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With drug profits, public interest is ignored

What is Congress waiting for? The Sun says the Democrats need to come up with a plan that will attract voters (“Democrats lack a game changer,” July 24). One of the issues mentioned is allowing Medicare the authority to negotiate lower prescription prices. Really? What have voters been waiting...

  • What does the City Paper closure say about coverage of Baltimore?

    What does the City Paper closure say about coverage of Baltimore?

    I read John Waters’ letter to you regarding the closing of the City Paper and wondered out loud if you will ever answer his question: “How else am I supposed to know what is going on in Baltimore when I’m not there?” (“John Waters: Closing of City Paper leaves film community bereft,” July 21). ...

  • Ocean City needs an attitude adjustment on wind power

    Ocean City needs an attitude adjustment on wind power

    Hey Ocean City, don’t forget that wind farms are trying to provide an energy source that removes the dirtiness of fossil fuels that will lead to rising sea levels (you might not even be there in 20 years) and rising temperatures that would make sitting on the beach a distant memory (“Proposed wind...

  • How Baltimore might reform policing

    How Baltimore might reform policing

    The Baltimore City Police Department is deeply flawed and nothing that has been done so far is going to address that. The recent flood of news stories about members of the department are an indication that unless Mayor Catherine Pugh takes action soon, things are only going to get worse. The death...

Op-Eds

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  • A healthy bay means a healthy economy

    A healthy bay means a healthy economy

    The Chesapeake Bay has been called a “national treasure” by president after president for good reason. More than just the economic, cultural and historical heart of Maryland, the Chesapeake Bay and its entire watershed is vital to the nation. This is no exaggeration from a hometown boy. The Chesapeake...

  • Wrongs aren't addressed until they happen to whites

    Wrongs aren't addressed until they happen to whites

    If you live long enough, you become aware of this inconvenient truth: Bad things have to happen to white people before there is a groundswell of support for righting wrongs that people of color have suffered for years without sufficient redress. Roland Martin, the host of a daily news show on the...

  • Trump snubs allies while huddling with his pal Putin

    Trump snubs allies while huddling with his pal Putin

    The challenge for commentators and political cartoonists in the Age of Trump is to keep pace with the relentless barrage of news generated by the president and his circle of collaborators, cronies and con men. In past administrations, it was possible to go for days — even weeks — without drawing...

  • Goldberg: Health care fight shows Washington at its worst

    Goldberg: Health care fight shows Washington at its worst

    The story of health care policy this week, this month and for the last decade (at least) has been a tale of partisan folly. But fear not, this isn't another earnest pundit's lament for the vital center to emerge, phoenix-like, to form a governing coalition of moderates in both parties. That's not...

  • Witcover: Our contemptible president

    Witcover: Our contemptible president

    With friends like President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs no enemies. The man who appointed Mr. Sessions to run his critical Department of Justice has rewarded him for his fawning loyalty with public humiliation that only magnifies Mr. Sessions’ own need for public approbation....

Editorials

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  • Baltimore's shot in the dark to reduce violence

    Baltimore's shot in the dark to reduce violence

    Our view: Tougher sentences for gun offenders are not likely to solve Baltimore’s violence problem, but the legislation is worth trying, with some amendments Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young kicked off today’s hearing on proposed mandatory minimum sentences for illegally...

  • Trump's erratic behavior not just a 'message' problem

    Trump's erratic behavior not just a 'message' problem

    Our view: Allowing President Trump to be himself isn’t playing so well with the ‘beleaguered’ attorney general — or with the American electorate Diehard supporters of Donald J. Trump like to use the phrase, “Let Trump be Trump,” as if the president’s biggest hangup was staff, family or colleagues...

  • Democrats lack a game changer

    Democrats lack a game changer

    Our view: Democrats can’t upstage President Trump with a ‘Better Deal,’ but that’s not necessarily what Americans want or need right now Since Hillary Clinton’s loss last November, Democrats have been unified mostly by one thing — resisting Donald Trump. As unpopular as the nation’s 45th president...

  • Golden parachutes in Towson

    Golden parachutes in Towson

    Our view: The County Council needs to step in to rescind a generous severance package policy for Baltimore County’s top paid employees Congratulations to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for recognizing that it’s untenable for his chief administrative officer to have signed a policy allowing...

  • Trump's H-2B support? Not a problem

    Trump's H-2B support? Not a problem

    Our view: Donald Trump has made a lot of mistakes on matters of trade and immigration, but expanding H-2B isn’t one of them On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort notified federal authorities that it wants to hire 70 temporary guest workers under the H-2B visa program, allowing...

More Letters to the Editor

  • Rosewood Center unfairly disparaged

    Rosewood Center unfairly disparaged

    There are two points I would like to make in response to your recent articles on the sale of the Rosewood Center property (“Honoring Rosewood’s past by creating a better future for Maryland’s intellectually and developmentally disabled,” July 14). First, there is a piece of history that is always...

  • Offshore wind project still doesn't add up

    Offshore wind project still doesn't add up

    As Jeffrey M. Grybowski of Deepwater Wind has a vested interest in an offshore wind project that I criticized, it is not surprising that has chosen to spin the facts to his advantage (“Offshore wind power has a bright future in Md.,” July 18). In contrast, I have no such vested interest — other...

  • Trump's loud, meaningless first six months

    Trump's loud, meaningless first six months

    The first six months of Donald Trump’s presidency (“Trump legal team looking to investigate Robert Mueller’s investigative team,” July 21) can be summarized by the following famous quotation from Shakespeare’s Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5): “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying...

  • Mandatory sentencing doesn't work

    Mandatory sentencing doesn't work

    Despite its good intentions, the Baltimore City Council’s proposed one-year mandatory sentences for gun possession will do little to stop gun violence (“Baltimore City Council deeply divided over mandatory sentence for gun possession,” July 17). Targeting Baltimore’s judges and falsely suggesting...

  • Maryland would benefit from safer energy

    Maryland would benefit from safer energy

    In his recent commentary (“The need for nuclear,” July 15), former Constellation executive Mike Wallace advocates for 20 or more new nuclear power plants in this country by 2040. While he admits that natural gas power is more economical, he did not mention that wind and solar energy are now cheaper...

  • Health insurance requires everyone to participate

    Health insurance requires everyone to participate

    If we all don't participate in health insurance, none of us (save the wealthy) will have our health protected. That's what the Affordable Care Act promoted. If we all participate (including millennials), we all would be protected (“Uncertainty in Washington driving up health insurance rates,.insurers...

  • Bikers must act safely, too

    Bikers must act safely, too

    The coverage of the tragic death of Aaron Laciny correctly brings attention to the issue of bike safety on our streets (“Cyclist had overcome much, only to be killed in Towson hit-and-run,” July 11). What is missing in the press stories of this horrible event is the unsafe rider behavior which...

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