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Retired cop: De Sousa owes police an apology

Last week Baltimore Police Commissioner Darryl De Sousa made a brief speech to say he’s sorry about how police have treated black communities since the nation’s founding (“Baltimore police chief apologizes for 200 years of policing at Eric B & Rakim show, gets frosty reception,” April 19). The...

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  • Maryland's year of health care

    Maryland's year of health care

    The General Assembly session that ends at midnight on Monday has seen its share of controversial issues, from gun control to medical marijuana, and of memorable moments, perhaps the most notable of which was when Republican Del. Meagan Simonaire gave a floor speech endorsing a ban on so-called...

  • We haven't achieved Martin Luther King's final and boldest dream. But we still can.

    We haven't achieved Martin Luther King's final and boldest dream. But we still can.

    When Baltimore erupted in riots 50 years ago, it wasn’t just about the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. any more than the riots of 2015 were just about the death of Freddie Gray. Then and now, an unjust death was a spark that set off explosive grievances about a system that produced...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: The Amazon obsession

    Alternative Fact of the Week: The Amazon obsession

    President Donald Trump’s well-documented propensity for lying may keep him out of an interview with special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, but it won’t keep him away from one of his favorite pastimes — grossly distorting reality on Twitter. And he was in high form this week, particularly with his...

  • Maryland crime bill heads in the right direction, but is it far enough?

    Maryland crime bill heads in the right direction, but is it far enough?

    The massive and controversial anti-crime legislation that passed the state Senate this year is getting what it needed in the House of Delegates — a big time-out so advocates on all sides of the issue can sort through its implications and give their input. The House Judiciary Committee held a marathon...

  • Low pay isn't the only reason teachers are going on strike. Maryland, pay attention.

    Low pay isn't the only reason teachers are going on strike. Maryland, pay attention.

    Our view: Low-pay isn’t the only reason teachers are going on strike — and Maryland needs to take heed On television and across the Internet, Americans have watched in recent days as teachers in Oklahoma have left their classrooms behind to march on the state capital for higher salaries and better...

  • What happens when voters set salaries of their elected leaders?

    What happens when voters set salaries of their elected leaders?

    Next month, voters in Havre de Grace get to make a choice no other voters in Maryland are allowed. They’ll decide whether the mayor and city council deserve substantial salary increases. It’s a first-ever and fascinating exercise in democracy spearheaded by a Harford County middle school history...

  • Baltimore County's school system is reeling. A rush-job superintendent search will make it worse.

    Baltimore County's school system is reeling. A rush-job superintendent search will make it worse.

    We’re glad to hear Baltimore County School Board Chairman Edward J. Gilliss say that the group has not yet settled on any of the options it has for finding a permanent replacement to disgraced former superintendent Dallas Dance — because some of the ones he floated are downright terrible. The board...

  • Should Gov. Hogan take the veto bait?

    Should Gov. Hogan take the veto bait?

    The Democrat-controlled General Assembly went into overdrive at the end of last week to make sure several pieces of legislation Republican Gov. Larry Hogan might veto would get to his desk early enough that the House and Senate can attempt an override vote before they adjourn on April 9. There’s...

  • Does Trump even understand DACA?

    Does Trump even understand DACA?

    Over the weekend and with follow-up tweets Monday and today, President Donald Trump shared some thoughts on immigration that strongly suggest he either isn’t paying much attention to current events or he’s just trying to stir up his core supporters again in the face of Congressional inaction and...

  • Maryland must stand with California on clean cars and clean air

    Maryland must stand with California on clean cars and clean air

    It comes as no surprise that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Scott Pruitt is moving to weaken fuel economy standards in cars and trucks. The agency’s disinterest in public health, its intolerance of climate change science and its blind commitment to rolling back regulations promulgated...

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