Commentary

Opinion: Franchot’s Political Opportunism Backfires

There is a moral to the story of House Bill 1052 which, if passed by the Maryland General Assembly and enacted into law, would...

Opinion: The Reality of Working for Tips

In the drive to raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour, a lot of misinformation has been circulating, much of it about the...

Opinion: Ignition Interlocks Should Be Required for All Drunk Drivers, Even 1st-Time Offenders

Mothers Against Drunk Driving fought for years to make ignition interlocks mandatory for every person convicted of drunk driving in Maryland. Yet this lifesaving...

Frank DeFilippo: When Reparations Are Back in the Conversation

The combustible word “reparations” was first officially heard in Maryland politics around 1969-70.The civil rights movement was at its peak, blurred, as it had,...

Opinion: ‘Largest P3 Traffic Relief Project in the World’ Needs More Scrutiny, Not Less

As we head into the final month of the 2019 General Assembly, Gov. Larry Hogan and his Transportation Secretary Pete Rahn will be watching...

Opinion: Consolidating Maryland Racing at Laurel Park Makes Sense

It is very difficult to maintain a strong horse racing industry for owners, breeders, trainers, jockeys, track owners, track employees and the Maryland businesses...

Opinion: On This International Women’s Day, Look at Your Local Government

March 8, 2019, marks International Women’s Day, a day when people around the world celebrate the accomplishments of women and raise awareness of the...

Maricé Morales: Women Should Know Their Value in the Workplace

One of the challenges of the job application process is knowing what your “market value” is and being able to communicate that in a...

Opinion: Time Is Now for Ambitious Approach to Clean Energy in Maryland

Fifty percent off is good, but 100 percent off is better. When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, these are the stakes for...

Opinion: Addressing Racial Harm in a Systemic Way in Our Maryland

Shamefully, racism by another public official in the DMV just reared its ugly head -- this time in our Maryland.  It’s going to take deep listening and...