Billionaire donors Laura and John Arnold support far more in Maryland than police surveillance

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Sun ignored Clinton's 'alt-right' speech

It is ironic that The Sun carried two more letters from writers accusing the newspaper of liberal bias, but not one word about Hillary Clinton's important speech in Reno laying out in great detail the racist nature of Donald Trump's campaign ("Clinton takes aim at Trump's ties to 'alt-right' world...

  • O's reacted generously after rain delay

    O's reacted generously after rain delay

    In response to letter writer Paul Marx's complaint about the rain delay at Orioles Park, the team made offers to their fans that were commendable ("The rain delay from hell," Aug. 25). First, they allowed attendees to exit and then return if they wished. Then they offered to exchange fans' tickets...

  • Caret doesn't merit bonus

    Caret doesn't merit bonus

    Chancellor Robert Caret seems to be doing most of his job, give or take a few missed budget hearings ("UM eliminates chancellor bonuses," Aug. 26). But why does this merit bonuses and perks? He seems to be doing the job for which he was hired. Meanwhile, the core of the university, students and...

  • Killing the golden Under Armour?

    Killing the golden Under Armour?

    How much longer will the city government and psuedo city agencies as well as a few self-serving community groups keep nickel and diming Kevin Plank and Under Armour before he changes his mind and pulls out of Baltimore ("Advocates, council members demand affordable housing requirement at Port Covington,"...

Op-Eds

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  • J.D. Vance gives substance and dimension to America's invisible

    J.D. Vance gives substance and dimension to America's invisible

    His name doesn't even appear in the book. But make no mistake. "Hillbilly Elegy," the new best-seller by J.D. Vance, is, in a very real sense, about Donald Trump. More to the point, it's about the people who have made his unlikely run for the presidency possible. It is also, not coincidentally,...

  • Hypocrisy on presidential golf is out of bounds

    Hypocrisy on presidential golf is out of bounds

    One of the most exhausting things about politics is a mindset that says "scandal for thee, but not for me." Consider the perennial (alleged) scandal of presidential golf. When George W. Bush was commander in chief, he played a lot of golf, and his critics were outraged — or at least pretended to...

  • Public defender: Baltimore's secret surveillance images could have exonerated innocent citizens

    Public defender: Baltimore's secret surveillance images could have exonerated innocent citizens

    As a public defender in Baltimore reading the Department of Justice's Aug. 10th report finding that the Baltimore City Police Department engaged in a pattern and practice of violating constitutional rights, I felt a glimmer of hope. Maybe the BPD would finally be forced into better practices. Maybe...

  • Think bigger than Port Covington

    Think bigger than Port Covington

    Kevin Plank is not lying. The CEO of Under Armour wants to invest $4.4 billion in Port Covington, but says he needs $1.2 billion in city, state and federal subsidies ("public investments") for this to make sense. This is God's truth. The problem is the potent investment repellent that is Baltimore's...

  • Baltimore solicitor was too good for unjustified firing

    Baltimore solicitor was too good for unjustified firing

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fired City Solicitor George A. Nilson on Aug. 19. The mayor did not discuss the termination with Mr. Nilson. Nor did she explain her actions to the public. In a stunning show of cowardice, she delegated that messy business to a subordinate. Thus ended —...

Editorials

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  • Greening North Avenue

    Greening North Avenue

    North Avenue was once a lovely tree-lined boulevard that marked the northern limit of Baltimore City. Yet the passage of time has not been kind to the historic thoroughfare, which has long needed an upgrade. That's why we welcome the announcement that the U.S. Transportation Department will help...

  • Sweat-free schooling?

    Sweat-free schooling?

    On Friday at 11 a.m., Dulaney High School economics teacher Phil Bressler conducted his advanced placement classes by webinar. His 60 or so students were fortunate to have the option of receiving instruction via computer at home. Hundreds of other students weren't so lucky — school was closed because...

  • Overwhelmed public defenders

    Overwhelmed public defenders

    In the justice system, criminal defendants are entitled to be represented by a lawyer, and if they can't afford to hire an attorney the government must provide one. That is an enduring principle of American jurisprudence, but increasingly it's one that states find hard to live up to. In Maryland,...

  • BPD's spy in the sky

    BPD's spy in the sky

    The Baltimore Police Department should immediately suspend a trial aerial surveillance program it has been conducting in secret since January until the community receives an explanation of its parameters and privacy protections, and a public discussion can be held about its possible merits and...

  • A costly shot

    A costly shot

    For the millions of Americans with serious allergies, the EpiPen Auto-Injector isn't an optional piece of equipment. It can provide an emergency shot of epinephrine, also known as adrenaline, that can spell the difference between life or death for someone facing a potentially dangerous allergic...

More Letters to the Editor

  • More service cutbacks at Chase Brexton

    More service cutbacks at Chase Brexton

    The recent release of five staff members is not the only cutback in service that the new management of Chase Brexton Health Care has made ("Chase Brexton workers to vote whether to form a union," Aug. 25). I've learned that a year ago nutrition services were also discontinued. Many, if not most,...

  • How not to create 'superbugs'

    How not to create 'superbugs'

    Recently, I felt the first signs of a sinus infection and a well-meaning friend offered to give me some of his leftover antibiotics. But while I appreciated the sentiment, I was shocked that he thought so casually of sharing antibiotics. Most people know that misusing antibiotics is dangerous because...

  • The Sun's world-class Trump basher

    The Sun's world-class Trump basher

    Columnist Jules Witcover is at it again and The Sun continues to publish this left-wing Biden worshiper. There is more to write about than just whacking Republicans every chance one gets ("Trump doubles down on Trump," Aug. 22). Mr. Witcover calls Mr. Trump the crude and free-swinging winner of...

  • Mt. Royal residents strongly support the State Center project

    Mt. Royal residents strongly support the State Center project

    Regarding a recent letter to the editor, we take issue with the assertion that the Mount Royal Improvement Association, the greater Bolton Hill community and other Mid Town community associations do not support the State Center redevelopment project when, only a tiny minority opposes it ("State...

  • 'Happy holidays' doesn't cut it

    'Happy holidays' doesn't cut it

    Should any school system ever approve official school holidays for Muslim religious observances that approval should be accompanied by a rule requiring Christmas, Easter and Passover holidays to again be called by their proper names as well ("Baltimore County school board votes against closing...

  • Photographed with loving compassion

    Photographed with loving compassion

    I found your photograph of Zatia Vaughan and her son, Zyon, on his first day of school heartwarming in the extreme ("First day," Aug. 22). I wish The Sun showed more pictures like this to fill the hearts of people in Baltimore with compassion and love. D. Taylor, Baltimore

  • School holidays shouldn't involve religion

    School holidays shouldn't involve religion

    I read with interest that the Baltimore County school board has rejected a proposal to close schools on Muslim holidays during the academic year ("Baltimore County school board votes against closing for Muslim holidays," Aug. 23). I strongly suspect that if the board had agreed to that proposal,...

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