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  • Md. government gets right what D.C. gets wrong

    Md. government gets right what D.C. gets wrong

    A recent edition of The Sun reported on several issues before the Maryland General Assembly. One related to medical malpractice. Another concerned the resale of entertainment and sports tickets. The lead editorial discussed the governor's proposed ethics legislation, and an op-ed opposed legislation...

  • Wifi in Md. schools may put your kid at risk for cancer

    Wifi in Md. schools may put your kid at risk for cancer

    Thank you, Gov. Larry Hogan, for appointing thoughtful, brave medical experts to Maryland's Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council (CEHPAC). Your next challenge is to get the Maryland school superintendents to heed the council's well-founded advice: reduce and restrict...

  • Witcover: Trump refuses to back away from his ugliest lie

    Witcover: Trump refuses to back away from his ugliest lie

    President Trump continues to insist that former President Barack Obama ordered surveillance against him at Trump Tower during the 2016 election, despite FBI Director James Comey's flat assertion to the contrary this week. Mr. Comey's public testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, echoed...

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Hogan's help for the city schools

We were heartened to see Gov. Larry Hogan commit on Sunday to providing additional funding to Baltimore City schools, and to a lesser extent to other districts, to help them cope with expected reductions in state aid next year. His rhetoric about the system has been disappointing throughout much...

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  • Judicial independence is an American bedrock

    Judicial independence is an American bedrock

    As the Senate considers his nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch owes it to the American people to stand up tall for judicial independence. Both to reassure an uneasy public, and for his own sake, Mr. Gorsuch should be unequivocal in his support of this foundational principle. Alexander...

  • Raise Baltimore County taxes to pay for new high schools

    Raise Baltimore County taxes to pay for new high schools

    Baltimore County has Maryland's second oldest inventory of schools behind Baltimore City. We don't drive cars that are 50 years old. We don't use 50-year-old appliances. We don't communicate or work using 50-year-old technology. Therefore, our students shouldn't be forced to learn in 50-year-old...

  • Md. opioid emergency requires unconventional approach

    Md. opioid emergency requires unconventional approach

    The final figures are still coming in, but it is anticipated that the number of fatal drug-related overdoses in Maryland for 2016 may top 2,000 for the first time in state history. This is likely what led Gov. Larry Hogan to declare a "State of Emergency" around the opioid crisis in Maryland and...

  • Robert B. Reich: Trump's orgy of unnecessary cruelty

    Robert B. Reich: Trump's orgy of unnecessary cruelty

    The theme that unites Donald Trump's major initiatives so far is their unnecessary cruelty. His new budget, for example, comes down especially hard on the poor -- imposing unprecedented cuts in low-income housing, job training, food assistance, legal services, help to distressed rural communities,...

  • A true 'America First' budget would never cut AmeriCorps

    A true 'America First' budget would never cut AmeriCorps

    The budget proposal released by the White House last week calls for the total elimination of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, two programs that enable us to live out the American tradition of serving our country. We should all be wondering what the loss of such an integral, if often humbly invisible,...

  • Harriet Tubman's lessons for today

    Harriet Tubman's lessons for today

    I wonder what Harriet Tubman would make of all the fuss being made about her. First came news last year that her face will grace the next generation of $20 bills. Then a couple of weekends ago, we witnessed the grand opening of the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center in a state...

  • Politicians to be proud of

    Politicians to be proud of

    One night shortly before the presidential inauguration, when I couldn't fall asleep, instead of counting sheep, I decided to think through the list of presidents in my lifetime and consider their strengths and weaknesses. There were 13, to be exact, since I was born shortly before FDR died. As...

  • MSDE school discipline proposal fails students

    MSDE school discipline proposal fails students

    The Maryland State Department of Education acknowledges that African American students and those with disabilities are disproportionately suspended throughout the state — and that it's a problem, often leading to academic disengagement and involvement with the criminal justice system. But MSDE's...

  • No form of Muslim ban will stand

    No form of Muslim ban will stand

    In our country, no one — not even the president of the United States — should be above the Constitution. This core pillar of our democracy was affirmed recently in Greenbelt, where a federal court gave a stinging rebuke to the Trump administration by blocking the ban on Muslims from certain countries....

  • Trump submits 'America first' budget amid executive branch disarray

    Trump submits 'America first' budget amid executive branch disarray

    The wrecking ball that is the Trump presidency's first budget is an unvarnished assault on the general concept of a federal safety net for the nation's disadvantaged and on its responsibilities to maintain peace abroad. Labeled "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again" by...

  • Cut the Russians some slack

    Cut the Russians some slack

    As upsetting as Russia's interference in the 2016 election is, Americans should understand Russian history a little more before demonizing the country and its people. Modern Russian history has roots that are hundreds of years old, going back to a time when most Russians lived as peasants oppressed...

  • America needs the humanities more than ever

    America needs the humanities more than ever

    Anne Arundel County students trained in oral history techniques interviewed veterans and Vietnamese Marylanders about their experiences during the Vietnam war as part of a project dubbed "A Journey through Vietnam." The recorded interviews will be housed at the Maryland State Archives as a resource...

  • The 'Mainstream Media' aren't what you think

    The 'Mainstream Media' aren't what you think

    The media are taking it from all sides. On the right, President Donald Trump blasts the media for "lying." On the left, Jon Stewart rips the media for letting Trump use them. Despite their opposing political views, Messrs. Trump and Stewart share something in common: They're both talking about...

  • Medical cannabis delays hurt patients

    Medical cannabis delays hurt patients

    It has now been four years since Gov. Martin O'Malley signed legislation to establish the Natalie M. LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission in Maryland. It has been, without question, the slowest rollout of a medical cannabis program by any of the 26 states that have legalized medical cannabis. Since...

  • Climate change: an explanation of the evidence

    Climate change: an explanation of the evidence

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt unleashed a furor this month when he said: "I would not agree that [carbon dioxide] is a primary contributor to the global warming that we see. We don't know that yet, we need to continue the debate and the review and analysis." This is essentially the same answer...

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