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Vladimir Putin

Let's stop name-calling

Let's stop name-calling

The U.S. presidential campaign has been marked by harsh and pervasive invective of the type that adds to division within our nation rather than helping us to come closer to each other. In fact, there were claims that much of the trolling online was sponsored by Russia's Vladimir Putin to help undermine our election process.

One step to bring back civility is to change one of the rules for The Baltimore Sun's letters to the editor and that is to prohibit invective. For example, a recent letter using the word "moron" twice was not edifying but merely insulting — not to President Barack Obama and The Sun but to the newspaper's readers (

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