Commentary

Opinion: What to Look for in Baltimore City’s Next Health Commissioner

We recognize that the Baltimore city health commissioner plays a vital role in ensuring that Baltimoreans have equal opportunity to access high-quality health care...

Opinion: Debates Should Be a Required Part of the Campaign Process

When Larry Hogan and Ben Jealous decided to have only one debate in a hotly contested gubernatorial race, many voters were angry and disappointed....

Opinion: Meaningful Partnership Between Baltimore County, City Is Needed

The current president’s term has been marked by a striking disrespect for our country’s allies and a clear disdain for the working class, poor,...
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Frank DeFilippo: A Victim of His Own Limitations

One among many old sayings in politics is this time-tested cautionary note: If you’re going to have a tough general election, you’d better have...

Opinion: Ben Jealous Will Be the Governor Marylanders Deserve

I’ve been in Maryland politics a long time, and I’ve seen many candidates come and go. Winning candidates inspire. They share a vision, and...

Opinion: Keep Antibiotics Working

Sometimes the spirit and effectiveness of health-protective legislation can be lost in the process of regulatory translation and implementation. Such was the case with the...

Opinion: Want Progressive Government? Vote Green Party Up and Down the Ballot

The Goucher poll gives Gov. Larry Hogan (R) a 22 percent lead over Democrat Ben Jealous. This dismal result expands by 6 percent Hogan’s...
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Josh Kurtz: The ‘Seinfeld’ Election

My most vivid memory of the Anita Hill-Clarence Thomas hearings in 1991 was carrying a boom box around New York City on a rainy...
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Frank DeFilippo: In Debate, Hogan Has Much to Lose, Jealous Everything to Gain

Debates are hard to win and easy to lose.Debates rarely change many minds unless there’s a major flub. Research over the decades has shown...

Josh Kurtz: As the Lobbying World Turns

I have frequently said that the one essential thing to know about Maryland political culture is that its two top-earning State House lobbyists are...