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  • Dangerous grandstands at Pimlico or retaliation by Stronach?

    Dangerous grandstands at Pimlico or retaliation by Stronach?

    We don’t know yet if the the Maryland Jockey Club is justified in its decision to shut down a major portion of the Pimlico grandstands that seats nearly 7,000 people just ahead of the Preakness Stakes. But it’s certainly remarkable timing — and convenient for a company that has made naked its desire...

  • Congress — and the American people — aren't too dumb to understand Trump's taxes

    Congress — and the American people — aren't too dumb to understand Trump's taxes

    President Donald Trump and his advisers have run the gamut of excuses for not releasing his tax returns. There was the audit excuse (which the IRS has made clear doesn’t exist). There’s the do-it-later promise that never manifests. There was the claim that only reporters cared about his taxes (despite...

  • Fells Point bar case another sign of the problem with bail

    Fells Point bar case another sign of the problem with bail

    High profile attorney Kenneth Ravenell used choice words for a judge who took bail away from a client accused of gunning down a man in a brutal homicide in Fell’s Point last year — a decision Mr. Ravenell called a “farce.” But the true disgrace was that Phillip Stanley West was ever given the opportunity...

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The Sun endorsed the wrong person for speaker

The recent Baltimore Sun editorial, “McIntosh should be next speaker” (April 21), was a very disappointing read. Actually, Del. Adrienne A. Jones should be the next speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates for a number of reasons. First, Delegate Jones has served as speaker pro tem of the House...

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  • Creating a way to remove the mayor isn't the only thing that needs changing in Baltimore's charter post-Healthy Holly

    Creating a way to remove the mayor isn't the only thing that needs changing in Baltimore's charter post-Healthy Holly

    With each insistence from Mayor Catherine Pugh and her advisers that she intends to come back to office when her health allows — despite a unanimous call for her to resign from the City Council and from the city’s House delegation because of the fallout from the Healthy Holly scandal — it becomes...

  • County schools audit: What's the excuse for opposing Verletta White now?

    County schools audit: What's the excuse for opposing Verletta White now?

    When you think back about all the wrangling over an independent audit of Baltimore County Public Schools finances — the finger-pointing, the insinuations, the expectation of more Dallas Dance-like criminal behavior (particularly in regard to education technology spending) and even the school board’s...

  • Baltimore's perpetual trash problem

    Baltimore's perpetual trash problem

    Why can’t we have a clean city? It’s a problem that has perplexed generations of mayors in Baltimore. Call it the perpetual trash nemesis. Decades of tactics have been tried to beat it. William Donald Schaefer’s Trashball campaign urged people to ball up their debris and toss it into a receptacle...

  • General Assembly 2019: The pretty good, but... session

    General Assembly 2019: The pretty good, but... session

    It’s difficult to get beyond the tragic loss of House Speaker Michael E. Busch when evaluating the 2019 General Assembly session. His death on Sunday and the gut-wrenching final day of lawmaking that followed before the assembly’s adjournment Monday night cast a shadow over everything else that...

  • Immigration: Hard line policies to get harder

    Immigration: Hard line policies to get harder

    If there was ever any hope that President Donald Trump’s views on immigration might be softening — that, for example, he might recognize the inhumanity of traumatizing young children by separating them from their mothers in order to scare other families from even attempting to enter the country...

  • Bupe and methadone in jails a good first step in opioid fight

    Bupe and methadone in jails a good first step in opioid fight

    Maryland’s prisons and jails are filled with people dependent on drugs and alcohol whose illnesses go untreated while they are locked up. Many endure insufferable withdrawal when first entering, and when they are released, they start using again because the root addiction is not addressed. The...

  • Mayor Catherine Pugh must resign

    Mayor Catherine Pugh must resign

    Faced with a deepening scandal surrounding sales of her self-published children’s books and a catastrophic loss of public confidence, Mayor Catherine Pugh must resign. She has been unable or unwilling to present a credible defense of her business dealings, she is under ethics and criminal investigations...

  • The legend of Michael Erin Busch

    The legend of Michael Erin Busch

    It wasn’t long after I became a reporter in The Sun’s State House bureau that House Speaker Michael E. Busch first wandered in to the paper’s dank hovel of an office in the capitol, plunked down in a chair, put up his feet and started to shoot the breeze. This would happen daily, sometimes multiple...

  • KAL: What will Trump's wall be made of?

    KAL: What will Trump's wall be made of?

  • Maryland's bi-partisan blueprint for better schools

    Maryland's bi-partisan blueprint for better schools

    When Maryland legislators leave Annapolis Monday night, they won’t have settled on landmark new funding formulas for the state’s schools. It looks like they won’t even manage to dedicate as much money to the causes of expanded early childhood education, higher teacher salaries and more holistic...

  • We need to stop eating ourselves to death

    We need to stop eating ourselves to death

    There is one thing that people around the world seem to have in common — our diets are terrible. In fact, what people eat from the United States to England to the Persian Gulf is so bad that it’s killing more people than any other risk factor, even smoking. That was the take from a recent study...

  • Healthy Holly scandal: What we know and what we don't

    Healthy Holly scandal: What we know and what we don't

    The Healthy Holly scandal consuming Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh has so many strands that it has become difficult to keep track of them all. Here’s a brief primer on the major questions surrounding the children’s books Ms. Pugh wrote and sold, along with the answers The Sun has uncovered and...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Cancer turbines

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Cancer turbines

    There’s been quite a flurry of alternative facts coming out of the general direction of the White House this week. From how much has been spent on disaster aid to Puerto Rico (a whole lot less than President Donald Trump believes) to the effectiveness of U.S. aid to Central America (a whole lot...

  • MAIF book purchase may be the most curious Healthy Holly development yet — for two reasons

    MAIF book purchase may be the most curious Healthy Holly development yet — for two reasons

    We have lots of questions about the decisions by the University of Maryland Medical System, Kaiser Permanente and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield to buy or finance the purchase of Mayor Catherine Pugh’s Healthy Holly books. But at least there’s some nexus between those companies’ missions and the...

  • Joe Biden doesn't get personal space, and Donald Trump doesn't get hypocrisy

    Joe Biden doesn't get personal space, and Donald Trump doesn't get hypocrisy

    How curious that our president, promoter of grabbing women by their private parts, feels he can mock anyone on the treatment of the opposite sex. Yet, there he was earlier this week roasting Joe Biden over accusations that the former vice president and possible presidential contender had been a...

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