Commentary

Opinion: Montgomery County at a Crossroads

When I tell people I am running for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council, the typical response I often receive from political...

Opinion: Redeveloping Old Silver Spring Library Is Smart Land Use

Many Montgomery County families are feeling squeezed – pinched between caring for young children and caring for aging parents. I know that pinch well....

Opinion: Montgomery County, Let’s Focus on Jobs, Education, Transportation

Life was not easy for me when I came to this country. I was only 8 years old when I fled the Vietnam War...

Opinion: Community Kitchen Is A Model for Economic Opportunity

In January 2012, I wrote, "A shared-use neighborhood commercial kitchen facility can be a key component in building economic opportunity, environmental sustainability, and improving...

Opinion: Montgomery Needs to Keep Changing

There is a saying I love, “A good house is never done.” The phrase reminds me to embrace change, because a home can always...

Opinion: Experienced Leadership Will Move Montgomery Co. Forward

I have spent the past 20 years helping to build a more forward-thinking Montgomery County – where our children have access to a great...

Opinion: Engaging and Empowering Montgomery County

I’m a native of Montgomery County, a first-generation American, the proud son of small business owners, a beneficiary of our local public schools, and...

Opinion: To Move Montgomery Forward, County Must Find Common Ground

I am a Democrat running for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council. In this piece I’ll share with you a little about...

Election Reformers Cranking Up Before Session

Efforts to improve the integrity of the election process in Maryland are gearing up ahead of next year’s General Assembly session.On Tuesday morning, good...

Guest Commentary: Trump's Tax Cuts Are the Right Cuts at the Right Time

Most Americans agree that tax reform and significant tax cuts are badly needed. The keys to successfully reinventing our tax system are to make it...