Commentary

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...

Democrats Are Killing Meaningful Gerrymandering Reforms

In a Maryland Matters commentary, Frank DeFilippo accuses Gov. Larry Hogan of "Larrymandering," gerrymandering Maryland's congressional districts to benefit Republicans .DeFilippo cites not one...

State Legislators Should Not Work for Local Governments

A state senator or delegate shouldn’t be allowed to hold a position in local government while serving in the Maryland General Assembly. One job at...

Frank DeFilippo: Letting Go

Politicians and athletes have a tough time letting go of yesterday.Nancy Pelosi had to give up power in order to retain it. Joe Flacco...

Josh Kurtz: Remembering a Friend

Keith Haller was a man about town, in every sense of the term.He knew everyone in the Maryland political orbit – especially in Montgomery...

Frank DeFilippo: The People’s House and a Really Big Deal

The following is adapted from my unpublished manuscript, Shiksa: The Rise and Fall of Marvin Mandel.Whee, the people, have heard very little from the...
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Better Ways to Treat Pain Other Than With Opioids

In one key respect Baltimore is the epicenter of the nation’s opioid epidemic, but not in the way you think. Most of us picture...

Dream Team 2018: The Maryland Democratic Party’s New Leaders

On Saturday, I attended the leadership elections for the Maryland Democratic Party, to determine the officers for the next four years. It was one...