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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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A victory for public safety  [Editorial]

A victory for public safety [Editorial] 

U.S. District Judge Catherine C. Blake's decision Tuesday upholding Maryland's ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition magazines almost certainly won't be the last word on the subject. The gun advocates who sued to overturn the ban won't...

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Howard teen tried as adult [Poll]

Howard teen tried as adult [Poll]

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Minor privilege, major disincentive  [Editorial]

Minor privilege, major disincentive [Editorial] 

"Charge 'em for the lice, extra for the mice

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The impeachment tug o' war

The impeachment tug o' war

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'Another senseless death'  [Editorial]

'Another senseless death' [Editorial] 

The shooting of an unarmed black teenager by a police officer in a suburb of St. Louis over the weekend has evoked a repeat of the turmoil that followed the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood watch volunteer in Florida two...

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Pension pandering  [Editorial]

Pension pandering [Editorial] 

In a particularly naked bit of pandering, Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan appeared before the state Fraternal Order of Police this week as part of its process of determining its endorsement in the fall election and promised to exempt...

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Airstrikes in Iraq [Poll]

Airstrikes in Iraq [Poll]

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Chaos in Baghdad  [Editorial]

Chaos in Baghdad [Editorial] 

Just when it seemed the situation in Iraq couldn't get any worse, the government moved a step closer to collapsing into chaos on Sunday when its president, Fuad Masum, formally nominated a candidate to replace the country's authoritarian prime...

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Smart meter apathy  [Editorial]

Smart meter apathy [Editorial] 

The smart meter conspiracy theorists are no doubt buoyed by the news that BGE has been unable to secure appointments to replace the old, analog meters in the homes of some 350,000 customers. But there is no reason to think this reflects some...

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Turning point in Iraq  [Editorial]

Turning point in Iraq [Editorial] 

After months of hesitation, President Barack Obama has authorized the use of U.S. military force, including limited airstrikes, against Islamic militants in Iraq who in recent months have overrun large parts of the country and now threaten the...

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Calls to cancel Moonrise Festival [Poll]

Calls to cancel Moonrise Festival [Poll]

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New direction for BDC  [Editorial]

New direction for BDC [Editorial] 

Whatever the reason for Brenda McKenzie's decision to leave as head of the Baltimore Development Corporation after just two years, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made a shrewd move by recruiting City Councilman William H. Cole IV to take her place....

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Best foot forward  [Editorial]

Best foot forward [Editorial] 

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's plan to beautify the approaches to Baltimore for visitors arriving by rail may seem like a triumph of style over substance in efforts to revitalize the city's image. But first impressions really do count, and the...

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The taxi wars  [Editorial]

The taxi wars [Editorial] 

The Maryland Public Service Commission's decision this week to classify the ride-sharing service Uber as a common carrier is probably not the end of the story as to whether the company will continue its operations in Baltimore City and Annapolis....

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Sudbury "educational freedom" schools [Poll]

Sudbury "educational freedom" schools [Poll]

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End the city pension fight  [Editorial]

End the city pension fight [Editorial] 

Their loss Wednesday in a federal appeals court left Baltimore's police and fire unions with a few options to continue the fight over Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's 2010 pension reform law, but none of them look promising. Rather than subject...

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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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