Top letters of 2013

Top letters of 2013

The following are the top letters to the editor of 2013, as ranked by the number of times they were viewed on baltimoresun.com.<br><br>
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 Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown

3:45 PM EDT, October 15, 2013

Democrats are to blame for the government shutdown

It's no surprise that the liberal media and The Sun blame the government shutdown — or slim down — on Republicans, the tea party and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ("Grow up, Congress," Oct. 14).

Sequestration was Obama's idea; now he doesn't like it?

10:30 AM EST, March 7, 2013

Sequestration was Obama's idea; now he doesn't like it?

I was dismayed by your recent, misleading article on the Republican's responsibility for the budget sequester (The GOP sequester," Feb. 22).

Did PC attitude hamper FBI in Boston?

12:45 PM EDT, April 25, 2013

Did PC attitude hamper FBI in Boston?

The FBI had previously been warned by the Russian government that the 26-year-old Boston bombing terrorist Tamerlan Tsarnaev was being radicalized ("Bombing suspect faces U.S. charges," April 23). The FBI interviewed him and then just opened the door and said have a good day. No further attention was given him by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Why? When he left the United States and went to Russia in 2012 for six months, there was no questioning of him by the FBI at his return. Why?

Sequester is no big deal

11:00 AM EST, February 23, 2013

Sequester is no big deal

For the looming sequester cuts, the Republican and Democratic leaders sent lawmakers home armed with fact sheets about the $85 billion in across-the-board federal spending cuts due to start March 1, 2013.

Sequester is not just GOP's fault

12:45 PM EST, February 25, 2013

Sequester is not just GOP's fault

It is nice to know that The Sun has received the White House talking points on the sequester and written an editorial based on them, as I expect nothing less from you ("The GOP sequester," Feb. 22). Blame can be attached to both sides.

Dr. Ben Carson's speech was courageous

1:30 PM EST, February 15, 2013

Dr. Ben Carson's speech was courageous

The Sun's editorial board commits the same sin they attribute to conservatives: selective editing of Dr. Ben Carson's speech and the reaction thereto ("The Carson Monologue" Feb 12). Did not Cal Thomas, a conservative icon, come out with a demand that Dr. Carson apologize to the president? The Sun piece made no mention. To quote from the great doctor's speech: "Enough said." Did not Dr. Carson himself establish that six doctors signed the Declaration of Independence? The Sun piece made no mention. Enough said. And in spite of that strong point made by Dr. Carson, The Sun still fell into the trap, lecturing him that a Nobel Prize winning progressive economist is the type of qualification needed. These same Nobel intellectual elites awarded Mr. Obama a peace prize before he even stepped into the Oval Office to give peace a chance. Enough said.

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THE EDITORIAL BOARD


Andy Green, the opinion editor, has taken the "know a little bit about everything" approach in his time at The Sun. He was the city/state editor before coming to the editorial board, and prior to that he covered the State House and Baltimore County government.

Tricia Bishop, the deputy editorial page editor, was a reporter in the business and metro sections covering biotechnology, education and city and federal courts prior to joining the board.

Peter Jensen, former State House reporter and features writer, takes the lead on state government, transportation issues and the environment; he is the board's resident funny man and capital schmooze.

Glenn McNatt, who returned to editorial writing after serving as the newspaper's art critic, keeps an eye on the arts, culture, politics and the law for the editorial board.

Jailed police officer [Poll]

Did a Baltimore judge make the right call in sentencing a city police officer to 45 days in jail for beating up a drug suspect who had broken into the home of the officer's girlfriend? Another officer set the stage for the attack.

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