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Children face wifi threat

Thank you for publishing the recent commentary by Devra Lee Davis regarding limiting wifi in schools ("Wifi in Md. schools may put your kid at risk for cancer," March 24). I am pleased that the Children's Environmental Health and Protection Advisory Council looked at the science carefully before...

  • CASA v. Casa de Maryland

    In the article, "Frederick County takes a side in immigration divide" (March 25), the organization "CASA" is described as an immigrant rights support group. You should have written it as "Casa de Maryland" which truly is a support group for immigration. CASA, in all caps, is an acronym for Court...

  • Raising kids out of poverty

    I read with interest the letter, "Charter schools not the answer" (March 27). My strong sense is that we could look back 20 years and find the exact same type of commentary and I'm confident we'll see it again 20 years from now. The situation will not change because this so-called "expert" rhetoric...

  • Stop inhumane wildlife killing

    The Republicans have changed the rules for killing wildlife in Alaskan wildlife refuges ("Senate votes to allow trapping, baiting and aerial shooting of Alaska grizzlies, wolves," March 22). The new rules are inhumane, unnecessary and are not sport-related. They allow killing the following: black...

Op-Eds

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  • Md.'s governor uses a child's alleged rape for political gain

    Md.'s governor uses a child's alleged rape for political gain

    There is something that happens when rape survivors learn about a rape. No matter how long it's been and how much one has healed, learning that another human being suffered a brutal sexual attack causes two things to happen. One, survivors are instantly catapulted to the moment we were raped. We...

  • Md. misses another chance to hold police accountable

    Md. misses another chance to hold police accountable

    Another year, another missed opportunity to serve justice and build trust. The General Assembly forfeited two key opportunities to improve transparency and accountability in law enforcement. Earlier this month, the House Judiciary Committee voted unfavorably on House and Senate bills that would...

  • Light City Baltimore creators in the dark about festival trademarks

    Light City Baltimore creators in the dark about festival trademarks

    The second annual Light City Baltimore festival — billed as a celebration of "light, music and innovation" — kicks off Friday, and it's expected to draw half a million people or more over nine days as it seeks to outdo the 2016 inaugural event, the first large-scale light festival held in the United...

  • Robert B. Reich: America's crisis in governance

    Robert B. Reich: America's crisis in governance

    America is in a crisis of governance. No adult is in charge. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, in his press conference following the demise of his bill to replace Obamacare, blamed Republicans who had failed to grasp that the GOP was now a "governing party." "We were a 10-year opposition party, where...

  • Don't let Md. slide backward on bail

    Don't let Md. slide backward on bail

    Maryland's current legislative session offered lawmakers the opportunity to partner with the state's judiciary to reduce racial disparities in the state's pretrial system while improving public safety. Predictably, the for-profit bail bonds industry, and the insurance companies that underwrite...

Editorials

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  • Protect our schools ... from what?

    Protect our schools ... from what?

    Democrats in the General Assembly moved this week to send Gov. Larry Hogan a bill he has vowed to veto that would restrict the state Board of Education's authority to craft a school accountability plan under the federal government's Every Student Succeeds Act. They call it a necessary measure to...

  • Sessions' hollow threat

    Sessions' hollow threat

    U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a shout-out to Maryland this week. He pleaded with state lawmakers not to approve pending legislation that he believes would make Maryland a "sanctuary state." He further warned that the Department of Justice would deny billions of dollars in future grants...

  • School segregation: The injustice we can't afford to ignore

    School segregation: The injustice we can't afford to ignore

    The segregation in public schools that The Sun's Liz Bowie and Erica Green described in a four-part series that concludes today isn't what most of us think about when we hear the term. It's not about the forced separation of the races from the pre-Brown vs. Board of Education era or even about...

  • Coal isn't coming back

    Coal isn't coming back

    Now that President Donald Trump has taken his first official steps in rolling back the Clean Power Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency rules that sought to reduce greenhouse gas emissions chiefly by discouraging the use of coal to fuel power plants, as well as reversing other pro-environmental...

  • Hogan's help for the city schools

    Hogan's help for the city schools

    We were heartened to see Gov. Larry Hogan commit on Sunday to providing additional funding to Baltimore City schools, and to a lesser extent to other districts, to help them cope with expected reductions in state aid next year. His rhetoric about the system has been disappointing throughout much...

More Letters to the Editor

  • Sun condemns Trump but not rapists

    Look in the mirror and tell me what you see. You'll see writers who denounced the anticipated policies and performance of a president-elect days after his victory before he had done anything. You'll see editorial pages constantly filled with left-leaning opinions on how conservatives and their...

  • Sun ignored Rockville rape

    The Baltimore Sun has reached a new low after hiding information about the heinous rape of a 14-year-old girl in Rockville ("Rape at Rockville High gets drawn into immigration debate," March 21). The story was reported nationwide, but in the print edition of the Sun it was found hidden on page...

  • Pendry and the Promenade

    Pendry and the Promenade

    It was great to see the recent grand opening of the new Sagamore Pendry hotel in Fells Point, but it is well to remember that this remains a gated community and stands apart from Fells Point proper in that the Baltimore City Promenade does not go around the hotel ("Sagamore Pendry Hotel's bar and...

  • Audit city schools, too

    Audit city schools, too

    In the article regarding the city schools budget, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh stated she has ordered an audit of police overtime, which I definitely agree with. On the other hand, would it not be wise to also order an audit of the city school system to see why the system keeps facing projected...

  • BSO is Baltimore's winning franchise

    Baltimore is fortunate to have three great sports teams: the Ravens, the Orioles and the Blast. But our city has another great team that has about as many players as the other three teams combined. That team is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra ("Literature, art, dance provide theme to BSO's 2017-2018...

  • Ashamed to be a Marylander

    I am a registered Democrat and Maryland resident, but I am ashamed to admit as much after having read the Montgomery County police report readily available on the Internet. I find the reported rape and sexual assault of a 14-year-old Rockville High School freshman, allegedly by two unlawfully present...

  • Parents are key to student success

    Parents are key to student success

    Your article regarding Henderson-Hopkins School ("Bridging the Divide: Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration," March 22) missed the point. Children raised by parents who are not committed to the hard and unending work of parenting will almost always underperform...

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