The Baltimore Sun's Voter Guide 2016


Investing in a future for Baltimore Catholic schools

The last time the Archdiocese of Baltimore announced the closure of schools, the system was in crisis. Enrollment was in free-fall in the wake of the Great Recession, and painful measures were necessary to keep the system viable. This week, as Catholic leaders announce a much smaller set of cuts,...

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  • Trump: The litigation candidate

    Trump: The litigation candidate

    Rich people threaten lawsuits. It's what they do. They have teams of high-priced lawyers at their beck and call. It's like carrying around a loaded weapon and an itchy trigger finger — things are bound to happen. And why not? It often serves their financial interests. When the deep-pocketed make...

  • Locking up 'bad guys with guns'

    Locking up 'bad guys with guns'

    City police and prosecutors have for the last several years preached the need to get "bad guys with guns" off the streets and have announced assorted special efforts to do so, from a "war room" to the recent creation of a new joint unit pairing experienced personnel from the police department and...

  • For Question 1

    For Question 1

    Maryland voters have been asked to decide some weighty issues in the form of constitutional amendments and referendums in the last few years — gay marriage, casino gambling, in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants and more. By contrast, there is only one statewide question on the ballot this...

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  • Sun's pro-Clinton bias

    Sun's pro-Clinton bias

    I am so disgusted with the one-sided Baltimore Sun. Not everyone in the state of Maryland thinks Hillary Clinton should be president ("Hillary Clinton gaining ground with young voters, new poll shows," Oct. 25). What has Hillary Clinton ever done? Name one thing. She has told lie after lie to Congress...

  • School choice helps minority children

    School choice helps minority children

    Morgan Showalter writes in a recent commentary ("School choice too often leads to segregation," Oct. 21) that school choice "once promised an egalitarian mix of urban and suburban students of all races in one building, but in reality usually meant segregation, with black students confined to certain...

  • Howard needs campaign reform

    I support Question A on the Howard County ballot and urge everyone to vote in favor of publicly funded political campaigns ("Voters will decide if Howard County will have publicly funded campaigns," Oct. 19). I attended a Question A house party and learned that participating candidates cannot accept...

  • Vote 'no' on gun control

    Vote 'no' on gun control

    The very last thing our country needs is more gun control laws ("Locking up 'bad guys with guns,'" Oct. 24). Those laws will only affect the legal, conscientious and responsible gun owners, and voting for a candidate who will sponsor and enact even more laws will accomplish nothing except create...

  • Times are changing

    Times are changing

    How times have changed. While watching my weekend college football games and reading the newspaper, I observed something I could not imagine several years ago — Alabama and Mississippi's football teams are overwhelming black as are most teams in the South. In fact, you could count the number of...

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  • Horsey: In the spin room with Trump's flying monkeys

    Horsey: In the spin room with Trump's flying monkeys

    LAS VEGAS -- Wednesday night, Donald Trump's surrogates descended on the post-debate spin room like a horde of flying monkeys, declaring victory for their candidate and rattling off talking points amid a crush of cameras and microphones. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was most sought-after,...

  • Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump is crybaby-in-chief

    Leonard Pitts: Donald Trump is crybaby-in-chief

    "Why's everybody always pickin' on me?" -- The Coasters from "Charlie Brown" Donald Trump has a victim mentality. If the term sounds familiar, it's because it has long been the preferred conservative riposte when black people complain of being strangled by housing discrimination, economic injustice...

  • Jonah Goldberg: How reporters hide their bias

    Jonah Goldberg: How reporters hide their bias

    "Let me say for the billionth time: Reporters don't root for a side. Period." This declarative tweet came from the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza on Oct. 16. The next day, Mr. Cillizza posted on Twitter, "Well, this is super depressing. NO idea why any journalist would donate $ to politicians."...

  • Cal Thomas: The Bernie Sanders effect

    Cal Thomas: The Bernie Sanders effect

    Many millennials are OK with socialism, even communism, according to a YouGovpoll commissioned by The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation. Forty-five percent of those polled between the ages of 16 and 20 years old said they would vote for a socialist, while 20 percent said they could vote...

  • Robert B. Reich: Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan and the crisis of American capitalism

    Robert B. Reich: Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan and the crisis of American capitalism

    Hillary Clinton won't be the only winner when Donald Trump and his fellow haters are defeated on Election Day (as looks increasingly likely). Another will be Paul Ryan, who will rule the Republican roost. Democrats may take back the Senate, but they won't take back the House. Gerrymandering has...