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Md.'s governors race: a choice between knowledge and values

Regarding the recent commentary, “Despite positive polls, Larry Hogan may not be a shoo-in for re-election” (Aug. 13) by Jimmy Mathis, while I agree that “Mr. Hogan may have impressive approval numbers today, but whether that will translate into Democratic votes tomorrow may not be a given,” the...

  • Canton bike lane lacks just one thing - connections to more bike lanes

    Canton bike lane lacks just one thing - connections to more bike lanes

    I am so tired of hearing from Canton residents about the "useless" bike lane on Potomac Street (“Canton bike lanes appear to be useless,” Aug. 8) We are new-ish residents to Baltimore, having moved to Canton from Chicago three years ago. We lived on Potomac during the haphazard and poorly managed...

  • Pennsylvanians resent post-storm comments from Hogan, Franchot

    Pennsylvanians resent post-storm comments from Hogan, Franchot

    As a central Pennsylvania resident, I view comments critical of Pennsylvanian’s pollution control efforts by Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot following recent flooding as both insensitive and inflammatory rhetoric that holds no place in today’s management of the Chesapeake...

  • The mystery of the fired FBI agent

    The mystery of the fired FBI agent

    I’m confused. On the front page of Tuesday’s Baltimore Sun, I see that FBI Agent Peter Strzok was fired, but by the jump, he quit (“FBI fires Peter Strzok in wake of anti-Trump text messages,” Aug. 13). Which was it and why can’t you keep your story straight? Emily Evans, Annapolis Send letters...

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  • A fan takes a road trip to Ohio to attend Ray Lewis' Hall of Fame ceremony

    A fan takes a road trip to Ohio to attend Ray Lewis' Hall of Fame ceremony

    As the 2019 football season kicks into high gear, we are closing the chapter on Ray Lewis’ great run to the Hall of Fame and looking forward to the next superstar rising up in the Raven’s organization. After attending Ray Lewis’ enshrinement ceremony two weekends ago in Canton, Ohio, I am already...

  • Where are the Bobby Kennedys of today?

    Where are the Bobby Kennedys of today?

    There has been much commentary this year in reference to the 50th anniversary of the remarkable confluence of tumultuous events that occurred during 1968. Even an abbreviated timeline portrays a head-spinning litany of turmoil. The January Tet Offensive in Vietnam. President Lyndon Johnson's shocking...

  • Baltimore removed its Confederate monuments a year ago, so what's changed?

    Baltimore removed its Confederate monuments a year ago, so what's changed?

    As we mark the one-year anniversary of the removal of four monuments here in Baltimore, I am left with a nagging question: Are we any closer to solving the dilemma of how we recognize important historical figures, one that is different than the pervasive white male, figurative representations that...

  • Robert B. Reich: How Trump's war on regulation is trickle-down economics

    Robert B. Reich: How Trump's war on regulation is trickle-down economics

    When Donald Trump isn't blaming foreigners for everything that ails America, he's blaming regulations. Last week he even blamed regulations for the wildfires now ravaging California. They're "made so much worse," he tweeted, "by the bad environmental laws which aren't allowing massive amounts of...

  • Sun ignores the Libertarian candidates

    Sun ignores the Libertarian candidates

    In your Thursday, Aug. 9 issue you had at least two political pieces that had significant omissions. The two in question are "Ben Jealous lays out his path to victory" on page 2 and the editorial "Year of the woman?" on page 12. Disregarding that the headline for the first seems to assume that...

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  • News media won't back down under pressure from president

    News media won't back down under pressure from president

    Last week, The Baltimore Sun’s editorial board, like many editorial boards across the country, received a message from The Boston Globe asking us to join with them and “publish an editorial on August 16 on the dangers of the [Trump] administration's assault on the press.” “This dirty war on the...

  • Maryland's toxic cultures

    Maryland's toxic cultures

    Someday someone will surely invent an aghast-o-meter to measure the outrage felt as we watched a single officer appear to contradict everything the Baltimore Police Department, city leaders, federal authorities and just about anyone connected to police reform have been talking about since the death...

  • Laura Ingraham: The America we know and love doesn't exist anymore

    Laura Ingraham: The America we know and love doesn't exist anymore

  • Congratulations, Viktor and Amalija

    Congratulations, Viktor and Amalija

    Our view: From this day forward, when someone uses the demeaning term ‘chain migration’ Americans should think of this nice, deserving couple from Slovenia Viktor and Amalija Knavs were quietly sworn in as United States citizens Thursday in New York, and it’s unfortunate that they have chosen to...

  • Ben Jealous isn't a socialist, but he's sure touchy about being called one

    Ben Jealous isn't a socialist, but he's sure touchy about being called one

    Ben Jealous sure is touchy about being called a socialist. One of his first major television interviews after he secured the Democratic nomination for governor featured a flailing exchange on CNBC in which he tried, unsuccessfully, to brush away the question. He recently used the f-word at a news...

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  • Don't take my drug benefits away

    Don't take my drug benefits away

    I worked for the state of Maryland for 14 years as a family service worker in both the Foster Care and Child Protective Service departments in Harford County. In these roles, I protected the children of this and other counties. I was forced to retire after having a stroke and the state could no...

  • Baltimore AFRAM a disappointment

    Baltimore AFRAM a disappointment

    I went to AFRAM on Saturday and to say that I am angry, hurt and disappointed about what it has become is a gross understatement (“AFRAM Festival is being held for the second year in Druid Hill Park,” Aug. 11). If it was to show us to have pride in our heritage, I saw none. Jewelry, African print...

  • Bevins and Marks: Our goal is public safety around White Marsh Mall

    Bevins and Marks: Our goal is public safety around White Marsh Mall

    We are disappointed but not surprised by the reaction from some regarding plans to modify bus service to White Marsh Mall (“Mass transit scapegoating spreads to Baltimore County,” Aug. 9). White Marsh Mall is a major employer that for more than three decades has enhanced central Maryland. Our constituents...

  • What about Allison Berkowitz?

    What about Allison Berkowitz?

    In noting women running in Harford County, you made a significant omission (“Women candidates are badly underrepresented in races for Md.’s top offices. Down ballot, it’s a different story,” Aug. 8). Allison Berkowitz is a Democrat running for a seat in the House of Delegates from the 7th District,...

  • Baltimore region needs transit not transit phobia

    Baltimore region needs transit not transit phobia

    Recently, Greater Fern-Glen Community Association President Sandra German wrote a screed against the light rail ("Why Glen Burnie is opposed to light rail,” Aug. 2). As a user of the light rail and buses in the Baltimore area, Ms. German's commentary deeply concerns me. The public transit system...

  • Politics have already damaged judiciary

    Politics have already damaged judiciary

    This letter is in response to “Politics have no place in the judiciary” (Aug. 8). Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell did more than just create procedural gyrations with his refusal to act on Judge Merrick Garland’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama, he opened the...

  • Council should listen to firefighters, not bikers

    Council should listen to firefighters, not bikers

    I am a resident on Potomac Street where my house faces a rarely used bike lane. It is the Baltimore City Fire Department that I trust to answer emergencies (“City Council repeals part of fire code to accommodate bike lanes, development,” Aug. 7). It is they who know proper dimensions to maneuver...

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