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Birth control bait-and-switch  [Editorial]

In what on the surface seems like a remarkable turnaround, a number of conservative Republican Senate candidates this year are supporting a proposal to expand...

Cosmopolitan goes political [Commentary]

Every news outlet you can think of has had something to say about Ray Rice. Plus one you might not think of.

Throwing like a girl [Commentary]

Throwing like a girl [Commentary] 

As a mom of three boys in a sports-loving household, I am no stranger to discussing the day in...

The sacking of Ray Rice [Commentary]

The sacking of Ray Rice [Commentary]

The "indefinite suspension" of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for...

Too much carbon, too little time  [Editorial]

Too much carbon, too little time [Editorial] 

If increasingly extreme weather events around the world weren't alarming enough, the latest...

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Our family's restaurant [Commentary]

Susan Reimer: Our family's restaurant [Commentary]

In the middle of a day of errands, I did what I have done for years. Found a parking spot in front of Mamma Lucia's in Annapolis to grab a...

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Ravens, NFL overreacted to Ray Rice video [Letter]

In the matter of Ray Rice, it seems like every spokesperson for the Ravens organization has lost their ability to think logically and analytically about what just happened.

Too much information about Ray Rice — and not enough about everything else [Letter]

Where was your 9/11 coverage? I'm sick of hearing about the Ray Rice video. What did people think he was doing in that elevator, knitting doilies?

O, say can you sing? [Letter]

Baltimore is rightfully celebrating its role in the War of 1812 and the creation of our national anthem ("Our flag was still there,http://www.baltimoresun.com/features/bs-ae-defenders-of-1812-...

Ray Rice is a victim of double jeopardy [Letter]

This Ray Rice incident has been a debacle. NFL management denies seeing the film of Mr. Rice striking his now wife in the elevator. Yet receipt of the video was apparently confirmed by an NFL...

Obama's cynical ISIS speech [Letter]

President Barack Obama's speech about ISIS and the reaction to it have shown me how rotten politics are today ("Obama pursues Islamic State," Sept. 11).

Relationship violence permeates society [Letter]

The warning signs of relationship violence are around us every day. But, today an elevator surveillance video has brought it to the forefront as a national conversation — a conversation that...

NFL needs to do more about violence — domestic and otherwise [Letter]

Ravens running back Ray Rice was recently suspended indefinitely from the National Football League for his savage beating of his wife. If the NFL is serious about addressing violence —...

Ravens fans, players need to stick up for Rice [Letter]

First, let me say that I do not in any way condone what happened between Ray Rice and his then fiancée in that elevator. Regardless of what led to the altercation between them his reaction...

Be home by curfew [Editorial]

City officials report that Baltimore police picked up fewer children than expected on the streets late at night after the city's new curfew law went into effect last month. Supporters of the tougher curfew say that suggests parents and children have gotten the message that young people need to be...

Obama's craven delay on immigration [Editorial]

Want to know what average Americans think of a president who makes decisions based on politics and not what he actually believes in? President Barack Obama should rent a copy of "The American President" with friends and listen to the cheers when President Andrew Shepherd as played by Michael Douglas...

The NFL wants you to forget [Editorial]

The Baltimore Ravens will return to the field against the arch-rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, and the team and the NFL are undoubtedly hoping that football fans here, there and in the nationwide television audience will forget everything they have seen and read in the past few days about Ray...

ISIS is not invincible [Editorial] 

President Barack Obama plans to address the nation tomorrow to lay out his strategy for defeating ISIS, the radical Islamist group whose gruesome beheadings and mass killings have terrorized tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian civilians in the areas it controls. The actions he is expected to...

Remember the victim [Editorial]

Janay Rice's public message today about the Ravens' decision to cut her husband, running back Ray Rice, and the NFL's decision to ban him for life after a video was published showing him knocking her unconscious is likely to have precisely the opposite of the effect she desired, drawing more...

Star-spangled predictions [Editorial] 

One hundred years ago today, The Sun's editorial board commemorated the centennial of the defense of Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key's writing of what would become the national anthem by offering predictions of what the world — and Baltimore — would be like a century hence. The...

Replacing Mr. Cole [Editorial] 

City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young is expected Tuesday to formally begin the process of finding a replacement for former Councilman William H. Cole IV, who resigned to become head of the Baltimore Development Corporation. Much is at stake for Mr. Cole's district, which encompasses a...

