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  • Double-voting not the only opportunity for fraud [Letter]

    Double-voting not the only opportunity for fraud [Letter]
    Each of our board members read The Sun's editorial, "Double voting? Not necessarily" (Sept. 2), and came away with mixed thoughts. We nonetheless thank you for encouraging Maryland to pursue legal action against those who voted twice in Maryland and Virginia. Our goal is to promote free and fair elections so we naturally appreciated your support. We were somewhat perplexed, however, with the remainder of your verbiage and some of your assumptions. Some of your statements echoed some of the same things we heard the past decade espoused by Annapolis lawmakers and select interest groups when a bill for photo identification was introduced. Ironically, near-identical verbiage was used repeatedly by officials in just about every state where photo ID legislation was introduced, namely that "it discourages voting, particularly by the young, elderly and minority voters." It wasn't until a few federal judges forced those objecting to legislation considered by others states to justify their objection with facts and figures in as much as photo IDs are commonly required today by federal and state laws for a multitude of reasons.
  • 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 themselves...

    O'Malley takes on another 'pop' issue [Commentary]

    O'Malley takes on another 'pop' issue [Commentary]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley, a presidential hopeful, has taken on yet another "pop issue," proposing that we provide foster care to several thousand unaccompanied Central American minors, lest they be sent to "certain death." He has also championed abolition...

    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 it...

    Balto. Co. endorsements [Editorial]

    Balto. Co. endorsements [Editorial]
    The Sun makes endorsements for state legislature and County Council in the following races: 8th District Redistricting left the residents of the 8th District with two incumbents for three spots. Del. John Cluster, Christian Miele and Norma Secoura are...