Second Opinion
Keeping secrets  [Editorial]

Keeping secrets [Editorial] 

Last week, Gannett Co. Inc., owner of The Daily Times in Salisbury, filed a lawsuit in Worcester County Circuit Court to force Ocean City to release the name of a 17-year-old drowning victim...

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Should convicted cops get to clear their records? [Poll]

Should convicted cops get to clear their records? [Poll]

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The Holder legacy  [Editorial]

The Holder legacy [Editorial] 

Of all the offices in the federal government, the job of attorney general may be one of the toughest as well the most thankless. Eric H. Holder, who announced last week that he is stepping down as the nation's top law enforcement official six years...

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Ferguson police chief apology [Poll]

Ferguson police chief apology [Poll]

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The transportation lockbox  [Editorial]

The transportation lockbox [Editorial] 

On the November ballot, voters across Maryland will face Question 1, a proposed constitutional amendment that places restrictions on the ability of the next governor and General Assembly to use transportation money to help balance the general fund....

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Making the most of teacher evaluations  [Editorial]

Making the most of teacher evaluations [Editorial] 

The good news from a study of Maryland's transition to a new teacher evaluation system is that we are doing better than perhaps any other state. The bad news is something just about every parent, student and educator in the state probably already...

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Our murky mission in Syria  [Editorial]

Our murky mission in Syria [Editorial] 

President Barack Obama went to the United Nations this week to rally the world against what he called "the network of death" embodied by the Islamic State and other extremist groups that have captured large parts of Iraq and Syria in recent months....

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The budget apocalypse that isn't  [Editorial]

The budget apocalypse that isn't [Editorial] 

Maryland's revised budget estimates projecting collections of $405 million less than previously expected this year and next, coming as they are in the middle of a gubernatorial election, have prompted two politically charged questions. First,...

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Baltimore City Council candidate selection [Poll]

Baltimore City Council candidate selection [Poll]

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Cops and cameras  [Editorial]

Cops and cameras [Editorial] 

Legislation introduced Monday in the City Council would require every Baltimore police officer to wear a body camera within a year. Though the proposal leaves many questions unanswered regarding how evidence from the devices could be used, who...

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Harford pay wars  [Editorial]

Harford pay wars [Editorial] 

For most of Maryland, David R. Craig might be remembered best as the candidate for governor who finished second to Larry Hogan in the Republican primary earlier this year. But there's another title the outgoing Harford County Executive ought to...

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Steve Bisciotti's side [Poll]

Steve Bisciotti's side [Poll]

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Don't shut off the White House  [Editorial]

Don't shut off the White House [Editorial] 

There's simply no excuse for the Secret Service to have allowed an apparently deranged man to vault over the White House fence on Friday then sprint across the lawn and actually enter the president's residence through an unlocked door before he was...

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The Ravens' story shifts  [Editorial]

The Ravens' story shifts [Editorial] 

During a lengthy and wide-ranging news conference Monday, Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said one thing that is indisputably true: that both his competence and his integrity are being questioned in the wake of the Ray Rice domestic abuse scandal....

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Three-year degree [Poll]

Three-year degree [Poll]

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More talk, more action  [Editorial]

More talk, more action [Editorial]

Monocles are off to the New Yorker for the best headline we've seen yet regarding climate change, this week's United Nations summit in New York and the large-scale demonstrations that have accompanied it: "Largest Climate-Change March in History...

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Police body cameras [Poll]

Police body cameras [Poll]

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License to deport  [Editorial]

License to deport [Editorial] 

Maryland's decision to join a handful of states that allow undocumented immigrants the chance to obtain driver's licenses was a pragmatic one designed to keep residents safe. Border security, deportation policy and pathways to citizenship are not...

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Ruling out 'boots on the ground' [Poll]

Ruling out 'boots on the ground' [Poll]

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An alternative to fat-cat politics  [Editorial]

An alternative to fat-cat politics [Editorial] 

Seemingly little noticed outside Rockville was a Montgomery County Council subcommittee's decision this week in support of public financing of local political campaigns. If, as expected, the legislation is approved by the full council, Montgomery...

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Changing politics of health care [Editorial] 

A former Arizona state senator named Russell Pearce resigned as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party recently because he suggested that if he ran Medicaid, the first thing he'd do would be to put female recipients on birth control implants...

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Immigrant city  [Editorial]

Immigrant city [Editorial] 

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's report on strategies to attract immigrants to Baltimore offers dozens of recommendations, but for those who are not immigrants or connected to the immigrant community, it may raise two big questions. First, at a...

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Scottish independence [Poll]

Scottish independence [Poll]

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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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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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