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  • Think Laurel is a better investment than Pimlico? Think again.

    Think Laurel is a better investment than Pimlico? Think again.

    The business case behind Maryland Jockey Club owner The Stronach Group’s desire to consolidate all Maryland horse racing — including the Preakness Stakes — at one supertrack in Laurel is pretty simple. Horse racing as an industry is not what it once was, and Maryland is not a big enough market...

  • Is Calvin Ball's Ellicott City flood mitigation plan worth the cost?

    Is Calvin Ball's Ellicott City flood mitigation plan worth the cost?

    Howard County Executive Calvin Ball’s plan for mitigating future flooding in Ellicott City addresses many of the concerns we had with his predecessor's proposal. It requires the demolition of fewer buildings on the town’s historic Main Street and has the capacity to move more water safely away...

  • SAT to take into account adversities students face

    SAT to take into account adversities students face

    The College Board is addressing potential inequities in SAT results with a new “adversity score” that will take into account a student’s economic and social background in addition to the verbal and math skills the test traditionally assesses. We think it is important to take into consideration...

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  • Hopkins lawsuits against poor show need for Medicare For All

    Hopkins lawsuits against poor show need for Medicare For All

    There is no clearer example of why a Medicare for All universal health plan is needed in this country than the case of Lakesha Spence, detailed in The Sun (“Johns Hopkins Hospital sues patients, many low income, for medical debt,” May 18). Ms. Spence, a 34-year old single mother making $15 an hour...

  • UMMS and other hospital boards are rubber stamps

    UMMS and other hospital boards are rubber stamps

    The University of Maryland Medical System is in the spotlight for self dealing, however, the problem goes beyond UMMS and its affiliates (“Now that Pugh has resigned, what about UMMS?” May 8). It’s an endemic problem in hospitals of our region. Today, patients became a commodity. Boards of directors...

  • Preakness: Record betting handle and third world bathrooms

    Preakness: Record betting handle and third world bathrooms

    Third world women's bathroom conditions notwithstanding, Pimlico Race Course tried to put its best foot forward on Preakness Saturday. Thanks to Childs Walker's reporting, I noticed the total betting handle was just a tick under $100 million (“War of Will wins 144th Preakness two weeks after treacherous...

  • Thank you, Baltimore, for quite an eventful day

    Thank you, Baltimore, for quite an eventful day

    I like Baltimore. l am not a stranger to the city, but I am not usually there during the weekday. But last Friday, I attended the University of Maryland School of Social Work Convocation at the Lyric. I was there to celebrate my Master of Social Work graduation and all of the other social work...

  • Blame city for Red Line cancellation and higher MTA fares, not Hogan

    Blame city for Red Line cancellation and higher MTA fares, not Hogan

    So, The Baltimore Sun’s editorial board is falsely accusing Gov. Larry Hogan for being responsible for the Maryland Transit Administration fare hike that was intended to help pay for the now-cancelled $2.9 billion Red Line light-rail system (“MTA fare hike: Yet another cruel reminder of Baltimore’s...

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  • Students are more than an SAT score

    Students are more than an SAT score

    Perhaps if we have reached the time in which we need to manipulate the SAT score to more adequately identify academic achievement, it is time to find a new tool and process (“SAT to take into account adversities students face,” May 20). Perhaps it is time to re-evaluate the ways in which we try...

  • Protect America's nurses from job-related violence

    Protect America's nurses from job-related violence

    I read Jenna Mermer's commentary with sadness and surprise (“Nurses must expect, demand better,” May 16). Sadness, because I cannot believe that nurses are still being attacked on the job and surprise that the U.S. Congress is dragging its feet on the passage of H.R. 1309. This should be a no-brainer....

  • With abortion, allow room for compassion — and some options

    With abortion, allow room for compassion — and some options

    We must find a more compassionate and pragmatic ways to address those difficult issues that are tearing our country apart. No issue seems more intractable than the abortion debate. Once again, we hear the battle cries intensify as some state governments liberalize abortion laws while others place...

  • Zurawik has one-sided view of Supreme Court

    Zurawik has one-sided view of Supreme Court

    In another editorial disguised as a television review, David Zurawik disparages the current Supreme Court (“Frontline goes into the shadows to show how Supreme Court moved so far to the right,” May 15). Citing a like-minded program from self-proclaimed “public” television, Mr. Zurawik supports...

  • Why aren't wrongly convicted getting compensated?

    Why aren't wrongly convicted getting compensated?

    Dan Rodricks' column on how the wrongly convicted are still waiting for compensation for lost years was shocking, yet revealing as to where the state government's priorities are (“Seeking compensation for a wrongful conviction and an ‘altogether tragic life,’” May 17). According to Mr. Rodricks,...

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