Commentary

Commentary: Rushern Baker, Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats’ Dilemma

By Josh KurtzI’ve been having a hard time separating Rushern Baker’s announcement this week that he is running for governor with the Democrats’ deflating...

Guest Commentary: The Lessons of Rockville High School

By George LeventhalI hope all elected officials, and the public, will take a lesson from the tragic events following a sexual encounter at Rockville...
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Guest Commentary: The Fight for Working Families

By John Olszewski Jr.Former Sun reporter Alec MacGillis’s recent article on Jared Kushner’s real estate empire in Baltimore County (published by ProPublica and The...

Guest Commentary: A Tale of Two Hogans, and Two Presidents

By Richard J. Cross IIIHarry Truman famously said, “There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know.”I have been...

Commentary: Endlessly Jealous

By Josh KurtzFormer state Del. Heather Mizeur (D) must regret that the 2014 election cycle -- when she ran a scrappy, progressive, low-budget campaign...

Sine Die: The Winners and Losers

By Josh KurtzIt’s all over but the Monday morning quarterbacking -- or perhaps more precisely, the Tuesday morning quarterbacking.The 90-day General Assembly session ended...

Guest commentary: Hogan Should Veto Legislation That Would Decrease Generic Drug Competition

By Chester "Chip" DavisGeneric drugs have been and continue to be an amazing success story in our health care system.According to the annual Generic...

To Protect and Serve, Not to Pester and Harass

Earlier this week, The Washington Post reported that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions claimed that the Maryland Trust Act, now pending in Annapolis, would...

Guest Commentary: The Hogan-Zirkin shotgun wedding on the fracking ban

By Pat MurrayIt should have been a spectacular moment of political theater: A popular Republican governor linking arms with a powerful Democratic lawmaker to...

Commentary: What to Make of the Flurry of Wannabe Candidates for Governor?

By Josh KurtzBack in March 2001, when Terry Lierman announced that he wouldn’t take a second crack at U.S. Rep. Connie Morella (R) despite...