Commentary

Opinion: Reading the Turnout Tea Leaves

Last month’s primary elections demonstrated Marylanders are not as energized as we have seen voters in many other states’ elections since President Trump took...

Post-Primary Winners and Losers: The Readers Speak

We've had our say. Now it’s your turn. Maryland Matters published its list of post-primary winners and losers and asked for your feedback. Now, we...

Josh Kurtz: Ben Jealous Is the Democratic Nominee for Governor. Remain Calm

A week after the election, Maryland Democrats are wondering whether their nominee, former NAACP president Benjamin T. Jealous, can defeat Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan...

Fraud at the Polls? No, Just an Update on Our Election Contest

Several key primary races have gone into overtime , so guess what -- so has Maryland Matters' primary prediction contest. Democratic primaries for county executive...

Labor Leader Responds to Our ‘Winners and Losers’ List

I read with great bemusement your analysis of Tuesday’s primary results as a “push” for Senate President Mike Miller and that the "Take a...

Frank DeFilippo: The Democrats’ Paradox

Here’s the Democrats’ paradox going into the general election: The party’s oligarchs set up the vote but the voters nominated the wrong candidate. They sent...

Standing With The Capital

By the eeriest of coincidences, I happened to be at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., Thursday afternoon, with a group of a dozen journalists...

Frank DeFilippo: Trump Family Values

Now that President Trump has backtracked (temporarily) on his menacing policy of snatching babies from their mothers’ bosoms and jailing them in cages, it’s...

Frank DeFilippo: Ben Cardin, the Forgotten Man of the Primary

To Cardin, or not to Cardin, that is the question. Or, put another way, is anyone aware that Cardin’s running for reelection? And who’re all...

Opinion: Montgomery Needs Policies in Place That Meet Changing Needs of Community

This election year we have a unique opportunity to elect a new yet experienced voice to the decision-making table. I am running for one of...