maryland Higher...

Josh Kurtz: The Future Is Now

Now, more than ever, Maryland politics is at an inflection point.Every election is a change election – even in a state like Maryland, where...

A Better Year, Thanks to State Legislators

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently made it official: Last year was an especially bad year for the flu. In fact, last flu...

UMD Board of Regents Fell Short in Its Duties

A suggestion to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan: When you appoint people to positions of great responsibility in the future, pay more attention to their...

2018 Election Cycle’s Ups and Downs

The 2018 political cycle has been one for the books. Through the ups and downs, the grass-roots left has built a roadmap for the...

This Veterans Day, Time to Reflect on Climate Change

As a Marine, a Maryland resident and a citizen, Veterans Day reminds me to take a moment and reflect on all of the freedoms...

Frank DeFilippo: Time for Democrats to Get Tough

In Washington, D.C., the newly repopulated Democrats and the proportionately diminished Republicans are behaving like two dogs, circling and sniffing, trying to decide whether...