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  • Reviving the Parkway and a neighborhood
    Reviving the Parkway and a neighborhood

    A hundred years ago, the Parkway Theater at the corner of North Charles Street and North Avenue was a much admired movie palace and gathering spot for Baltimore's glittering upper crust. But the theater's fortunes declined with those of the surrounding neighborhood over the decades...

  • What did Hogan tell the NRA?
    What did Hogan tell the NRA?

    Based on what Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan has said about gun control, it's hard to see what the National Rifle Association would find appealing about him. He has said that although he opposed the strict new gun control legislation Gov. Martin O'Malley championed two...

  • More troubled group homes
    More troubled group homes

    This summer Maryland closed an Anne Arundel County group home for severely disabled foster children operated by Lifeline Inc. after a 10-year-old boy died there and The Sun reported long-standing financial and other problems at the company. Most of the children were transferred to Second...

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  • O'Malley should ban fracking
    O'Malley should ban fracking

    Based on Robert Lawrence's commentary, "Ban fracking, O'Malley" (Oct. 10), we have to be ever grateful that Gov. Martin O'Malley and the legislature decided to "look before they leap" by requiring a health study before authorizing hydraulic fracturing to drill...

  • Balt. Co. bond bills a mystery
    Balt. Co. bond bills a mystery

    A few days ago, I received a sample ballot from the Baltimore County Board of Elections. I am a recently arrived resident of Maryland and consider this a worthwhile public service. Other states I have lived in did not provide such a guide.

  • Texas ID law is fair and necessary
    Texas ID law is fair and necessary

    The claim there is a lack of evidence of voter fraud is not a good enough reason to dismiss the voter photo identification law here in Texas as unconstitutional ("Messing with voting rights in Texas,The Sun's recent editorial also claims the ID law will do, is a complete fabrication...

  • U.S. had role in Iraq's chemical weapons
    U.S. had role in Iraq's chemical weapons

    I want my local newspaper to be fearless and to report the unvarnished truth. I am aware that opinion writers have a different role from reporters. However, in expressing an opinion, one must place everything on the table. This came to mind when I read Jules Witcover's commentary,...

  • How we treat the most vulnerable among us says a lot about who we are
    How we treat the most vulnerable among us says a lot about who we are

    A recent article about the lack of discernment and questionable ethics among those who own and manage foster youth group homes once again points up the treatment accorded the most vulnerable among us ("Troubles hit Maryland group home for disabled children," Oct. 18).

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