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One decision with profound long-term implications is currently at the discretion of Gov. Larry Hogan and his transportation leadership, and it cries out for an immediate course correction.

The success of Maryland’s education reform efforts may hinge on loosening old ideals about local control over education policy.

Originalism — with analysis that’s at best selective, and worst fatally flawed — has produced judicial opinions devoid of any relationship to the U.S. Constitution.

Political conversations are shaped by, obviously, what Americans know – and, less obviously, what they think they know – about politics.

On this Labor Day, joining a union and having a voice in workplaces should be a fundamental freedom that every working Marylander can enjoy, the head of AFSCME writes.

Chlorpyrifos

Oversight efforts are lacking, the program director of the Maryland Pesticide Education Network writes.

Maryland may have been one of the few places where Biden would be guaranteed a hospitable welcome.

Highlighting the once-again close Democratic primary for Montgomery County executive, an Annapolis consultant makes the case for ranked choice voting.

The core of the party, dominated by an overwhelmingly white donor class, has benefited more from Black people’s consistent patronage than Black people have benefited from Democratic Party representation.

Advocates write that state legislators should prioritize shifting the tax burden away from low-income families as the 2023 legislative session approaches.