The Beltway work zone crash that killed six illustrates how post-pandemic commuting patterns may be inadvertently encouraging deadly driving habits.
Don’t shed any tears over Maryland’s rising gas tax | COMMENTARY
Want better roads and public transit while reducing greenhouse gas emissions? Then paying a few more pennies per gallon should welcome news.
Debt limit: A compromise that deserves passage (but not praise) | COMMENTARY
Given the enormous stakes, the debt limit deal is good enough to merit bipartisan support in Congress.
New GBC leadership looks to reinvigorate economy by promoting Baltimore region’s strengths, fixing weaknesses | COMMENTARY
His 10-year plan begins with creating a brand for Baltimore — and not just for tourists.
What’s in a name? Hagerstown seeks help branding its baseball team | COMMENTARY
Hagerstown needs a name for its new minor league franchise. We have some great ideas to share (and, pssst, you could win a prize).
Dear House GOP: Thanks so much for the advice on Baltimore car thefts; here’s a tip in return | COMMENTARY
Since a handful of Republicans took the time to warn Mayor Scott of their discomfort with Baltimore, we feel obligated to express grave concerns about their jurisdictions as well.
Can Marylanders eat their crabs guilt-free? More or less. | COMMENTARY
As summer beckons, consider preserving the Chesapeake Bay's "beautiful swimmers" for the long haul. Here's how.
What’s wrong with the Baltimore City Department of Public Works? | COMMENTARY
While it's heartening to learn that Baltimore plans to comply with EPA order to finish drinking water project, recent events do not inspire confidence.
Baltimore County’s new schools superintendent must be bold | COMMENTARY
With declining student test scores, low teacher morale and turnover at the top, Myriam Yarbrough will find herself on the hot seat at BCPS.
Is Congress capable of serious action on freight rail safety? | COMMENTARY
For politicians, it's easy to decry the East Palestine derailment, but when it comes to preventing future disasters, they are MIA.
The Maryland agenda: fewer guns, more jobs | COMMENTARY
Enacting legislation to reduce guns in public places and to give formerly incarcerated people greater access to jobs: a highlight of Wes Moore's first year.
How Baltimore County can fix its broken zoning process | COMMENTARY
Council's looming reversal on quarry development just the latest example of how politics, not rational planning, plays too big a role in land use decisions.
Catholic Church cover-up continues; Baltimore Archdiocese still protecting those accused of wrongdoing | COMMENTARY
Clergy members alleged to have previously helped conceal others’ abuse remain active in parish ministries or Catholic governing boards today.
Anne Arundel’s good idea: Wealthy residents should face a higher local income tax rate | COMMENTARY
Federal and state income tax rates are progressive, so why not at the city and county level?
Downtown Baltimore’s future hinges on connecting destination spots | COMMENTARY
The early success of CFG Arena underscores the need not just to build major attractions but to link them with neighboring businesses.
An Eastern Shore town must confront its racist voting system | COMMENTARY
Federalsburg's voting process has long discriminated against Black residents. The town is now being sued in federal court.
Wanted: long-term, skilled and dedicated staff in Baltimore’s City Hall | COMMENTARY
Double-dipping employee just the latest example of personnel problems under Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott.
Urban wildlife find refuge in the Jones Falls
Though an urban waterway, hard by transit systems, the waters of the Jones Falls attract wildlife.
Preakness heads to the starting gate as Maryland horse racing reaches a challenging crossroads | COMMENTARY
With Pimlico renovations stalled and Laurel's future in doubt, it's time to make hard choices about horse racing's Md. future.
The Cardin legacy: Substance still matters | COMMENTARY
From state delegate to U.S. senator, Ben Cardin proved that a deep understanding of often complex issues is still at the heart of good governance.
Debt limit standoff: Time to end the periodic madness and lift the cap | COMMENTARY
The most sensible solution to debt limit crisis as touted by Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen: Eliminate the debt ceiling permanently.
In a Biden-Trump rematch, here’s why Biden should come out on top | COMMENTARY
On paper, President Joe Biden's reelection chances look poor, until you consider his Republican opponent's appear far worse.
Maryland shows good environmental policy is also good politics | COMMENTARY
The beauty of this political movement is that it comes with practical economic advantages.
Can government be trusted? Disclosure is good for the soul — and for democracy. | COMMENTARY
Fully revealing the actions of state and local government, even those involving complex subjects like litigation and employment, is essential to securing public trust.
Police union response to Gov. Wes Moore’s Freddie Gray tweet undermines work of Baltimore officers | COMMENTARY
FOP president's words seek to burn bridges instead of build them.
Make community college free: the next step for Baltimore County and beyond | COMMENTARY
Offering Community College of Baltimore County classes tuition-free to most students is smart idea that ought to be duplicated with schools across the state.
Where is the rage (and policing) over deaths on Maryland’s roads? | COMMENTARY
Marylanders ought to show the same concern over crash fatalities they've demonstrated for homicides and other public health threats.
Are Baltimore’s gains enough to secure a second term for Mayor Brandon Scott? | COMMENTARY
Mayor's State of the City address offered a raft of spending aimed at a variety of city ills, but perhaps lacked a closing argument on gun violence.
Maryland must brace for further assaults on women’s right to choose | COMMENTARY
Gov. Wes Moore's choice to stockpile mifepristone is the latest precaution in an increasingly threatening post-Roe legal landscape.
In their 90-day report card from Annapolis, Maryland governor and lawmakers earn a solid ‘B’ | COMMENTARY
In the State House, some hits - and misses - defined the first legislative session for a Democratic supermajority that's still a work in progress.
Baltimore makes a cruising comeback | COMMENTARY
COVID hit the cruise ship industry hard, but it's returning like the tide with new trips from Baltimore to the Caribbean and Canada.