| Sep 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The zero tolerance mentality that many schools have incorporated is just so un-American. The mind-set is rigid, unyielding and is just utterly ridiculous ("Common sense in the classroom," Sept. 3).
Our school systems have lost their focus on priorities,...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:10 AM
Sam & Elsie's Restaurant, just over the Howard County line, has been in operation since 1955. Long before Interstate 95 was a reality, no doubt countless thousands of cars passed by the popular eatery and watering hole, day and night.
Tales of the...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The vitriolic discourse between Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Gov. Martin O'Malley should be directed to the judges and courts ("Don't return to a failed crime-fighting strategy," Sept. 22).
The number of arrests don't matter if the courts fail...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Perhaps it's time for our nation to look long and hard at our faltering, staid conventional two-party system. It has pathetically morphed into a churlish, immature tug of war between the Democrats and Republicans ("Under federal shutdown, many Marylanders...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I used to be of the mind-set that secessionists were wild-eyed, "rugged individualism" folks who were rife with ideas that went against the grain of everything American.
Now I find these same people are very intriguing. Secessionism is no longer a...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 2:58 PM
Date: Sept. 1, 2013
Her story: Nadia Ennis, 34, grew up in Freeport, Long Island. She is a veterinary technician at Belvedere Veterinary Center in Baltimore. Her parents are retired and live in Palm Bay, Fla.
His story: Robert Zanotti, 34, was born in...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I have been following the actions of the Baltimore County government and the sale of county-owned property with great interest and concern. In all of my years on the County Council and in the House of Delegates, I have never seen such actions as these...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 6:45 AM
In the midst of a horrific summer with incomprehensible amounts of bloodshed, the Baltimore City Police Department is doing some internal shuffling ("Batts shakes up police top ranks," July 10). If these moves are meant to appease the citizens of...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:45 AM
As U.S. citizens, we have grown so comfortable with air conditioning that we tend to forget about its benefits. We take for granted in the brutally hot and humid months that the automobile we drive, the place we call home, the grocery store, our work...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The chasm between the Baltimore City Police Department and city residents seems to be widening ("Batts shakes up police top ranks," July 10).
The only way out is simple: The police need to increase their communication with those whom they serve. For the...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 6:45 AM
I don't know how many, if any, people who carry illegal guns read The Sun, but for those who do I have a desperate plea: Leave your guns behind.
Yes, that's correct. The heat is so oppressive, it feels like one is standing near a furnace. Tempers...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Urban blight in Baltimore is slowly oozing into more neighborhoods.
Baltimore City Public Schools has made positive strides but have a long road to go in terms of improvement. Gang violence is on the uptick, and some neighborhoods are dying a slow urban...