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In recent editorials, we rebuke the city preservation commission for voting to delay development of the Superblock; praise an effort to divert some mentally ill defendants away from prison and into treatment; and assess how Gov. Martin O'Malley's agenda fared in the recently concluded General Assembly session (not so hot). Also, in an editorial notebook entry, Rob Kasper offers a humorous take on the city's plan to put corporate logos on city property.

On the op-ed side, Rafael Medoff recalls how late director Sidney Lumet was involved in an incident that helped desegregate theaters in Baltimore; Dan Rodricks muses on subjects ranging from booze to politics to rockfish; Susan Reimer offers a lively exchange with her conservative nephew on the issue of entitlements; and Laila El-Haddad provides a Palestinian perspective on Judge Richard Goldstone's disavowal of the report on the Gaza war that bears his name.

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