Recent Articles from Commentary:
Maryland is on the verge of a major clean, modern transportation revolution: the new Statewide Electric Vehicle Portfolio. The portfolio would enable electric utilities to make significant investments to support charging station installations, to educate customers on the benefits of electric vehicles (EVs), and to fund innovative projects that increase electric mobility in disadvantaged communitie[...]
Three pieces of advice I believe are important no matter where you are in your career.
It's important to understand how to be successful in searching for a first home by understanding the process.
In high school, we were taught there were three separate but equal branches of government. But in practice, separation of powers, this year’s theme for the American Bar Association’s Law Day (celebrated each year May 1), has been more of an ephemeral goal than reality.
Thirty years ago in the Maryland Bar Journal, David Fishman and Daniel Higham asked whether it was time to throw out your sealing wax. The answer today?
Fifty years after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was gunned down in Memphis, the scars of the riots that followed are only now fully healed in Washington. In other cities, they still aren’t. And we still don’t know exactly why they happened — or for that matter why the 1960s as a whole saw […]
In my 34 years working in law enforcement, including more than a decade overseeing a jail, I’ve learned a bit about what works in the criminal justice system and what doesn’t. I’ve learned that the cash bail system is expensive and doesn’t ensure public safety. On the other hand, I’ve learned that a comprehensive pretrial […]
According to a recent report by the Abell Foundation, use of cigarette in Maryland decreased since cigarette taxes were raised from $1 to $2 in 2008. Predictably, many politicians and public health officials will cite this study to advance their argument in favor of higher cigarette taxes for Maryland. The report, however, largely neglects the […]
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced he will reconsider whether women fleeing severe domestic violence can quality for asylum in the United States.
Skilled mediators are elephant-whisperers, able to manage and redirect powerful emotions with grace and, at times, bring about new understandings.
In the past, the Grange was responsible for the creation of Rural Free Delivery of the U.S. mail. In fact, Carroll County was that first county in the nation with county-wide RFD. We also advocated for rural electrification, which were necessities at that time. Access to a high-speed mobile internet has become a necessity in the […]