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  • Trump should keep HUD's smoke-free rule

    Trump should keep HUD's smoke-free rule

    Sun reporter Colin Campbell got an earful when he went to Perkins Homes to ask residents what they thought about the Department of Housing and Urban Development's plan to ban smoking in all of its public housing units and within 25 feet of its buildings. The smokers he talked to asked, in language...

  • Trump's radical health care team

    Trump's radical health care team

    Back when Donald Trump was a renegade, populist insurgent in the Republican primaries, he promised that he could save the nation's social safety net — programs like Medicare and Medicaid — "without cutting it to the bone." But now he's president elect, and he's assembling a dream team for GOP orthodoxy,...

  • Sanctuary campus

    Sanctuary campus

    We would be among the first to say that some of the reaction to Donald Trump's victory on college campuses has been a little overwrought. Cornell held a cry-in. The University of Texas-Austin student government set up a "therapy wall" for students upset at the election's outcome. A dorm at the...

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  • Trump HHS pick could shred the safety net

    Trump HHS pick could shred the safety net

    I commend The Baltimore Sun for exposing the radical ideas of President-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of Health and Human Services ("Trump's radical health care team," Nov. 30). As a resident physician in Baltimore, I am deeply concerned about the effects Rep. Tom Price's proposals...

  • Terp women deserve to be seen

    Terp women deserve to be seen

    Thank you to reporter Jonas Shaffer for bringing to everyone's attention the lack of respect for the University of Maryland's women's basketball team ("Maryland-Louisville women's game is must-stream TV," Nov. 30). It is disappointing when the No. 5 ranked women Terps games are not televised. How...

  • Trump, the ultimate name-caller

    Letter writer Tom Shettle's assertion that "Name calling is what the political left and children do best" is laughable ("Sun sinks with Trump-Mencken vitriol," Nov. 30). Just ask "Lyin'" Ted Cruz, "Crooked" Hillary Clinton, "Little" Marco Rubio, and Jeb "Low Energy" Bush how they feel about that...

  • Managing a mental health crisis

    Managing a mental health crisis

    It was with extreme sadness that I read "The case for crisis responders" (Dec. 2). My dear mother was a victim of mental illness until her death in 1997. She had her first major break in the early '70s but she was a gentle soul, and the voices that she heard always put the blame of the Apocalypse...

  • Will The Sun apologize for Mencken?

    Will The Sun apologize for Mencken?

    A contributor to The Baltimore Sun gleefully invokes a famous H.L. Mencken's quote to jab Donald Trump: "As democracy is perfected, the Presidency represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the...

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  • Cal Thomas: The left's love affair with Fidel Castro

    Cal Thomas: The left's love affair with Fidel Castro

    In a statement following the death of Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, President Obama spoke of "the countless ways in which (Castro) altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation." That's an understatement as the thousands who have risked their lives over the years to escape...

  • Pitts: I oppose the recount

    Pitts: I oppose the recount

    I oppose the recount. There are, to my mind, only two reasons to re-examine ballots in a presidential campaign, as Green Party candidate Jill Stein has raised money to do. The first is in the event of error or fraud, but there is no evidence thereof in the 2016 election, as Ms. Stein herself has...

  • Witcover: The insatiable Trump

    Witcover: The insatiable Trump

    Q: What does Donald Trump want? A: More of everything. His recent tweet regurgitation against Green Party loser Jill Stein's pursuit of a voter recount in Wisconsin, a state that narrowly went to him, was a twofer. First he blasted the recount as an unwarranted challenge to his presidential election....

  • Pitts: Newspapers, the answer to fake news

    Pitts: Newspapers, the answer to fake news

    "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free ... it expects what never was and never will be." -- Thomas Jefferson There is good news on fake news. As you doubtless know, the proliferation thereof has people fretting. President Obama has dubbed it a threat to democracy. And there is a rising demand...

  • Robert B. Reich: Trump's seven techniques for controlling the media

    Robert B. Reich: Trump's seven techniques for controlling the media

    Democracy depends on a free and independent press, which is why all tyrants try to squelch it. They use seven techniques that, worryingly, President-elect Donald Trump already employs. 1. Berate the media. Last week, Mr. Trump summoned more than two dozen TV news anchors and executives to the 25th...

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