Reckless and callous [Editorial] 

The Ravens insist they had not seen the video taken by an Atlantic City casino elevator security camera showing Ray Rice knock out his then-fiancée, now wife, Janay Palmer, until it was posted Monday morning by the website tmz.com. Ditto the National Football League. Thus, we are expected...

Crime and rehabilitation [Editorial] 

Last month a Howard County judge handed down a curious ruling in the case of a disturbed teenager charged with conspiring to murder her father. Circuit Judge William Tucker acknowledged that Morgan Lane Arnold, who was 14 at the time of the killing, suffers from a serious mental disorder. Yet he...

Women's rights upheld [Editorial] 

The veritable tidal wave of abortion restrictions pushed by fundamentalist Christians and other socially conservative groups at the state level in recent years has run into a formidable sea wall in the nation's federal courtrooms. Judges are standing up for women's reproductive rights and setting...

A speed bump for marriage equality [Editorial] 

The air of seeming inevitability that had developed around the idea of a successful constitutional challenge to state bans on gay marriage was punctured Wednesday by a federal judge in Louisiana. After 21 consecutive decisions favoring marriage equality in federal district and appellate courts since...

The Tell-Tale Heart [Editorial]

Edgar Allan Poe once wrote that those who dream during the day "are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." So it seems entirely fitting that Baltimore can spend the first Purple Friday — or dare we say, Orange-Purple Friday — of September daydreaming of a...

The Tallinn declaration [Editorial] 

In the wake of Russia's increasingly belligerent behavior in Ukraine, President Barack Obama delivered a ringing declaration of NATO's support for the Baltic countries Wednesday in the capital of Estonia, a former Soviet Republic and current NATO member that also has reason to fear Russian...

Shadow boxing in the Md. governor's race [Editorial]

Those who thought that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown would seek to ignore the fact that he faces competition in November's general election appear to be wrong. But to say that he is engaging with Republican nominee Larry Hogan isn't exactly right either. Rather, the Democrat and presumed front-runner...

Double voting? Not necessarily [Editorial] 

The recent report by Election Integrity Maryland that there may be as many as 164 individuals who voted in both Maryland and Virginia in the 2012 election hasn't exactly caused the Maryland Board of Elections to press the panic button. There's a reason for that: The numbers don't prove fraud and...

The looming immigration fight [Editorial] 

The Department of Homeland Security reported recently that the flood of unaccompanied minors from Central America illegally crossing into the U.S. from Mexico has slowed to a trickle compared to just a few months ago. The reason? Mexican authorities, at the urging of the Obama administration, are...

Make late start a non-starter [Editorial]

Students go back to school for the first time Tuesday in only one school system in Maryland. That would be Worcester County, home of Ocean City where the lure of sun, sand — and the availability of teen labor — convinced the local...

Obama in the lion's den [Commentary]

Addressing the annual American Legion convention in Charlotte last week, President Obama sugar-coated his defense of selective use of military force by reciting what's been done to cope with the Department of Veterans Affairs' failures to deliver promised benefits to returning troops.

Damning the dam [Editorial]

The general election is still more than two months away but here's a bit of friendly advice to candidates hoping to win office in Maryland: Don't use the Conowingo Dam as an excuse to stop cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. That would seem like common sense but it's become increasingly clear that...

Port suffers a setback [Editorial]

While this week's decision to abandon the proposed $95 million intermodal rail facility at the Mount Clare yard in Southwest Baltimore may be regarded as a big victory for neighbors in Morrell Park and elsewhere who strongly opposed it, the decision is a genuine setback for efforts to expand...

OPINION POLL

The pregnancy defense [Poll]

The Baltimore officer who slit a pet shar-pei's throat claims he did it so the animal's body could be tested for rabies, easing the mind of a pregnant woman bitten by the dog. Do you believe him?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure

THE EDITORIAL BOARD


Andy Green, the opinion editor, has taken the "know a little bit about everything" approach in his time at The Sun. He was the city/state editor before coming to the editorial board, and prior to that he covered the State House and Baltimore County government.

Tricia Bishop, the deputy editorial page editor, was a reporter in the business and metro sections covering biotechnology, education and city and federal courts prior to joining the board.

Peter Jensen, former State House reporter and features writer, takes the lead on state government, transportation issues and the environment; he is the board's resident funny man and capital schmooze.

Glenn McNatt, who returned to editorial writing after serving as the newspaper's art critic, keeps an eye on the arts, culture, politics and the law for the editorial board.

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