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Pugh takes right approach with Trump

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has announced she will attend the Donald Trump inauguration to try to build a working relationship ("Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to attend Donald Trump's inauguration," Jan. 18). A number of members of Congress have announced they will not attend. They should take...

  • Boycott is poor civics lesson

    Boycott is poor civics lesson

    It is with interest that I note that two of Maryland's fledgling members of Congress are boycotting the inauguration of Donald Trump ("Rep. Jamie Raskin becomes second Maryland congressman to sit out Donald Trump's inauguration," Jan. 17). I must assume that since they are freshmen they have not...

  • Don't replace Obamacare, fix it

    Don't replace Obamacare, fix it

    Some politicians are saying the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is failing and should be repealed ("Trump's mystery health care plan," Jan. 17). The truth is that the ACA is succeeding in many ways. The number of people in the U.S. without health insurance is now below 9 percent. Previously...

  • City rats not so easily deterred

    City rats not so easily deterred

    While I am mostly happy with the "big, green and ugly" trash cans the city has provided to residents ("They're big, green and ugly, but they discourage the rats," Jan. 18), I am afraid that the containers are not the panacea for pest control that the article makes them out to be. The main problem...

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  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Godspeed, Mr. President

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Godspeed, Mr. President

    Dear Mr. President: "Barack Obama is not Jesus." Those were the first words of the first column I ever wrote about you - a poke in the eye to Democrats who were singing rhapsodic hosannas about a certain highly regarded young senator. "Yes," I griped, "he has great potential. But is it asking too...

  • Journalism has a long history of 'fake news'

    Journalism has a long history of 'fake news'

    Baltimore was home to one of the most skeptical minds in the annals of journalism: H. L. Mencken, who made a career as a skeptic who could spin a yarn. So, in his honor, it's with a skeptic's eye that we should approach the idea that "fake news" is causing irreparable damage to our country. And...

  • Md. legislation would rein in prescription drug costs

    Md. legislation would rein in prescription drug costs

    Health care spending is skyrocketing in this country. While many national conversations have focused on what will happen to the Affordable Care Act under President Donald Trump's administration, there is another threat to health that cannot be forgotten: the high cost of prescription drugs. In...

  • An economic agenda for Trump's first 100 days

    An economic agenda for Trump's first 100 days

    For President Donald Trump, boosting economic growth and creating more good-paying jobs will not prove easy. George W. Bush campaigned on and delivered lower taxes and more limited government, but his economic expansion was no more robust than Barack Obama's and ended with the financial crisis....

  • Cal Thomas: Trying a different way

    Cal Thomas: Trying a different way

    Some years ago a friend of mine wrote a book titled "The Seven Last Words of the Church, or, We've Never Tried It That Way Before." It is about what he regarded as the entrenched bureaucracies in his denomination that are reluctant -- even hostile -- to change. The same opposition to change exists...

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  • All hail Trump!

    All hail Trump!

  • Judging transit's performance

    Judging transit's performance

    Maryland's farebox recovery rule may be one of the most arbitrary and ineffective mandates in state transportation law. In simple terms, it requires the Maryland Transit Administration to recover at least 35 percent of its total operating costs from fares and other operating revenues. Why 35 percent...

  • The real climate hoax

    The real climate hoax

    Perhaps taking a page from the bad old days of the petroleum-influenced George W. Bush administration, Donald Trump's cabinet nominees aren't denying the science behind climate change, they're just trying to cast doubt. Asked about mankind's impact on global warming, they've collectively shrugged...

  • Trump's raised fist of defiance

    Trump's raised fist of defiance

    After taking the oath of office as America's 45th president, Donald J. Trump proved that we can stop waiting for him to drop the act he put on during the campaign and become what we think of as presidential. It did not happen after he won, it did not happen during the transition, it did not happen...

  • Trump inauguration in cartoons

    Trump inauguration in cartoons

    The inauguration of Donald Trump (and departure of President Obama) in cartoons.

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  • Best to fawn over Trump

    Best to fawn over Trump

    It's not a good idea for members of Congress to skip the inauguration ("Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh to attend Donald Trump's inauguration," Jan. 18). Donald Trump is so petty and juvenile that he will probably have a list drawn up of non-attendees and do anything possible to deny aid to their...

  • MLK Day meals

    On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of the Community Action Council of Howard County, I wish to thank the many county residents who took time during the Martin Luther King holiday to volunteer at the Howard County Food Bank or hold food drives that raised awareness about the issue of...

  • Fire extinguishers save lives

    After a crisis, people often embark on a mission to help others learn from the experience. I am on such a mission. We had a small fire in our home on New Year's Day that could have cost us our home and contents. My husband put it out with a small fire extinguisher, limiting the damage to one closet....

  • Trump's pick to head EPA would be laughable if it weren't so irresponsible

    Trump's pick to head EPA would be laughable if it weren't so irresponsible

    It is amazing and totally unacceptable that the incoming president has nominated a man who has shown consistent disregard for the threat of climate change as head of the Environmental Protection Agency ("Sen. Cardin has 'major concerns' with Pruitt for EPA," Jan 10). Countless highly respected,...

  • Trump won; get used to it

    Trump won; get used to it

    Our general election offered two candidates for president, neither one of which I was fond of. Yet the system gave us Donald Trump, and on Friday our new president will be sworn into office. I find President-elect Trump arrogant, obnoxious and crude. I simply do not care for the man. But our elected...

  • Trump inauguration boycott is unwise

    Trump inauguration boycott is unwise

    There is a saying in the Talmud that "one should not throw a stone into the well from which he drinks." There is another that says: "One who is wise sees the results of his actions." As a life-long Democrat, I feel abandoned by my party. Boycotting the peaceful transfer of power from one president...

  • The Manchurian Trump

    The Manchurian Trump

    If a foreign country, say Russia, for instance, were able to create a mole in order to infiltrate our government at the highest possible level, that mole would behave pretty much like President-elect Donald Trump ("Democrats press FBI to investigate Trump-Russia ties," Jan. 13). He would sow discord...

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