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  • Shall we investigate what Democrats did as teens?

    Shall we investigate what Democrats did as teens?

    I would like to bring a new take to the confirmation hearings of the next Supreme Court justice. First of all, after the comments from the Democrats over the weekend, it is obvious that they have become a religion. Their response to things shows that there is more at stake for them than an appointment...

  • How Donald Trump deals with sexual misconduct - denial

    How Donald Trump deals with sexual misconduct - denial

    Donald Trump’s motto when dealing with women who accuse him of sexual misconduct is “deny, deny, deny.” Now, his Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is accused by Christine Blasey Ford of sexual assault committed when Mr. Kavanaugh was drunk at a party when he was 17 years old (“Kavanaugh,...

  • Dropping speed limit won't solve anything

    Dropping speed limit won't solve anything

    Apparently, 10 of our 15 Baltimore City Council members are ready to support an across-the-board reduction of speed limits within the city limits to a maximum 25 mph in an attempt to reduce pedestrian deaths (“Council member seeks to slash Baltimore speed limits to save pedestrians,” Sept. 17)....

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  • Trump 'Resistance' may not be futile, but it is folly

    Trump 'Resistance' may not be futile, but it is folly

    In the 1980s President Ronald Reagan destroyed the U.S.S.R. without firing a shot, leaving the U.S. as the only superpower. With the world's most advanced technologies, economic dominance and unparalleled military strength, we dominated political action in every corner of the globe. Two Bushes,...

  • Baltimore rental inspections: good idea gone wrong

    Baltimore rental inspections: good idea gone wrong

    The Baltimore City Council's mandate that residential rental properties must pass a basic health and safety inspection is a case study of a good idea gone wrong. The ordinance, passed in March of this year, requires that private licensed home inspectors carry out inspections of approximately 25,000...

  • Kavanaugh was old enough to know better — and to suffer the consequences

    Kavanaugh was old enough to know better — and to suffer the consequences

    At the University of Baltimore School of Law, we have a clinic, the Juvenile Justice Project, in which students work with faculty to seek the release of people sentenced to life in prison for crimes committed before they were 18. The clinic does not argue that the crimes of its clients are not...

  • Pitts: 'Where have you gone, Bob Woodward?'

    Pitts: 'Where have you gone, Bob Woodward?'

    "Where have you gone, Bob Woodward? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you." I asked that question in January, repurposing a Paul Simon lyric to implore the dean of American political reporters to help us make sense of the mess that is the Trump White House. Last Tuesday, Mr. Woodward finally...

  • America and the Blowback Rule

    America and the Blowback Rule

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell used to talk about the Pottery Barn Rule: If you break something, such as a foreign government, you’ve bought it. He was referring to places like Iraq and Libya, where we intervened and left behind chaos. Unfortunately, on Mr. Powell’s watch, and in many other...

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  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Sessions gets Baltimore all wrong

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Sessions gets Baltimore all wrong

    Our view: It isn’t just that the attorney general gets his facts wrong about Baltimore’s consent decree, he’s fundamentally mistaken about such agreements It’s not easy being Jeff Sessions. About that there can be little doubt. Serving as the nation’s top law enforcement official is a tough job,...

  • Classic KAL Deja Vu edition: Brett Kavanaugh and Anita Hill

    Classic KAL Deja Vu edition: Brett Kavanaugh and Anita Hill

    Stop us when this sounds familiar: A woman comes forward to allege sexual misconduct by a nominee to the United States Supreme Court. Her credibility and motives are attacked. She is invited to give testimony about some of the most painful moments of her life before a panel of unsympathetic men....

  • What do you say to the losingest Orioles team in history? 'You gotta have heart'

    What do you say to the losingest Orioles team in history? 'You gotta have heart'

    On Tuesday at approximately 9:55 p.m., it became official. The Baltimore Orioles are having their worst season in franchise history. And there’s still a week and a half of games to go. The good news is that with 44 wins they are not going to earn the title of fewest wins in a season, having not...

  • Senate GOP enlightenment in the age of #MeToo: Pretend to care before ignoring the woman

    Senate GOP enlightenment in the age of #MeToo: Pretend to care before ignoring the woman

    Sen. Lindsey Graham says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the victim of a “drive-by shooting” and that he wants to “listen to the lady” — an accomplished research psychologist who says the future judge sexually assaulted her when they were in high school — and then “bring this to a close.”...

  • Marylanders like Larry Hogan — and a $15 minimum wage

    Marylanders like Larry Hogan — and a $15 minimum wage

    Among the many fascinating contradictions about Maryland’s electorate revealed by the latest Goucher Poll is that the only thing voters like more than our pro-business Republican Gov. Larry Hogan (67 percent approval rating) is one of the core goals of the progressive left — a $15 an hour minimum...

More Letters to the Editor

  • The party of Clinton is troubled by behavior of a teenage Brett Kavanaugh?

    The party of Clinton is troubled by behavior of a teenage Brett Kavanaugh?

    What a big surprise when I picked up The Baltimore Sun and saw smack dab on the front page, “Woman accusing Kavanaugh of misconduct goes public" (Sept. 17). Wow, just a few days ago, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said this woman wanted to be remain anonymous and she was going to honor that, although she...

  • School violence is a problem we can solve

    School violence is a problem we can solve

    I was inspired waking up Friday morning to Margot Deguet Delury’s commentary concerning ALICE (“BCPS student: ‘It’s surreal that we students are learning to fight for our lives at school,’” Sept. 12). It was an assault on the narrative that young people don’t care. And if we all took her words...

  • The Sun's selective outrage over debates

    The Sun's selective outrage over debates

    I found The Sun's hand wringing over the sparsity of gubernatorial debates a bit disingenuous (“Who lost the Md. gubernatorial debate? The voters,” Sept. 10). This issue is bigger than this one political contest. Ben Cardin secured his senatorial nomination without debating his opponents. There's...

  • Rebuild Historic Ellicott City the right way

    Rebuild Historic Ellicott City the right way

    In her recent letter to the editor, the chair of the Ellicott City Flood Workgroup, Debra Ann Slack Katz, presented an excellent case for supporting Howard County's five-year plan for protecting old Ellicott City from future devastating floods (“Ellicott City's flood plan must move forward,” Sept....

  • Ray Lewis was great but city parade goes too far

    Ray Lewis was great but city parade goes too far

    What am I missing here? I am completely befuddled by Mayor Catherine Pugh’s announcement that the city will be celebrating Ray Lewis’ induction into to the National Football League’s Hall of Fame with a parade (“Baltimore to hold parade to honor Ravens’ Hall of Famer Ray Lewis on Sept. 22,” Sept....

  • Nobody in city hall noticed a missing $20M?

    Nobody in city hall noticed a missing $20M?

    A consultant for the city noticed that Transdev (the company that runs the free Charm City Circulator) billed and was paid for thousands of hours during which the service was not operating (“Baltimore sues Transdev, alleging it overbilled city $20 million on Circulator,” Sept. 12). Where was Transportation...

  • City liquor board chair: Don't smear us — work within the system

    City liquor board chair: Don't smear us — work within the system

    I read with interest the impassioned plea of three community activists to reform the Baltimore City Liquor Board (“Reforming Baltimore liquor board critical to stemming city violence,” Sept. 11). Their complaints appear to stem from a case heard this year concerning a liquor license renewal in...

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