Commentary

Sen. McCray: No. 1 Question in Baltimore City — Where’s My Ballot?

All throughout last week and weekend, I had been asked: Where is my ballot?The Maryland State Board of Elections stated publicly ballots for Baltimore...
skyline

Anirban Basu: Our Besieged Hamlet

Oh, great leader of Baltimore, wherefore art thou?You may have heard that there is something foul in the air.  And while COVID-19 is most...

Frank DeFilippo: 44 Years to the Day After Jerry Brown’s Improbable Victory in the...

Copyright @ 2020 by Frank A. DeFilippoBiographies are tricky. So are their reviews. That’s especially true if one is read and the other is...

Opinion: A Teacher Reflects on Her Former Student, Brandon Scott

I taught at Merganthaler Vocational Technical High School for 24 years and in Baltimore City Public Schools for a total of 36 years. I...
Smith op-ed

Del. Stephanie Smith: Hogan Makes It Clear We Were Never ‘All in This Together’

Last week, Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed hundreds of bills passed by the Maryland General Assembly. With the stroke of his pen, thousands of hours...
Air quality

Del. Pamela Queen: Understanding Importance of Indoor Air Quality During COVID-19

I am accustomed to receiving calls from frustrated constituents imploring my assistance with tackling bureaucratic obstacles. During this challenging COVID-19 health crisis, the calls...
Pandemic

Del. Lily Qi: A Global Pandemic Calls for Greater Local Engagement and Giving

If the 2018 election was a turning point for the local Chinese American community’s political engagement, then the 2020 global pandemic is a turning...

AFSCME Chief: Hogan’s Governing Style Is Announcement, Acclaim, Inaction

On March 12, Governor Larry Hogan closed Maryland’s schools to protect our state from the spread of COVID-19. It was a bold – and...

David Blair: Annapolis, We Have a Problem

Fifty years ago, on its journey to the moon, Apollo 13 experienced a major malfunction and Commander Jim Lovell famously said “Houston, we've had...
School Discipline

Opinion: School Discipline Policies Should Be Less Reactive, More Restorative

Maryland’s current school discipline practices are ineffective at mitigating behavioral challenges in the classroom.Many schools are still turning to suspensions and expulsions, also known...