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The media is neglecting Puerto Rico

The Sun runs an occasional abstract story on the problems facing Puerto Rico. It appears to prefer feel-good stories about thousands of meals being served daily on an island populated by millions; this is like running stories to tell us hundreds of people in Baltimore ate well today. Like most...

  • Anti-fascists are the real dangers

    Anti-fascists are the real dangers

    Lisa Snowden-McCray needs to study the First Amendment. It is written precisely for speech most of us find offensive (“It's time for a closer look at the antifa," Oct. 16). The lawful gatherings to hear speakers she cites therefore do not “imply danger and violence. There is nothing peaceful about...

  • There is no need for the antifa

    There is no need for the antifa

    Political discourse has taken a sad and sometimes terrible turn for the worse in recent years (“It's time for a closer look at the antifa," Oct. 16). We are cursed with shrill whining on nightly cable news shows, and The Sun graces us with Its weekly, tiresome alternative facts. Apparently, The...

  • Both the NFL and the players are wrong

    Both the NFL and the players are wrong

    I have been a proud Baltimore Ravens season ticket holder for the past 21 years, and as of today I have sold my season tickets and seat licenses (“Preston: Attendance is down at Ravens games. The reasons for no-shows are up," Oct. 16). It is a sad day for me as football has always been a way of...

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  • Md. is developing the next generation of life-saving vaccines

    Md. is developing the next generation of life-saving vaccines

    Flu season is upon us and the influenza vaccination is the most effective way to protect you and your family from the virus and related complications. Each year, millions of people are sickened by the flu, hundreds of thousands are hospitalized, and thousands die. Receiving the vaccine is the first...

  • The 'Trump effect' is helping, not hurting, Gov. Hogan

    The 'Trump effect' is helping, not hurting, Gov. Hogan

    Speculation began as soon as the polls closed in 2016 that Donald Trump’s deep unpopularity among Democrats and independents would make Larry Hogan a one-term governor. The “Trump effect” was supposed to diminish Mr. Hogan's re-election chances due to their shared party affiliation. Public polling...

  • FBI sets eyes on black freedom of speech

    FBI sets eyes on black freedom of speech

    The FBI has identified a new threat: the “Black Identity Extremist” (BIE), who they claim is likely to prompt targeted violence toward police officers, according to a counterterrorism document recently obtained by Foreign Policy magazine The murder of police officers is clearly wrong and tragic,...

  • Right a past wrong by opening access to Druid Hill Park

    Right a past wrong by opening access to Druid Hill Park

    As a community member and physician, I find the historical narrative of Baltimore City’s decisions pertaining to the communities surrounding Druid Hill Park deeply disappointing. While many know of the racism of the park’s past — the segregated swimming pools, tennis courts and playgrounds — many...

  • Pitts: Democrats need to move left

    Pitts: Democrats need to move left

    I've been struggling with this question for a month. It's been that long since a Democratic state legislator rose during the Q&A after a speech and asked me a deceptively simple thing: What should Democrats do now? What should their message be? I had no idea how to answer that, nor even any confidence...

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  • How did the Edgewood shooter get the gun?

    How did the Edgewood shooter get the gun?

    Now that police have apprehended Radee Prince, the man accused of killing three co-workers, injuring two others and later shooting a sixth man on Wednesday, we may get some answers about what would lead someone to unleash such a murderous outburst. Mr. Prince had been accused of workplace violence...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump supports ACA fix, or doesn't, or both

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Trump supports ACA fix, or doesn't, or both

    The one thing that’s certain about the Alternative Fact of the Week is that President Donald Trump uttered it in explanation of his position on the bi-partisan deal crafted by Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray to undo the damage he wrought last week by announcing the end of cost sharing subsidy...

  • Trump travel ban: Third time is still no charm

    Trump travel ban: Third time is still no charm

    No matter how many times President Donald Trump tries to re-write his ban on travel to the United States for citizens of certain nations, he can’t change the effort’s origin: his campaign pledge to keep Muslims out of the United States. He can claim it is the product of a security review. He can...

  • Honor, duty, Trump

    Honor, duty, Trump

    Plato once observed that there are several categories of men, including “lovers of honor” and “lovers of gain.” The sharp contrast between the two approaches was on display Monday in Philadelphia and Washington. One of the public figures involved proved himself (once again) an embarrassment of...

  • Hey Amazon, if you lived here, you could live here

    Hey Amazon, if you lived here, you could live here

    As economic development officials in Maryland (and more or less everyplace else in North America) finish their pitches this week for Amazon’s HQ2 project and the 50,000 jobs projected to come with it, we’d like to add one final point in Baltimore’s favor the company might want to consider. Amazon...

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  • Cyclists already take great care to be safe

    Cyclists already take great care to be safe

    I certainly understand your need at The Sun to provide balance in your letters to the editor. However, I felt compelled to respond when an ill-informed and confused opinion is published like that in “Bicyclists need rules, too" (Oct. 10). Motor vehicle drivers who are non-bicyclists must disabuse...

  • Violence and the absence of free speech

    Violence and the absence of free speech

    How have we gotten to a point where the Sun has published an article by Lisa Snowden-McCray wherein she states that people with whom she disagrees politically do not have the right to free speech and that violence should be used against them in order to prevent them from speaking (“It's time for...

  • The press doesn't do its job

    The press doesn't do its job

    It's funny how you talk about the press in the past (“James Madison on the free press: "The only effective guardian of every other right" Trump: "Frankly disgusting", Oct. 12). Today's news is 95 percent fluff and 5 percent real news. The press has become like a wet wash cloth — you squeeze every...

  • Send more energy company crews to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

    Send more energy company crews to hurricane-hit Puerto Rico

    For weeks now we have seen reports on the devastation in Puerto Rico. We see NGO's, government responders, 19,000 federal troops and volunteers hard at work delivering bottled water and food to more remote areas (“Hogan directs Maryland National Guard to aid Puerto Rico in hurricane recovery,"...

  • Tax cuts may hurt federal workers

    Tax cuts may hurt federal workers

    As a member of the federal community who served our country for years, I am deeply concerned that my hard-earned benefits will be cut to offset proposed tax policy changes (“Study: 31 percent of Marylanders would pay more under Trump tax plan," Oct. 4). I ask my representative and senators to oppose...

  • The squeegee boys and crime

    I enjoyed the thoughtful and thought-provoking article “Baltimore, squeegee boys and a robbery — in perspective" (Oct. 13). I must give credit where credit is due, though I come down on the side of trusting the police and system. A similar thing happened to me, and, much to my shame, I also let...

  • Jeff Sessions is taking a stand on the side of science, not against it

    Jeff Sessions is taking a stand on the side of science, not against it

    Your editorial on Jeff Sessions turning back the clock on marijuana (“Don't let Sessions turn back the clock on medical marijuana," Oct. 13) is puzzling to me as a scientist, as I have long viewed the medical marijuana movement to be turning back the clock on FDA protections. For example, did you...

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