Commentary

Guest Commentary: House, Senate Committees Debate Protections for Foster Youth

By Rachel WhiteThe #MeToo movement has shaken Annapolis this legislative session, with more attention on how our laws and policies are protecting – or...

Guest Commentary: Clean Energy Jobs Act Enjoys Wide Support

By Brian J. Feldman and C. William Frick Marylanders are concerned about the impact climate change is having on our communities, our health, our economy,...

Guest Commentary: Md. Must Fight EPA Decision on Dangerous Pesticide

By Shirley Nathan-Pulliam and Dana M. SteinIn the 2018 Maryland General Assembly, we have much to do to thwart some of the Trump administration’s...

Guest Commentary: Supporting Maryland’s Farmers and Families

When Gov. Larry Hogan took office in 2015, he promised Maryland’s agricultural community a seat at the table – and he has kept that...

Budget Misses the Mark for State’s Farmers and Families

By Joan Norman and Michael J. WilsonGov. Larry Hogan recently released his 2019 budget, which his office touts as making “prudent investments.” Unfortunately, the...

Guest Commentary: Trump Needs to Do These 3 Things in His State of the...

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump will appear before a joint session of Congress to deliver his first State of the Union Address. The run-up...

Guest Commentary: Md. Goal Should be 100% Renewable Energy by 2035

By Shane RobinsonPrior to the 2016 election, USA Today and Rock the Vote polled voters between 18 and 34. Eighty percent of those polled...

Guest Commentary: Amazon Would Transform Montgomery County

By Roger BerlinerMontgomery County now is one of the leading contenders to land Amazon. The odds-makers give us an 8-1 shot, ahead of Washington,...

Guest Commentary: The Temptation of the 2018 Election

By John Adams HursonI’ll admit it. I was tempted to run for county office this year.I’ve lived in Montgomery County all of my life....

Thirty Years On

Thirty years ago this month I first walked into the Maryland State House as a reporter, charged with keeping an eye on the legislative...