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  • Can we trust Stronach on Pimlico and the Preakness? Let's find out.

    Can we trust Stronach on Pimlico and the Preakness? Let's find out.

    To put it mildly, we have not been fans of The Stronach Group over the years. The owners of the Maryland Jockey Club have brought nothing but constant threats to the future of the Preakness in Baltimore and a seemingly intentional campaign of disinvestment in Pimlico while building up their other...

  • The moral argument for reparations is easy; now is the hard part

    The moral argument for reparations is easy; now is the hard part

    The moral case for reparations is a clear one. African-Americans have long suffered from a legacy of slavery and later discriminatory Jim Crow laws and institutional racism in housing, education and health that has helped to create and perpetuate an underclass of people. Enslaved Africans literally...

  • Senator McConnell: Protect U.S. elections

    Senator McConnell: Protect U.S. elections

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell does not shame easily. Ask anyone — including Jon Stewart, the former Comedy Network star who has found a second life as an impassioned advocate for the victims of the 9/11 attacks. His wilting denunciation of Congress and Senator McConnell, in particular,...

  • Many American orchestras have emerged stronger from lockouts and strikes; the BSO can too

    Many American orchestras have emerged stronger from lockouts and strikes; the BSO can too

    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra board’s decision Sunday night to lock out the musicians during their lengthy and increasingly bitter contract dispute is unfortunate but not exactly unexpected. There have been at least a dozen lockouts or strikes at major U.S. orchestras in the last decade, and...

  • Make vocational training available to disadvantaged kids

    Make vocational training available to disadvantaged kids

    A second analysis has confirmed what should be no secret to school officials: The vocational program that trains students for well-paying jobs that don’t require a college degree is failing those who could benefit the most from it. Now the question is what the school system is going to do about...

  • U.S. and Iran need to pull back from the brink of war

    U.S. and Iran need to pull back from the brink of war

    The escalating conflict between the United States and Iran took a regrettable — if not entirely unexpected — turn on Monday with the announcement from Tehran that the Persian Gulf nation will exceed the limit on its enriched uranium stockpile imposed by the 2015 multi-nation nuclear deal. President...

  • Alternative Fact of the Week: Donald Trump, inexplicable defender of autocrats who wish us ill

    Alternative Fact of the Week: Donald Trump, inexplicable defender of autocrats who wish us ill

    It breaks no journalistic ground to report that Donald Trump lies. The 45th president lies a lot. He lies about important matters. He lies about unimportant matters. And he lies so consistently and so enthusiastically and with so little concern for reality that there’s even a term, “alternative...

  • Note to Baltimore's FOP: Some cops are bad

    Note to Baltimore's FOP: Some cops are bad

    If there is ever to be a true cultural shift at the Baltimore Police Department, the Fraternal Order of Police labor union needs to help, and part of that means admitting that there are bad cops. We understand that it is the group’s job to defend its members, but the union does real damage to the...

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  • What is Trump really doing in Iran?

    What is Trump really doing in Iran?

    Along with the carrier Lincoln and a bunch of other military assets, the Trump-Bolton-Pompeo troika has sent four B-52 bombers to the Middle East ("U.S. and Iran need to pull back from the brink of war,” June 17). Why did they send them? In my opinion, not to bomb 12-man Islamic Guard squads in...

  • BSO lockout will have a long-term negative impact

    BSO lockout will have a long-term negative impact

    I was saddened to learn that the management of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has taken what labor relations professionals consider to be the “nuclear option,” in that they have locked out the musicians and drastically and unilaterally have ceased paying their salaries (“Many American orchestras...

  • BSO management is a disgrace

    BSO management is a disgrace

    As a Baltimore Symphony Orchestra subscriber and donor since 1977, I believe the current management is an absolute disgrace (“Many American orchestras have emerged stronger from lockouts and strikes; the BSO can too,” June 17). They demean both the patrons and the musicians, and their only ideas...

  • The Sun's coverage of U.S. Open was lackluster

    The Sun's coverage of U.S. Open was lackluster

    I must tell you how disappointed I am with The Sun's coverage, in its print edition, of Gary Woodland winning the 2019 U. S. Open Championship. The Sun devoted two whole sentences to his victory. No story on how he held up under pressure in this national championship and how he was 0 for 7, holding...

  • There are bigger problems than the BSO

    There are bigger problems than the BSO

    The vast majority of Maryland workers do not receive nine weeks of paid vacation and most of these workers contribute to their health care. A tiny fraction of Baltimore City residents buy tickets for the Baltimore Symphoney Orchestra, and practically no one under the age of 30 goes to hear the...

  • War on drugs creates an environment for police corruption

    War on drugs creates an environment for police corruption

    Thank you for the first installment of “Cops and Robbers: How a rogue group of Baltimore police officers used their badges to commit crimes” (June 12). The war on drugs is worse than a complete and utter failure. It enables the kind of police corruption that you document. Legislators, please take...

  • Are there no Baltimore County employees with leadership potential?

    Are there no Baltimore County employees with leadership potential?

    Three recent top appointments in Baltimore County — police chief, schools superintendent and fire chief (“Melissa Hyatt sworn in as new Baltimore County police chief,” June 17). Over 20,000 employees in these three departments or systems. Three positions open yet, out of this over 20,000 employees,...

  • In the matter of BSO management v. musicians

    In the matter of BSO management v. musicians

    Thank you for the parallel commentary by Barbara M. Bozzuto (“BSO board members: Responsible decisions will save the symphony,” June 14) and Greg Milligan and Brian Prechtl (“BSO leadership decisions damage symphony,” June 17). BSO management and BSO players make their cases in one place and with...

  • Charles is a rough ride

    Charles is a rough ride

    I live in Baltimore and work here too. I drive to and from work. I often need a car during the day for work. Due to the location of my office, I traverse Charles Street frequently. Some consider it Baltimore's main street, and it has been named a National Scenic Byway. From where Lombard Street...

  • Lexus Lanes won't relieve traffic congestion

    Lexus Lanes won't relieve traffic congestion

    The traffic engineer who has a vested interest in building Lexus Lanes for I-270 is certainly insulting our intelligence in purporting that this Sisyphean undertaking will result in less traffic congestion (Hogan's proposed toll roads will reduce traffic,” June 14). That defeats the entire purpose...

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