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Dan Rodricks
My Role

Op-ed columnist
My Biography

Dan Rodricks has been a columnist for the Baltimore Sun since 1979. His column has won regional and national journalism awards, and he has frequently been cited as the Baltimore's favorite news columnist by Baltimore Magazine and the City Paper. In addition to writing three columns a week, Dan is host of Midday with Dan Rodricks on WYPR (www.wypr.org/midday.html), Baltimore's NPR station. Previously, Dan was for several years a contributing commentator to WBAL-TV, host of a talk show on WBAL-AM, host of documentaries on Maryland Public Television and, from 1995 to 2000, he was host of the popular Rodricks For Breakfast show on WMAR-TV. He is the author of two books about Baltimore.
My Recent Articles

Gansler steps into military-civilian divide 4/24/2014
Remark about Brown was offensive, but of what political consequence? Now that veterans groups have condemned Doug Gansler for disparaging Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown's military service, followed by Brown calling the attorney general's remarks "reckless and irresponsible," we can start to measure the consequence of Gansler's latest misstep in his quest to be Maryland's next governor.

The Rabbit of old-school politics, unions 4/22/2014
Robert Pomerlane used labor connections to organize fundraisers, campaign workers News of the recent death of Robert "Rabbit" Pomerlane took me back to my first contact with what might be described as Baltimore's — even more specifically, Southeast Baltimore's — rough-and-tumble political world: guys with tickets to testimonials, guys with Election Day walk-around money, schmoozers and hustlers, retired boxers and bookies, a whole pack of Democratic Party muldoons in suits with wide lapels.

Questioning wage law built on the kindness of strangers 4/18/2014
Wondering how we got a separate base for tipped workers I want to thank Mr. Sean Malone, the Annapolis lobbyist, for getting me to look a little deeper into something we generally regard as acceptable without giving it much thought — the base wage for tipped workers.

A true detective remembers the Lebowitz case 4/17/2014
45 years later, girl's murder still stirs in Nick Giangrasso's memory Among the many Baltimore long-timers who had an old, sad anger awakened by the recent mention of Esther Lebowitz in the news was Nick Giangrasso, the detective in charge of the crime scene the day her body was found.

Investment in Baltimore, beyond our expectations 4/15/2014
New apartments, Lord Baltimore renovation evidence belief in the city The grand news that Questar Properties wants to build a landmark 43-story apartment building on the site of the old McCormick spice plant near the Inner Harbor must strike some long-timers as shocking. I'm thinking particularly of suburban cynics who seem to take twisted glee in Baltimore's flaws, starting with its reputation for violent crime. They mock and dismiss as fantastical Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's goal of addi...