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The BSO's big plan to foster diversity

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Music Director Marin Alsop is deservedly lauded as a brilliant conductor, the leader of the innovative program Orchkids, and a deeply concerned citizen who came out to do everything possible to heal the community following the death of Freddie Gray. She is also addressing...

  • Diversifying STEM

    As one of the first community colleges in Maryland to become a Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) partner, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is poised to prepare and train high school students for careers in cutting-edge Science, Technology, Engineering and Math fields...

  • Where did the Clintons' millions come from?

    We have a pretty good idea of how Donald Trump made his money. But how did Hillary and Bill Clinton, two people who have spent their lives in public service, end up being worth $200 million? Thomas F. McDonough, Towson

  • Trump correct on Muslims

    Vice President Joe Biden gets it wrong again. I can't say I think Donald Trump is presidential material, but he has it right when it comes to Muslims ("Joe Biden rips into Donald Trump's foreign policy statements," June 20). To some Muslims, Islam comes first which means passages from the Koran...

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  • Advocate for mutual respect and love, not walls

    Advocate for mutual respect and love, not walls

    Recently, at my 12-year old daughter's lacrosse game in Landsdowne just outside Baltimore City, my daughter heard a Westminster parent yell at a Latino man who was retrieving his stray soccer ball: "Get your Spanish ass off our field." Her sister and I were sitting on the opposite side of the field...

  • Brit in Baltimore: The European Union was worth keeping

    Brit in Baltimore: The European Union was worth keeping

    As a British woman living in the U.S., I've had a difficult time observing the Brexit referendum campaign from afar. The murder this month of Member of Parliament Jo Cox, a leader in the effort to keep Britain in the European Union, made me question my belief that even though we have our issues,...

  • Time for Trump to put up or shut up

    Time for Trump to put up or shut up

    Donald Trump should put his money where his mouth is. The real estate mogul says he's worth "in excess" of $10 billion. I think he's lying, as does pretty much every expert and financial journalist who has looked into the question. Forbes has put his net worth at $4.5 billion. Bloomberg says it's...

  • Donating a kidney was 'the best decision I ever made'

    Donating a kidney was 'the best decision I ever made'

    On May 3, I lost one of my closest friends. Tom Barrett died of multiple myeloma at the age of 55. However, Tom lived much longer than he might have, thanks to two kidney donations, one at the age of 20 and the other at the age of 43. His sister donated her kidney to him while he was a college...

  • State action limits opioid addiction treatments

    State action limits opioid addiction treatments

    Just six months after a Maryland task force called for an increase in effective treatments to combat opioid and heroin addiction amid a sharp rise in overdose deaths, the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH) is instead creating barriers to treatment that will exacerbate the tragedy...

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  • Supreme Court's immigration failure

    Supreme Court's immigration failure

    This week's Supreme Court deadlock on immigration was unfortunate for a number of reasons, beginning with how it ensures the nation's dysfunctional immigration system remains in full, chaotic status quo for the near-term. But it also accomplishes something else — it should focus voter attention...

  • An early head start

    It's no secret why children from poor and minority communities often start school at a substantial disadvantage compared to their peers from more affluent backgrounds. The reasons for the disparities are well known: poverty, family instability, lack of access to health care services and regular...

  • HUD's mistake

    HUD's mistake

    To anyone familiar with the plight of Baltimore's poor, a recent announcement by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development may seem like a bit of a head-scratcher. Baltimore has been omitted from a list of metropolitan areas slated for a new program designed to help Section 8 recipients...

  • Goodson judgment should force Mosby to reconsider charges

    Goodson judgment should force Mosby to reconsider charges

    The acquittal of Officer Caesar Goodson on all counts in the death of Freddie Gray should prompt State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby to re-evaluate whether or how to pursue the cases against the four remaining officers charged in the case. Officer Goodson, as the driver of the van in which Gray was...

  • Brexit's judgment day

    Brexit's judgment day

    Outrage at a seemingly out-of-touch political establishment. Deep suspicions of immigrants and their impact on the economy. Rising nationalism and an unpredictable electorate. That may sound like the United States facing the choice between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, but it's also the circumstances...

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  • Stand up for our rights, sit-in over guns

    In the aftermath of the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Fla., the gun lobby and its pet politicians persist in repeating ad nauseam the usual slogans about Americans' constitutional right to keep and bear arms ("Md. Democrats join House sit-in over gun control; protest gets heated...

  • Keep guns away from terrorists

    As the Sun's reader "polls" of the day ("What Maryland thinks," June 20) have no statistical validity whatsoever, I have tried to dismiss it as a safety valve for the tiny minority who are otherwise voiceless. However, when 497 responders think that Maryland should not ban people on federal terrorist...

  • Become a single-issue voter for gun control

    What will it take to reverse the killing fields of America — the streets of our urban centers, schools, churches, clubs, workplaces and military bases ("Maryland Democrats among those at House gun control 'sit in,'" June 22). Arguments starting with "a good guy with a gun" and "slippery slope"...

  • Why close schools on Muslim holidays?

    Regarding your report "Baltimore County schools to consider closing on Muslim holidays" (June 16), this is not the first time the issue has come before the county school board. Has the situation changed? Is there now a critical mass of Muslim students who are not in class because of religious holidays?...

  • Helping homeless veterans

    In a recent article, Jonathan Pitts chronicles the challenges of veteran homelessness and explores a Baltimore rehab center's methodology to "analyze and treat whatever conditions underlie a veteran's homelessness" and "require the veteran to progress through several major phases, demonstrating...

  • Don't close schools on Muslim holidays — or Christian ones

    Regarding your article "Baltimore County schools to consider closing on Muslim holidays" (June 16), millions of people immigrated to the U.S. because they sought freedom, and for generations they tried to rapidly assimilate as citizens. They learned the language and observed our customs. This homogenization,...

  • Join fight against Alzheimer's

    At a cost of $236 billion a year, Alzheimer's is the most expensive disease in the nation. Nearly one in every five Medicare dollars is spent on people with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. These costs will only continue to increase as baby boomers age, soaring to more than $1 trillion...

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