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Easter cartoons

Easter cartoons

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Jailed police officer [Poll]

Jailed police officer [Poll]

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NRA cartoons [Pictures]

NRA cartoons [Pictures]

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Moscow's Achilles heel  [Editorial]

Moscow's Achilles heel [Editorial]

With Russian troops amassed along its border and Kremlin-backed separatists in control of major cities in eastern Ukraine, the government in Kiev is facing the gravest threat to its survival since the breakup of the former Soviet Union a generation...

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Fresh eyes on the budget  [Editorial]

Fresh eyes on the budget [Editorial]

It's tempting to dismiss Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's proposals to reduce state spending on the basis of his spectacularly bad idea of eliminating the state prosecutor's office. Getting rid of the one semi-independent actor in Maryland's...

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Physician-assisted suicide [Poll]

Physician-assisted suicide [Poll]

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Google cartoons

Google cartoons

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Setting priorities in Balto. Co.  [Editorial]

Setting priorities in Balto. Co. [Editorial]

The prevailing governing philosophy of Baltimore County might well be summed up, with apologies to Henry David Thoreau, as "That government is best which governs least interestingly." As such, County Executive Kevin Kamenetz appeared to go to great...

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The pull of the pool  [Editorial]

The pull of the pool [Editorial]

George Herman Ruth Jr., the pride of Pigtown, stayed in the game too long. In his last season and playing for the Boston Braves in 1935, the legendary Babe batted .181, could barely trot around the bases and stuck around mostly because he thought he'...

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Heartbleed bug [Poll]

Heartbleed bug [Poll]

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Boston Marathon cartoons [Pictures]

Boston Marathon cartoons [Pictures]

A remembrance of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and their aftermath.

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Seeing red over city schools budget  [Editorial]

Seeing red over city schools budget [Editorial]

City school officials facing a $31 million budget shortfall next year have proposed dipping into the system's rainy day fund to close the gap. But that's not what those dollars are supposed to be for. The whole point of setting aside emergency...

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Michael Phelps returns to competitive swimming [Poll]

Michael Phelps returns to competitive swimming [Poll]

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A step toward sanity on marijuana  [Editorial]

A step toward sanity on marijuana [Editorial]

In 2010, Baltimore City police made 64,525 arrests, and more than 7,000 of them — 11 percent of the total — were for simple possession of marijuana. That represents thousands of man-hours by Baltimore City police, Central Booking...

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Climate change cartoons

Climate change cartoons

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Dogged opposition

Dogged opposition

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The 55 percent solution

The 55 percent solution

Maryland is already one of the best educated states in the nation, ranking at or near the top when it comes to the percentage of residents with college and post-graduate degrees. But state leaders, looking at an increasingly competitive, knowledge-...

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The ugly Ryan budget  [Editorial]

The ugly Ryan budget [Editorial]

The marvel of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, which the House of Representatives approved this week, is that for a piece of legislation that's essentially dead on arrival in the Senate, it's going to live on as a political document from now until November....

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'Late Show' host [Poll]

'Late Show' host [Poll]

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A legislative governor [Editorial]

A legislative governor [Editorial]

If voters remember anything from Martin O'Malley's first run for governor eight years ago, it's probably two big promises: to roll back a big increase in BGE rates and to end the culture of divisiveness in Annapolis to bring lawmakers together to get...

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Obamacare cartoons [Pictures]

Obamacare cartoons [Pictures]

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Paul Ryan cartoons [Pictures]

Paul Ryan cartoons [Pictures]

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Howard takes the wheel  [Editorial]

Howard takes the wheel [Editorial]

Easily overlooked in the waning days of the legislative session was a dust-up over how best to manage suburban transit in the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Howard County announced the creation of a Regional Transportation Agency, or RTA, to...

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Medicare's open books  [Editorial]

Medicare's open books [Editorial]

This week, America learned what the folks over on Security Boulevard already knew — there's a lot to be learned from Medicare accounting. Medicare paid out $77 billion to health care providers in 2012, according to the long-awaited data...

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Medicare data dump [Poll]

Medicare data dump [Poll]

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Religion and restraint  [Editorial]

Religion and restraint [Editorial]

It's a shame Carroll County's board of commissioners felt it had to hold a formal vote in order to prevent members from violating a federal court order against sectarian or denominational prayers at the opening of its meetings. Is it too much to...

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Ukraine in crisis  [Editorial]

Ukraine in crisis [Editorial]

The new Ukrainian government in Kiev is under mounting pressure to keep the country from unraveling as pro-Russian demonstrators in Kharkiv, Donetsk, Lugansk and other eastern cities occupy government buildings and demand to be reunited with Moscow....

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Hillary Clinton cartoons [Pictures]

Hillary Clinton cartoons [Pictures]

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Legislative wrap up [Poll]

Legislative wrap up [Poll]

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General Assembly 2014: The good, bad and so-so

General Assembly 2014: The good, bad and so-so

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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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