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  • A hard report to swallow
    A hard report to swallow

    We can understand the possibility that the Baltimore state's attorney's office concluded, after examining the evidence, that it did not have a criminal case against two city police officers who repeatedly struck a patient at MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital with a Taser last May. But...

  • Franchot for comptroller
    Franchot for comptroller

    No matter who wins the governor's race, one thing is clear: The state will run better if it has a comptroller with the ability and willingness to exercise independent judgment and the stature to act as a real check on one of the most powerful state chief executives in the nation. The...

  • Baltimore's tax sale folly
    Baltimore's tax sale folly

    Baltimore homeowners can lose their property for as little as $250 in unpaid taxes, a threshold far lower than in other cities, according to a new Abell Foundation report. But amazingly, Baltimore City claims this is a benevolent policy that benefits homeowners by forcing them to address...

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  • Voting machine problems suspicious
    Voting machine problems suspicious

    Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans by a 2-to-1 ratio in Maryland, yet in the race for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown is only two points ahead of Republican Larry Hogan ("Maryland governor's race sparks national interest," Oct. 27). More than 50 voters have...

  • Wrong to privatize water
    Wrong to privatize water

    Despite what the mayor's office has claimed, there is a very real threat that a contract with Veolia under any name could result in privatization down the line. This is why I participated in the One Baltimore rally to oppose any water contract with Veolia and for keeping our water...

  • The 97 percent
    The 97 percent

    Regarding your report "About 3 percent of teachers in Md. rated ineffective" (Oct. 28), I am curious why you didn't headline the article "41 percent of teachers in Md. rated highly effective" or "97 percent of teachers rated either effective or highly...

  • Fear-mongering tactics mar Watson campaign
    Fear-mongering tactics mar Watson campaign

    Your endorsement of Allan Kittleman for Howard County executive correctly compliments both candidates on their ideas and plans for the county ("Kittleman for county executive," Oct. 27).

  • Don't throw money at body cameras
    Don't throw money at body cameras

    Before running off and spending money on body cameras for Baltimore police officers ("City Council panel pushes ahead on body cameras bill," Oct. 29), anyone with any authority who is so convinced that cameras are the answer to police misconduct should read a recent study published...

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