Second Opinion
Southern discomfort [Editorial]

Southern discomfort [Editorial] 

Supporters of the League of the South can debate all they want whether their organization is truly a neo-Confederate hate group, as the Southern Poverty Law Center has classified them, but it would be much harder to argue that it isn’t an...

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Transforming UMUC  [Editorial]

Transforming UMUC [Editorial] 

The University of Maryland University College has long been at the forefront of online continuing education and job training for its mostly adult student body, so a recent proposal by UMUC President Javier Miyares to tie the school's future more...

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Medicare's pleasant surprise  [Editorial]

Medicare's pleasant surprise [Editorial] 

Between the crises in the Middle East and Ukraine and the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, it's difficult to get domestic news on the front page this week, let alone good news. But the improved finances of Medicare deserve the public's attention,...

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The "crush" defense [Poll]

The "crush" defense [Poll]

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Standing up to Moscow  [Editorial]

Standing up to Moscow [Editorial] 

After months of resisting U.S. calls for tougher economic sanctions against Russia in response to its support for separatist rebels in Ukraine, the major European powers agreed yesterday on a package of measures targeting Russia's financial, energy...

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Baltimore's parking economics  [Editorial]

Baltimore's parking economics [Editorial] 

Chicago's 2008 privatization of its municipal parking assets is widely considered to be a colossal boondoggle. Los Angeles considered selling off a few of its parking garages earlier this decade but scrapped the idea after it became clear that the...

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Selling city garages [Poll]

Selling city garages [Poll]

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Disruptive democracy in Towson  [Editorial]

Disruptive democracy in Towson [Editorial] 

We take the Baltimore County Police Department at its word that its officers were just trying to give some helpful tips to a pair of Dundalk activists about the rules of decorum at County Council work sessions and not trying to intimidate them into...

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O'Malley and migrant children [Poll]

O'Malley and migrant children [Poll]

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Ryan's safety net  [Editorial]

Ryan's safety net [Editorial] 

It didn't take Democrats much time to denounce Rep. Paul Ryan's latest plan for addressing poverty in this country. The main feature of the Republican's proposed "Opportunity Grant" would be to roll a lot of social welfare programs together and leave...

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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 [Poll]

Ray Rice suspension [Poll]

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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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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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