Commentary

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...

Opinion: Time for Tough Love to End the Opioid Epidemic

My opponent, David Trone, is wrong on how best to combat the opioid epidemic that is devastating families here in Maryland’s 6th Congressional District....

Maryland Matters to Take Part in Fundraising Campaign for Nonprofit Media

More news about Maryland Matters: The Institute for Nonprofit News is announcing Monday that we'll be among 150 nonprofit newsrooms across the country participating in this...

Frank DeFilippo: Hogan’s Biggest Foe Is the Velocity of History

There’s a discernible hint in the campaign’s airborne message that Gov. Larry Hogan (R) is showing concern despite the advantages of incumbency and the...
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Opinion: Central MD Can Recover From Loss of Red Line Light Rail Project –...

Baltimore’s 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Plan project viewer depicted below shows with a single purple dot the only mass transit project to be constructed in...

Josh Kurtz: Kiss of Death?

Too bad the 44,468 students from Baltimore County and Baltimore city who missed school Wednesday due to the week’s extreme heat didn’t watch the...

Frank DeFilippo: Ancient Greeks, Machiavelli Anticipated Trump

 Bedtime reading can cause a loss of sleep. It’s not the time invested nor the text itself, but the afterthoughts that ricochet like a...

Good Reads You May Have Missed

An occasional feature in Maryland Matters News on the redistricting front: A U.S. District Court in North Carolina on Monday ruled that the state's congressional map is...

Opinion: Revisiting ‘The Coming Storm’

During the primary season, the business group Empower Montgomery released a scathing report written by the Sage Policy Group criticizing Montgomery County. The Sage Group’s...

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...