Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun

Dan Rodricks

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore, MD, United States

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Recent articles by Dan:

Miss trivia night? Test your Baltimore and Maryland knowledge with these 15 questions from columnist Dan Rodricks.

While you’re homebound and waiting out the coronavirus pandemic, here’s a quiz to test your knowledge of Baltimore and Maryland — a little history, a little trivia, some sports, a dash of politics — and, don’t worry, we made them all multiple choice. → Read More

Staying strong, taming fears the toughest part about being a parent right now

The toughest part about being a parent right now: Staying strong through the pandemic, taming your worries and fears so that your kids don’t sense that the world you’ve built for them is falling apart. → Read More

Coronavirus watch: At a Harford County music store, a plan to serve customers from a distance

Friday column: How will small, brick-and-mortar businesses survive a pandemic when person-to-person contact is discouraged, if not outlawed? → Read More

Coronavirus watch: Hopkins-trained nurse in hard-hit Italy has warning for Americans: ‘Stay home’

A Q&A with Tanya Castagna, a Baltimore native and Hopkins-trained nurse who lives and works in hard-hit Italy. Castagna issues a warning for Americans about the coronavirus threat: "Stay at home as much as possible. You need to have less contact with others to help slow down the transmission." → Read More

Going back in time to save little streams and rescue the brook trout

Dan Rodricks reflects on angler and conservationist Jim Gracie, who died Thursday. → Read More

In Baltimore, peacemakers fight the violence contagion

Dan Rodricks: Can peer pressure and what social scientists call 'behavior contagion' be brought to bear against Baltimore's chronic problem with gun violence? → Read More

What’s the right sentence for Catherine Pugh? You be the judge.

Two Maryland political corruption cases involving county executives lend some perspective to the possible punishment for former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. → Read More

Who is ‘Stokey’ Cannaday? He’s running for mayor of Baltimore, hoping to save lives

Who is Stokey Cannady? He's running for mayor of Baltimore, hoping to save young lives. → Read More

A pharmacy listed on Google Maps in Baltimore appears to be a hot drug corner

Payback Pharmacy is not a drugstore, but a designation for a southwest Baltimore corner known for drug dealing. You can find it on Google Maps. → Read More

Don’t wait for the plastic bag ban. Start living a less plastic life now.

Starting next year Baltimore retailers will be prohibited from issuing plastic bags for groceries or other purchases, so now is a good time to practice living a less plastic life. Here are some suggestions. → Read More

There’s probably no consoling Ravens fans after Saturday’s loss. But here goes.

Baltimore is beset with problems and low expectations, but the Ravens' run to the playoffs reminded us that excellent is still pursued here, and still possible. → Read More

On the anniversary of the bloodiest day in American history, a sunrise visit to the ghosts of Antietam

On the 157th anniversary of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, Americans gather for a sunrise tour of Antietam National Battlefield. → Read More

From the archives: Cokie Roberts on The Sun’s ‘Roughly Speaking’ podcast in 2016

Cokie Roberts shares a few tales from her book "Capital Dames," with some fascinating connections to Baltimore and Maryland, including the woman at the center of a deadly scandal involving the son of Francis Scott Key. → Read More

Here’s a big idea: Turn Baltimore’s Highway to Nowhere into a mile-long public park

Baltimore's infamous Highway to Nowhere is not needed; here's a proposal to turn it into the Westside Greenway. → Read More

To reduce trash, from Baltimore to the Eastern Shore, start with a new, smart counter message; a lot of people missed the memo

It has been decades since the city, or the country for that matter, had a strong, consistent anti-trash message broadcast in the public sphere. → Read More

Rodricks: Baltimore has had big problems, but the nation has even bigger ones, and they’re hardly being addressed

President Trump brought focus to Baltimore's persistent problems, but the country he leads has big problems, too, and they are hardly being addressed. → Read More

People who refuse to see or hear Trump’s racism in attack on Baltimore are beyond reach, but here goes

Rodricks reacts to those who defend -- or refuse to see the racism in -- Trumps' attack on Cummings and Baltimore → Read More

Calvin Ash comes home from prison, 15 years overdue

Former inmate Calvin Ash, 68, would have been much better off had he come home from prison in 2004, when the Maryland Parole Commission approved his release. → Read More

Mayhem at the Inner Harbor, ugly rhetoric from Howard County — neither helps Baltimore

Everyone knows Baltimore has problems; we don't need them described from 27 miles away. We need solutions. → Read More

Reverse Baltimore’s population slide: Promote the tech ecosystem, keep the geniuses here

Getting more capital connected with Baltimore's tech innovators would create more opportunity for the bright students emerging from universities. → Read More