Commentary

Opinion: Surprise Billing Fix Shouldn’t Undermine Maryland’s Current Medical System

  Congress is currently working on legislation to address surprise medical billing — an issue that impacts too many patients across the country. As the president...

Opinion: More Roads Mean More Congestion

Last week the Texas Transportation Institute released an update of its Urban Mobility Report, which always gets a lot of attention because of how...

Don Mohler: We Just Have Too Many Guns

“Oh my god, there’s been another one.”That is how the conversation began at our annual family Labor Day gathering over the weekend along the...

Frank DeFilippo: Spanning the Ages

History is a stern taskmaster. Back in the bad old 1960s, the State of Maryland spent $1 million on a study to determine the...

Opinion: This Labor Day, Md. Workers Should Celebrate Gains, Unite for the Fights Ahead

This Labor Day is a complex one for Maryland’s workers.On the one hand, we have much to celebrate. By organizing together at our workplaces...

Opinion: Hogan Must Avoid Siren Song of Municipal Broadband

Taxpayers have learned to hold their breath any time a state or local politician talks about “broadband investment.” Despite his reputation as a trustworthy...

Josh Kurtz: Notes of Dissonance Tell a Story

After months of acrimony, some of the key players in the dispute between the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra management and musicians came together the other...

Frank DeFilippo: Kirwan Funding Fight Heats Up as Economy Cools Down

When the State of Maryland was preparing to enter the lottery business in the early 1970s, there was very little experience to guide it...

Opinion: Md. Needs a Comprehensive RPS Clean-up Plan

Maryland Matters reported on Aug. 16 that Delegate Dereck Davis is considering introducing legislation that would remove “black liquor,” a byproduct of paper milling,...

Opinion: Bring Back NBA Basketball to Baltimore, Ownerless

The traditional relationship between major sports franchises and city governments is deeply parasitic, with billionaire owners eating up taxpayer funds to build their stadiums...