Commentary

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Frank DeFilippo: A Munificent Gesture in a Pauper’s Will

A pair of academics have been thumping their tubs for years to advance the illusory prescription for Baltimore’s woes that calls for capping the...

Opinion: Baltimore Needs Control of Our Police Department

The Baltimore community has organized and unified in support of implementing the reforms necessary to improve the Baltimore Police Department.We are determined to realize...

Opinion: IT in the State Is at a Tipping Point

Information technology has not been a hot topic during this legislative session, not even a tepid one. But maybe it should be, given that...

Opinion: A Plea to the House: Protect Our Trees, Please

In the Maryland General Assembly, legislators are considering amendments to Maryland’s Forest Conservation Act, an act that under current interpretation is failing to protect...

Josh Kurtz: What Does ‘The China Syndrome’ Have to Do With Calvert County and...

“The China Syndrome” was on Turner Classic Movies the other night – taut and suspenseful as ever. The story, about a near meltdown at a...

Opinion: Hogan Has a Chance to Grow Green Jobs

What do Fort Detrick, Fort Meade and Joint Base Andrews all have in common? All — along with Naval Support Facility Indian Head —...

Opinion: Prescription Drug Benefits Bill Is Flawed

I am the president of AFSCME Maryland Retiree Chapter 1, representing Maryland state retirees. I worked for 30 years for the Highland Health Facilities...

Frank DeFilippo: An Ode to ‘Maryland Day’

Maryland Day is a ceremonious chuckle to religious toleration and freedom. March 25, a state holiday without a Hallmark card, also pays tribute to...

Opinion: Progressive Leaders Moving Lower Shore Into the Future

Over the past few years, there have been many positive changes on the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland. A shining example of this change...

Opinion: Strongest Argument for Paid Leave Is That It’s the Right Thing to Do

As a small business owner who employs and serves Maryland residents, I am eager to see the Time to Care Act of 2019 (HB...