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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...

  • KKK cartoon offensive

    KKK cartoon offensive

    As important as it is for us to come together to begin the long road to reuniting the diverse people of this nation, The Sun has chosen to divide people by ideology. Even in the comics section, the Sun has decided to take the low road when it comes to unity. In a recent edition, the comic strip...

  • Guns are our national nightmare

    Guns are our national nightmare

    Dan Rodricks' column "Americans should feel rightfully despondent today" (July 8) was spot on as usual. However, I would like to suggest the following: For "despondent" he should have written "despairing." He says that "guns have presented us with today's national nightmare. Guns give hatred its...

  • Dirt bike park wouldn't work

    Again, the subject of a dirt bike park was mentioned in Dan Rodricks' column in The Baltimore Sun ("Time to push again for a Baltimore dirt bike park," July 9). The pros have been expressed several times before, but one thing has been little discussed is how the dirt bike riders will be able to...

Op-Eds

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  • The point of preservation

    The point of preservation

    Thanks to the recent press coverage in The Baltimore Sun and elsewhere, the issue of the Bel-Loc Diner has raised some important issues regarding historic preservation ("Preservation group launches petition to reuse, rather than demolish, Bel-Loc Diner," June 27). Indeed, over the last few weeks,...

  • The wrong way to select a vice president

    The wrong way to select a vice president

    No tradition in the history of American political party conventions is more sorely needed than the one abandoned in the mid-20th century — namely, the selection of a vice presidential nominee solely by the convention. Until the era of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the vice presidential selection...

  • Political parties split in attitudes toward Israel

    Political parties split in attitudes toward Israel

    Today's Republican and Democratic platforms amply illustrate serious divides between the two major parties' attitudes toward Israel, a factor that could play a major part in determining who wins the presidency. Foreign policy continues to be a pivotal point in many voters' minds — particularly...

  • Federal judges often let bad cops slide

    Federal judges often let bad cops slide

    Latonya Davis, a disabled African-American woman, was too terrified to get out of her car. The police had pulled her over, surrounded her with four cruisers, and were pounding on her vehicle with their batons. She slid her window open slightly and told Lakewood, Colo., Officer Todd Clifford and...

  • A recommendation for Baltimore's white liberal establishment

    A recommendation for Baltimore's white liberal establishment

    As could be predicted, given all of the attention and national spotlight focused on Baltimore as a result of the uprising and the unfortunate death of Freddie Gray, the city's public and private "white liberal establishment" has moved with amazing velocity to convene task forces, commissions and...

Editorials

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  • Md. prisons need a more enlightened approach to drug treatment

    The state of Maryland has recently enacted or proposed two work-arounds for the problem of Suboxone being smuggled into prisons. The first action, taking Suboxone off the Medicaid preferred drug list ("State action limits opioid addiction treatments," June 23), destabilized patients in recovery...

  • Trump's speech, Clinton's veep

    Trump's speech, Clinton's veep

    Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's gave an astonishingly ominous, menacing and dystopian jeremiad to the nation at the conclusion of his party's convention Thursday night. After his daughter, Ivanka, had done a masterful job of portraying her father as a caring, compassionate, optimistic,...

  • One toke over the line?

    One toke over the line?

    The challenge of police recruiting is nothing new. The modest pay, long hours and duties that can be both boring and life-threatening aren't for everyone. In 2000, for instance, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles reported a dramatic drop in police applicants and blamed a number of factors including...

  • Circulator detour ahead?

    Circulator detour ahead?

    If there's one thing the Charm City Circulator has produced since the orange and purple vehicles first hit city streets in 2010, it's the affection of its riders. People fell for the convenience, the reliability and the free fares. A lot of Baltimoreans would love to have a circulator picking up...

  • Make turnout great again

    Make turnout great again

    Last week, Democrats in Congress unveiled a proposal that could result in as many as 50 million more Americans registered to vote, and it's audacious in its simplicity. It would make voter registration automatic for U.S. citizens 18 years of age or older through almost any contact with a government...

More Letters to the Editor

  • The FBI did the right thing in Clinton's email probe

    The FBI did the right thing in Clinton's email probe

    The FBI doesn't make decisions to satisfy their feelings or anyone else's. It makes recommendations based on the evidence and the facts ("No charges for Clinton, FBI says -- despite biting criticism" July 6). Clearly there was not enough evidence to prosecute Hillary Clinton on criminal charges,...

  • Dallas protesters weren't 'peaceful'

    Dallas protesters weren't 'peaceful'

    Your editorial "Dallas must bring us together" (July 9) literally left me shaking my head over its dishonesty. The rhetoric that the killing of the five police officers in Dallas upended the overwhelmingly "peaceful" Black Lives Matter movement actually made my skin crawl. Is The Sun's memory that...

  • Sun has advice for Trump? Seriously?

    In what Bizarro parallel universe would anyone belonging to the Republican Party listen to anything the liberal editorial board of The Baltimore Sun suggests ("What Trump needs to do," July 20)? I have never read anything on the editorial page that actually follows any Republican ideal touted by...

  • City leaders' incompetence leads to cost overruns

    It is indeed sad that the finance managers and project managers in Baltimore City need an investigation by The Baltimore Sun to tell them that they have a serious contract management problem, with huge cost over-runs being apparently the norm within city government and totally ignored by lawmakers...

  • At Port Covington the devil's in the details

    At Port Covington the devil's in the details

    As a concerned citizen increasingly dismayed by the rapidity with which the Port Covington tax incremental financing proposal is moving ahead, I was hopeful when I saw that a highly regarded group civic and religious leaders had written an op-ed on the subject ("Embrace Port Covington, don't chase...

  • The Clinton standard for GOP?

    The Clinton standard for GOP?

    After reading The Sun's reasonable editorial ("Another Clinton 'conspiracy' debunked," July 5) and the critical letters from former Representative Helen D. Bentley ("Helen Bentley: Clinton damaged national security and got away with it," July 7) and others, I ask them whether or not they apply...

  • Dallas police sacrificed themselves to save others

    Dallas police sacrificed themselves to save others

    I must disagree with your report "All 5 killed in Dallas shooting named; newlywed, Iraq veteran among victims" (July 9). These brave officers did not "give" their lives. Their lives were taken by a criminal who had no regard for human life. These officers put their lives on the line, but they wanted...

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