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Arena naming rights [Poll]

Arena naming rights [Poll]

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U.Md.'s poetic uniforms [Poll]

U.Md.'s poetic uniforms [Poll]

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The Ebola threat  [Editorial]

The Ebola threat [Editorial] 

President Barack Obama announced today that he will send up to 3,000 health workers and military personnel to Liberia to help stem the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa that has paralyzed the health system there and threatened the...

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The Hogan agenda, according to Brown  [Editorial]

The Hogan agenda, according to Brown [Editorial] 

Last week, the Maryland Democratic Party crowed about a poll showing Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown with a 14-point lead over Republican Larry Hogan. The Hogan campaign, the state GOP and others -- including the American Association of Public Opinion...

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NFL now must tackle child abuse  [Editorial]

NFL now must tackle child abuse [Editorial] 

The National Football League received more domestic violence-related bad news last week with the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was charged over the weekend in Texas with reckless or negligent injury to a child. The...

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A spectacular weekend for Baltimore  [Editorial]

A spectacular weekend for Baltimore [Editorial] 

After something of a rough week, the city showed off its best to a national audience with this weekend's Star Spangled Spectacular, packing downtown with residents and tourists alike to celebrate a singular moment in American history. The rain...

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Ray Rice appeal [Poll]

Ray Rice appeal [Poll]

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Birth control bait-and-switch  [Editorial]

Birth control bait-and-switch [Editorial] 

In what on the surface seems like a remarkable turnaround, a number of conservative Republican Senate candidates this year are supporting a proposal to expand access to birth control by making it available without a prescription as an over-the-...

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O, say can you still see? [Editorial]

O, say can you still see? [Editorial] 

Whether "Baltimore — Birthplace of the Star-Spangled Banner" is destined to become the city's official motto, as the City Council recently endorsed, is less important than a troubling bit of information that arose during the council's debate...

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Hooked on pills  [Editorial]

Hooked on pills [Editorial]

State officials are hoping a new public health initiative to track the distribution and sale of highly addictive prescription drugs in Maryland can help reduce the number of people who abuse such medications. The initiative, inspired by a program...

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The pregnancy defense [Poll]

The pregnancy defense [Poll]

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Should Goodell resign? [Poll]

Should Goodell resign? [Poll]

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Too much carbon, too little time  [Editorial]

Too much carbon, too little time [Editorial] 

If increasingly extreme weather events around the world weren't alarming enough, the latest monitoring by the World Meteorological Organization shows last year was the worst ever for rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Their report...

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Obama's craven delay on immigration  [Editorial]

Obama's craven delay on immigration [Editorial]

Want to know what average Americans think of a president who makes decisions based on politics and not what he actually believes in? President Barack Obama should rent a copy of "The American President" with friends and listen to the cheers when...

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The NFL wants you to forget  [Editorial]

The NFL wants you to forget [Editorial]

The Baltimore Ravens will return to the field against the arch-rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday, and the team and the NFL are undoubtedly hoping that football fans here, there and in the nationwide television audience will forget everything they...

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Restaurant health grades [Poll]

Restaurant health grades [Poll]

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Remember the victim  [Editorial]

Remember the victim [Editorial]

Janay Rice's public message today about the Ravens' decision to cut her husband, running back Ray Rice, and the NFL's decision to ban him for life after a video was published showing him knocking her unconscious is likely to have precisely the...

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ISIS is not invincible  [Editorial]

ISIS is not invincible [Editorial] 

President Barack Obama plans to address the nation tomorrow to lay out his strategy for defeating ISIS, the radical Islamist group whose gruesome beheadings and mass killings have terrorized tens of thousands of Iraqi and Syrian civilians in the...

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Ray Rice release [Poll]

Ray Rice release [Poll]

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New city slogan [Poll]

New city slogan [Poll]

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Reckless and callous [Editorial]

Reckless and callous [Editorial] 

The Ravens insist they had not seen the video taken by an Atlantic City casino elevator security camera showing Ray Rice knock out his then-fiancée, now wife, Janay Palmer, until it was posted Monday morning by the website tmz.com. Ditto the...

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McDonnell convictions [Poll]

McDonnell convictions [Poll]

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Star-spangled predictions  [Editorial]

Star-spangled predictions [Editorial] 

One hundred years ago today, The Sun's editorial board commemorated the centennial of the defense of Fort McHenry and Francis Scott Key's writing of what would become the national anthem by offering predictions of what the world — and Baltimore...

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What kind of naive fool...

What kind of naive fool...

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Crime and rehabilitation  [Editorial]

Crime and rehabilitation [Editorial] 

Last month a Howard County judge handed down a curious ruling in the case of a disturbed teenager charged with conspiring to murder her father. Circuit Judge William Tucker acknowledged that Morgan Lane Arnold, who was 14 at the time of the killing,...

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College video applications [Poll]

College video applications [Poll]

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A speed bump for marriage equality  [Editorial]

A speed bump for marriage equality [Editorial] 

The air of seeming inevitability that had developed around the idea of a successful constitutional challenge to state bans on gay marriage was punctured Wednesday by a federal judge in Louisiana. After 21 consecutive decisions favoring marriage...

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The Tallinn declaration  [Editorial]

The Tallinn declaration [Editorial] 

In the wake of Russia's increasingly belligerent behavior in Ukraine, President Barack Obama delivered a ringing declaration of NATO's support for the Baltic countries Wednesday in the capital of Estonia, a former Soviet Republic and current NATO...

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Dando's assault charges dropped [Poll]

Dando's assault charges dropped [Poll]

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Shadow boxing in the Md. governor's race  [Editorial]

Shadow boxing in the Md. governor's race [Editorial]

Those who thought that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown would seek to ignore the fact that he faces competition in November's general election appear to be wrong. But to say that he is engaging with Republican nominee Larry Hogan isn't exactly right either....

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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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