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Although typically deep-blue, Maryland has an establishment bias that progressives and socialists have struggled to beat back. With anti-establishment rancor threatening even Democratic constituencies, progressives have found fertile soil to revive socialism as a force in Maryland.
Stephen Melkisethian
July 2021
An inside (the courtroom) look at how our legal system can sidestep eviction moratoriums in Montgomery County.
Jimmy Tarlou
July 2021
A former progressive legislator’s lens on the action at the 2021 session of the Maryland General Assembly: a litany of missed opportunities and unfinished business.
Kurt Stand
April 2021
A labor contingent in PG County reviewed organizing efforts at Amazon and eco-socialist organizing around the PRO Act.
Kurt Stand
February 2021
Organizers in PG County have finally come together to help build socialism in Maryland.
Kurt Stand
June 2020
The story of Pat Wheelan and his maritime organizing in Charm City.
Kurt Stand
May 2020
This is the first entry in a larger series recounting radical labor history in Maryland.
Adam Stromme
May 2020
An interview with candidate McKayla Wilkes, who is running against House Majority leader Steny Hoyer.
Ronald E Stubblefield
January 2020
Conversations are taking place around Maryland on diversity, equity and inclusion practices (DEI). The writer, a Baltimore attorney, provides context about where various parties are starting from, historically, in terms of power and emphasizes
McKayla Wilkes
November 2019
Mckayla Wilkes has been endorsed by MDC DSA membership in her run for the Democratic nomination for Maryland’s 5th Congressional District. The primary is April 28, 2020. The incumbent: Steny Hoyer.
Richard DeShay Elliott
August 2019
With Maryland’s multi-member districts, the costs of running a race and the time needed to cover the 125,000-plus population districts are too much for all but the most well-funded insurgent candidates. In many parts of the state, particularly Prince George’s and Montgomery counties, the only way to win is by joining the incumbent slate.
Larry Stafford Jr.
July 2018
Ben Jealous’s primary victory puts Maryland within striking distance of the progressive governor Maryland deserves and needs.
Woody Woodruff
June 2018
A dedicated-tax source for the funds is still necessary, despite the artful dodging of tax-shy local governments.
Bill Mosley
May 2018
The idea of establishing a dedicated source of funds for WMATA dates back at least three-and-a-half decades — and one of its early proponents was the local chapter of Democratic Socialists of America.
Woody Woodruff
April 2018
The Democratic-controlled Assembly and Gov. Larry Hogan are squaring off in a political year, with payback on everyone's mind.
Woody Woodruff
December 2017
A useful intercity rail system is in reach for Maryland if it defers the maglev and hyperloop dreams in favor of the needs of today's travelers.
Editorial Crew
November 2017
Prince George's DSA members met with allies from Our Revolution PG and Progressive Prince George's to begin forging a progressive agenda for the Maryland General Assembly session in January.
Woody Woodruff
November 2017
Democrats hone their strategy for sending Governor Larry Hogan back to private life while Hogan postures for his base.
Ben Ross
October 2017
Hogan's highway plan encumbers an enormous cost and short state revenues.
Wm. Hunter Tammaro
July 2017
The local branches, while still under the umbrella of the Metro DC chapter, give current members opportunities bring the socialist vision to bear on a wider range of issues.
Kurt Stand
June 2017
A meeting with Rep. Anthony Brown reassured a leery left-wing delegation, but left some room for improvement.
Woody Woodruff
June 2017
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan delivered his long-threatened veto of HB1 -- it must be used against him.
Woody Woodruff
April 2017
In this year before the 2018 gubernatorial election -- when Maryland Democrats will pull out all the stops to oust Republican Governor Larry Hogan -- legislation and progressive activism are showing many convergences.
Bill Mosley
April 2017
The fate of RFK Stadium and the land on which it sits were put in play earlier this year when DC and Maryland political leaders, wary of a giveaway, went on the offensive.
Chip Gibbons
March 2017
Maryland lawmakers should not violate the free speech rights of their residents in order to continue a culture of impunity for violating Palestinian human rights.
Woody Woodruff
February 2017
As Metro DC DSA's reach expands - policywise - into suburban Maryland, left allies offer ample opportunities to take Maryland in a new direction.