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Trump's hypocritical attack on special counsel

President Donald Trump's lawyers are looking into the past political affiliations of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team (“Trump legal team looking to investigate Robert Mueller's investigative team,” July 21). I gather this means that if someone on Mr. Mueller's team either volunteered...

  • Too much leniency in prostitution case

    The article, “Attorney’s son gets sentence of 2 years” (July 21), was shocking for many reasons, foremost being that a man who pleads guilty to prostituting or pimping three underage girls, one of them being only 14, would only result in a sentence of just two years. The other thing that I found...

  • Rosewood Center unfairly disparaged

    Rosewood Center unfairly disparaged

    There are two points I would like to make in response to your recent articles on the sale of the Rosewood Center property (“Honoring Rosewood’s past by creating a better future for Maryland’s intellectually and developmentally disabled,” July 14). First, there is a piece of history that is always...

  • Offshore wind project still doesn't add up

    Offshore wind project still doesn't add up

    As Jeffrey M. Grybowski of Deepwater Wind has a vested interest in an offshore wind project that I criticized, it is not surprising that has chosen to spin the facts to his advantage (“Offshore wind power has a bright future in Md.,” July 18). In contrast, I have no such vested interest — other...

Op-Eds

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  • Even if you win in arbitration, you still lose

    Even if you win in arbitration, you still lose

    Congress recently began a fast track process to repeal a new rule by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that protects consumers’ right to band together in class action lawsuits when companies engage in widespread wrongdoing. The saga of the Martin-Bowens of Glen Burnie shows why preserving...

  • Goldberg: Health care fight shows Washington at its worst

    Goldberg: Health care fight shows Washington at its worst

    The story of health care policy this week, this month and for the last decade (at least) has been a tale of partisan folly. But fear not, this isn't another earnest pundit's lament for the vital center to emerge, phoenix-like, to form a governing coalition of moderates in both parties. That's not...

  • Witcover: Our contemptible president

    Witcover: Our contemptible president

    With friends like President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions needs no enemies. The man who appointed Mr. Sessions to run his critical Department of Justice has rewarded him for his fawning loyalty with public humiliation that only magnifies Mr. Sessions’ own need for public approbation....

  • The great caterpillar factory

    The great caterpillar factory

    Turn the calendar back two months to early May, and the great caterpillar factories of eastern North America are in full production. If you stand quietly at night in any mature forest or woodlot, you'll hear it: a soft crackling and hissing in the dead leaves underneath the trees, an invisible...

  • 'The persistent plague of pain inflicted on African Americans cuts across centuries'

    I remember well the eloquent articulation of the agony and aspirations of African Americans as Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. envisioned a dream for justice and equality and people stood in solidarity at the March on Washington. His prophetic words are etched in our collective memory and are now considered...

Editorials

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  • Golden parachutes in Towson

    Golden parachutes in Towson

    Our view: The County Council needs to step in to rescind a generous severance package policy for Baltimore County’s top paid employees Congratulations to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz for recognizing that it’s untenable for his chief administrative officer to have signed a policy allowing...

  • Democrats lack a game changer

    Democrats lack a game changer

    Our view: Democrats can’t upstage President Trump with a ‘Better Deal,’ but that’s not necessarily what Americans want or need right now Since Hillary Clinton’s loss last November, Democrats have been unified mostly by one thing — resisting Donald Trump. As unpopular as the nation’s 45th president...

  • Trump's H-2B support? Not a problem

    Trump's H-2B support? Not a problem

    Our view: Donald Trump has made a lot of mistakes on matters of trade and immigration, but expanding H-2B isn’t one of them On Thursday, President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort notified federal authorities that it wants to hire 70 temporary guest workers under the H-2B visa program, allowing...

  • Hogan vs. Miller

    Hogan vs. Miller

    Our view: If the governor thinks the Senate president acted unethically, he should follow through and file a complaint It was one thing when a spokesman for Gov. Larry Hogan accused Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller of acting unethically — maybe even illegally — by linking confirmation of...

  • What Putin means when he says 'adoption'

    What Putin means when he says 'adoption'

    Our view: Talking about restoring American adoption of Russian children is code for excusing human rights abuses When Donald Trump Jr. was first confronted about his campaign meeting with a well-connected Russian lawyer, he explained that the topic of conversation was adoption. When President Donald...

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  • Cardin goes weak on endangered species

    Cardin goes weak on endangered species

    It is immensely disappointing that Sen. Ben Cardin has teamed up with the worst of congressional Republicans to try to weaken endangered species protections for America’s imperiled wildlife. Senator Cardin has joined one of the Senate’s most anti-wildlife politicians — Sen. John Barrasso, a Republican...

  • Don't prosecute critics of Israeli settlements

    Don't prosecute critics of Israeli settlements

    Both the Senate and House are considering a bill that would provide criminal prosecution for individuals who support boycott, divestment or sanctions (BDS) against Israel related to the occupation of Palestine and the proliferation of Israeli settlements on Palestinian lands. Spearheaded by Maryland...

  • Cost of health insurance is sickening

    Cost of health insurance is sickening

    My health insurance with CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield increased 60 percent from 2016 to 2017. Now, I read that CareFirst wants an increase up to 58 percent for 2018 (“Consumer advocacy groups protest CareFirst rate increase proposal,” June 20). How much more am I expected to pay before my monthly...

  • U.S. needs a carbon fee

    The one policy that could improve the prospects for both nuclear and renewable energy is putting a price on carbon ("The need for nuclear,” July 15). Carbon-based fuels benefit from government subsidies at the same time as they fail to pay for the damages they cause to public health and our environment....

  • Understanding sentencing decisions

    Understanding sentencing decisions

    Violent crime in Baltimore is understandably a source of concern to all residents of the city and others. The Maryland judiciary, especially judges who work and live in Baltimore, share in this concern. Recent public discussion makes it important to remember that legal and ethical rules restrict...

  • Health care can benefit from a bipartisan approach

    Health care can benefit from a bipartisan approach

    Thank you for clearly articulating that the way forward to a better national health care system is for both parties to sit down and discuss facts and meet on common ground. The Sun pointed out that if Congress sat down to talk, members would discover that “the contours of debate about ACA replacement...

  • Offshore wind power has a bright future in Md.

    Offshore wind power has a bright future in Md.

    Offshore wind energy projects create jobs, promote clean air and deliver cost-effective and reliable energy. Robert Borlick’s commentary, “Md. offshore wind projects may hurt, instead of help, environment” (July 13), represents a gross mischaracterization of offshore wind power and the study conducted...

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