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Frank DeFilippo: Montgomery County and Baltimore City Have More in Common Than It Seems

Montgomery County and Baltimore City are symbiotic siblings. One is rich, the other poor. One has a white plurality, the other is mostly black....

Opinion: Making Safety a Priority

Six years ago, while traveling around the state during my campaign for Maryland attorney general, Judge Katie O’Malley, the former first lady, introduced me...

Opinion: Gubernatorial Candidates Do Themselves Disservice in Skipping LGBT Forum

On April 28, the Pride Foundation of Maryland, a statewide LGBT advocacy group, and Baltimore’s GLCCB, an organization serving the LGBT community in Central...

Frank DeFilippo: Joe Tydings’ ‘Rosebud’

Autobiography is risky business as there’s usually an unwritten backstory chasing the book. It could be a disturbing fragment of a life, an amusing...

Opinion: Pete Rahn’s Return To ‘Hip Pocket’ Government

For the past three years, a tectonic shift has been underway in how transportation policy and capital investment decisions are made in Maryland under...

Frank DeFilippo: Declaration of Independence a Choice With Consequences in Maryland

Every political season, at about this point, unaffiliated, or independent, voters wake up and discover they can’t vote in Maryland primary elections. These are...

Glendening Endorses Baker for Governor

The Chesapeake Bay is a national treasure. It is the heart of Maryland’s identity. We need a leader who will step up and protect...

Frank DeFilippo: Maryland’s Black and Blue Politics

Inside and around the Beltway, and far and wide across the country, scorekeepers and other soothsayers are quick to declaim Maryland as among the...

Josh Kurtz: A Birthday Salute

  What better way to celebrate Josh Kurtz’s birthday than to support Maryland Matters! We are so grateful to everyone who joined us in honoring Josh,...
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Frank DeFilippo: A Huge Sigh of Relief Out of Annapolis

This is the way a Maryland General Assembly session ends, not with a bang but a backyard barbecue.The hissing sound you hear in the...