Commentary

Opinion: Don Mohler Blesses Johnny O’s Budget

Baltimore County Executive John A. Olszewski Jr.’s proposed budget represents a courageous effort to address the county’s fiscal challenges. He has operated with an...

Frank DeFilippo: Why Are Prescription Drug Ads Still on TV?

There’s a quick and easy cure for the opioid curse. Turn off the television sets. Better yet, outlaw all pharmaceutical advertising the way that...

Opinion: Sensible Workload, Less Testing and More Learning

As an educator, I need more time to plan lessons and teach – not test – my students.From when I arrive at 7:15 a.m.,...

Opinion: Making Maryland an Offshore Wind Energy Leader

Sometimes we are presented with a unique opportunity to significantly improve commerce in Maryland while also addressing real social and environmental challenges. Such is...

Frank DeFilippo: There’s Something About Mary

Reporters ask impertinent questions to get pertinent answers.The best of them are relentless in their pursuit of information, for the most part respectful to...

Lawmakers to Governor: Sign Styrofoam Food Container Ban

Last month, the trash wheels in Baltimore’s harbor reached a dubious milestone: they had collected more than 1 million containers made from expanded polystyrene...

Frank DeFilippo: Vote Counting Is Always a Tricky Science

History repeats itself for someone, or some two, who claim to have the votes for speaker but don’t.Del. Adrienne Jones is a first, all...

Opinion: Glassman Calls on Hogan to Sign Prescription Drug Affordability Bill

Prescription drug costs are skyrocketing across the United States. Take insulin, for example. The cost of this life-saving drug nearly tripled between 2002 and...

Josh Kurtz: When Historical Imperatives and Voting Records Collide

If Del. Dereck E. Davis (D-Prince George’s) loses his bid to become speaker of the Maryland house on Wednesday, it won't be because he's...

Opinion: Dem Delegates Warn of GOP Influence in Speaker Vote

The Maryland House of Delegates faces a historic decision on Wednesday. For the first time since 2002, we will elect a new speaker. And...