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One good reason to vote against Bobby Zirkin: Sick leave

The vote I cast early for state senator in District 11 was both for Sheldon Laskin and against Sen. Bobby Zirkin (“Baltimore County legislative endorsements,” June 20). My reasons were many, but best summed up in three words: family sick leave. Senator Zirkin opposed the best family sick leave...

  • Religions should work together to repair climate

    Religions should work together to repair climate

    I share J. Stephen Cleghorn's hope that the third anniversary of the pope's encyclical teaching on ecology, Laudato Si', will inspire reflection here in Maryland about how we are called to respond to the climate crisis. The pope addresses his teaching to all people on earth, and this Jewish reader...

  • Sun made a mistake in not endorsing Mary Washington

    Sun made a mistake in not endorsing Mary Washington

    I was pleased that you were endorsing the new progressives who want to represent our troubled city in Annapolis until I came to my own district, the 43rd. Your editorial does not mention Sen. Joan Carter Conway’s performance in our district, and you appear not to have contacted her constituents....

  • U.S. is now the biggest human rights abuser

    U.S. is now the biggest human rights abuser

    How fitting that the Trump White House would slink away from the United Nations Council on Human Rights like a whipped dog with its tail between its legs.They can make up all the phony excuses they want, everyone sees it as the "fake news" it is. We all know the real reason we had to leave the...

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  • Is a Mars trip premature?

    Is a Mars trip premature?

    NASA, SpaceX, Blue Origin, the Mars One Foundation and the Mars 2117 Project all have their eyes on transporting humans to Mars. But we’re far from ready to live there — and any life forms on the red planet may not be ready for us. Mars appeals because it is Earth-like in many ways. It rotates...

  • Time for Preakness to move on — and out

    Time for Preakness to move on — and out

    Nostalgia is fun and usually harmless — except when it leads to hundreds of millions of misspent dollars and handicaps the development of an impoverished neighborhood. Unfortunately, that seems to be where we are headed with Pimlico Race Course, home to the Preakness Stakes, the second jewel in...

  • Goldberg: Reasonable politicians need to take immigration more seriously

    Goldberg: Reasonable politicians need to take immigration more seriously

    Nearly everyone can agree: The scene at the southern border was a horror. Even those who somehow think that it wasn't a moral horror to see little kids pulled from their parents and put in cages — or, to use the preferred term among White Housed defenders, "chain-link partitioned holding areas"...

  • Witcover: Inhumane treatment of migrant children stokes revulsion across political spectrum

    Witcover: Inhumane treatment of migrant children stokes revulsion across political spectrum

    Americans alarmed about President Donald Trump's attacks on their basic democratic institutions need to look no further for evidence now than at the travesty occurring at southern ports of entry. Numerous well-documented accounts of young immigrant children being separated from their alien parents...

  • Social security closures show 'callous disregard'

    Social security closures show 'callous disregard'

    When American workers contribute to Social Security with every paycheck, they aren’t just earning future benefits. They’re also paying for high quality customer service at Social Security field offices around the country. For decades, that’s exactly what Social Security beneficiaries received....

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  • Almond would be more of the same in Baltimore County

    Almond would be more of the same in Baltimore County

    I read the letter to editor from Baltimore County Councilman Tom Quirk (“Brochin promises but won't be able to deliver new schools, parks,” June 16) with great interest. Mr. Quirk argued that Jim Brochin will be unable to keep the promises that he is making if elected Baltimore County Executive,...

  • Jim Brochin knows exactly how to fund his priorities

    Jim Brochin knows exactly how to fund his priorities

    I write in response to County Councilman Tom Quirk’s letter questioning where county executive candidate Jim Brochin will find the money to fulfill his vision for Baltimore County (“Brochin promises but won't be able to deliver new schools, parks,” June 16). He indeed has a pretty good idea of...

  • Opponents of wind turbines lack perspective

    Opponents of wind turbines lack perspective

    Dan Rodricks recent column, “Wind resistance in Ocean City is ludicrous” (June 12), was spot on. The only thing missing was a quantitative idea of how high these wind turbines will appear which I would like to add. At 14 miles offshore and 370 feet high, the angular height will be 0.28 degrees....

  • Sun erred in endorsing John Olszewski

    Sun erred in endorsing John Olszewski

    Your endorsement of John Olszewski in the Baltimore County executive race left me disheartened (“Democrat John Olszewski for Baltimore County executive,” June 14). You have embraced a person who suddenly calls himself a “progressive” despite his votes against the state’s assault weapons ban, against...

  • Ohio voter purge not as awful as The Sun claims

    Ohio voter purge not as awful as The Sun claims

    In a recent editorial about the Supreme Court’s decision upholding Ohio’s purging of its voter rolls, The Sun completely misrepresents the facts in the case in order to condemn the court’s decision (“With SCOTUS decision, voters more than ever need to use it or lose it,” June 13). In its editorial,...

  • Time for Mueller investigation to close

    Time for Mueller investigation to close

    So the Department of Justice's Inspector General issues a report that, besides revealing a rabid contempt for President Donald J. Trump and his supporters by high officials in the FBI, excoriates former FBI Director James Comey for his great lapses in following established FBI protocols, up to...

  • Ben Jealous, hero to the 'economically illiterate'

    Ben Jealous, hero to the 'economically illiterate'

    Ben Jealous, like Bernie Sanders, is the candidate of the economically illiterate who think you can get something for nothing. The Baltimore Sun’s own editorial board concedes that he doesn't have clear proposals for how to pay for Medicare for all or "free" college tuition, though, in fact, the...

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