Commentary

Josh Kurtz: Jeb Bush + Ike Leggett = ???

I’ll take unlikeliest political pairings for $800, Alex.The answer is: This political scion and former Republican governor of Florida and this former Democratic county...

Frank DeFilippo: Pulling Rank

Like father, unlike daughter.Terry Lierman, as Maryland Democratic Party chairman, invested years rebuilding the party. His daughter has proposed a plan that would undo...

Josh Kurtz: This Is Big

Any resemblance between the Maryland political world and a hospital ward is purely coincidental.That sounds flip; it isn't meant to be. But it does...

Josh Kurtz: Two Cool Cats

Prince George’s County Executive Angela D. Alsobrooks (D), dressed in a crisp dark suit, sat down at the conference table in the Annapolis office...

Strengthen Maryland’s Energy Supplier Market, Not Stifle It

In recent weeks, two reports have been released about the retail energy supplier industry in Maryland.These reports contain a number of inaccuracies and fail...

Frank DeFilippo on the New Session: Curb Your Enthusiasm

One by one, and two by two, they come to Annapolis, in every size, shape, age, color, gender and manner of dress, with Democrats...

How to Fix the 6th Congressional District

Partisan redistricting was a hot topic across the country last year. But I have fought against partisan gerrymandering since 1970, when I first learned...

Josh Kurtz: In Praise of Driving (Sort of)

I recently inherited a car.I had been without a car of my own for a decade, earning the moniker of “Mr. Public Transportation” in...

‘Kirwan’ and School Reform: On or Off?

What’s going on? Is the new school funding done? Is it going forward? Or, in fact, has support for our school children been delayed,...

Josh Kurtz: Annapolis in Miniature

It has been a busy week in and around the State House, leading up to the holidays and the calm before the General Assembly...