Commentary

Hettleman

Kalman Hettleman: Will the General Assembly Be Lost Over Learning Loss?

Part one of two.There’s rare agreement among educators and policymakers that learning loss must be the paramount priority as schools try to recover from...
Parole Process

Opinion: Governor Should Be Removed From the Parole Process

Second of two partsMaryland has the dubious distinction of leading the country in incarceration of Black people. In 2018, the Justice Policy Institute reported...
Redemption

Opinion: No Place for Redemption in Maryland’s Criminal System 

First of two partsThe United States treats children, particularly youth of color, who come into conflict with the law in intensely cruel and inhuman...

2020 in Review: Alanah Davis’s Year of Ferment

Editor’s note: Between now and Jan. 3, we’re re-running 12 great articles that appeared in Maryland Matters in 2020, in chronological order. On Jan....

Frank DeFilippo: Wealthy Man, Pauper’s Bequest

This is the way the Trump presidency ends, not with a bang but with chaos, confusion and sleaze – just as it began.President Trump...

2020 in Review: ‘Still Standing’ Is Hogan’s Paean to Hogan

Editor’s note: Between now and Jan. 3, we’re re-running 12 great articles that appeared in Maryland Matters in 2020, in chronological order. On Jan....

2020 in Review: 44 Years After Jerry Brown’s Improbable Md. Primary Victory, Here’s the...

Editor’s note: Between now and Jan. 3, we’re re-running 12 great articles that appeared in Maryland Matters in 2020, in chronological order. On Jan....

John Rydell: When Mike Miller Mocked William Donald Schaefer in Song

Shortly before the curtain rose on the annual Legislative Follies in Annapolis in 1987, Mike Miller approached me in the back of the auditorium...

Walter Lomax: Racial Justice Means Compensating the Wrongly Convicted

In the wake of George Floyd’s killing and the protests that followed, the Maryland General Assembly will be taking on policing reform when it...
transit

Opinion: State’s Economy, Environment and Equity Depend on Transit

With light at the end of the tunnel now in sight after a year unlike any other, Marylanders can look forward to the return...