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Liberals seek to rewrite election rules

For months leading up to the election, the mainstream media was boldly displaying map upon chart showing the seemingly endless number of paths to electoral victory for Hillary Clinton and virtually none for Donald Trump. Since that didn't work out, now we have to abandon the Electoral College (...

  • City councilman's first order of business? Condemning Donald Trump

    City councilman's first order of business? Condemning Donald Trump

    The exchange between new Mayor Catherine Pugh and Gov. Larry Hogan during Ms. Pugh's inauguration made me feel hopeful for Baltimore's future ("Catherine Pugh sworn in as Baltimore's 50th mayor," Dec. 6). As a Republican, I was glad to see the enthusiasm toward an effective working relationship...

  • City ignores housing violations

    City ignores housing violations

    After reading The Sun's article about the Bell Foundry being inspected and condemned by Baltimore after the tragedy in Oakland, I came to the conclusion that the only thing that can get the city to act and follow the law is the threat of mass deaths ("Bell Foundry was 'tragedy waiting to happen,'...

  • Closing Bell Foundry was a disaster averted

    Closing Bell Foundry was a disaster averted

    To claim that the closing of the Bell Foundry arts building due to extremely dangerous living conditions targeted certain minorities is ludicrous ("Bell Foundry was 'tragedy waiting to happen,' official says," Nov. 7). If there happened to be a fire or deaths due to carbon monoxide poisoning caused...

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  • Cal Thomas: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75

    Cal Thomas: Remembering Pearl Harbor at 75

    Only five of the 335 men who survived the unprovoked attack that sunk the USS Arizona on Dec. 7, 1941 remain alive. Donald Stratton, 94, is one of them. He has added to the historical knowledge of that day and the beginning of America's entry into World War II in a new book, "All the Gallant Men:...

  • What does Trump mean for Md.'s governor?

    What does Trump mean for Md.'s governor?

    While everyone has been wondering what Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential race means for the country, I have been trying to glean the consequences for the re-election prospects of Larry Hogan. The governor has earned a reputation as the anointed one of Maryland politics. His approval...

  • Epipen price hike is a problem for us all

    Epipen price hike is a problem for us all

    I was recently working in the emergency department when a middle school student was brought in by ambulance after having experienced difficulty breathing and swelling of the throat while at school. Fortunately, the school nurse administered epinephrine via an Epipen prior to the ambulance arriving...

  • Black students in urban schools deserve respect

    Black students in urban schools deserve respect

    When I first saw the video of the white teacher screaming a racist epithet at her black students, my instinct was to drive to Harlem Park Middle School so that teacher could scream the same thing at me and see if my response would be as cool as her students'. I'm doubtful. But I soon learned that...

  • Can we really take Trump seriously, not literally?

    Can we really take Trump seriously, not literally?

    It would make a perfect clickbait ad "Learn this one simple trick to stop worrying about Donald Trump and Make America Great Again." What's the trick? All you have to do is take Mr. Trump seriously, but not literally. The formulation is credited to reporter Salena Zito, who, in an article for the...

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  • The Trump doctrine: Speak loudly and keep 'em guessing about the stick

    The Trump doctrine: Speak loudly and keep 'em guessing about the stick

    During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump sidestepped questions on everything from the use of nuclear weapons to increases in the debt ceiling by insisting that it would be foolish for him to tell his adversaries what he might do in a given situation. America's leaders are too predictable,...

  • Trump's disastrous pick for EPA

    William D. Ruckelshaus, William K. Reilly and Christine Todd Whitman all formerly ran the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and did so effectively. They didn't always agree with environmentalists in every dispute, but they certainly advocated for the environment and willingly enforced federal...

  • Md. should tread cautiously on paid sick leave

    Md. should tread cautiously on paid sick leave

    We have long been sympathetic to the arguments for paid sick leave, particularly on public health grounds. When people feel economic pressure to come to work sick, they put others at risk — particularly in the food service industry. But we have also stopped short of endorsing the efforts to require...

  • A truck safety bypass

    A truck safety bypass

    In late October, a FedEx Freight driver crashed his tractor-trailer into an Olive Garden along Interstate 70 in Columbia, Mo. The cab and one of two trailers erupted in flames. The driver survived, and the restaurant was, luckily, unoccupied at the hour. Investigators pointed to driver fatigue...

  • Maryland's last casino

    Maryland's last casino

    Maryland's glitziest casino, the MGM National Harbor, is due to open tomorrow , and Maryland officials hope that a bonanza of new tax revenue for the state will follow. The towering structure on the banks of the Potomac is meant to be a beacon to potential high rollers from Washington and Northern...

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  • Federal desegregation efforts are a failure

    Federal desegregation efforts are a failure

    What world do you live in ("Will Carson's HUD stop desegregation?" Nov. 6)? The mobility program has only succeed in destroying every neighborhood that has been invaded by "poor, almost exclusively black families" that have been moved to the suburbs. The only things that these neighborhoods have...

  • Miller lacks basic empathy

    At Tuesday's Baltimore County Board of Education meeting, Ann Miller was the lone dissenting vote in supporting change to a document defining "equity" in the schools. In principle, the rule (0100) intended to clarify that groups that have been historically discriminated against must be offered...

  • Crime is Baltimore's real problem

    Crime is Baltimore's real problem

    Dan Rodricks wrote a typical "ignore the real problem" column for the new mayor ("10 things Catherine Pugh can do to be a successful mayor," Nov. 6). It was a wonderful collection of the things that have worked for Baltimore in the past. To be fair, they could work again, save for the item left...

  • Don't give up on Kasich

    Don't give up on Kasich

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich continues to impress me as an honorable man. He just asked the Electoral College not to vote for him ("Why efforts to persuade the electoral college to ditch Trump probably won't work," Dec. 6). This kind of statement comes from someone who understands the system and knows...

  • Decent housing for all

    Decent housing for all

    Dr. Ben Carson's two qualifications to serve as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development appear to be that he has lived in a house for more than 60 years and that he is adept at cutting ceremonial ribbons with a scalpel ("Will Carson's HUD stop desegregation?" Nov. 6). Dr. Carson...

  • Banking excludes the poor

    Casandra Jones Havard's commentary draws attention to the lack of effort to include all of us in the banking system ("U.S. must prioritize financial inclusion," Dec. 6). Indeed, in some respects we are going backward, which helps to explain the rise of alternative systems such as payday loans. ...

  • Professor Trash Wheel? There's a better way, Baltimore

    Professor Trash Wheel? There's a better way, Baltimore

    Let me ask a question before Baltimore suffers a dislocated shoulder from patting itself on the back for launching a new harbor "trash wheel" ("Professor Trash Wheel debuts," Dec. 5). Rather than picking trash out of our harbor, wouldn't it be better to eliminate trash at the source by using a...

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