OPINION: To Protect Maryland’s health, defend clean car standards

The Trump administration just announced its plans to roll back the nation’s clean car standards that cut tailpipe emissions and reduce air pollution. Attempting to withdraw these lifesaving health protections from every American will only exacerbate the health burdens faced by the people of Maryland, putting our health and the health of our children at risk. 

Commentary: Maryland’s clean energy industry has made great strides

National Clean Energy Week, happening now, provides a good opportunity to shine a light on our state’s significant achievements. The growth of Maryland’s clean energy sector is creating well-paying job opportunities, increasing the resiliency of our grid and facilitating rate stability – and improving our air quality, which benefits human and environmental health.

Commentary: Jealous attacks MarylandReporter.com as ‘right-wing blog’

In a public radio interview Tuesday, Ben Jealous, the Democratic nominee for governor, attacked MarylandReporter.com as “a right-wing blog that’s funded by right-wing donors that like to scare people.” Jealous’ claim came toward the end of a rambling response to a question from WYPR’s Tom Hall on his “Midday” program that referred to a MarylandReporter.com story shooting holes in his plan to save $660 million from the prison budget Jealous got his facts wrong about the story, about the prison savings, and about the funding for MarylandReporter.com.

The Trumpian Thomas Jefferson

Editorials across the nation were published last week in defense of a free press, and they often quoted Thomas Jefferson to support them. But when he was president, Jefferson was not so fond of newspapers of the day.

County administrator finds fault with pension map, commentary

I appreciate Carol Park’s nod to Caroline County in her Aug. 8 commentary in MarylandReporter.com about local government pensions (Pension map shows counties have liabilities too.). Unfortunately, in the rush to the Maryland Public Policy Institute’s talking points, there are some missteps