Commentary

Josh Kurtz: Mr. Outside and Mr. Inside

By the time he was elected governor in 1986, the super high-profile William Donald Schaefer (D) had been mayor of Baltimore for 15 years...

Letter: Making the Case for Ranked Choice Voting

You recently published a letter from David Hines that noted shortcomings in our current system of plurality voting and discussed alternative methods. Unfortunately, he...

Opinion: In Hogan-Jealous Contest, Math Wins

Conventional wisdom suggests Larry Hogan, a popular incumbent running for reelection, might have the upper hand against his Democratic opponent, Ben Jealous. But after...

Letter: A Better Way to Choose Candidates

One important angle that has been ignored in most coverage of the Montgomery County executive race is the impact that better voting systems than...

Frank DeFilippo: The Late Jack Eldridge Wrote the Laws Maryland Lives By

Death is breaking up that old gang of ours. When John C. Eldridge died a couple of weeks ago, the obit writers focused more...

Help Maryland Matters Thrive in an Era of Attacks on a Free Press

As freedom of the press comes under attack , please support Maryland Matters, the state's premier site for news about politics and government. We...

Opinion: Defend Your Rights to a Free Press and an Open Government

Today, the Institute for Nonprofit News -- which counts Maryland Matters as a member -- joins journalists across the country in asking you, the...

Josh Kurtz: Meet Larry Hogan’s New Best Friend

State Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) will be joining Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R) for their annual tour of the Ocean City boardwalk...

Opinion: Calling on All Legislative Candidates to Embrace 100 Percent Renewable Energy

On Aug. 7, our competitor in Baltimore City’s 45th legislative district, Del. Cheryl D. Glenn (D), published an article in Maryland Matters calling for...

A Letter from Baltimore: The Lesson of Marilyn Mosby

 Having won her primary re-election easily, it feels like Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby (D) has already receded into the background as...