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  • Firing Rod Rosenstein would be bad policy and bad politics — and, more inexcusable in the Trump administration, bad reality TV

    Firing Rod Rosenstein would be bad policy and bad politics — and, more inexcusable in the Trump administration, bad reality TV

    For Marylanders, watching Rod Rosenstein make the long march (well, car ride anyway) to the White House on Thursday for a much-publicized tête-à-tête with the boss will likely seem an oddity on par with an episode of “The Apprentice” with its staged dramatic firings. The notion that Maryland’s...

  • Jealous got more out of the debate than Hogan — but is it enough?

    Jealous got more out of the debate than Hogan — but is it enough?

    Both candidates did what they needed to do in the one and only debate in Maryland’s 2018 gubernatorial race, and that’s better news for Democrat Ben Jealous than it is for Gov. Larry Hogan. They both gained what they could out of this encounter, but that meant much more for the challenger than...

  • Taking food from the mouths of immigrant kids

    Taking food from the mouths of immigrant kids

    Last year, Baltimore area food bank operators noticed a significant downturn in Latino clients. They worried that local immigrants — with legal status and green cards — were deliberately avoiding applying for the SNAP program out of fear that they’d be targeted for deportation by Immigration and...

  • What Hogan needs to do in today's debate

    What Hogan needs to do in today's debate

    Gov. Larry Hogan has a commanding lead in the polls, but it’s always a risk for an incumbent to step on the stage with a challenger. Standing side-by-side with his Democratic opponent, Ben Jealous, will put the two on an equal plane for the hour of today’s debate, the only such encounter scheduled...

  • What Jealous needs to do in today's debate

    What Jealous needs to do in today's debate

    Badly outspent and behind in the polls, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ben Jealous needs to turn in a big performance in today’s televised debate with Gov. Larry Hogan. It’s a tough task — Mr. Hogan is popular and a good debater — but it’s possible. Here are five things he needs to do today:...

  • Baltimore by Southwest

    Baltimore by Southwest

    Twenty-five years ago, it was clear that Baltimore-Washington International Airport was at a turning point. The facility was aging and unexciting. It couldn’t keep up with its neighboring airports, particularly its nearby competitors in Northern Virginia, even as demand for air travel grew. So...

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