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Santelises: City schools are on the right track

City Schools’ teachers, staff, and school and district leaders share Karen Houppert’s sense of urgency about accelerating progress for our students (“Chicago schools overcome high hurdles. Can Baltimore’s?” Dec. 7). In my weekly and monthly visits to schools across the city, I too have seen the...

  • Donald Trump seeks to be king of chaos

    Donald Trump seeks to be king of chaos

    When he ran for president, Republican Jeb Bush called Donald Trump the “chaos candidate.” Mr. Trump is now the chaos president. Having brought us closer to war with North Korea, he will now further destabilize the Middle East by officially declaring recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...

  • Mueller investigation smells to high heaven

    Mueller investigation smells to high heaven

    The Sun soft-peddles the firing of Peter Strzok from Robert Mueller’s one-sided “investigation” into 2016 election irregularities (“Trump to FBI: Losers,” Dec. 4), but it is becoming increasingly clear that Mr. Strzok’s involvement was significant and significantly biased. Just days after whitewashing...

  • With Jerusalem decision, Trump puts lives at risk foolishly

    With Jerusalem decision, Trump puts lives at risk foolishly

    The Mideast may be uneasy over President Donald Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, and Americans here at home should also be alarmed. Just when I thought this country couldn’t make another dumb mistake in that volatile region along comes our president with a barrel of gunpowder...

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  • Don't ban "Buck," Baltimore; book inspires students

    Don't ban "Buck," Baltimore; book inspires students

    Literature reflects reality, and reality isn’t always pretty. But that cannot and should not ever be a reason to shy away from raw, authentic literature. Children do not know everything about the world, but they are not stupid. They know a lot more than most people think. When we shy away from...

  • Pitts: Trump needs to take Rosa Parks' name out of his lying mouth

    Pitts: Trump needs to take Rosa Parks' name out of his lying mouth

    Here comes the most meaningless sentence you'll read today: Recently, Donald Trump paid tribute to Rosa Parks. It's meaningless because Mr. Trump obviously has no real idea what Parks did or what it meant. If he did, he could never have cursed Colin Kaepernick. Oh, sure, he can mouth the words,...

  • Cal Thomas: Starving the beast

    Cal Thomas: Starving the beast

    One way to kill a predatory animal is to deny it sustenance. The tax-cut bill passed by the Senate, if it clears a conference with the House and President Trump signs it, may be the first step toward starving the big government beast. Reporting on the Senate vote last week reflected the biases...

  • Why are the poor so patriotic?

    Why are the poor so patriotic?

    Patriotism may be defined as a belief in the greatness, if not superiority, of one’s country relative to others. By this definition, between 85 to 90 percent of America’s poor are “patriotic.” The corresponding figures for working-class, middle-class, and upper-class Americans are lower. And the...

  • Groundwork for royal wedding laid generations ago

    Groundwork for royal wedding laid generations ago

    As the House of Windsor welcomes Meghan Markle, a half-black American, into its fold with what will likely be a fairy tale-worthy wedding to Prince Harry, we should realize that as momentous as this mixed-race marriage is in our 21st century landscape, the groundwork for such unions was laid once...

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  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Democrats want to bring criminals into the country

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Democrats want to bring criminals into the country

    House Republicans are poised today to pass a stopgap spending bill that would help avert the possibility of a government shutdown this weekend. So breathe easy, all you Marylanders whose livelihoods are in some way tied to the federal government — which is to say, pretty much all of us to one degree...

  • Jerusalem: A self-defeating provocation

    Jerusalem: A self-defeating provocation

    As often as the Middle East has been described as a tinder box of impassioned religious views and centuries-held grievances aggravated by dislocation and desperation and requiring only the tiniest spark to inflame unrest, it should not have surprised anyone that President Donald Trump’s mid-week...

  • Hogan, Pugh and the crime fight

    Hogan, Pugh and the crime fight

    Mayor Catherine Pugh believes we must combat Baltimore’s “out of control” crime by addressing the systemic problems of poor education, limited economic opportunities and disparities in the physical environment that underlie Baltimore’s violence. Gov. Larry Hogan says that what Ms. Pugh is talking...

  • Roy Moore, Donald Trump and the end of all Republican moral authority

    Roy Moore, Donald Trump and the end of all Republican moral authority

    There was a time when many in the Republican establishment were horrified by their party’s Senate nominee in Alabama, particularly by his well-documented sexual relationships with girls as young as 14 years old. Dozens of prominent GOP leaders spoke out about it. “I believe the women, yes,” was...

  • Five ways Marylanders could get whacked by the Republican tax bill

    Five ways Marylanders could get whacked by the Republican tax bill

    House and Senate negotiators are poised to hammer out the differences between the tax cut packages Republicans in both chambers muscled through this fall. Some significant differences remain between them, and the ultimate details remain in flux. But enough is known to begin to predict how whatever...

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  • Balt. Co. should be wary of education tech

    Balt. Co. should be wary of education tech

    Members of the Baltimore County education community, parents, teachers, students and administrators should have serious concerns about the expanded use of electronic devices in the education process (“Baltimore County parents, school board members ask state for technology audit,” Dec. 5). This...

  • Why Trump attacks the rule of law

    Why Trump attacks the rule of law

    The president is fully justified in attacking the rule of law for one simple reason; it is not equally applied. It is quite obvious that Crooked Hillary and her goons are above the rule of law, and until if and when this ever changes, the president and the public have every right to go all out...

  • UMB is working for West Baltimore

    UMB is working for West Baltimore

    In his Dec. 3 op-ed, Pastor Franklin Lance of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church asks whether anyone cares about West Baltimore. The University of Maryland, Baltimore does care, and we’re proving our commitment to the people of West Baltimore every day. Long before the national spotlight shone on our...

  • Are Balto. Co. schools asleep at the wheel?

    Are Balto. Co. schools asleep at the wheel?

    Finally, The Sun does its job in reporting on the alarming EdTech relationships, associated travel and ethical shortcomings of the former and interim superintendents of Baltimore County Public Schools. However, true to form, perhaps yielding to political pressures and liberal guilt, The Baltimore...

  • The radical left is full of fake news

    The radical left is full of fake news

    The radical left is showing its true colors more and more during the past week. They say that they are for women and against abuse of women, but they only call for the firing of the perps after many, many women come forward. But when it is a person of the right, the calls for harsh punishment are...

  • A critical decision for Balto. Co. schools

    A critical decision for Balto. Co. schools

    At its Dec. 5 meeting, the Baltimore County Board of Education, in keeping with state law, will elect a new chair and vice chair. In light of a series of Baltimore Sun articles outlining conflicts of interest and ethics lapses and/or violations on the part of our former and current superintendents,...

  • Republicans' deal with the devil

    Republicans' deal with the devil

    Once you strike a deal with the devil, it is very hard to get out of it. I say this as the party that loves to wear its religion on their its sleeve struck a deal with the devil, which has drawn some very honorable people into its web and they can’t seem to get out. Beelzebub has given them unbridled...