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Student debt is the issue

Given the projected $500 million gap Gov. Larry Hogan had to bridge between state spending and tax revenues in Maryland — and his commitment to not raising taxes to do it — providing extra money for public colleges was surely not an easy call. Yet Mr. Hogan made it last week, and he deserves credit...

  • That's Chesapeake with a 'C'

    That's Chesapeake with a 'C'

    The curse of letter grading systems is that only low- and high-achievers tend to get noticed when the report cards are sent home. Fail and you end up in the principal's office, get a perfect score and you may wind up there too (but for an entirely different type of conversation). But what are we...

  • The actress and the tweetaholic

    The actress and the tweetaholic

    Televised awards shows have been in a ratings decline in recent years, but the recent exchange between Meryl Streep and Donald Trump may yet reverse the trend. It had all the elements of the now-familiar Trump dust-up including an extended rant on Twitter but, perhaps more entertainingly, a critique...

  • A 2017 General Assembly preview

    A 2017 General Assembly preview

    Maryland's annual General Assembly session opens Wednesday. It will be the third year of Gov. Larry Hogan's term and that of Maryland's 188 legislators, and traditionally, that's a time when some heavy lifting gets done. The players have settled into their positions by now, yet the next election...

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Trump undeserving of respect

We need to thank Rep. John Lewis for having the courage he has shown before in saying what needed to be said. How many times have we heard the same words about an illegitimate president from Trump supporters about Barack Obama ("After feuding with civil rights leader John Lewis, Trump meets with...

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  • 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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

  • Editorial: Winners and losers of 2016

    Editorial: Winners and losers of 2016

    Winners: Gov. Larry Hogan. If he's not the most popular governor in America, he's close to it. Mr. Hogan seems to have figured out the formula for being a Republican governor in a deep blue state — stay moderate on the environment, don't touch social issues with a 10-foot pole, fight with the Democrats...

  • Make the time fit the crime

    Make the time fit the crime

    In the summer of 2015, President Barack Obama made his first large batch of commutations of the sentences of people who had spent years in prison for relatively minor drug offenses. One of them was Norman O'Neal Brown, a Maryland man who had spent half of his life in prison after selling crack...

  • A 2016 dictionary of dysfunction

    A 2016 dictionary of dysfunction

    A is for alt-right, a sanitized, newspeak name for assorted white nationalists, neo-Nazis, anti-Semites and other irredeemables. Also, a distressing chunk of Donald Trump's base. B is for Brexit, or as we now like to call it, "the handwriting on the wall." C is for classified emails, or what Hillary...

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