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  • No wonder Obama's not running on his record

    If I were President Obama, I would not try to defend my record of the last almost four years and instead ignore it completely, depending on charm rhetoric and likability for reelection ("Obama's downsized ambitions," Sept. 9). Certainly there has been...
  • Time for school choice in Chicago

    Time for school choice in Chicago
    "There is no right to strike against the public safety by anybody, anywhere, any time." -- Calvin Coolidge, responding to the 1919 Boston police strike This oft-quoted line from the then-governor of Massachusetts might be updated to include "the public...
  • Maybe give sanity a try

    It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity. Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...
  • O'Malley pays a visit to Iowa's core Democrats

    O'Malley pays a visit to Iowa's core Democrats
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley was in this first-in-the-nation caucus state Sunday to give the keynote address to hundreds at a Democratic barbecue — a role frequently reserved for likely presidential candidates. The invitation, and decision to...
  • Civil rights leader Lawrence Guyot dies at 73

    Civil rights leader Lawrence Guyot dies at 73
    Lawrence Guyot, a civil rights leader who survived jailhouse beatings in the Deep South in the 1960s and went on to encourage generations to get involved, has died. He was 73.  Guyot had a history of heart problems and suffered from diabetes, and died...
  • Key questions Romney and Obama must answer

    I will come clean about leaning right of center on the political spectrum, and I'll admit I've often had a difficult time swallowing a good many past Sun editorials. That said, however, I must give kudos for the your editorial outlining the key questions...
  • Romney deserves rebuke for Libya jab

    I'm beginning to believe that Sarah Palin, who could see Russia from her doorstep, had more foreign policy savvy than Mitt Romney. With a chance to act presidential, Mr. Romney instead choose to attack President Obama ("Romney jab on response to video...
  • Let's cut to the chase: America the dictatorship

    Let's cut to the chase: America the dictatorship
    Well, that pretty much settles it. My fellow Americans, I have heard and understood the loud and unequivocal message you sent with this year's election: Liberty is for losers. True, we have not been a free people in some time. It's been a long and...
  • The what-if prescription

    The what-if prescription
    Leave it to some thoughtful physicians to put good medicine ahead of good politics. Last year, the Obama administration wrongly chose to limit access of teens to the emergency contraceptive pill known as Plan B. This week, pediatricians are urging their...
  • Libya crisis brings out the character difference between Romney and Obama

    Does Mitt Romney not know that in the United States we have only one president at a time ("Romney jab on response to video protests draws rebukes," Sept. 13)? To attack the president in the midst of a crisis overseas is not only disgraceful but...
  • Republicans to Grover Norquist: We're just not that into you

    Republicans to Grover Norquist: We're just not that into you
    Was the big loser of this month's election Grover Norquist? It's starting to look that way, as an increasing number of Republicans in the House and Senate are announcing that they could be willing to violate the pledges they signed at the behest of the...
  • Women have pivotal role in health reform

    Women have pivotal role in health reform
    With the exciting news that Maryland has received a new federal grant of $123 million to support the establishment of its health benefit exchange — a critical component of President Barack Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act —...