Commentary

Guest Commentary: Reading the Tea Leaves

By Jim BurtonOver the last few days, much has been made about the November’s election results and their impact on Maryland’s 2018 elections. Remember,...

Guest Commentary: For Republicans, Roy Moore Saga Is a Stew of Problems

By Charlie GerowNew allegations about Alabama U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore continue to roll like the Crimson Tide.At the same time so are charges,...

Guest Commentary: We Can’t Pave Our Way Out of Traffic on I-270

I love living in Rockville. However, the amount of time I spend in traffic along the I-270 corridor can make living in this place...

Guest Commentary: Time for New Voices, New Leaders for Maryland

By Dan MedingerI’ve been a longtime resident of Howard County and Ellicott City and love everything about our state of Maryland – from its...

Guest Commentary: Montgomery County at a Crossroads

By Marilyn BalcombeEditor’s note: This is the sixth in a series. More than 20 candidates are running for four at-large seats on the Montgomery...

Guest Commentary: Quality Officeholders, Not Just Qualified Candidates

By Hassan Giordano As we stand one year away from the all-important 2018 general election, we remain transfixed on the character we currently have serving...

Guest Commentary: Redeveloping Old Silver Spring Library Is Smart Land Use

 By Will JawandoEditor’s note: This is the fifth in a series. More than 20 candidates are running for four at-large seats on the Montgomery...

Guest Commentary: Minimum Wage Should be Set Locally. One Chart Shows Why.

By Seth Grimes“I helped enact a minimum wage increase as a legislator in Annapolis,” writes Del. Bill Frick (D). “Minimum wage policy, however, is...

Letter to the Editor: More on Community College ‘Promise’ Programs

To the Editor: We were pleased to see Meghan Thompson’s piece, “Garrett County Leads the Way With College Tuition Program” (November 1, 2017; Maryland Matters),...

Guest Commentary: What Maryland Students Really Can’t Afford

Editor's note: This commentary was submitted in response to an op-ed published earlier this week by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Shea.What Maryland students can’t...