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  • Marylander of the Year: Larry Hogan
    Marylander of the Year: Larry Hogan

    Around this time last year, the question of whether and when businessman Larry Hogan would enter the race for Maryland governor was of small interest beyond some hard-core Republican Party activists. Concocting a path for him to actually win was at that point was no more than a fun parlor...

  • 2014: An insurrection
    2014: An insurrection

    When we sat down a year ago to reflect on what happened in Maryland politics in 2013, we wrote that progressive politics were on the ascent — and so was the backlash to them. This year proved both observations to be true, but with the conclusion that the backlash would have the final...

  • Safety or revenue?
    Safety or revenue?

    Before it was shut down over reports of widespread errors, Baltimore ran by far the largest speed camera program in the state and one of the largest in the nation. It generated a lot of tickets and a lot of revenue for the city — so much so that officials were fighting over what to do...

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  • City high school graduation rates are a cruel charade
    City high school graduation rates are a cruel charade

    The headline on Colin Campbell's recent report on Baltimore City high school graduation rates was misleading ("Graduation rates at city schools below average, but rising," Dec. 16).

  • Here's why you should care about torture
    Here's why you should care about torture

    In his letter to the editor, Mark Wilson ("Who cares what the CIA does to terrorists?" Dec. 21) asks whether he is living in the "Twilight Zone" because he sees nothing wrong with torturing people to get so-called information from them. Perhaps he is. He fails to grasp that the people in...

  • Self-styled patriots silent on N. Korea threats
    Self-styled patriots silent on N. Korea threats

    Sony Pictures Entertainment has canceled the release of its satiric film, "The Interview," as a result of major U.S. movie chains' refusal to screen it because of terrorist threats from North Korea.

  • Mikulski stood up for Md. health care
    Mikulski stood up for Md. health care

    The spending bill recently approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama includes provisions important to Marylanders ("For better or worse, spending bill passes," Dec. 15). Thanks to the hard work of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, federal...

  • The Hippodrome's unwelcome 'gift'
    The Hippodrome's unwelcome 'gift'

    Christmas came early this year for the Hippodrome's "loyal subscribers." But it wasn't the nice side of Christmas, it was the Grinch that came to visit ("Hippodrome feels the heat from reseating process," Dec. 19).

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  • Everybody loves cheap gas ... except environmentalists, the oil industry and Tesla
    Everybody loves cheap gas ... except environmentalists, the oil industry and Tesla

    It seems as if low gas prices should be good news. When the cost of a gallon of gas dips well below $3 in most of the country, everybody smiles, right?

  • What Schumer wants to embrace
    What Schumer wants to embrace

    A speech by Sen. Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York -- the Tuesday beforeThanksgiving -- didn't get the coverage it deserved.

  • 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.

  • Racial strife can lead to progress
    Racial strife can lead to progress

    Big city mayors have to stay as neutral as possible when asked about disputes between their citizens and the police. But New York Mayor Bill de Blasio found his voice in a profoundly moving way when he responded not as a mayor, but as a parent.

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