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Baltimore is still a beautiful place to live

Every spring brings constant reminders of resurrection and yes, good old Baltimore neighborhood pride. As I drive through my Gardenville neighborhood these days, every turn displays a splash of color, a brush stroke of brilliance. In yard after yard, I see glorious red, pink, fuchsia and white...

  • Baltimore County taxes didn't go up, but assessments did

    Baltimore County taxes didn't go up, but assessments did

    Check the history of Baltimore County 30 years ago, including in articles in The Sunpapers. A very large group of people, 400-plus, filled Hereford High school with the formation of Taxpayers' United. This was with the great work of David Boyd, Harold Lloyd and Del. Ellen Sauerbrey from northern...

  • Homelessness should be addressed alongside substance use

    Homelessness should be addressed alongside substance use

    Homelessness in the U.S. has been a significant problem for decades and communities have struggled to find solutions. Co-occurring disorders and homelessness have become an epidemic in society. There has been an increase of deaths from overdoses in Maryland over the years. There has also been lack...

  • Media is not happy even after Mueller report found no collusion

    Media is not happy even after Mueller report found no collusion

    The mission given Special Counsel Robert Mueller was to determine whether there was any collusion or coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election campaign (“Alternative Fact of the Week: Mueller's non-exoneration and the obsequious Mr. Barr,” Apr. 18). His...

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  • Does music glorifying armed robbery lead teens to commit crimes?

    Does music glorifying armed robbery lead teens to commit crimes?

    Recently, one of my students whom I’ll call “Michael,” a Baltimore senior nearing graduation, came into a class I teach a few minutes early. Michael is smart, friendly and hard-working, and I was happy to see him. Lunch was winding down, and Michael set his phone on the desk and sat with his ear...

  • Maryland overfishing imperils rockfish population

    Maryland overfishing imperils rockfish population

    On Tuesday, Virginia did what Maryland should: close its 2019 spring recreational striped bass trophy season. “The recent stock assessment shows that early action is needed to slow the decline and restore this fishery to sustainable levels,” Virginia Marine Resources Commissioner Steven G. Bowman...

  • Poor pensions take dignity from former pro football players

    Poor pensions take dignity from former pro football players

    My late husband John Mackey dedicated his life to the game of football. After being selected by the Baltimore Colts in the second round of the 1963 NFL Draft, John went on to play nine seasons for them and one for the San Diego Chargers. He was a five-time Pro Bowler, a Super Bowl champion and...

  • Robert B. Reich: Mueller report sheds light on Trump's character

    Robert B. Reich: Mueller report sheds light on Trump's character

    Democrats in Congress and talking heads on television will be consumed in the coming weeks by whether the evidence in the Mueller report, especially of obstruction of justice, merits impeachment. Meanwhile, the question of "wink-wink" cooperation with Russia still looms. Mr. Mueller's quote of...

  • Delaying retirement boosts Social Security checks

    Delaying retirement boosts Social Security checks

    It’s no secret that American workers face a major retirement crisis. Wealth inequality and workplace changes mean more and more retirees have come to rely on Social Security for most of their income. But the average monthly Social Security benefit in Maryland is $1,472 — or roughly $18,000 per...

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  • Friday letters

    We need more information from the Stronachs about state of Pimlico grandstands For the moment, let’s take The Stronach Group's word that the untimely engineers report and subsequent shutting down of 7,000 seats just ahead of the Preakness is legitimate (“Dangerous grandstands at Pimlico or retaliation...

  • Wake up, Baltimore: Get your priorities straight

    Wake up, Baltimore: Get your priorities straight

    Baltimore’s continued population loss constitutes documented evidence of the failure of the city’s high tax rates, violent crime, ineffective public schools and bad policies and priorities. For example, why is the city continuing to subsidize luxury apartments and large projects such as Harbor...

  • Assange helped sabotage U.S. election, remember?

    Assange helped sabotage U.S. election, remember?

    I read Jonathan David Farley's commentary and was struck by his obviously intentional omissions concerning Julian Assange's complicity with the Russian assault on the American electoral system in 2016. Perhaps prior to the 2016 presidential campaign an opinion piece like Mr. Farley's could have...

  • Julian Assange is no hero of mine

    Julian Assange is no hero of mine

    In his op-ed, “Julian Assange is a Hero” (April 18), Jonathan David Farley shows insufficient appreciation for Mr. Assange’s more recent accomplishments. Mr. Assange’s work with Russian intelligence services played a small but critical part in the election of Donald Trump as President of the United...

  • It is disappointing the General Assembly didn't pass ban on chlorpyrifos

    It is disappointing the General Assembly didn't pass ban on chlorpyrifos

    As a pediatrician, I was extremely disappointed to learn that a proposed ban on the toxic pesticide chlorpyrifos would not be passed by the Maryland General Assembly for a second consecutive year (“When it comes to pesticides and children's health, Maryland should err on the side of safety,” Feb....

  • Book of Mormon and the PC Police

    Book of Mormon and the PC Police

    A sarcastic thank you to Cheryl Hystad for lecturing me on what I am, and am not, allowed to find funny (Is it time to pull the curtain on “The Book of Mormon?” Sun, April 15). Here is my advice to Ms. Hystad. If she does not like the show, don’t go see it. If she believes that the ending of the...

  • Check cashing companies provide a needed service

    Check cashing companies provide a needed service

    The Maryland Association of Financial Service Centers, the state trade association for businesses offering check cashing services, supports financial education efforts that are factual and unbiased. While we commend the CASH Campaign for the many good services they provide to underserved citizens...

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