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  • Planned Parenthood under siege

    Authorities are still investigating the motives that led a gunman in Colorado Springs to attack a Planned Parenthood clinic over the Thanksgiving holiday, touching of a five-hour standoff that left three people dead, including a police officer, and nine wounded. But from what is already known of...

  • Maryland's HBCU impasse

    Years of litigation and mediation appear to have killed off the joint Towson-University of Baltimore MBA program that helped spark a lawsuit by supporters of Maryland's four historically black colleges and universities — but not to have brought the two sides any closer together. If the HBCU advocates...

  • Hogan's lessons for Democrats and Republicans

    Hogan's lessons for Democrats and Republicans

    It is not, by now, surprising to see evidence that Gov. Larry Hogan is strikingly popular in Maryland, though the finding of the Sun/University of Baltimore poll that he has higher approval ratings than Sen. Barbara Mikulski, long the gold standard for Maryland politicians, underscores just how...

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  • Towson's president showed guts

    Towson University President Timothy Chandler is far from spineless, as one of your readers recently suggested ("Towson U. president signs students' demands after 8-hour protest in his office," Nov. 19). Instead of confrontation, he and his hard-working staff choose to do whatever it took to prove...

  • Taking in refugees hurts our country

    Taking in refugees hurts our country

    I applaud Gov. Larry Hogan for his stand on Syrian refugees ("Hogan seeks halt to Syrian refugee resettlement in Md.," Nov. 17). These refugees will cost American citizens $640 million to resettle in the U.S. Our country is in debt that we keep passing from generation to generation. Social Security...

  • With refugees, caution is needed

    With refugees, caution is needed

    Once again, we have to read the left wing drivel of Jules Witcover bashing the GOP ("Paris terror attacks have become a test of who we are," Nov. 23). He quotes the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, but in describing who we should let enter our country, the words, "potential terrorists" do...

  • Mikulski's well deserved honor

    Mikulski's well deserved honor

    I congratulate Sen. Barbara Mikulski on receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor ("Mikulski among 17 being honored at White House," Nov. 24). Senator Mikulski is an esteemed alumna of the School of Social Work at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB),...

  • Help available for city mortgages

    Help available for city mortgages

    Recently, The Baltimore Sun published an article about racial discrimination in the lending practices of banks in Baltimore ("Racial discrimination seen in banks' lending practice, group says," Nov. 17). Of concern was the lack of available home loans in Baltimore City, particularly to African...

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  • Jeb Bush's war dilemma

    Jeb Bush's war dilemma

    The emergence of foreign policy as a critical consideration in the 2016 presidential election is both an opportunity and a peril for former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, as he struggles to revive a campaign begun with high expectations but now apparently on life support. The Islamic State has intruded...

  • Five prerequisites for war against the Islamic State

    Five prerequisites for war against the Islamic State

    We appear to be moving ever closer toward a world war against the Islamic State. No sane person welcomes war. Yet Mr.  1. The burden of fighting the war must be widely shared among Americans. America's current "all-volunteer" army is comprised largely of lower-income men and women for whom army...

  • Failure to protect U.S. special operations forces data is inexcusable

    Failure to protect U.S. special operations forces data is inexcusable

    PARIS -- If you want to learn the identities of American special operations forces personnel, including members of the elite Delta Force, you may want to avoid the experience of being stonewalled by the U.S. Freedom of Information Act and just try asking the Chinese government instead. Recently,...

  • Paris attacks are cause to punish real enemies, not invent false ones

    Paris attacks are cause to punish real enemies, not invent false ones

    If you stand out on Michigan Avenue in Chicago in the evening -- on that Magnificent Mile we also call Boul Mich -- you'll hear many languages spoken on our most international of streets: Italian and German, Russian and Turkish, Chinese, Arabic and many other tongues, including that most beautiful...

  • Terrorists as 'tourists'

    Terrorists as 'tourists'

    President Obama has put a new twist on the Islamic invasion now taking place across Europe and the United States. Speaking to reporters  during his visit to the Philippines, the president compared Syrian refugees to "tourists," saying they are no bigger a threat than people who come to sightsee...