Clinton, Trump supporters view debate through lens of a long campaign


The heat is on

This past summer was the hottest in recorded history and possibly in thousands of years. But the sweltering streak really extends much longer, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with record land and sea surface temperatures for 16 straight months, which represents...

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  • Budget bad news

    Budget bad news

    The latest round of fiscal bad news for Maryland's state government prompted a spokeswoman for Gov. Larry Hogan to dust off a classic Republican talking point: "Let's be clear: Maryland doesn't have a revenue problem," spokeswoman Amelia Chasse said. "Certain members of the General Assembly have...

  • Independent investigation needed in Gaines' death

    Independent investigation needed in Gaines' death

    "Justified" may be the legal term of art for a police shooting that falls within the bounds of the law, but it is certainly an unfortunate one to apply in the case of Korryn Gaines. We don't disagree with Baltimore County State's Attorney Scott Shellenberger's decision not to pursue charges against...

  • Freddie Gray and déjà vu

    Freddie Gray and déjà vu

    One of the few consolations of last year's unrest in the wake of Freddie Gray's death was that at least Baltimore had the opportunity to set an example to the rest of the country when it was time to pick up the pieces. No matter what happened to the 25-year-old African American man before and after...

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  • The high cost of baseball

    The high cost of baseball

    I enjoyed the baseball history lesson by Erik M. Jensen ("Breathing old life into baseball," Sept. 22). It took me back to when we did idolize certain team members such as Brooks Robinson and Eddie Murray but didn't lose sight that it was a team sport. Now, it seems to be all about the individual...

  • Police have become fearful

    Police have become fearful

    We have the right to peacefully protest police misconduct that results in harm or death to any citizen and, indeed, there are some recent very disturbing incidents in Baltimore, Tulsa, Milwaukee, Charlotte and elsewhere. But where are the protests about the black-on-black gun-related homicides...

  • How to deal with rising health care costs

    How to deal with rising health care costs

    A recent report warned that Marylanders may see premiums on the state health exchange surge by 20 percent next year ("Marylanders face hefty rate increases for Obamacare," Sept. 12). Many Marylanders may look to switch plans. But before wading through a swamp of information on their own, consumers...

  • Leave Lee-Jackson alone

    Leave Lee-Jackson alone

    Suppose the bronze statue of General Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson at Wyman Park had been sitting quietly down the street from your house since about 1948 ("No more foot-dragging on Confederate monuments," Sept. 15). It's an interesting location — on the border between a quiet residential...

  • Kaepernick sets an example, though not the one he intends

    Kaepernick sets an example, though not the one he intends

    San Francisco 49er's quarterback Colin Kaepernick exercises his rights and takes a knee during the national anthem. Good for him. Good for all of us ("Kaepernick lands on Time cover as outrage over police violence continues," Sept. 23). Yet there's an irony in this business of taking a knee. Many...

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  • Clinton's personality, Trump's policy expertise open to debate

    Clinton's personality, Trump's policy expertise open to debate

    Tonight we will see Hillary Clinton battle Donald Trump in their first presidential debate. It's difficult to capture the otherworldliness of it all. Most of the commentary centers around Mr. Trump -- and for good reason. He's the X factor. Some see him as a brilliant, media-savvy disruptor, shaking...

  • How did Tulsa officer know Crutcher was a bad dude?

    How did Tulsa officer know Crutcher was a bad dude?

    Dear Tulsa Police: I'm not here to debate the shooting of Terence Crutcher. His death a little over a week ago at the hands of one of your officers has, of course, created a firestorm. Betty Shelby has said she shot the 40-year-old man after he refused to communicate with her or obey her commands,...

  • More terror, more denials

    More terror, more denials

    In Florida Monday, following the bombings in New York and New Jersey, Donald Trump referred to the captured bombing suspect,Ahmad Khan Rahami, as an "evil thug." He then added, "Hillary Clinton is a weak and ineffective person and I will tell you, if you choose Donald Trump, these problems are...

  • Homegrown violence and the presidency

    Homegrown violence and the presidency

    The epidemic of violence in the nation's streets, including everything from anti-police protests to lone-wolf terrorism, offers voters in the presidential election a clear choice. Do they want the steady but unspectacular hand of Hillary Clinton or the tough take-no-prisoners style of Donald Trump?...

  • Donald Trump is a 'BS artist'

    Donald Trump is a 'BS artist'

    We've called him many things. We pundits have overworked our thesauruses and our imaginations to describe Donald Trump. Kathleen Parker called him "the biggest goofball ever to enter the Oval Office sweepstakes." Nicholas Kristof called him "ill-informed," "deceptive," "vacuous" and a "crackpot."...