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Black churches burning

In the week following the murderous rampage in which nine black parishioners were shot and killed at a church in Charleston, S.C., a series of mysterious fires at African-American churches across the South has revived the specter of racist violence against a core institution of the black community....

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  • Freedom to marry

    Freedom to marry

    Same-sex couples have a right to marry in all 50 states, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled, and it would be difficult to describe that decision as anything less than a major civil rights victory — a "thunderbolt" moment of social progress as President Barack Obama happily described it. The stirring...

  • A 'Baltimore Compact'

    A 'Baltimore Compact'

    As newly elected head of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, Baltimore City Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called on her fellow mayors across the country last week to develop new approaches to the problems facing urban America. The old model of looking to the federal government to set the country's...

  • Hogan goes off the tracks

    Hogan goes off the tracks

    Rarely has a Maryland governor delivered such a direct blow to Baltimore's future — and the region's economy — like the one Larry Hogan has landed. The loss of the Red Line, the $2.9 billion, 14.1-mile east-west light rail line represented not only thousands of jobs but perhaps billions in development...

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  • Red Line's demise was not personal

    Red Line's demise was not personal

    A recent column by Dan Rodricks made it look like Gov. Larry Hogan is feuding with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake over the Red Line ("Hogan, Rawlings-Blake blow opportunity born in unrest," June 28).

  • The Red Line never made sense

    The Red Line never made sense

    Letter writer Benjamin Rosenberg was correct in calling the killer of the Red Line the "extraordinarily expensive and redundant downtown tunnel" ("Red Line was fatally flawed," June 29).

  • O's fans mistreated by MTA

    O's fans mistreated by MTA

    The Maryland Transit Administration advertises light rail service for one hour after the end of Orioles games. This did not happen on Sunday, June 28. The game was over at 10 p.m., and there was no southbound train until a complaint was made and a train came at midnight.

  • Reimer had grit

    Reimer had grit

    I first met Susan Reimer when she was a young sports reporter given post-game access to the Baltimore Colts locker room well before it occurred to anyone to give robes to the players for those interviews ("Susan Reimer signs off," June 25).

  • Light rail alternative?

    Light rail alternative?

    Maybe it is time to investigate the use of trolley buses again ("Hogan says no to Red Line, yes to Purple," June 25).

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