Commentary

A Divided Nation, Mixed Election Results

If you were expecting an unambiguous message from Tuesday’s election, you haven’t been paying enough attention to what’s going on in the country. There...

1199SEIU Responds to Our ‘Winners and Losers’ List

Who you calling a loser?Anyone who says 1199SEIU “showed little interest” and wasn’t a “major player and prominent progressive voice” during this past general...

Time to Name the Winners and Losers of Election 2018

Winners: Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) and his team. What can you say? The man has a pitch-perfect political antenna and his team...

Frank A. DeFilippo: When the Circus Came to Town

Recall, if you will, the arrival of the circus in town and you have a pretty good idea of what elections used to be...

Meet Maryland Moms Campaigning for Gun Safety

Remember soccer moms, hockey moms and their once-coveted swing votes? Well, a new group of nonpartisan moms is getting into the game.After Saturday morning...

Marylanders Need a Raise – But Our Representatives Have Failed Us

Workers in Maryland need a raise.I am a lifelong Baltimore resident and in my 44 years I have never seen working people struggle as...
Hoyer and Pelosi

Josh Kurtz: The Squeeze on Steny Hoyer

In his 50-year political career, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (D) has rarely had to sweat an election. Since entering Congress in 1981, his one...

Vote Yes on Question H and Vote Against the Corrupting Influence of Money in Elections

The opportunity to build political power in Baltimore is on the ballot this election. The movement toward small donor public financing of elections is not...

Josh Kurtz: The Franchot Factor

Halloween just passed, so it’s fair to ask: Is state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) merely masquerading as a Democrat?Franchot’s third term as the...

Laslo Boyd: Individual Tragedy Becomes Institutional Failure

At the end of a chaotic day Wednesday, DJ Durkin is out as the University of Maryland’s football coach; Gov. Larry Hogan has sharply...