Tricia Bishop

Writer

Tricia Bishop, the deputy editorial page editor, was a reporter in the business and metro sections covering biotechnology, education and city and federal courts prior to joining the board.

Recent Articles

  • In defense of Norm Macdonald

    In defense of Norm Macdonald

    Norm Macdonald has a point. Not in his boneheaded dismissals of the #MeToo movement and the trauma undergone by victims of sexual harassment and assault, of course, but in his comments about forgiveness. “The model used to be: admit wrongdoing, show complete contrition and then we give you a second...

  • Howard County school board needs to grow up

    Howard County school board needs to grow up

    The Howard County Board of Education claims its mission is to “provide leadership for excellence in teaching and learning by fostering a climate for deliberative change through policy and community engagement.” Besides the nature of the “deliberative change” they’re seeking, I wonder about exactly...

  • Md. Dems take a page from Trump

    Md. Dems take a page from Trump

    Wednesday evening, the Maryland Democratic Party sent out an email blast — identified as being from “Ben Jealous Press” — with the subject line: “FYI: Hidin' Hogan Afraid To Debate and Defend His Record.” And then, in case you missed that one, it followed up Thursday morning with another message,...

  • Media observes a moment of silence for slain Capital Gazette employees, then gets back to work

    Media observes a moment of silence for slain Capital Gazette employees, then gets back to work

    Journalists are used to covering tragedy; it’s what we do — alongside reporting on school board meetings, festivals, budget proposals, regional development, high schools sports, abuses of power, your kid’s ingenious idea and a multitude of other events and things, both mundane and extraordinary....

  • Beauty pageants should die out like the dinosaurs they are

    Beauty pageants should die out like the dinosaurs they are

    In an apparent effort to head off #MeToo backlash or simply appear relevant, the Miss America Organization announced this week that contestants can now keep their clothes on during the competition and that they “will no longer be judged by outward physical appearance.” They’re not even part of...

  • Mids to Trump: 'La la la, I can't hear you'

    Mids to Trump: 'La la la, I can't hear you'

    At most any other time in history, it would be perfectly fitting to have the president of the United States address the U.S. Naval Academy’s graduating class. After all, he or she (I can dream) is also the commander in chief and in charge of the armed forces. The president ultimately decides where...

  • Talking trash and trashing Baltimore

    Talking trash and trashing Baltimore

    Pulling out of a parking spot at the Giant on 41st Street in Hampden this weekend with a car full of groceries, I was blocked by a sedan that had paused in the middle of the lane. Why? So the passenger could throw food wrappers out of her open window. It was all I could do to keep from getting...

  • Secret surveillance a hard sell in Baltimore

    Secret surveillance a hard sell in Baltimore

    There’s a lot to be uncomfortable with when it comes to Persistent Surveillance Systems, the Ohio-based aerial surveillance company that secretly spied on Baltimore for the police department from a Cessna plane in 2016 before the program was shut down over widespread privacy concerns. What they...

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