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  • Metro needs an audit

    Metro needs an audit

    Baltimore’s Metro riders should be forgiven if they’re feeling a little testy these days. Not only did the subway system get shut down suddenly with less than 24 hours notice on Feb. 9, leaving many still scrambling to find a way to get to and from work, but the Hogan administration explanation...

  • Searching now for a new Baltimore County superintendent is a mistake

    Searching now for a new Baltimore County superintendent is a mistake

    If the Baltimore County School Board wanted to conduct a national search for a new superintendent to start this summer, it should have done so last fall. It takes time to do such a search properly, and because of the schedule of the academic calendar, that is the time of year when quality candidates...

  • Here's what transparency for Baltimore police discipline would mean

    Here's what transparency for Baltimore police discipline would mean

    In the wake of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force debacle, Attorney General Brian E. Frosh says the state should take a”fresh look” at transparency and disclosure around the police discipline process. City Solicitor Andre Davis says Mayor Catherine Pugh will introduce legislation...

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  • The killing machine with just one purpose

    The killing machine with just one purpose

    On the first day of shooting training in the Army, we were introduced to the M-16. The training specialist told us that the M-16 was designed for one purpose — to kill people. It's a lousy hunting rifle as it tears into the victim. The plastic stock wasn't good for hitting, and the design didn't...

  • How to help minority U of Md. students

    How to help minority U of Md. students

    The College Success Scholars Program is a proven success and a valuable program that supports the achievement of academic objectives for African American and Latino males at the University of Maryland (“What I learned as an anti-bias educator at UMD,” Feb. 22). The leadership of the program is...

  • Post a stop sign to crude oil trains

    Post a stop sign to crude oil trains

    I was glad to read Rabbi Daniel Cotzin Burg’s commentary about Baltimore City’s proposed crude oil terminal prohibition (“Faith leaders: ban crude oil terminals,” Feb. 16). He mentioned that this legislation would help protect communities all across the country from crude oil train explosions....

  • The teachers in SWAT team's crosshairs

    The teachers in SWAT team's crosshairs

    After reading “Trump pushes guns in schools” (Feb. 23), I pictured this scenario: Teachers in civilian clothes carrying weapons, 911 is informed of an active-shooter situation in the school, SWAT arrives in the hallways armed and primed to shoot. Who gets shot? SWAT team members don’t have time...

  • Security begins in the schools themselves

    Security begins in the schools themselves

    As assistant principal at Loch Raven High School, I was the School Resource Officer liaison when the SRO program began (“School resource officers can help prevent shootings,” Feb. 16). The SRO is highly effective, not just as a security guard, but as a valuable resource in many areas. The SRO interacts...

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  • Putin's new favorite congressman

    Putin's new favorite congressman

    Putin's new favorite congressman ** OUTS - ELSENT, FPG, TCN - OUTS **

  • Pitts: A simple traffic stop left Ayanna Cruver terrified

    Pitts: A simple traffic stop left Ayanna Cruver terrified

    Two weeks ago, a black woman driving alone in Princeton, La., was pulled over for no apparent reason. But she was not shot and killed. Or hauled from her car and body-slammed. Or even arrested for getting snippy. The officer explained that she was driving under the speed limit, something he said...

  • Reich: Trump's infrastructure scam

    Reich: Trump's infrastructure scam

    At a roundtable discussion with state transportation officials last Friday, Donald Trump said America's aging roads, bridges, railways and water systems were being "scoffed at and laughed" at. He vowed that they "will once again be the envy of the world." This seems to be a core theme for Mr. Trump:...

  • Horsey: Trump's big crime: Ignoring Russia's assault on U.S. elections

    Horsey: Trump's big crime: Ignoring Russia's assault on U.S. elections

    A deadly serious conclusion can be drawn from former FBI Director James Comey' s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee: Donald Trump cares more about himself than about the security of the United States. That disturbing reality is getting scant attention, however, as Republicans and...

  • Rachel Marsden: Climate change is replacing war as the new pretext for imperialism

    Rachel Marsden: Climate change is replacing war as the new pretext for imperialism

    PARIS -- When U.S. President Donald Trump announced America's withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on climate change, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron seized the opportunity to lecture Mr. Trump in English and implore him to "make the planet great again." Who is this guy? Some kind...

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