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  • More choices for parents and students

    We're heartened by Gov.-elect Larry Hogan's recent remarks suggesting he wants to make charter schools a priority of his administration. Maryland currently has one of the weakest charter school laws in the nation, which has left parents here with fewer choices for educating their children...

  • Back to the future on voting
    Back to the future on voting

    Fourteen years ago, when the nation was riveted by the spectacle of poll workers parsing the differences between dimpled and dangling chads after the presidential contest between Al Gore and George W. Bush, Marylanders could rest fairly easy. A few counties still used old-fashioned voting...

  • Bowing to North Korea's film critic
    Bowing to North Korea's film critic

    By most accounts, "The Interview," the comedy that revolves around a bumbling plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, is not high art but the sort of sophomoric, gross-out shtick that Hollywood produces in bulk these days. But most Americans will likely never be able to judge...

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  • Revisit 'old-school' police programs
    Revisit 'old-school' police programs

    The recent influx of citizen unrest due to a rash of officer-related homicides has left the American citizenry skeptical of the greater good police departments bring to communities nationwide, especially that of traditionally violent neighborhoods that tend to have a majority of minority...

  • Torture can never be justified
    Torture can never be justified

    The Senate report's summary of the "enhanced interrogation" techniques the CIA used on terrorist detainees after 9/11 reads like something from a horror novel ("CIA strikes back after Senate torture report," Dec....

  • Rodricks wrong on bay pollution
    Rodricks wrong on bay pollution

    It is time for those writing for The Sun's editorial pages to check their facts. Columnist Dan Rodricks writes that poultry farmers are allowing their chicken manure to run into the Chesapeake Bay ("Larry Hogan has a chance to be a green governor," Dec. 13.

  • Protest unnecessary when justice is served
    Protest unnecessary when justice is served

    Have they really missed the point? First, it was Police Commissioner Anthony Batts who wondered if there would be protest marches following the alleged shooting of police officer Andrew Groman by a black man, Donte Jones, here in Baltimore. Then there was the letter from a reader complaining...

  • Batts got it right by standing up for his officers
    Batts got it right by standing up for his officers

    Three cheers to Baltimore City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts for his comments regarding the police officer who was shot while on duty ("Officer shot in West Baltimore," Dec. 15).

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  • On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'
    On torture, Obama content to leave dispute 'in the past'

     Upon release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the George W. Bush administration's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" on captured al-Qaida suspects, two prominent American figures stoutly defended the practice -- former Vice President Dick Cheney and...

  • The rules of war need updating
    The rules of war need updating

    The attack on a cafe in Sydney, Australia, by a self-described Islamic cleric with a long police record, left two hostages dead, along with the cleric, one Man Haron Monis. He was an Iranian refugee who enjoyed the hospitality and protection of the Australian government.

  • We must not let Mexico become a failed state
    We must not let Mexico become a failed state

    Mass protests have blocked highways, overtaken town squares and disrupted government buildings. Protesters are in their third unrelenting month of marching and organizing, demanding answers for the brutal deaths of the young men.

  • Wall Street's Democrats
    Wall Street's Democrats

    In Washington's coming budget battles, sacred cows like the tax deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable donations are likely to be on the table along with potential cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

  • McCain understands moral weight of torture report
    McCain understands moral weight of torture report

    As a former prisoner of war who experienced torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese, John McCain has more standing, by far, than any of his colleagues in the U.S. Senate when it comes to rendering judgment about the CIA's Bush-era "enhanced interrogation" program. So,...

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