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Fingerprints

Fingerprints

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Are phosphorus rules in trouble?

Are phosphorus rules in trouble? 

If all went as planned, Gov. Martin O'Malley spent this past weekend in Iowa, his second trip to the state in a month, which puts him about two visits ahead of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton this year. His purpose is hardly a secret as he'...

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Ray Rice [suspension]

Ray Rice [suspension]

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Ken Ulman's giveback [Poll]

Ken Ulman's giveback [Poll]

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The way forward in Gaza  [Editorial]

The way forward in Gaza [Editorial] 

More than two weeks into the latest round of fighting in Gaza neither Israel nor Hamas, the militant Islamic group that controls the territory, have shown any sign of backing off from the confrontation. So far, more than 800 Palestinians, most of...

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Another botched execution  [Editorial]

Another botched execution [Editorial] 

Arizona's execution this week of convicted double-murderer Joseph R. Wood III took so long that his attorneys had time to file another request for a stay and get a Supreme Court justice on the phone while it was going on. According to an Arizona...

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Goodbye, HSA  [Editorial]

Goodbye, HSA [Editorial] 

The Maryland state board of education's decision this week to replace the English and Algebra I High School Assessments with new tests tied to the Common Core curriculum predictably has sparked complaints that educators are moving too quickly to...

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Football and going too far  [Editorial]

Football and going too far [Editorial] 

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Cartoons]

Israeli-Palestinian conflict [Cartoons]

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Immigration cartoons

Immigration cartoons

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Obamacare subsidy rulings highlight GOP intransigence  [Editorial]

Obamacare subsidy rulings highlight GOP intransigence [Editorial] 

On Tuesday, one federal appellate court read the Affordable Care Act to, rather nonsensically, prohibit the federal government from providing subsidies to consumers in states that chose not to set up their own health insurance exchanges and to use...

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Beretta's back story  [Editorial]

Beretta's back story [Editorial] 

Beretta U.S.A.'s decision to move all of its American manufacturing facilities from its long-time home in Prince George's County to a new facility it's building in Tennessee has immediately put Maryland's new gun control law in the spotlight and...

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Harder high school tests [Poll]

Harder high school tests [Poll]

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Stop inversions now  [Editorial]

Stop inversions now [Editorial] 

If your roof starts leaking live a sieve, it's not only prudent to get a new roof but to install a short-term fix — buckets to catch the water, perhaps, or a tarp — before your house is ruined. So should it be with so-called tax...

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Kids count; so do parents  [Editorial]

Kids count; so do parents [Editorial] 

The Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation is out with its 25th Kids Count data book, measuring the wellbeing of children nationwide across a variety of health, economic, educational and community measures. In some ways, kids are much better off...

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Johns Hopkins settlement [Poll]

Johns Hopkins settlement [Poll]

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Putin on the hot seat  [Editorial]

Putin on the hot seat [Editorial] 

Russia's President Vladimir Putin was once lauded by supporters for his brilliance in cynically calling for a negotiated end to Ukraine's civil war while simultaneously escalating the conflict through secret shipments of arms and equipment to...

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Standing up for children  [Editorial]

Standing up for children [Editorial] 

Another proposal to house undocumented children in Maryland and another shameful response. This time it wasn't rural Carroll County blasting the prospect of "illeagles" living outside Westminster, but a Baltimore County councilman decrying the...

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Cutting drug prison terms [Poll]

Cutting drug prison terms [Poll]

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Anti-immigration police

Anti-immigration police

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Protecting all crime victims

Protecting all crime victims 

City Police Commissioner Anthony Batts set an example for his fellow officers when he met recently with Baltimore's transgender community to discuss the murder of a 26-year-old transgender woman whose body was found in a Northwest Baltimore alley...

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Catholic Charities housing immigrant children [Poll]

Catholic Charities housing immigrant children [Poll]

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An appeal to women voters  [Editorial]

An appeal to women voters [Editorial] 

It should come as no surprise that Democrats are looking to women voters for help this fall and plan to use the Hobby Lobby decision — and an assault of women's reproductive rights generally — as part of their rallying cry. In a meeting...

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Another war in Gaza  [Editorial]

Another war in Gaza [Editorial] 

The five-hour cease fire between Hamas and Israel in the Gaza Strip was the calm before the storm. Hamas rockets began raining down on Israel at the moment the United Nations-requested lull ended on Thursday afternoon. Israel waited a bit longer...

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Keep talking with Iran  [Editorial]

Keep talking with Iran [Editorial] 

President Barack Obama and officials in Iran have suggested that they will extend current talks about the Islamic State's nuclear program beyond Sunday's deadline if no agreement is reached. It is essential that they do so and that hard-line voices...

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Hampden parking problems [Poll]

Hampden parking problems [Poll]

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Md. should stay the course on Obamacare fix  [Editorial]

Md. should stay the course on Obamacare fix [Editorial] 

Pardon us if we are not completely reassured by officials' insistence that glitches recently discovered in the Connecticut Affordable Care Act health insurance exchange that Maryland is in the process of adapting will be fixed well before the site...

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Holder and race  [Editorial]

Holder and race [Editorial]

For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component"...

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The Orioles' perch  [Editorial]

The Orioles' perch [Editorial]

The Baltimore Orioles have passed the mid-season mark sitting on a comfortable perch — first place in the American League East with a four game lead (five in the loss column) over the Toronto Blue Jays. It's difficult to know whether to be...

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Iran nuclear talks [Poll]

Iran nuclear talks [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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