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  • Seeing beyond a Baltimore teacher's meltdown

    Seeing beyond a Baltimore teacher's meltdown

    Baltimore City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises saw hate when she looked into the heart of a white Harlem Park Elementary and Middle School teacher caught on video using the N-word during a tirade directed at her eighth grade students, most of whom were black. Erica Esha Deminds, the mother of one...

  • Trump's populist showmanship on full display in Carrier deal

    Trump's populist showmanship on full display in Carrier deal

    How much is the presidency that Donald Trump has just won worth to him? That's the tantalizing question he faces as pressures mount to divest himself of his immense real-estate and other stock holdings as the price of moving into the Oval Office next month. Mr. Trump has said he will reveal in...

  • Goldberg: Don't fall prey to bear propaganda

    Goldberg: Don't fall prey to bear propaganda

    It's time for an open and frank national conversation about bear propaganda. Having grown up in New York City, I had not been made aware of the problem until fairly late in life. This was remedied by my lovely wife, who grew up in Fairbanks, Alaska, where bears are not an abstraction. In policy...

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A truck safety bypass

In late October, a FedEx Freight driver crashed his tractor-trailer into an Olive Garden along Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo. The cab and one of two trailers erupted in flames. The driver survived, and the restaurant was, luckily, unoccupied at the hour. Investigators pointed to driver fatigue...

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  • Trump HHS pick could shred the safety net

    Trump HHS pick could shred the safety net

    I commend The Baltimore Sun for exposing the radical ideas of President-elect Donald Trump's choice for secretary of Health and Human Services ("Trump's radical health care team," Nov. 30). As a resident physician in Baltimore, I am deeply concerned about the effects Rep. Tom Price's proposals...

  • Baltimore is missing the point of Columbus day

    I write to express the strong opposition of the National Christopher Columbus Association to City Councilman Brandon Scott's proposed legislation to designate the second Monday of October — the federal Columbus Day holiday — as "Indigenous Peoples and Italian-Americans Day." ("City Council moves...

  • We like executive orders when we like the executive

    We like executive orders when we like the executive

    Executive orders issued by presidents and governors represent issues ranging from establishing commissions to clarifying who can use what public bathroom and everything in between. Interestingly enough, as diverse as these orders are and the individuals who issue them might be, public perceptions...

  • Trump's foreign-policy speedboat

    Trump's foreign-policy speedboat

    President Barack Obama is fond of saying that the federal government is less like a speedboat and more like an aircraft carrier: slow turning, unwieldy and requiring lots of plotting and planning in advance. American foreign policy is even more so, with lots of concurrence and little boat-rocking...

  • Even in death, Castro still has 'useful idiots'

    Even in death, Castro still has 'useful idiots'

    Fidel Castro died as he lived: to the sound of useful idiots making allowances for his crimes. (That's not my term: It was Lenin who called liberal apologists for Communism "useful idiots.") The gold medal in the Useful Idiot Olympics should probably go to Justin Trudeau, the prime minister of...

  • Should the president alone get to launch nuclear weapons?

    Should the president alone get to launch nuclear weapons?

    Most of the character attacks in the recent presidential election have little lasting value. There was, however, one criticism each candidate made of the other that raises a matter of transcendent concern. This was the suggestion that the other candidate is not qualified to have a "finger on the...

  • Stevenson University students react to Trump's win

    Stevenson University students react to Trump's win

    Students in my history class at Stevenson University were asked to finish this sentence: "When I heard that Donald Trump was elected president..." Here's what they said: "America will live on." "I was relieved that Clinton lost. I don't like Trump and I didn't vote for him, but I believe he is...

  • Maryland wants to weaken winter manure rules

    Maryland wants to weaken winter manure rules

    We all try to meet our obligations in life, whether personal or professional. Living up to our commitments builds trust and earns a worthy reputation. That's why it's so disappointing that the Maryland Department of Agriculture is proposing to weaken the ban against spreading manure and sewage...

  • A letter to the man who jabbed my son in Baltimore

    A letter to the man who jabbed my son in Baltimore

    Dear Neighbor, Please forgive me for this odd way of getting in touch. I don't know who you are, and I don't think we've met. But I've been thinking about you all morning, wishing that we had the chance to talk face to face. I'm still troubled by what you did on the Monday night before Thanksgiving,...

  • Blacks and law enforcement, a complicated relationship

    Blacks and law enforcement, a complicated relationship

    It happened like this: Last Friday a man wielding knives in a threatening way in Waverly was shot by two police officers responding to a 911 call. That sparked unrest among those who saw or heard some version of what happened. So folks, including a woman with an infant, protested the next day at...

  • A primer on school choice

    A primer on school choice

    One education issue, school choice, took a prominent place during this election year debate. But what exactly is school choice, and can it be implemented in a way that is beneficial to all students, educators and communities? Maryland is often called "America in Miniature." Maryland's experience...

  • The 'uncertain path ahead'

    The 'uncertain path ahead'

    Recently, I treated a patient in clinic, a woman in her early 40s. Just two years prior, she was experiencing homelessness and frequented emergency rooms every few weeks. Through the Affordable Care Act, she was able to get health insurance, which in turn helped her get her blood pressure managed...

  • Both 'elated and dismayed' over Fidel Castro's death

    Both 'elated and dismayed' over Fidel Castro's death

    I owe my life, political views and Cuban identity to Fidel Castro. I despise him and thank him for that. My father was born in Havana and my mother was born on the opposite end of the island in Manzanillo. Were it not for my grandparents' disgust with the Castro regime, my parents would never have...

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