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    Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of Medicare, the compulsory federal health insurance program for the elderly and disabled that this newspaper described as "just, humane and overdue" on the day it was signed into law. Today, more than 920,000 Marylanders are covered by Medicare, a small fraction...

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  • Trump is the anti-politician

    Trump is the anti-politician

    Why are the press and both political parties so upset that Donald Trump is running for president ("The Trump lesson that Bush and Clinton should heed," July 27)? Could it be that he does not need someone else's money so the Democratic National Committee, GOP, George Soros or big business can't...

  • Gun laws aren't enforced

    Gun laws aren't enforced

    The people screaming for more gun control and more gun laws and all the other useless ideas should be finding out why the laws now in place are not being enforced. The last maniac to shoot up a theater should have never been able to purchase a gun but evidently some judge did not do her job ("Gunman...

  • Baltimore needs a transit plan

    Baltimore needs a transit plan

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  • The Sun needs to drop its anti-cop agenda

    The Sun needs to drop its anti-cop agenda

    The Sun's continued drumbeat demonizing police officers is alarming and further evidenced through the entirely one-sided and dangerous editorial, "The limits of video" (July 23). It is well established that Officer Brian Encina had a right to pull over Sandra Bland, as minor a traffic offense as...

  • Lives wasted in prison, with taxpayers picking up the tab

    Lives wasted in prison, with taxpayers picking up the tab

    I note that Norman O'Neal Brown was kept in prison for 24 years for a non violent drug offense ("A second chance in life," July 24). Thinking about that — I do that occasionally — it occurs to me that if it costs $50,000 a year to keep someone in prison, that would come to $1,200,000.

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