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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.
  • A free and open Internet for all [Commentary]

    A free and open Internet for all [Commentary]
    From ice bucket challenges to the upcoming midterm elections, we are reminded again and again how the Internet has changed the way we live and connect and organize. Digital equality has become fundamental to economic, cultural and political equality....

    Black police officers decry union's legal fund donation [Commentary]

    Black police officers decry union's legal fund donation [Commentary]
    African American Officers of the Anne Arundel County Police Department were shocked and taken back by the donation to the defense fund for Officer Darren Wilson of Ferguson, Mo., by the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 Board of Directors. While we...

    Cloning Capt. Ron Johnson [Commentary]

    Cloning Capt. Ron Johnson [Commentary]
    One of the unsung blessings of Twitter is the way it continually reminds us that willful ignorance is alive and thriving in the American body politic. In the past week, we were treated to widely retweeted photos purporting to show Capt. Ron Johnson of...

    200 rally in Glen Burnie to support two black shooting victims

    200 rally in Glen Burnie to support two black shooting victims
    Candles brightened the night Thursday as hundreds of people held up signs and chanted “Stop, don't shoot” outside a historic Glen Burnie church in remembrance of two young African-American men killed in shootings. The Anne Arundel County...