Editorial

  • Getting the whole story on Det. Sean Suiter's killing

    Getting the whole story on Det. Sean Suiter's killing

    Mayor Catherine Pugh says the editorial in the Sunday Sun about Police Commissioner Kevin Davis’ request that the FBI take the lead in the investigation of Det. Sean Suiter’s killing is inaccurate. In case you missed it, we said it is imperative for the FBI to become the public face of the investigation...

  • FBI needs to take the lead on Det. Sean Suiter investigation

    FBI needs to take the lead on Det. Sean Suiter investigation

    It has been more than two weeks since Det. Sean Suiter was killed in a violence-ridden West Baltimore neighborhood, and police have not identified, much less apprehended, a suspect. A possibly unprecedented $215,000 reward has made no difference. Meanwhile, with every passing day, new and confounding...

  • The limits of the Flush Tax

    The limits of the Flush Tax

    In the 13 years since Maryland adopted a “flush tax,” the now-$60 annual fee on water and sewer bills to reduce excess nutrients pouring into the Chesapeake Bay, there has been considerable progress in modernizing sewage treatment plants. Yet, as a study released last week by the Environmental...

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Black liquor deserves better explanation

As a retiree after over 50 years in the pulp, paper and related industries, I take issue with some of the elements in your "A paler shade of green" (Dec. 10) article and its implied negative connotations. First, "black liquor" is not used in paper making, it is used in manufacturing wood pulp....

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  • The Post vs. Project Veritas: The MSM strikes back

    The Post vs. Project Veritas: The MSM strikes back

    There’s an old saying in journalism: “If your mother says she loves you, check it out.” That’s not “check it out” like be proud or brag to your siblings or post it on Instagram, it means be skeptical and make sure that even your own mother is telling you the truth. It’s something newspaper reporters...

  • Should Baltimore ban field trips to Carroll County?

    Should Baltimore ban field trips to Carroll County?

    Baltimore’s mayor says crime is “out of control.” A city homicide detective was killed in broad daylight, leading police to put an entire neighborhood on lockdown for days. Two weeks later, police have no suspect, and the slow drip of information about the case from the police commissioner has...

  • What's wrong with the Trump base?

    What's wrong with the Trump base?

    Our view: One year later, Donald Trump voters aren’t moving the goalposts on his presidency; they’re not even looking at them Not long ago, Politico reporter Michael Kruse spent some time in Johnstown, Pa., to talk to supporters of Donald Trump and find out what the once-reliably Democratic-voting...

  • What justice for Freddie Gray would look like now

    What justice for Freddie Gray would look like now

    Police Commissioner Kevin Davis’ decision to bow to the inevitable and dismiss charges against the last police officer who faced possible discipline as a result of Freddie Gray’s death means that justice, as many people in this city see it, will never be done. Gray was perfectly healthy the morning...

  • Elephants' reprieve: How about the rest of the animal kingdom?

    Elephants' reprieve: How about the rest of the animal kingdom?

    There is no shortage of cute elephant videos on YouTube, and the millions of views they’ve recorded demonstrate why. Elephants are exceptionally smart. They can use tools. They respond to the human voice, and they demonstrate empathy toward other creatures. And, frankly, there are few sights more...

  • Bridging the meal gap

    Bridging the meal gap

    In a year that has seen it share of disasters from hurricanes and floods, wildfires to mass shootings, Carmen Del Guercio frets that an outreach as basic as combating hunger may be shortchanged. For the president and CEO of the Maryland Food Bank, this is no idle thought. With Thanksgiving approaching,...

  • The lonesome death of Emily Butler

    The lonesome death of Emily Butler

    We don't know much about 29-year-old Emily Butler other than that she died last week at the Maryland women’s prison in Jessup. But we can guess that her death was probably preventable. Butler is the latest victim of a cruel and unusual form of extreme punishment known as solitary confinement, which...

  • The enormous debt owed to slain Baltimore Police Det. Sean Suiter

    The enormous debt owed to slain Baltimore Police Det. Sean Suiter

    Our view: Shooting death of Baltimore homicide detective a tragic reminder of the enormous debt this city owes its brave police officers. A veteran Baltimore police officer who suffered a gunshot wound to the head while on duty Wednesday in a notoriously dangerous neighborhood in West Baltimore...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Uranium One and an Actual Fact All-Star

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Uranium One and an Actual Fact All-Star

    We have not had much occasion during the Trump era to celebrate the declaration of actual facts — you know, the independently verifiable, logical, sane, well sourced things that you’d hope would be the basis of civil discussion. But this week we offer a shout-out to Fox News anchor Shepard Smith...

  • Don't sacrifice Rice and White to the mob

    Don't sacrifice Rice and White to the mob

    Time to feed the jackals? We’ll soon know. Four of the Freddie Gray six have passed through the legal and administrative gauntlets with their police careers intact. There have been three acquittals in court; charges dropped for the remaining three officers. Two officers accepted minor administrative...

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