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Trump gives bad immigration advice — just ask the first lady

To quote President Donald Trump’s latest “gems” regarding immigration, “I do not think it’s good for Europe. And I don’t think it’s good for our country. I know it’s politically not necessarily correct to say it loud: I think they better watch themselves because you are changing culture, you are...

  • Go Green, Baltimore

    Go Green, Baltimore

    On the heels of Maryland’s primary election, we are asserting our independence from seven decades of single party rule in Baltimore City. As long-time civil rights and community leaders in East and West Baltimore, we are calling on our neighbors to question whether our city has been well-served...

  • Kavanaugh on Supreme Court a threat to choice

    Kavanaugh on Supreme Court a threat to choice

    Justice Kennedy’s vacancy on the Supreme Court means that the right to safe and legal abortion in this country is on the line. President Donald Trump has promised to appoint only biased justices who will overturn Roe v. Wade and strike down the Affordable Care Act. By choosing Brett Kavanaugh,...

  • How to reduce gun violence? Arm yourself

    How to reduce gun violence? Arm yourself

    I just wanted to say amen to the recent letter to the editor, “Gun control won’t prevent another mass shootings but conceal carry would” (July 5). I am among those federal employees who have raised my arm to the square and sworn to protect and defend our glorious and God-inspired Constitution against...

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  • The future is brighter than you think

    The future is brighter than you think

    Do you remember the future when you were a kid? The one that couldn’t come soon enough? We looked forward to the next space flight, the next scientific discovery. We heard about meals instantly cooked by sound waves, TV wrist watches, robots that vacuumed the floor, cars that steered themselves...

  • At 78, a need for speed

    At 78, a need for speed

    Now that youth has blown away with successive winds, it feels imperative to try to preserve some sense of vitality, of stamina — some recognition in the present of what had been the enthusiasm in the past for a vibrant life, especially as talk about illness and dying is endemic among the elderly....

  • The daily hassles of life in Baltimore

    The daily hassles of life in Baltimore

    I was born in Baltimore. I have lived here pretty much my entire life. I love it. I defend it to critics. But Baltimore has problems. I’m not referring to the well-documented (and hugely important) problems of our murder rate or crime in general. I’m not referring to drugs, gangs or problems with...

  • David Horsey: Here's how Trump picked his Supreme Court nominee

    David Horsey: Here's how Trump picked his Supreme Court nominee

  • FCC call for new hearing on Sinclair is very bad news for Baltimore broadcaster

    FCC call for new hearing on Sinclair is very bad news for Baltimore broadcaster

    It looks like Sinclair, the right-wing Baltimore-based broadcast group, might have finally gone too far in trying to end-run rules put in place by Congress to ensure diversity and some local ownership of TV stations. Ajit Pai, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission who earlier this...

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  • Sun misses the mark on Kavanaugh's faults

    Sun misses the mark on Kavanaugh's faults

    Your criticism of Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court candidacy appears to miss the mark (“The questions Brett Kavanaugh needs to answer (and probably won’t),” July 10). You chide him for the most part for decisions and opinions that should be praised and overlook those that should really be condemned....

  • Is a return to 'back-alley' abortions now in sight?

    Is a return to 'back-alley' abortions now in sight?

    My patient was a 21-year-old woman admitted to the hospital with “the flu.” She had a three-day history of fever and not feeling well. She had no other complaints. She did not have a history of any other medical problems. Her temperature was elevated at 102 degrees. The remainder of the physical...

  • Post-Annapolis, lawmakers ignore guns

    Post-Annapolis, lawmakers ignore guns

    Barely two weeks out from the horrific shooting at the Capital Gazette, it's clear that, once again, we can expect little political response or action in the wake of yet another gun-induced tragedy. The urge to memorialize the victims of gun violence is noble and appropriate ("Fate of shooting...

  • We can't tap water fund for Ellicott City flood relief

    We can't tap water fund for Ellicott City flood relief

    In the aftermath of the May 27 Ellicott City flood, I have heard talk about tapping Howard County’s Watershed and Protection Fee to help mitigate the flooding potential. As the author of the legislation that created this fee, I want to provide some insight into the limitations of its use (“Howard...

  • FOP: Don't blame police for costly overtime fiasco

    FOP: Don't blame police for costly overtime fiasco

    In your recent editorial, “Monthly City Council meetings on police overtime are about 15 years overdue” (July 9), you very correctly named all the fiscal years that ended with an inordinate amount of overtime spending by the Baltimore Police Department. We fully agree with your belief that 15 years...

  • Low voter turnout is an insult to our veterans

    Low voter turnout is an insult to our veterans

    The editorial, “Every vote does count" (July 10), in The Baltimore Sun was absolutely brilliant and right on target! The fifth paragraph, about "voting is a sacred duty," was especially moving. I fervently believe and adhere to that concept, and that voting is an obligation. I also agree that "low...

  • Attack on Md. school funding traced to Hogan and fellow Republicans

    Attack on Md. school funding traced to Hogan and fellow Republicans

    I am disappointed that The Baltimore Sun failed to reveal the real source and bias of James V. Shuls' commentary, “More misguided spending will not fix Maryland schools” (June 24). I’m confident someone will address the substantive falsehoods and inaccuracies, but that’s not my point since everyone...

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