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Biofuels help protect the Chesapeake Bay

As a boater from southern Maryland, I read Chris D. Dollar's latest boating column with interest ("Outdoors: Polish skills before tackling busy ramps," July 16). But he cited some inaccurate claims from the Boat Owners Association of the United States about ethanol-blended fuel. In reality, the...

  • Trump right about Baltimore murders

    Trump right about Baltimore murders

    There was a lot of criticism of Donald Trump by local politicians during the week of the Republican National Convention after he mentioned the high crime rate in Baltimore in his acceptance speech. The said they didn't know where Mr. Trump got his facts. Yet at the top of The Sun's front page is...

  • Dislike Clinton? Trump would be worse

    Dislike Clinton? Trump would be worse

    I wonder if letter writer Doris Rausch really understands what not voting for Hillary Clinton would mean ("Why I'm sticking with Bernie," July 25). A loss to Donald Trump would mean that Sen. Bernie Sanders' policies that are now in the Democratic Party platform will never be realized. Also, the...

  • Hypocrisy ran rampant at Dems' convention

    Hypocrisy ran rampant at Dems' convention

    At the Democratic National Convention this week Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders extolled the limitless Washington disgraces that they expect Hillary Clinton, their party's presidential nominee, to end. But why didn't President Barack Obama do it? Clearly, the Democrats have no one to...

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  • Election 2016: Who's scarier?

    Election 2016: Who's scarier?

    I have usually dismissed as willfully ignorant and downright irresponsible those people who tune out the news and eschew politics. But as we find ourselves in a pitched battle for the United States presidency, I am beginning to understand them. Each side — the Republicans and the Democrats — is...

  • Red Emma's picks a side in Baltimore's minimum wage debate

    Red Emma's picks a side in Baltimore's minimum wage debate

    As the fight for a $15 local minimum wage heats up in Baltimore, we're likely to see two groups facing off over the proposed bill. On the one hand, workers whose wages have simply failed to keep pace with rising costs of living will be generally for it, especially if they are trying to stay afloat...

  • Building a more equitable Port Covington

    Building a more equitable Port Covington

      “We will build it together”’ is the Port Covington claim. Indeed, with proposals for massive city, state and federal public subsidy of nearly $2 billion over the next 50 years we are all investors with a stake in the proposed development. Because more than three-quarters of the money budgeted...

  • The dark side of food

    The dark side of food

    Food, glorious food — or is it? Did you know that to produce cheese, a cocktail party favorite, the methane gas released into the atmosphere is 25 times more dangerous to the environment than carbon? Or that processed cheese contains high levels of nitrosamines, which may cause Alzheimer's or Parkinson's...

  • State Center redevelopment is long overdue in Baltimore

    State Center redevelopment is long overdue in Baltimore

    The state of Maryland and the State Center developers officially begin mediation this week aimed at resolving their long-held differences over proceeding with the redevelopment of the State Center complex in West Baltimore. Our State Center Neighborhood Alliance, Inc. (SCNA) — composed of nine...

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  • Baltimore's gun violence paradox

    Baltimore's gun violence paradox

    Baltimore City Police Commission Kevin Davis recently noted an unsettling fact. His department's arrests for gun crimes and officers' seizures of illegal weapons have increased significantly over this time a year ago, but the expected reduction in homicides and nonfatal shootings hasn't materialized....

  • Was Hinckley treated fairly?

    Was Hinckley treated fairly?

    One of the more frightening human rights violations of the former Soviet Union was its practice of locking up political prisoners in psychiatric facilities. Such "punitive medicine" was practiced under Joseph Stalin's regime and continued through Leonid Brezhnev's days as general secretary. Psychiatry...

  • Opinion: Mosby was right to file charges, right to drop them

    Opinion: Mosby was right to file charges, right to drop them

    State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s decision to pursue charges against the officers involved in Freddie Gray’s arrest was the right one. His treatment and the circumstances surrounding his fatal injury while in custody raised serious questions about the legal standards to which we hold police, and...

  • The heat is on in Philly

    The heat is on in Philly

    Whether inside or outside the Wells Fargo Center, it's been a hot week in Philadelphia. Temperatures have reached the mid-90s or above each day, and that's without putting a thermometer to those jeering supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. But for all the focus...

  • Mosby was right to file charges, right to drop them

    State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby's decision to pursue charges against the officers involved in Freddie Gray's arrest was the right one. His treatment and the circumstances surrounding his fatal injury while in custody raised serious questions about the legal standards to which we hold police, and...

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  • Hold your nose, vote for Clinton

    Hold your nose, vote for Clinton

    Letter writer Doris Rausch is justifiably angered by Monday's revelation that the Democratic National Committee plotted to prevent Sen. Bernie Sanders from becoming the party's presidential nominee ("Why I'm sticking with Bernie," July 25). But to write-in Mr. Sanders' name on the ballot in November...

  • Mosby misconduct is still apparent

    Mosby misconduct is still apparent

    Professor Ronald Sullivan's rambling and incoherent diatribe against reasoned criticism of Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby and company is filled with presumptive and unfounded conclusions and red herring arguments. First and foremost, he ignores the principal allegation that Ms. Mosby...

  • What is Trump hiding in his tax returns?

    What is Trump hiding in his tax returns?

    Donald Trump's claim that he can't release his entire tax returns because of a pending audit doesn't prevent him from making a limited release of a small portion of his returns ("If Trump didn't release his tax returns, will Mike Pence?" July 18). In fact, releasing just three pages would answer...

  • The downside of more registered voters

    The downside of more registered voters

    A recent editorial posed the question: "What's the argument against automatic voter registration?" ("Make turnout great again," July 21). Here is an argument that should be considered. In many jurisdictions the burden of taking an issue to referendum involves acquiring a certain percentage of registered...

  • Hogan will pay for not endorsing Trump

    Hogan will pay for not endorsing Trump

    With Gov. Larry Hogan insulting his Republican Party base by purposely not attending the GOP's nominating convention in Cleveland next week because of his childish objection to Donald Trump, Maryland should not look for any favors from a Trump administration if elected ("Gov. Larry Hogan: Not voting...

  • Revenge is no solution

    Revenge is no solution

    In Matthew 5:38, it says "an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth." The verses that follow clarify the meaning of that passage: It restates the truism that revenge begets revenge and nothing gets resolved. It also corrects the belief among many people that revenge is appropriate. Referencing...

  • Maryland's math folly

    Maryland's math folly

    It should come as no surprise that thousands of high school seniors will be required this fall to do "remedial work in math and English — even if they've passed those classes their entire student career — because they are not ready for college," as The Sun recently reported ("Thousands of Maryland...

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