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Stop inhumane wildlife killing

The Republicans have changed the rules for killing wildlife in Alaskan wildlife refuges ("Senate votes to allow trapping, baiting and aerial shooting of Alaska grizzlies, wolves," March 22). The new rules are inhumane, unnecessary and are not sport-related. They allow killing the following: black...

  • BSO is Baltimore's winning franchise

    Baltimore is fortunate to have three great sports teams: the Ravens, the Orioles and the Blast. But our city has another great team that has about as many players as the other three teams combined. That team is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra ("Literature, art, dance provide theme to BSO's 2017-2018...

  • Ashamed to be a Marylander

    I am a registered Democrat and Maryland resident, but I am ashamed to admit as much after having read the Montgomery County police report readily available on the Internet. I find the reported rape and sexual assault of a 14-year-old Rockville High School freshman, allegedly by two unlawfully present...

  • Parents are key to student success

    Parents are key to student success

    Your article regarding Henderson-Hopkins School ("Bridging the Divide: Struggles of new East Baltimore school show challenges of integration," March 22) missed the point. Children raised by parents who are not committed to the hard and unending work of parenting will almost always underperform...

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  • Leonard Pitts: Trump's chickens finally come home to roost

    Leonard Pitts: Trump's chickens finally come home to roost

    On Monday, accountability finally arrived for Donald Trump. After 70 years spent largely skating free of consequences for his puerile misbehaviors and diarrheal mouth, he likely found it something of a shock. Seven decades is a long time, after all, and if the so-called president has learned nothing...

  • Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality

    Baltimore could be a model for racial and economic equality

    The racial economic divide in Baltimore isn't pretty. Average white household income in Baltimore is nearly two times that of black households. The unemployment rate for workers of color is three times the rate for white workers. And just 13 percent of black adults in Baltimore finish a bachelor's...

  • The problem with DeVos' education agenda

    The problem with DeVos' education agenda

    Newly confirmed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, has used her considerable wealth to promote charter school expansion in her home state for more than two decades. According to Politico, she and her husband have made over $2 million dollars in campaign contributions to...

  • Md. government gets right what D.C. gets wrong

    Md. government gets right what D.C. gets wrong

    A recent edition of The Sun reported on several issues before the Maryland General Assembly. One related to medical malpractice. Another concerned the resale of entertainment and sports tickets. The lead editorial discussed the governor's proposed ethics legislation, and an op-ed opposed legislation...

  • Cal Thomas: Oh, Maryland

    Cal Thomas: Oh, Maryland

    A rough translation of Maryland's state motto is "Strong Deeds, Gentle Words." In the case of a 14-year-old girl who was recently raped and sodomized in a restroom at Rockville High School by two males students, both immigrants, one facing a deportation hearing, that motto in practice has been...

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  • Stop drug price gouging

    Stop drug price gouging

    Although the legislation Attorney General Brian Frosh proposed to tackle the problem of skyrocketing generic drug prices was novel — if enacted, Maryland would be the first state in the nation to give its AG the power to take pharmaceutical companies to court for price gouging — the concept was...

  • Keystone XL is no done deal

    Keystone XL is no done deal

    Today's State Department endorsement of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline certainly boosts President Donald Trump's already-gaudy credentials as a world class climate change denier, but it's not clear that it will accomplish much of anything else. On paper, the TransCanada Corporation now...

  • Alternative fact of the week

    Alternative fact of the week

    Before Donald J. Trump's wiretapping allegation took its turn from the weird to the even weirder this week (and more about that in a bit), a national television audience got the chance to witness a Trumpian "alternative fact" debunked in real time. During Monday's testimony before the House Intelligence...

  • Baltimore's declining population

    Baltimore's large population loss last year isn't good news, but it's also likely not the direct result of the riots following Freddie Gray's death or the spike in violence that followed. The city posted the third largest population loss of any big U.S. county in raw numbers (6,738), according...

  • Immigration hysteria

    Shortly after 9 a.m. on March 16, a 14-year-old girl was raped by two fellow students in a boy's bathroom at Rockville High School in Montgomery County, according to police. The two young men accused of the crime, Jose O. Montano, 17, and Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, 18, were charged as adults with...

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  • Parents: City schools are working for us

    Parents: City schools are working for us

    We write in response to Tricia Bishop's column, "The Catch-22 in Baltimore schools" (March 16). We, as parents of school-aged children, were once in the writer's shoes and decided to stay in our neighborhood. We are lawyers, cashiers, nurses, architects, engineers, factory workers, business owners,...

  • Budgets cuts are overdue

    Budgets cuts are overdue

    The Sun and many recent letter writers have complained about the budget put forth by President Donald Trump ("Trump's hateful budget," March 19). Various programs are deemed to be indispensable and, no doubt, they are worthwhile. Conspicuously absent is any mention of the fact that we are $20 trillion...

  • Miners couldn't appreciate art, right?

    Miners couldn't appreciate art, right?

    So Mick Mulvaney, budget director for the disastrous Trump administration, says he can't in good faith ask the coal miners in West Virginia to send in their tax dollars to be spent on the National Endowment for the Arts ("Maryland arts organizations denounce potential loss of federal funding,"...

  • Hold defense budget to 'Meals' standard

    Hold defense budget to 'Meals' standard

    Magical Thinking Mick Mulvaney, who is Donald Trump's budget director, said that Meals on Wheels doesn't work ("GOP, Dem lawmakers decry Trump's cut to Meals on Wheels," March 18). I don't know what criteria that is based upon, but if what "works" and doesn't work is any sort of guide, I'd like...

  • The $15 wage and its unintended consequences

    The $15 wage and its unintended consequences

    After reading about the Baltimore City Council's dubious decision to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, I wonder how many of those folks ever took Economics 101, and if they did, how many actually passed ("Baltimore City Council passes $15 minimum wage bill," March 20). Nowhere did I learn...

  • Arts, humanities and boorishness

    I totally agree with the McDaniel College president regarding federal budget priorities ("Don't cut arts, humanities, explain their importance," March 17). It is through exposure to the arts and humanities, to music, to theater, to literature, to dance and to travel that we rise above boorishness...

  • What The Sun won't tell you about Trump's travel ban

    What The Sun won't tell you about Trump's travel ban

    What happened to honesty in the press? I understand that the "Maryland Voices and Commentary" pages are not governed by any standard of ethics, but there should be some self-imposed honesty, you would think. First of all, 2.2 billion Muslims are free to come into the U.S. (Quite a "Muslim ban,"...

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