Commentary

Josh Kurtz: A Transfer of Power Unlike Any We’ve Seen

Every eight years at most, the state of Maryland goes through a transfer of power.When a new governor takes over, the transition is usually...

Opinion: Health Insurance, Now and in the Future

Congressman Elijah Cummings said that his vote in 2010 for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) was the most important of his career. Hundreds of...

Opinion: Why I’m for Sen. Jill Carter for Congress

Maryland’s 7th congressional district was born out of civil rights activism and Black progressivism.Parren J. Mitchell of the legendary Baltimore family won the seat...

Opinion: Young People’s Representation Is Essential for MoCo’s Policing Advisory Commission

Over the past few years, we’ve watched too many videos and heard too many news reports from across the country about police brutality and...

Frank DeFilippo: What We’ve Lost

Death is God’s way of telling us to slow down.For some, the brakes apply early, for others, late, expected and occasionally welcome, a celestial...

Opinion: Solitary Confinement Is No Place for Children — or Anyone, For That Matter

When he came home after three years on Riker’s Island, N.Y., and two years spent in solitary confinement, Kalief Browder was changed. He was...

Opinion: Preserving the Integrity of Md.’s Reproductive Health Care System

The Trump administration is coordinating a devastating political assault on reproductive health care intended to limit access to birth control, target vulnerable communities, defund...

Frank DeFilippo: Living With the Surveillance-Industrial Complex

The spy plane over Baltimore has assumed the properties of God. It is everywhere. It can see everything.So if God sees every sparrow, as...

Opinion: Cummings Called ACA ‘the Most Important Vote in my Career’

Congressman Elijah Cummings’ untimely departure from the community, state and national stage has left all those who knew him, or knew of him, with...
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Josh Kurtz: What’s Next for Senate Democrats?

This much is certain: Anyone who says they know what’s going to go down when the Senate Democratic Caucus meets next Thursday is lying...