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Burger King's move to Canada [Poll]

Burger King's move to Canada [Poll]

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Syria's slippery slope  [Editorial]

Syria's slippery slope [Editorial] 

President Obama's decision last weekend to launch U.S. surveillance flights over Syria in preparation for possible airstrikes against the Islamist militants who have overrun large swaths of the country since June has brought the U.S. another step...

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Sleepy teens [Poll]

Sleepy teens [Poll]

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Baltimore's casino reality  [Editorial]

Baltimore's casino reality [Editorial] 

Tonight, Baltimore becomes a casino town. With the opening of the $442 million Horseshoe Casino Baltimore on Russell Street, the city enters an era of legalized slots, table games and poker that seemed impossible just a dozen years ago.

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Enemy at the gates  [Editorial]

Enemy at the gates [Editorial] 

Like the arrival of a Medieval plague, alien invaders are knocking on Baltimore's door. No, we are not talking about foreign armies storming the beaches or bug-eyed creatures from outer space bent on global domination. But it's almost as bad.

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The $1,070 message  [Editorial]

The $1,070 message [Editorial] 

One of the first traits police recruiters ought to look for in their candidates is empathy. After all, at the heart of law enforcement is understanding the behavior of human beings and without some insight into what motivates their actions —...

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Police drones [Poll]

Police drones [Poll]

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Feed me

Feed me

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Failing grades for school bus safety  [Editorial]

Failing grades for school bus safety [Editorial] 

This week, youngsters across Maryland will board the "big yellow cheese wagon," as it's sometimes called, and head back to school. And chances are high (aside perhaps from those teary-eyed moms and dads waving good-bye to their kindergartners for the...

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Death by deportation  [Editorial]

Death by deportation [Editorial] 

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Ferguson officer's legal defense fund [Poll]

Ferguson officer's legal defense fund [Poll]

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Draft Freeman  [Editorial]

Draft Freeman [Editorial]

University of Maryland Baltimore County President Freeman A. Hrabowski III says he is not interested in becoming chancellor of the University System of Maryland. That is a shame. He is extraordinarily qualified for the job, and if he could do for the...

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Mission accomplished  [Editorial]

Mission accomplished [Editorial]

The announcement this week that scientists from Aberdeen Proving Ground have successfully completed the destruction of Syria's most dangerous chemical weapons has left the whole world breathing a little easier. If nothing else it ensures these...

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Chancellor Hrabowski? [Poll]

Chancellor Hrabowski? [Poll]

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The virtue of video

The virtue of video 

Demonstrators in Baltimore are planning to return to the streets tonight in support of residents of Ferguson, Mo., where marchers have been protesting the fatal shooting by police of an unarmed black teenager since Aug. 9. The death of Michael Brown,...

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Getting steamed  [Editorial]

Getting steamed [Editorial] 

Residents of the neighborhoods around the soon-to-open Horseshoe Casino in downtown Baltimore are right to be upset that the city is diverting $3 million of the money set aside in state law to help mitigate the impact of casinos on the surrounding...

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Eliminating pension taxes [Poll]

Eliminating pension taxes [Poll]

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Balto. Co. schools' song and dance  [Editorial]

Balto. Co. schools' song and dance [Editorial] 

If Baltimore County residents had any doubts about the wisdom of moving toward a hybrid appointed/elected school board rather than the all-appointed version we have now, they were likely erased last week when the board voted to hand Superintendent...

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Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers  [Editorial]

Spin v. reality in Md. job numbers [Editorial] 

The headline on the news release out of Maryland's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation yesterday sounded pretty great: "Private Sector Gains 18,700 Jobs Over-the-Year."

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City police filming protesters [Poll]

City police filming protesters [Poll]

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Ocean City rentals [Poll]

Ocean City rentals [Poll]

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Ocean City's rental rage  [Editorial]

Ocean City's rental rage [Editorial] 

Summer vacations can be like overly long parties — fun for the invited but not always for neighbors and other bystanders. That has always been the challenge for those who live year-round in popular vacation destinations — tourists can...

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Taking responsibility for the 26th Street collapse  [Editorial]

Taking responsibility for the 26th Street collapse [Editorial] 

It's commendable that, in the face of litigation from residents of East 26th Street over this spring's collapse of a retaining wall abutting a rail line, Baltimore officials are clearly admitting to have made mistakes in their responses to the...

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Baltimore's moment of silence  [Editorial]

Baltimore's moment of silence [Editorial] 

This week, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered state troopers to take over responsibility for maintaining order in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, following several days of unrest sparked by the killing of an unarmed black teenager by a local police...

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Ferguson, Mo., policing [Poll]

Ferguson, Mo., policing [Poll]

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Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide [Editorial]

Eastern Shore wind farm: Let the Navy decide [Editorial]

The wind-power power struggle at the highest levels of Maryland's Democratic Party seemed to have been decided in May when Gov. Martin O'Malley bucked Rep. Steny Hoyer to veto legislation that would have essentially killed a green energy project on...

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Ready to learn more [Editorial]

Ready to learn more [Editorial] 

Baltimore City schools chief Gregory Thornton says making sure every student is ready for college or work when they graduate from high school will be his Job No. 1 when classes begin next week. For Mr. Thornton, college readiness is a quick shorthand...

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Solving murders  [Editorial]

Solving murders [Editorial] 

City police officials have replaced the department's homicide chief in the wake of a string of unsolved murders this summer that shattered what had been a period of relative calm. Maj. Stanley Brandford will take over the homicide unit from Maj....

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Water worries  [Editorial]

Water worries [Editorial] 

If Baltimore were actually considering privatizing its water system, the 50 or so people who were protesting outside City Hall on Wednesday would have had a strong case to be upset. But it's not. Rather, Baltimore is looking for a consultant to...

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Subs filling teacher vacancies [Poll]

Subs filling teacher vacancies [Poll]

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THE EDITORIAL BOARD


Andy Green, the opinion editor, has taken the "know a little bit about everything" approach in his time at The Sun. He was the city/state editor before coming to the editorial board, and prior to that he covered the State House and Baltimore County government.

Tricia Bishop, the deputy editorial page editor, was a reporter in the business and metro sections covering biotechnology, education and city and federal courts prior to joining the board.

Peter Jensen, former State House reporter and features writer, takes the lead on state government, transportation issues and the environment; he is the board's resident funny man and capital schmooze.

Glenn McNatt, who returned to editorial writing after serving as the newspaper's art critic, keeps an eye on the arts, culture, politics and the law for the editorial board.

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