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A blue state guide to surviving the era of Trump

Presidential elections come and go, and lingering hard feelings among those whose candidate lost are nothing new. But the sentiment among enthusiastic Hillary Clinton supporters (and maybe even more so among those who reluctantly supported her) that the apocalypse will commence at approximately...

  • Trump's conflicted interests

    Whatever hope Americans might have had that their 45th president would not be stuck under an ethical cloud for the next four years were dashed at Wednesday's news conference at Trump Tower. Donald Trump announced he's putting management of the Trump Organization's holdings in the hands of others,...

  • Term limits won't help

    Placing term limits on elected officeholders is a bit like following the Paleo diet with all its primitively prepared meat, fruit and vegetables. It sounds terrific and potentially transformational, but ultimately, it's ineffective, experts have concluded. Followers shed neither their excess pounds...

  • Put civilians on Baltimore police trial boards

    Put civilians on Baltimore police trial boards

    We are glad to hear that Mayor Catherine Pugh's administration and the U.S. Department of Justice are nearing agreement on an enforceable consent decree to resolve problems identified by the federal civil rights investigation into the Baltimore Police Department. Such an agreement is absolutely...

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Pugh takes right approach with Trump

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced she will attend the Donald Trump inauguration to try to build a working relationship ("Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to attend Donald Trump's inauguration," Jan. 18). A number of members of Congress have announced they will not attend. They should take...

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  • Fixing the begathon

    Fixing the begathon

    For years, the "begathon" in which Maryland school superintendents appear before the Board of Public Works to seek approval of their funding requests for construction and renovation projects has been something of a dog and pony show. The board meeting, which takes place in the early days of each...

  • Want to run for president? Show us your taxes

    Want to run for president? Show us your taxes

    Let the record show that it's possible for politicians with the most self-serving and political of motivations to stumble upon a really good idea. Such is the case with the latest blue state trend — proposed laws that require candidates running for president to release five years of tax returns...

  • Changing the culture of rape investigation

    Changing the culture of rape investigation

    Attorney General Brian Frosh's recommendations on better policies related to the retention and testing of sexual assault evidence kits are welcome, but even they do not go far enough. We applaud his call for law enforcement agencies to test nearly all rape kits, store such evidence for at least...

  • A slow, painful death for Obamacare

    With a new Congress in Washington, an old fight resumes — but with the only certainty that there will be a great deal of obfuscation involved. Congressional Republicans are once again determined to "repeal and replace" the Affordable Care Act, but exactly what that means for health care coverage...

  • Chicago's homicide crisis gets national attention, but Baltimore's is much worse

    Chicago's homicide crisis gets national attention, but Baltimore's is much worse

    Chicago saw 762 murders in 2016, according to police there, the highest total in 20 years and enough to spark national outrage. President-elect Donald Trump tweeted on Monday that "If Mayor can't do it he must ask for Federal help!" The TV news program 60 Minutes aired a segment on Sunday titled...

  • The golden ticket

    The golden ticket

    Without much fanfare, the Federal Railroad Administration released its vision for upgrades to the Northeast Corridor recently, and its includes significant economic opportunities for Baltimore — if the federal government is willing to pay the price. But no passenger rail line in the nation is more...

  • Extend the fracking ban

    Extend the fracking ban

    Marylanders have long held serious misgivings about the use of hydraulic fracturing to drill for natural gas, and we have shared those concerns. Under the administrations of both Gov. Larry Hogan and his predecessor, Martin O'Malley, there have been efforts by the Maryland Department of the Environment...

  • State Center's departure

    State Center's departure

    Canceling a $1.5 billion economic development project in midtown Baltimore, a city in desperate need of jobs and investment, ought to raise somebody's hackles, or has the city simply run out of defenders in Annapolis? Last month's decision by the Board of Public Works to withdraw leases, and thus...

  • War on women

    War on women

    Republicans like to claim that the party's "war on women" is a political hatchet job by Democrats, yet the GOP keeps providing evidence that it's real. The latest is the rather chilling report that Donald Trump's transition team has asked the State Department to provide all information regarding...

  • Hogan wants redistricting reform; here's why Democrats should allow it

    Hogan wants redistricting reform; here's why Democrats should allow it

    Democrats fuming over the election of Donald Trump despite his 2.8 million vote deficit to Hillary Clinton are frequently confronted with the fact that the framers of the Constitution didn't intend for the election of the president to be a direct reflection of the popular will. (Granted, we think...

  • Today's lesson for Ranger-in-Training Donald Trump

    Today's lesson for Ranger-in-Training Donald Trump

  • Marylander of the Year: Kevin Plank

    Marylander of the Year: Kevin Plank

    Kevin Plank has, to put it mildly, a demanding day job. He is the founder and CEO of Under Armour, and, just 20 years after he was selling shirts out of his grandmother's basement, his company ranks as the eighth-fastest-growing firm in America, with 12,000 employees and projected revenues of nearly...

  • Marylander of the Year: Honorable mention

    Marylander of the Year: Honorable mention

    We'll announce The Sun's 2016 Marylander of the Year later this week, but as is our tradition, we take the opportunity now to recognize a few more people whose efforts improved our community this year. Andrew Foster Connors, Glenna Huber and Douglas Miles When Kevin Plank's Sagamore Development...

  • Letting the sun shine

    Letting the sun shine

    As much as solar power has invaded suburban neighborhoods rooftop by rooftop in recent years, the real growth in solar worldwide has been in larger "farms" where electricity is generated and sold to local utilities or perhaps to one or two large companies. Increasingly, builders are buying or leasing...

  • Change the city student bus pass policy back

    Change the city student bus pass policy back

    Every major candidate for mayor this year said he or she wanted to expand the role schools play in the community so that they aren't just places kids go for classes from morning until afternoon but are instead nurturing environments offering enrichment and services well into the evening. It's already...

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