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Trump can't stop being himself

In the same week we learned there was yet another reason to admire Amelia Earhart as a feminist icon and were reminded of the brilliance of Maryam Mirzakhani, the only woman to win the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in mathematics, our president reduced France’s first lady to the status of a racehorse....

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Alternative Fact of the Week: Rod Rosenstein, Baltimore liberal

Our view: President Trump openly despises independent law enforcement and prosecutors from Baltimore Actor John Astin is from Baltimore. So is author John Barth. Any number of famous people from Alger Hiss to Ogden Nash can claim to be born and raised here. Who can forget H.L. Mencken or Frank...

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  • Cal Thomas: President Trump's vision

    "Where there is no vision, the people perish..." (Proverbs 29:18) In 1987 when he was contemplating a run for president, Vice President George H.W. Bush was criticized for his inability to articulate an agenda for the country. A friend suggested he spend a weekend alone at Camp David to figure...

  • Road safety is not an us and them proposition

    Road safety is not an us and them proposition

    Road safety is not an either/or proposition. It is not a fight between cyclists and motorists, or between motorists and pedestrians. Rather, it is a compact among these groups that requires all sides to do their part, as prescribed by both law and common sense. Let’s face it: City government has...

  • The American Health Care Act: an 'additional cause for terror' for cancer survivors

    The American Health Care Act: an 'additional cause for terror' for cancer survivors

    I am a wife, sister, friend, community volunteer and a tax-paying, small-business owner. I am a mother, with fond hopes of becoming a grandmother before too long. I am a member of the group that includes half of all American adults who have one or more chronic health conditions. Pre-Affordable...

  • Goldberg: Charlie Gard's fate shouldn't be decided by the state

    Goldberg: Charlie Gard's fate shouldn't be decided by the state

    Charlie Gard's parents are doing the wrong thing — and I'd probably do it too. Charlie Gard, if you haven't heard, is the 11-month-old baby whose plight has become a popular cause in England and, increasingly, the United States. Charlie seemed like any other healthy baby when he was born. His parents,...

  • No meaningful progress on health care until you address these issues

    No meaningful progress on health care until you address these issues

    The great health care debate continues. But two key structural problems are never mentioned. Instead of looking at the big picture, the discussion so far is an exercise in re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic. Problem #1: Employment and health insurance are linked but should be separated....

  • Witcover: Trump's 'electoral integrity' panel is a fishing expedition

    Witcover: Trump's 'electoral integrity' panel is a fishing expedition

    Donald Trump's insistence that nationwide voter fraud denied him a victory in the popular vote last November prompted him to set up a federal voting commission seeking broad personal and political information on enrolled voters. The effort has triggered a broad pushback from at least 44 state elections...

  • The age of uterine law

    The age of uterine law

    The Catholic Church has canon law, Islam has Sharia Law, some Jewish communities have Hasidic law, and even the prison system has a penal Code. But Republicans have now established “uterine law” — the legislative right to determine what decisions women can make about their own reproductive systems....

  • The crash of '17?

    The crash of '17?

    I was driving home from a lustrous leaf-peeping week in my adopted state of Vermont on a gorgeous fall day back in 1987 when a radio news broadcast put a brake on my beatific state. "The Dow Jones dropped 508 points today to 1,738.74, a one-day plunge of more than 22 percent." I almost ran off...

  • Md. offshore wind projects may hurt, instead of help, environment

    Md. offshore wind projects may hurt, instead of help, environment

    Starting in 2020 Maryland’s electricity consumers will be paying higher electric bills in order to subsidize two wind projects to be developed off the Ocean City waterfront. Over the lives of these projects the subsidies will total more than $2 billion. Despite this exorbitant cost the projects...

  • Pitts: Is notion of a genderless humanity going too far?

    Pitts: Is notion of a genderless humanity going too far?

    We don't even have pronouns for this. That's what accounts for the clumsy grammar of the statement parent Kori Doty issued about Doty's newborn baby, Searyl Atli Doty. For that matter, it also accounts for the clumsy grammar of the sentence you just read. Anyway, Kori Doty's statement read: "It's...

  • Revenge divestment won't hurt the president

    Revenge divestment won't hurt the president

    The president’s decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Accord, the global agreement to curb greenhouse gas emissions, was a setback for America’s moral and diplomatic leadership around the globe. Fortunately, those of us in the environmental movement have rallied to propose alternate ways...

  • On boys, baseball, freedom and a few foul balls

    On boys, baseball, freedom and a few foul balls

    Two years ago, my wife and I were in Monte Carlo admiring a flotilla of $50 million yachts and watching Bugattis and Ferraris zoom by while sipping $20 Hendricks and tonics. I thought life couldn’t get much cooler. Two days later, I was driving through Pennsylvania to pick up my middle son from...

  • Bring addiction treatment into mainstream care

    Bring addiction treatment into mainstream care

    Before addressing the problem of drug addiction and how and where to treat it, two facts must be acknowledged. First, substance abuse is a chronic health condition, not unlike high blood pressure or diabetes. As with these conditions, addiction requires compliance with a treatment plan to keep...

  • Reich: It's time for Medicare for all

    Reich: It's time for Medicare for all

    Mitch McConnell is stymied. He can't round up enough votes for a Senate Republican version of Trumpcare. Some Senate Republicans want to get rid of the Affordable Care Act entirely. Others don't want to cause 22 million Americans to lose their coverage, as the Congressional Budget Office predicts...

  • Marylanders misled by drug pricing bill

    Marylanders misled by drug pricing bill

    In May, Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh declared victory when the General Assembly passed House Bill 631, giving him the power to sue certain drug companies for “excessive” price increases. In doing so, unfortunately, Marylanders were misled about these new powers to police drug prices. In...

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