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Professor Trash Wheel? There's a better way, Baltimore

Let me ask a question before Baltimore suffers a dislocated shoulder from patting itself on the back for launching a new harbor "trash wheel" ("Professor Trash Wheel debuts," Dec. 5). Rather than picking trash out of our harbor, wouldn't it be better to eliminate trash at the source by using a...

  • How to cap health care costs

    How to cap health care costs

    Employers are encouraging their employees to comparison shop for health care services as a way to reduce health care costs that are continuing to rise ("How to deal with rising health care costs," Sept. 26). Although this may work in buying consumer goods like cars or furniture, this will not be...

  • Falsely connecting GOP to hate

    Falsely connecting GOP to hate

    Exactly what is the debate over hate speech ("Maryland Lt. Gov. Rutherford under fire for hate speech comment," Dec. 2)? The lieutenant governor is absolutely right that hate is not new. The governor's prescription "to take a deep breath" is also spot on. What is Donald Trump to do other than "forcefully...

  • Carson unqualified to lead HUD

    Carson unqualified to lead HUD

    Exactly what are Ben Carson's qualifications to be secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ("Carson to be named HUD secretary," Dec. 5)? That he lived in an urban area and has "concerns" about our cities? We have the least qualified person in history set to be president...

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  • U.S. must prioritize financial inclusion

    U.S. must prioritize financial inclusion

    An issue that received short shrift during the 2016 election was the urgent need to give all Americans access to the banking system — the system that we all pitched in to rescue after the economic bust of 2008. Twenty-seven percent of U.S. households, or about one in four, do not have access to...

  • Deer dumping is a crime, even in cemeteries

    Deer dumping is a crime, even in cemeteries

    When you live in a sleepy community like Riverchase in Halethorpe, Md., the last thing you expect to see when you pull into your parking space is the carcass of a deer. Not a deer accidentally hit by a car on the parking lot, but a shot and field-dressed young doe. Furthermore, you do not expect...

  • Donald Trump and Marilyn Mosby: What today in Baltimore means for tomorrow in America

    Donald Trump and Marilyn Mosby: What today in Baltimore means for tomorrow in America

    As a proud lifelong Democrat, I hesitate to compare anyone from my political party to Donald Trump. But the disastrous experiment of Marilyn Mosby as Baltimore's top prosecutor contains a critical lesson about the consequences of putting into power someone profoundly unprepared for it — a lesson,...

  • Rachel Marsden: Voters pull emergency brake on the Globalism Express

    Rachel Marsden: Voters pull emergency brake on the Globalism Express

    PARIS -- As America heads toward the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, and as Britain faces its exit from the European Union in the wake of a popular referendum, the backlash against globalization continues around the world. Recent presidential elections in Bulgaria and Moldova have...

  • Former Baltimore solicitor offers advice on leadership

    Former Baltimore solicitor offers advice on leadership

    Those of us who have been asked to run public agencies admittedly don't have a challenge nearly as daunting as mayors and presidents suddenly tasked with populating the entire leadership of an administration under often difficult circumstances. But there are lessons learned by agency heads worth...

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  • Victory at Standing Rock

    It should not have taken thousands of protesters to camp out at Standing Rock — and especially not the use of water cannons, rubber bullets and tear gas by local authorities as they tried, in vain, to disperse the crowds — for federal authorities to seriously consider the grievance that brought...

  • Will Carson's HUD stop desegregation?

    Will Carson's HUD stop desegregation?

    Ben Carson, the retired Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon who made a political career preaching against government dependency, is now poised to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the federal agency tasked with ensuring that the poor have safe, affordable housing. Policy observers expect...

  • Pugh's moment

    Pugh's moment

    Catherine Pugh will be inaugurated Tuesday as Baltimore's 50th mayor at a time of great challenge and possibility. The unrest that followed Freddie Gray's death 18 months ago compounded the long standing problems mayors have long tried to fix — a high murder rate, failing schools, blight — with...

  • Castro in cartoons

    Castro in cartoons

    A retrospective of Fidel Castro's years in power in Cuba, by Sun cartoonists.

  • 'Most of the regulations are nonsense'

    'Most of the regulations are nonsense'

    On Thursday afternoon during President-elect Donald Trump's celebration of the successful effort to keep some Carrier manufacturing jobs in Indiana from moving to Mexico, he said "the biggest suprise of this whole political experience" for him had been that the top complaint of businesses wasn't...

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  • Trump is no Harry Hughes

    Trump is no Harry Hughes

    Thanks to John Frece for his wonderful tribute to former Gov. Harry R. Hughes ("Harry Hughes' 90th birthday reminds attendees what the country has lost," Dec. 1). Those of us who followed the 1978 gubernatorial primary election could scarcely forget the derogatory comment by then-Senator Harry...

  • Baltimore is missing the point of Columbus day

    I write to express the strong opposition of the National Christopher Columbus Association to City Councilman Brandon Scott's proposed legislation to designate the second Monday of October — the federal Columbus Day holiday — as "Indigenous Peoples and Italian-Americans Day." ("City Council moves...

  • Wagner needs monitoring

    Wagner needs monitoring

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designated North Anne Arundel County, Baltimore and portions of Baltimore County as being in a sulphur dioxide non-attainment zone in July of this year. Emissions from the local Herbert A. Wagner coal-fired plant are blamed, and it apparently is one of the...

  • Northrop's corporate welfare

    Northrop's corporate welfare

    The Sun rightly gave the article, "Hogan, leaders OK deal on loan" (Nov. 30), front-page coverage. A mega-corporation which makes billions of dollars on manufacturing weapons of war is to receive a $20 million loan, which is to be forgiven, from Maryland taxpayers. Imagine what could be done with...

  • Trump moronic? He's certainly a charlatan

    Trump moronic? He's certainly a charlatan

    Letter writer Norman Wolfe, in response to a commentary that suggested Donald Trump was a moron, responds by calling our current president a moron ("Mencken was right about a moron in the White House; his name is Obama," Nov. 28). This is absurd, of course, since President Barack Obama, aside from...

  • Let's stop name-calling

    Let's stop name-calling

    The U.S. presidential campaign has been marked by harsh and pervasive invective of the type that adds to division within our nation rather than helping us to come closer to each other. In fact, there were claims that much of the trolling online was sponsored by Russia's Vladimir Putin to help undermine...

  • Words, spoken and unspoken, that decided the election

    Words, spoken and unspoken, that decided the election

    There is a lot of soul searching by political analysts in trying to figure out what went wrong with the presidential election ("Why Clinton lost," Nov. 11). Specifically, why did the Democrats lose? I am not an analyst but have an opinion: the great loss could have been attributed to four words...

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