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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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  • 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).

  • Hogan should stay on the job if he can

    Hogan should stay on the job if he can

    I've been reading about Gov. Larry Hogan's recent cancer diagnosis and the treatment he will soon require, but while concerns regarding his ability to govern are not entirely unfounded they hardly merit calls for him to step down ("Hogan should resign," June 25).

  • Fly a (different) Confederate flag

    Fly a (different) Confederate flag

    Regarding your report on the removal of the Confederate flag from the gift shop at Antietam Battlefield National Park, I have a solution:

  • Obama's bad deal with Iran

    Obama's bad deal with Iran

    While commentator Joshua S. Block presents an acceptable version of a nuclear pact with Iran that would insure Tehran won't attain a nuclear weapon, President Obama unfortunately has neither the will nor desire to strengthen the terms of the proposed agreement to prevent Iran from reaching that...

  • Dump flag, keep park

    Dump flag, keep park

    I disagree with the Sun's position regarding the renaming of Robert E. Lee Park ("Rename Robert E. Lee Park," June 23).

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