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The heat is on

This past summer was the hottest in recorded history and possibly in thousands of years. But the sweltering streak really extends much longer, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, with record land and sea surface temperatures for 16 straight months, which represents...

  • The limits of Hogan's authority

    The limits of Hogan's authority

    The exhaustive analysis by Attorney General Brian E. Frosh's office into Gov. Larry Hogan's executive order mandating a post-Labor Day school start reaches no firm conclusion about whether the governor's action was legal for the simple reason that no case law bears directly on such a question....

  • Trump's inherent dishonesty

    Trump's inherent dishonesty

    The line between real life politics and comic parody is blurring all the time, and surely no event underscores this quite as well as Donald Trump's recent news conference in which he admitted that Barack Obama was born in the United States. Had some new evidence presented itself or, conversely,...

  • Thanks, Obamacare

    Thanks, Obamacare

    One of the more amusing highlights of President Barack Obama's campaign appearance in Philadelphia this week on behalf of Hillary Clinton was his use of the phrase, "Thanks, Obama," to brag about his accomplishments in office — even adding $2-a-gallon gasoline to the list after someone in the crowd...

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The high cost of baseball

I enjoyed the baseball history lesson by Erik M. Jensen ("Breathing old life into baseball," Sept. 22). It took me back to when we did idolize certain team members such as Brooks Robinson and Eddie Murray but didn't lose sight that it was a team sport. Now, it seems to be all about the individual...

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    Syria's fragile cease-fire

    The cease-fire in Syria brokered by the U.S. and Russia last week appears largely to be holding after it went into effect on Monday, despite what were described as sporadic, minor violations of the accord. In the next few days we should know whether the cessation of hostilities can last long enough...

  • Adam Jones and the real 'white man's game'

    Adam Jones and the real 'white man's game'

    Orioles outfielder Adam Jones' remark in an interview with USA Today that baseball "is a white man's sport" is getting a lot of attention, but it's not exactly a new observation. He later explained that he was referring to pure demographics — about 8 percent of Major League baseball players are...

  • School bus danger ahead

    School bus danger ahead

    Move over, air conditioning. For all the concerns expressed in recent days over too-hot classrooms in Baltimore County when temperatures soar to 90 degrees and above, students may face a bigger safety threat from motorists who fail to stop for school buses loading and unloading children on county...

  • EBDI's momentum

    EBDI's momentum

    The question of whether Sagamore Development's recently announced community benefits agreement for its massive Port Covington project would help bring an end to the "two Baltimores" phenomenon sucked up most of the attention this weekend. But meanwhile, far from the waterfront, another attempt...

  • Clinton's unforced error

    Clinton's unforced error

    Hillary Clinton already had a transparency problem when she abruptly left a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony in New York on Sunday, then appeared to stumble as she was being helped into a van a few minutes later. But what appears to have been a minor episode that easily could have been explained at the...

  • Children of violence

    Children of violence

    Far too many Baltimore students come from impoverished inner-city neighborhoods wracked by drug and gang violence where shootings, stabbings and beatings occur on a daily basis. When impressionable young people witness dreadful things happen to family, friends and neighbors, it leaves a mark on...

  • The enduring loss of Sept. 11

    The enduring loss of Sept. 11

    Fifteen years after the attacks of Sept. 11, the wounds lie not far below the surface. We may not mark each anniversary with as much ceremony as we once did. We may encounter the quotidian legacies of the attacks — longer security lines at airports, primarily — without so much as a passing thought...

  • Approve the Port Covington TIF

    Approve the Port Covington TIF

    To call the agreement between Sagamore Development, city officials, Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development and others on community benefits related to the Port Covington development "unprecedented," as speaker after speaker did in announcing it Thursday, doesn't say much. The precedent for...

  • Maryland's RGGI choice

    Maryland's RGGI choice

    From the start, Maryland's participation in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative has been an unmitigated success. The multi-state cap-and-trade compact has substantially reduced greenhouse gas emissions from power plants while reducing average utility bills and investing more than $1.3 billion...

  • Kevin Plank's pitch

    Kevin Plank's pitch

    It's about time we heard from Kevin Plank. Almost precisely six months after the Under Armour founder and CEO's development company requested a jaw-dropping $535 million tax increment financing deal to facilitate a new city-within-a-city in Port Covington, and on the eve of word that a new community...

  • A question of temperament

    A question of temperament

    For a U.S. president, temperament is destiny, and nowhere was that more evident than during President Barack Obama's trip to Asia last week. Confronted with a series of unforeseen glitches, diplomatic mishaps and potentially dangerous military provocations, the president kept his cool even when...

  • Privacy and the police

    Privacy and the police

    Imagine this scenario: A violent disturbance — or worse yet, a terrorist attack — takes place during a parade in Baltimore or Towson or Laurel. A suspect is identified, and a couple of days later, the media reports that he had made a series of posts in social media in the days leading up to the...

  • More gun carnage

    More gun carnage

    Labor Day weekend turned violent in Baltimore with no fewer than 22 people shot between Friday afternoon and Monday evening, including four triple-shootings. Under such circumstances the death toll might have been worse — three of the victims are dead and another four were in critical condition...

  • Baltimore and the birth of organized labor

    Baltimore and the birth of organized labor

    And so ends another summer. No more swimmin' holes, hammocks, barbecues or lemonade. They're over, and summer's over. That's what Labor Day is all about, right? The end of one season and the beginning of another? Wrong! Labor Day celebrates labor in the United States — the men and women who, through...

  • Funding affordable housing

    Funding affordable housing

    The Baltimore real estate market has long been characterized by a shortage of safe, affordable housing, a situation that hits low-income households particularly hard. At the same time, the city is saddled with thousands of deteriorating, abandoned and vacant properties that blight the neighborhoods...

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