Commentary

Josh Kurtz: Our Jamie

I don't remember exactly where and when I first met Jamie Raskin, but it had to have been in 1998, when his good friend...

Reuben Collins: To Be a Climate Leader, We Need the Coal Community Transition Act...

As 2020 came to a close, the owners of the decades-old Morgantown coal plant in Charles County announced they would deactivate the plant by...
Clean Power

Tom Hucker: Allow Maryland Communities to Expand Clean Power

Under Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell, the federal government not only blocked efforts to address the climate crisis but aggressively expanded the fossil fuel...

Frank DeFilippo: Masks Become a Staple, Impeachment Was an Education

One by one, and two by two, they come, in all sizes, shapes, colors, genders and manner of dress, most of them masked and...
Essential Workers

Opinion: State’s Essential Workers Deserve More Protections on the Job

As a technician in the emergency department of a busy hospital in Prince George’s County, I thought I had seen it all over the...
Pretrial

Opinion: Leveling the Unequal Pretrial System for the Poor

No one awaiting trial, presumed innocent, should be incarcerated based on their financial circumstances. Period.Maryland’s piecemeal pretrial home detention system, in actuality, is no...

Opinion: The Attack in the Judicial Proceedings Committee

After the unnecessary and disturbing mudslinging in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee (JPR) earlier this month, I have been thinking about the role of...

Alanah Davis: The Cultural Benefit of Good Grief

Let me start off by saying that I’m not a grief counselor, a licensed social worker, an ordained minister, or a rabbi, but I...
School Re-Opening

Opinion: Is School Re-Opening Debate About COVID or Politics?

An elementary school girl disconnected from virtual class for months; a conscientious student unable to attend school due to caring for her preschool siblings;...

Opinion: How ‘Communities of Interest’ May Factor in Md. Congressional Redistricting

“This time, the people of Maryland should be drawing the lines -- not the politicians or party bosses,” Gov. Larry Hogan (R) during a...