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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

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...

10 weeks out, 2 questions for Maryland Democrats 4/12/2014
Voters size up Mizeur, Gansler, Brown as dash to primary begins Now, the real fun starts. It's a mad, mad dash to the June 24 gubernatorial primary as the many undecided, unimpressed Democrats try to answer a what's-worse question that goes like this:

Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly 4/9/2014
Minimum wage, marijuana measures sound better than they are I declare myself underwhelmed by the "accomplishments" of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly — a minimum wage increase so gradual it will have no effect on the standard of living for the working poor, a $431 million tax break for the heirs of millionaires, marijuana "decriminalization" that is hardly that, a paltry $4.3 million for pre-kindergarten education, and a broken promise on fully funding public employee pensions.