Commentary

Guest Commentary: Quality Officeholders, Not Just Qualified Candidates

By Hassan Giordano As we stand one year away from the all-important 2018 general election, we remain transfixed on the character we currently have serving...

Guest Commentary: Redeveloping Old Silver Spring Library Is Smart Land Use

 By Will JawandoEditor’s note: This is the fifth in a series. More than 20 candidates are running for four at-large seats on the Montgomery...

Guest Commentary: Minimum Wage Should be Set Locally. One Chart Shows Why.

By Seth Grimes“I helped enact a minimum wage increase as a legislator in Annapolis,” writes Del. Bill Frick (D). “Minimum wage policy, however, is...

Letter to the Editor: More on Community College ‘Promise’ Programs

To the Editor: We were pleased to see Meghan Thompson’s piece, “Garrett County Leads the Way With College Tuition Program” (November 1, 2017; Maryland Matters),...

Guest Commentary: What Maryland Students Really Can’t Afford

Editor's note: This commentary was submitted in response to an op-ed published earlier this week by Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim Shea.What Maryland students can’t...

Guest Commentary: DREAM Act Will Give Certainty to Thousands

By Rep. Steny Hoyer and Dr. Wallace LohThey are friends and neighbors, students and colleagues. They serve in the military, care for the sick...

Is Virginia’s Ralph Northam the Second Coming of Anthony Brown?

By Josh KurtzMaryland Republican and Democratic strategists will no doubt be looking at next week’s election results in Virginia for possible trends that could...

Guest Commentary: Students Can’t Afford Another Year of Hogan’s Policies

The Kirwan Commission announced last week that it will be delaying the release of its recommendations until after the 2018 legislative session. Governor Hogan...

Guest Commentary: Experienced Leadership Will Move Montgomery Co. Forward

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series. More than 20 candidates are running for four at-large seats on the Montgomery County Council...

Guest Commentary: I am FBI (For Baltimore’s Interests)

By Kahan DhillonBorn to an Indian father from Punjab and an African mother from Tanzania, I spent a lot of time visiting both...