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  • Red Maryland week in review

    Red Maryland week in review
    From the Baltimore Sun op-ed page       Mark Newgent writes about education, nothing that with huge achievement gaps in our schools public education needs fundamental reforms.       Red Maryland Poll Still Open   The Red Maryland...
  • Nine ideas to revive the Republican Party [Commentary]

    Nine ideas to revive the Republican Party [Commentary]
    I've been running around the country hawking my new book, listening to what people are saying, and scribbling notes about what a new Republican platform should contain — at least what one should contain if we ever want to win again. Herewith, my...
  • After mall shooting, a time for healing, not divisiveness [Letter]

    After mall shooting, a time for healing, not divisiveness [Letter]
    Barely a day after the shooting at the Columbia Mall, columnist Dan Rodricks used the tragedy to promote social separatism at a time when the community needed to be brought together ("Expecting the horrible is the American way," Jan. 25). He took the...
  • Fund state pension plan [Letter]

    Fund state pension plan [Letter]
    With all the money from gambling, it seems that Gov. Martin O'Malley could fund the state's pension system ("O'Malley's fiscal house of cards," Jan. 16). What are the unions going to do about the governor's plan to divert some money intended to shore up...
  • Rights and responsibilities [Editorial]

    Rights and responsibilities [Editorial]
    Among the most politically charged subjects in the American discussion is the status of guns in our society. Those on the fringes of the discussion tend to attract the most attention, even as those with more middling views are ignored or lumped in...
  • Pension fund for Baltimore's elected officials 'financially strong'

    Pension fund for Baltimore's elected officials 'financially strong'
    While the pension systems for Baltimore's public safety and municipal workers are facing millions in unfunded liabilities, a third city pension fund is in excellent financial shape.  The Elected Officials' Retirement System for Baltimore's politicians...
  • Gun control doesn't make society safer [Letter]

    Gun control doesn't make society safer [Letter]
    I enjoyed reading your editorial about the Beretta company building a new plant in Tennessee ("Weighing the loss of Beretta jobs," Jan. 30). The problem is that even the cities that attempted to ban handguns entirely were among the most violent in the...
  • Gun-rights activists rally in Annapolis

    Gun-rights activists rally in Annapolis
    Several hundred gun-rights advocates rallied in Annapolis Tuesday, saying they'll work to unseat state legislators who voted for Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun-control law in 2013. "The dragon that got awoken last year is still on patrol," said Shannon...
  • Broken promises [Editorial]

    Broken promises  [Editorial]
    In 2011, Maryland's state government was facing significant budget challenges in both the short term and the long term. The lingering effects of the recession and the waning of federal stimulus funds had blown a hole of about $1.6 billion in the state's...
  • Bel Air Gun Show draws steady crush of buyers, visitors of all ages

    Bel Air Gun Show draws steady crush of buyers, visitors of all ages
    As people of all ages made their way between the exhibit tables, passing through crowds with barely any elbow room, vendors of firearms, knives, collectible and antique weapons and outdoor gear pitched their wares on the floor of the Bel Air Reckord...
  • Restricting guns can reduce violence [Letter]

    Restricting guns can reduce violence [Letter]
    Letter writer John Wyninger dismisses the effectiveness of limiting gun access with the observation "if only" all violence could be easily erased by gun control ("Mall violence surprising but gun control no remedy," Jan. 28). But it can. Well, not all...
  • Columbia mall shooting victims honored on one-week anniversary of the attack

    Columbia mall shooting victims honored on one-week anniversary of the attack
    A few dozen people gathered Saturday morning at The Mall in Columbia around the fountain, where it's customary to toss pennies into the clear water of the black-bottom pool and wish for good fortune. This time, though, some tossed white flowers that...