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The Bush years were pretty bad, too

The Sun's statement that "everything is going to be OK" and referencing the George W. Bush election to note that "the Republic has marched on" doesn't take into consideration the two ongoing wars and the wreck of the economy that occurred during the Bush years ("A blue state guide to surviving...

  • Rethinking police-community relations

    Rethinking police-community relations

    The consent decree between Baltimore and the Department of Justice ("Federal judge overseeing Baltimore police consent decree summons Pugh to court," Jan. 19) can be a solid first step in repairing fractured relationships and reforming Baltimore's criminal justice apparatus, but only if it is coupled...

  • Baltimore must tighten its belt

    Baltimore must tighten its belt

    Budget cuts eventually hurt everyone somewhere. Anyone who has a finger in the pie will question whether the burden of closing the budget gap is spread fairly. As a retired military veteran I can remember the years of no pay raises or minimal raises. The money simply was not there, and while we...

  • Pugh takes right approach with Trump

    Pugh takes right approach with Trump

    Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced she will attend the Donald Trump inauguration to try to build a working relationship ("Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to attend Donald Trump's inauguration," Jan. 18). A number of members of Congress have announced they will not attend. They should take...

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  • Overturn Hogan's clean energy veto

    Overturn Hogan's clean energy veto

    Developing clean, renewable energy and creating jobs isn't a partisan issue. That's why Marylanders of all political stripes were glad when Gov. Larry Hogan announced a plan to spend almost $65 million on job growth initiatives in green industries. We look forward to seeing the details, but at...

  • Trump's inaugural: new tone, same goals

    Trump's inaugural: new tone, same goals

    New President Donald Trump adopted a generally more civil and conciliatory tone in his inaugural address while doubling down on his campaign allegation that Washington politicians were out for themselves, a situation he said was going the change fast. "For too long, a small group in our nation's...

  • Women's marches about more than sexism

    Women's marches about more than sexism

    It shouldn't have to be explained, but obviously this has not been a season of deep thinking, so for those of you who don't get last weekend's marches, I'll lay it out in small, easy to understand words. The women's marches — which are better labeled the "Women's Movement," because the activism...

  • Jonah Goldberg: The science of intellectual tribalism

    Jonah Goldberg: The science of intellectual tribalism

    "David Gelernter, fiercely anti-intellectual computer scientist, is being eyed for Trump's science adviser." -- Washington Post, Jan. 18 Um. Well, huh. For those unfamiliar with David Gelernter, he essentially created parallel computing, which sounds like witchcraft to me, but I'm told it's a really...

  • An economic agenda for Trump's first 100 days

    An economic agenda for Trump's first 100 days

    For President Donald Trump, boosting economic growth and creating more good-paying jobs will not prove easy. George W. Bush campaigned on and delivered lower taxes and more limited government, but his economic expansion was no more robust than Barack Obama's and ended with the financial crisis....

Editorials

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  • Alternative facts? Try blatant falsehoods

    Alternative facts? Try blatant falsehoods

    At the risk of mirroring the kind of hyperbole that is quickly turning Donald Trump into something akin to the nation's first living caricature, has any newly-installed president ever sabotaged his own administration as the fledgling 45th president of the United States as done in his first few...

  • When Maryland bet on gambling, the casinos won

    When Maryland bet on gambling, the casinos won

    At the risk of over-simplifying Maryland's $40 billion-plus budget, the situation the state faced back in 2008 when it decided to legalize casino gambling was not that different from what many families were grappling with then. It was the scariest point in the great recession, and commitments made...

  • Judging transit's performance

    Judging transit's performance

    Maryland's farebox recovery rule may be one of the most arbitrary and ineffective mandates in state transportation law. In simple terms, it requires the Maryland Transit Administration to recover at least 35 percent of its total operating costs from fares and other operating revenues. Why 35 percent...

  • The real climate hoax

    The real climate hoax

    Perhaps taking a page from the bad old days of the petroleum-influenced George W. Bush administration, Donald Trump's cabinet nominees aren't denying the science behind climate change, they're just trying to cast doubt. Asked about mankind's impact on global warming, they've collectively shrugged...

  • All hail Trump!

    All hail Trump!

More Letters to the Editor

  • Justice for McKenzie and Marcus

    On Wednesday, Feb. 1 it will be two and a half years since 3-year-old McKenzie Elliott was shot and killed while playing on her front porch ("Praying for justice for McKenzie Elliott," July 26). It happened on Friday, Aug. 1 at about 3 p.m. No one has ever been arrested or convicted of this heinous...

  • Officials can't be impartial if they have to depend on developers' campaign contributions to get elected

    Officials can't be impartial if they have to depend on developers' campaign contributions to get elected

    Sen. Jim Brochin's proposed ban on developer contributions is a welcome change to the status quo in Baltimore County ("Brochin proposes ban on developer contributions in Baltimore County," Jan. 17). This is the county where developers and their attorneys meet with candidates and existing council...

  • Hogan budget will hurt those in greatest need

    Hogan budget will hurt those in greatest need

    I would disagree in part with your editorial "Hogan balances his budget on Baltimore's back," Jan 18). Gov. Larry Hogan's proposal definitely aims to hurt Baltimore City school children and those hurt by the tragic events of last year. But his proposed budget plan doesn't stop there. It also aims...

  • Time to ban 'pay to play' in Baltimore County

    Time to ban 'pay to play' in Baltimore County

    Recent coverage of state Sen. Jim Brochin's bill to eliminate the perception of "pay to play" in Baltimore County has raised some important issues ("Brochin proposes ban on developer contributions in Baltimore County," Jan. 16). First and most surprising is that rather than support this effort,...

  • Boycott is poor civics lesson

    Boycott is poor civics lesson

    It is with interest that I note that two of Maryland's fledgling members of Congress are boycotting the inauguration of Donald Trump ("Rep. Jamie Raskin becomes second Maryland congressman to sit out Donald Trump's inauguration," Jan. 17). I must assume that since they are freshmen they have not...

  • Don't replace Obamacare, fix it

    Don't replace Obamacare, fix it

    Some politicians are saying the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is failing and should be repealed ("Trump's mystery health care plan," Jan. 17). The truth is that the ACA is succeeding in many ways. The number of people in the U.S. without health insurance is now below 9 percent. Previously...

  • City rats not so easily deterred

    City rats not so easily deterred

    While I am mostly happy with the "big, green and ugly" trash cans the city has provided to residents ("They're big, green and ugly, but they discourage the rats," Jan. 18), I am afraid that the containers are not the panacea for pest control that the article makes them out to be. The main problem...

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