Commentary

Josh Kurtz: Two Cool Cats

Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D), dressed in a crisp dark suit, sat down at the conference table in the Annapolis office...

Strengthen Maryland’s Energy Supplier Market, Not Stifle It

In recent weeks, two reports have been released about the retail energy supplier industry in Maryland.These reports contain a number of inaccuracies and fail...

Frank DeFilippo on the New Session: Curb Your Enthusiasm

One by one, and two by two, they come to Annapolis, in every size, shape, age, color, gender and manner of dress, with Democrats...

How to Fix the 6th Congressional District

Partisan redistricting was a hot topic across the country last year. But I have fought against partisan gerrymandering since 1970, when I first learned...

Josh Kurtz: In Praise of Driving (Sort of)

I recently inherited a car.I had been without a car of my own for a decade, earning the moniker of “Mr. Public Transportation” in...

‘Kirwan’ and School Reform: On or Off?

What’s going on? Is the new school funding done? Is it going forward? Or, in fact, has support for our school children been delayed,...

Josh Kurtz: Annapolis in Miniature

It has been a busy week in and around the State House, leading up to the holidays and the calm before the General Assembly...

Democrats Are Killing Meaningful Gerrymandering Reforms

In a Maryland Matters commentary, Frank DeFilippo accuses Gov. Larry Hogan of "Larrymandering," gerrymandering Maryland's congressional districts to benefit Republicans .DeFilippo cites not one...

State Legislators Should Not Work for Local Governments

A state senator or delegate shouldn’t be allowed to hold a position in local government while serving in the Maryland General Assembly. One job at...

Frank DeFilippo: Letting Go

Politicians and athletes have a tough time letting go of yesterday.Nancy Pelosi had to give up power in order to retain it. Joe Flacco...