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Warnock understands education

The world is changing and many industries that once powered Baltimore's economy have evolved or faded as new technologies emerged and global economic climates changed, eliminating many of the jobs they once provided. No longer do steel furnaces glow at Sparrows Point, and the days of hundreds of...

  • Obama's mosque talk was all about the Muslim vote in 2016

    The Sun must think its readers are stupid when it reports that President Obama visited the Baltimore mosque to "counter statements and policies floated by Republican candidates" ("President Obama at Maryland mosque: 'You fit in here,'" Feb. 3). Everyone — Republicans, Democrats and The Sun alike...

  • Don't take chances with a concussion

    Regarding your report "Maryland bill would suspend coaches for playing athletes with concussionshttp://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/bs-md-coaches-concussions-20160127-story.html (Jan. 29), I'd like to correct a reader who assumed that injured students often deny being hurt ("How...

  • Better winter options than fur

    The popularity of faux furs this winter is proof that it's easy to look fabulous and stay warm without bludgeoning, electrocuting and skinning animals alive on cruel fur farms ("Casual styles, sleek lines drive pelts to popularity," Feb. 4). PETA has also heard from many kind shoppers who don't...

Op-Eds

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  • Using math to solve murder

    Using math to solve murder

    I have never before been near a murder, but murder had been creeping up on me since I moved to Baltimore in 2013, so I suppose it was just a matter of time. As I told friends and family, at first I had an involuntary reaction — a nervous "What now?" chill — when I saw blue lights flashing behind...

  • The gloves come off in the Democratic race

    The gloves come off in the Democratic race

    After cautious and civil sparring by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in their first New Hampshire encounter, they took off the gloves in their Democratic debate last week and defined the essential issues between them. The first concerns health care. Mr....

  • Drafting for a better military, country

    Drafting for a better military, country

    The commandant of the Marines and the Army's chief of staff testified before a congressional committee last week that they would like to see women register for the draft. That follows the December order from the secretary of defense, Ashton Carter, that all front-line combat units must be open...

  • Poultry processing, a thankless job

    Poultry processing, a thankless job

    Americans love chicken, and the day we love it most is today, Super Bowl Sunday, when we will consume 1.3 billion chicken wings. But how does a live chicken turn into a bag of frozen Buffalo wings? Who's doing the hard work of hanging, trimming and freezing the chicken? In 2014, over a quarter...

  • Interviewing Baltimore's legends

    Interviewing Baltimore's legends

    Sean Penn has been in the news lately — not for his acting ability but for his journalism skills. Recently Mr. Penn traveled to Mexico to interview "El Chapo" Guzman, the well known drug lord. Although I am not sure how much Mr. Penn gleaned from the Guzman interview, the publicity caused me to...

Editorials

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  • Harford's hysteria

    Harford's hysteria

    In case you missed this, or simply thought it was too insane to possibly be true, let us reiterate a bit of news that broke late last week. The Harford County school system has decided to indefinitely ban student field trips into Baltimore City because of the unrest that followed Freddie Gray's...

  • New Hampshire's nay-sayers

    New Hampshire's nay-sayers

    The New Hampshire primary can be cruel — just ask supporters of the late Sen. Edmund Muskie whose 1972 campaign for president was undone by a speech he made outside the offices of the Manchester Union-Leader. On Tuesday, Granite State voters get a chance to punch above their Lilliputian weight...

  • Mayor's race on the issues: Property taxes

    With the field now set for Baltimore's mayoral primaries, candidates have begun issuing detailed proposals on the issues facing the city. As they do, we will provide occasional analysis of the pros and cons of their ideas, starting with plans to cut property taxes by Councilmen Nick Mosby and Carl...

  • That $10 fee on oil is a good idea

    That $10 fee on oil is a good idea

    With gas prices in the United States near historic 40-year lows when measured in 2016 dollars and the nation's transportation infrastructure rated no higher than a D-plus, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers, one would think now is exactly the right time for a massive new investment...

  • 'One American family'

    'One American family'

    It was predictable that President Barack Obama would get slammed for speaking at the Islamic Society of Baltimore this week. The president's critics have taken the position that whatever Mr. Obama does must be wrong, including things Republicans themselves have done. President George W. Bush visited...

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  • Cardin and Mikulski: humane heroes

    On behalf of the Humane Society Legislative Fund and our members and constituents in Maryland, I commend Sens. Ben Cardin and Barbara Mikulski for their leadership and support of animal welfare issues considered by Congress. Senators Cardin and Mikulski each received a perfect score of 100 on the...

  • The Quaker way of protest

    As one of the Quaker Friends who was standing in quiet vigil across the street from the protest over the Lee-Jackson statue in Wyman Park, I did not witness the incident that commentator Alexander E. Hooke described in "My run-in with liberal fascists" (Feb. 2). I am sorry that he had the experience...

  • Fighting words at Wyman Park

    I read with interest Alexander Hooke's commentary in The Baltimore Sun ("My run-in with liberal fascists," Feb. 3). I agree that the situation lacked civility. However, it seems that he absolved himself of any responsibility for the incivility. Mr. Hooke clearly finds fascism despicable, associating...

  • Adding to the anesthesia care team

    This is an exciting and challenging time in health care, with an estimated 10,000 baby boomers reaching retirement age every day and entering a health care system that is strained to capacity. That is why it was disappointing to read Jacqueline C. Mitchell's letter opposing legislation to add certified...

  • Male bias in Terps coverage

    Once again The Sun has demonstrated its bias in favor the Maryland Terps men's basketball team over the Maryland women's basketball team. I am a faithful fan of both teams, but I can't help noticing that regardless of the victory or skills demonstrated in any particular game, The Sun's coverage...

  • The protest at Wyman Park

    I was interested to read Alexander E. Hooke's lament over his encounter with protesters at the Lee-Jackson statue in Wyman Park ("My run in with liberal fascists," Feb. 2). I was present that day at the park, where Quakers standing in silent vigil and other protesters were exercising their constitutional...

  • Md. needs more, not fewer, certified medical professionals

    I was dismayed by Jacqueline C. Mitchell's recent letter suggesting that certified anesthesiologist assistants don't have the training to work collaboratively with physicians and nurse anesthetists ("No room for error in the operating room," Feb. 2). It is important to note that all certified anesthesiologist...

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