As per usual, the Baltimore County wrestling championship tournament last week was a two-day affair. Only, this year, they did away with the whole go-home, get-some-sleep, come-back portion of the event.

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All of us are horrified at what happened in Parkland, Florida last week. The Loch Raven High School incident the next day drove the point home. What more can we do?

So a delegate in Annapolis (from Howard County — why am I not surprised?) wants to ban recreation council and club football in Maryland.

We are currently faced with a dilemma at Fort Howard. If the current lease holder walks away from the project, the property falls into the procurement process of federal agencies. If this occurs, it is impossible to know what would happen to Fort Howard. The Fort Howard property is part of t…

The recent passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will lower taxes on the federal side. However, it has also highlighted the fact that Maryland is a high tax state. As it stands, millions of dollars of new money will be pumped into Maryland’s treasury next year unless the General Assembly chan…

An overwhelming and growing number of parents have communicated with my office about issues that the Baltimore County Public School system has swept under the rug. The indictment of Dallas Dance contributes to the lack of faith in our public school system leadership and contributes to the la…

It was a routine midseason girls basketball game between two teams with losing records, neither of which is likely to go far in the postseason. There was nothing at stake other than each team wanting to win a game and improve its overall record.

2018 is an election year, commonly known as the midterm elections. The U.S. Congress is the most important body in the federal government. Every two years we elect a new Congress (the whole House and 1/3 of the Senate). Typically, less than 37 percent of the electorate show up to vote in thi…

The 2018 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly convened last week. The last three sessions have been marked by inordinate partisan attacks against Gov.Hogan and the looming elections will certainly magnify the political posturing. Despite that, I believe that we can advance le…

Del. Ric Metzgar (R-6) has hired Sarah J. McDermott as his intern for the 2018 session of the Maryland General Assembly. The Maryland General Assembly runs from Jan. 10 to April 9. Interns work two days a week, receive college three credits, gain valuable experience in state government and r…