Editorial

Maryland's toxic cultures

Someday someone will surely invent an aghast-o-meter to measure the outrage felt as we watched a single officer appear to contradict everything the Baltimore Police Department, city leaders, federal authorities and just about anyone connected to police reform have been talking about since the death...

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    Trump's wildfire puzzler

    A century ago, Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung developed the word association test as a means to plumb a subject’s conscious and unconscious mind. The idea was that the therapist would toss out some common words and the subject would spout the first word that came into his or her mind. Such free association...

  • Stormy weather on the Chesapeake Bay cleanup

    Stormy weather on the Chesapeake Bay cleanup

    Our view: Larry Hogan had some choice words about the Conowingo Dam, but if he’s serious about a regional approach to fighting Chesapeake Bay pollution, he needs to get his facts straight Last week’s Board of Public Works meeting turned into a real gripe session about Pennsylvania, the Conowingo...

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    Here's why an abortion rights amendment in Maryland would matter

    Even if the Supreme Court takes steps to weaken or overturn Roe v. Wade, as many abortion rights activists are fearful it will do if Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh (or, likely, just about any other appointee of President Donald Trump) is confirmed, abortion will remain legal in Maryland. That’s thanks...

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