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Transferring programs to Morgan won't work

In the lawsuit on college programs at the historically black colleges, the plaintiffs' lawyer was quoted in The Sun of Jan. 9 as saying: "If you have a program at Morgan, there is really no reason to have the exact same program at Towson or UMBC" ("Decade-long legal battle to scrub segregation...

  • United for the greater good

    United for the greater good

    This month, the film "Hidden Figures" hits the movie theaters, chronicling the untold, true story of the three African-American women — Katherine Johnson and her two colleagues, Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson — with exceptional math minds who helped advance our nation's space program. Without...

  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Dear Michelle Obama

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Dear Michelle Obama

    Dear Michelle Obama: This is just a note to say that I think you're gorgeous. I'll thank you not to share that with your husband, given that I have no desire to open my door and find a predator drone waiting for me. Or, worse, an IRS auditor. And yes, as a 21st-century U.S. male, I am well aware...

  • 'A bastion of racial and ethnic integration'

    I still remember the film. It was black and white, but the people in it, only white. It stood in stark contrast to the shades of brown I encountered daily throughout my high school career in the Chicago suburbs in the 1990s, where the seeds for my vocation were sown. Today, I'm the spiritual leader...

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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...

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  • Tragedy again spotlights mental illness

    Tragedy again spotlights mental illness

    This month, our nation experienced yet another tragedy when, authorities say, a shooter with a history of psychiatric symptoms opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale airport, killing five people and wounding eight others. Such events invariably lead to calls for better mental health services, usually...

  • The Sun is hypocritical on Trump

    It is very interesting that after The Sun diminished and trivialized the Obama administration's lies and incompetence such as Benghazi, Fast and Furious, the Affordable Care Act (not to mention its ridiculous roll-out), the Syria red-line, Russia re-set, drone killings (wonder what the Nobel Peace...

  • Protect food stamps from cuts

    Kudos to the USDA for doing a pilot program exploring ways to allow people struggling with poverty to more easily access healthy food ("USDA makes way for food stamp recipients to buy groceries online," Jan. 6). Having the option of ordering food online using their SNAP benefits may ease the burdens...

  • State Center project was a 'taxpayer-funded boondoggle'

    State Center project was a 'taxpayer-funded boondoggle'

    The Maryland Board of Public Works' decision to void the controversial State Center project in Baltimore was a refreshing affirmation that Maryland taxpayers have advocates in Annapolis. Few contracts in recent Maryland history raised more concerns than the one former Gov. Martin O'Malley awarded...

  • Maryland delegate: fracking regulations 'wholly inadequate'

    Maryland delegate: fracking regulations 'wholly inadequate'

    Last month, the Joint Committee on Administrative, Executive and Legislative Review, which reviews state regulations, held a hearing to consider proposed regulations on hydraulic fracturing ("fracking"). As a committee member, I reviewed the document submitted by the Maryland Department of Environment...

  • Could 'single-payer' be Trump's trump card?

    Could 'single-payer' be Trump's trump card?

    At his press conference Wednesday at Trump Tower, President-elect Donald Trump said that as soon as the Senate approves his pick for health secretary, he will unveil a "repeal and replace" plan for the Affordable Care Act, known as "Obamacare." He gave no hints at the details of Trumpcare, other...

  • Is Md. headed for an ideological education war?

    Is Md. headed for an ideological education war?

    Ideological education warfare could erupt in Maryland in 2017. The gathering storm can be glimpsed in two recent front-page stories in the Sun. One reported the city school system's looming $129 million budget shortfall. The other detailed the Maryland Board of Education's consideration of "bold...

  • Opioid abuse cause for pause among physicians

    Opioid abuse cause for pause among physicians

    The opioid dilemma puts pressure on every physician to pause and reflect. Physician anesthesiologists are dedicated to providing pain relief in the safest manner possible, which includes prescribing and managing opioid therapy when medical conditions warrant. What we face now is too many tragic...

  • America hates older women

    America hates older women

    For me, the lesson of this election is clear: Too many people hate older women. As Donald Trump makes cabinet appointments and continues to send out threatening tweets, my Facebook feed reflects the rightful concerns of people of color, Muslims, undocumented immigrants, Jews, members of the LBGTQ...

  • A lesson of shared humanity in 'Hidden Figures'

    The line "You don't know me" from several songs keeps running through my head as I watch supposedly astute people pursue their vision of what makes the United States a great nation. They operate from what I know to be false data about everything from black people to immigrants to climate change....

  • Can Gov. Gridlock represent all of Maryland?

    It is a fact that thousands of Marylanders sit in traffic for hours every day as congestion and gridlock prevent them from getting home and getting to and from work in a reasonable time period. That is why Gov. Larry Hogan's recent behavior threatening 71 state roads projects is so outrageous....

  • The point of Meryl Streep's speech

    The point of Meryl Streep's speech

    As soon as I opened my Facebook page Monday morning, I knew there would be a lot of posts regarding Meryl Streep's acceptance speech of the Cecil B. DeMille award Sunday night at the Golden Globes. And they were pretty even in their responses: about half supportive and about half negative. Then...

  • A lesson of shared humanity in 'Hidden Figures'

    A lesson of shared humanity in 'Hidden Figures'

    The line "You don't know me" from several songs keeps running through my head as I watch supposedly astute people pursue their vision of what makes the United States a great nation. They operate from what I know to be false data about everything from black people to immigrants to climate change....

  • Can Gov. Gridlock represent all of Maryland?

    Can Gov. Gridlock represent all of Maryland?

    It is a fact that thousands of Marylanders sit in traffic for hours every day as congestion and gridlock prevent them from getting home and getting to and from work in a reasonable time period. That is why Gov. Larry Hogan's recent behavior threatening 71 state roads projects is so outrageous....

  • A historic presidency

    A historic presidency

    Barack Hussein Obama's inauguration as the 44th president of the United States, on Jan. 20, 2009, was a moment of deep historical significance. Not only was Mr. Obama the nation's first African-American president, but he had traveled a most unusual path to the White House compared to his predecessors....

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