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Put more fannies in the seats to pay women soccer players more

Claims of equality between the U.S. men's and women's national soccer teams are unrealistic (“Equal pay for Alex Morgan,” June 12). Soccer is a different game for men and women due primarily to physiology, history and societies. Physiology is one primary and important difference. Men are generally...

  • Abell abandoning academic quiz-like competition 'National Academic League'

    Abell abandoning academic quiz-like competition "National Academic League"

    Baltimore City Public School students have been participating in the National Academic League for the past 26 years. NAL games are quiz show type competitions where students from across the city are asked questions about science, culture, history, and geography-subjects that aren’t always taught...

  • Time to solve the squeegee kid problem

    Time to solve the squeegee kid problem

    Our city government has taken a consistent attitude of “benign neglect” toward resolving the worsening squeegee kids problem that plagues our city (“Baltimore mayor working on a new plan for handling Baltimore's 'squeegee kids,'” June 12). Recent news reports and videos have shown the growing criminal...

  • Don't blame clerical power for Catholic Church shortcomings

    Don't blame clerical power for Catholic Church shortcomings

    I disagree with Stephen J. Stahley’s recent commentary in The Sun, “Clericalism will undo the Catholic Church” (June 11). He lists tawdry scandals worthy of any tabloid to support his view that clericalism has reached its perfect apogee and congealed over the centuries into a “small group of elderly,...

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  • Pitts: LGBTQ pride on 50th anniversary of Stonewall uprising

    Pitts: LGBTQ pride on 50th anniversary of Stonewall uprising

    I am as straight as the crease in George Will's slacks. It's not something I'm particularly proud of. To be clear, it's also not something of which I am ashamed. Truth be told, it's not something I've ever had to think much about, not something I've ever had to defend or deny. You might call that...

  • Cal Thomas: Deeper and deeper in debt

    Cal Thomas: Deeper and deeper in debt

    There are many addictions besides drugs, sex and power. There is also our increasing addiction to debt. According to Money Magazine, reporting on figures from the New York Fed, "Americans' debt hit a new high of $13 trillion last year, surpassing the previous record set in 2008 by $280 billion."...

  • Witcover: Biden takes heat for evolving stance on abortion

    Witcover: Biden takes heat for evolving stance on abortion

    Sooner or later, it was bound to happen. The Democratic contest for the party's 2020 presidential nomination has begun to pivot from the competition among self-identified progressive candidates to cutting Joe Biden's wide early lead in the polls among the 23-candidate pack. It comes after weeks...

  • Children's books offer life lessons

    Children's books offer life lessons

    James Holzhauer recently took “Jeopardy” by storm, setting a single-game record of more than $131,000 won and taking home more than $2.4 million in total. Mr. Holzhauer shared his strategy to prep for the show: He read children’s books he got from the public library. His 32-game winning streak...

  • Finding my place in 'Pride'

    Finding my place in 'Pride'

    Some years ago, I was at work casually walking down the hall toward the printer, when my colleague Lori shouts my name as I pass her office. I step back and she yells, “Monday is MLK day!” I was the only black person in the department, and the only one to get Lori’s shout-out that we would be celebrating...

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  • 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...

  • UMMS wants us to believe it has changed its ways. Can we?

    UMMS wants us to believe it has changed its ways. Can we?

    The message the University of Maryland Medical System has been trying to send in recent days is summed up in big type at the start of a news release Wednesday announcing the completion of a consultant’s report on the self-dealing scandal that has rocked the institution this year: “System embraces...

  • Baltimore's non-conforming liquor stores have had plenty of time

    Baltimore's non-conforming liquor stores have had plenty of time

    Baltimore’s zoning code is, according to city law, “for the purpose of promoting the health, safety, morals, and general welfare of the community.” There is little doubt that the current effort to eliminate liquor stores in residential neighborhoods falls within that power — ample research from...

  • Equal pay for Alex Morgan

    Equal pay for Alex Morgan

    For those who live without benefit of the internet or newspapers, television and radio or simply go to great lengths to avoid human contact, especially with beings who like to discuss sporting events, take note: The U.S. women’s national team had a pretty good day on the World Cup soccer pitch...

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  • Save Baltimore? It's as simple as 1, 2 and 3

    Save Baltimore? It's as simple as 1, 2 and 3

    In my career as a jet pilot, husband, father and businessman, one trait carried through the many times that things didn’t go as planned. When the plane is on fire I was taught to first assess the situation, second, take a place of action, and finally, land as soon as practical. In my business days,...

  • No lack of reasons to fear single-payer care

    No lack of reasons to fear single-payer care

    Marylanders don’t want government-run single-payer health care because it reduces access to services and eventually limits services available (“Why are we so afraid of single payer in Maryland?” June 10). Why do you think Canadians come to the U.S. for MRIs and CT scans, hip surgeries, etc.? Because...

  • Instead of a wall, U.S. could build economies

    Instead of a wall, U.S. could build economies

    Instead of building a wall to keep the folks out from Central America, send the $5 billion-plus to those countries through organizations like Lutheran World Relief to create jobs that will cause folks to want to stay in their countries (which is what they are already doing in El Salvador) . Bob...

  • A blank face on U.S. currency may work best

    A blank face on U.S. currency may work best

    Because we are living in the 21st century, here is a small change for the future: Reserve the oval in the middle of our paper money for the dollar value (“Gov. Hogan wants Tubman on the $20. He can do something much more persuasive than writing a letter,” June 11). Meanwhile, rename the John F....

  • BSO musicians are the ones who are suffering

    BSO musicians are the ones who are suffering

    As a humanities student at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, I feel a very close kinship with both Baltimore and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. I actually had a marketing internship at the BSO lined up for the summer that I was extremely excited for. Unfortunately, as many readers...

  • The last of 'Healthy Holly' (We can only hope)

    The last of 'Healthy Holly' (We can only hope)

    Oh, good Lord, Healthy Holly is back in the news with ex-mayor Catherine Pugh’s attorney stating she delivered all the books she sold (“Ex-Baltimore Mayor Pugh fulfilled final ‘Healthy Holly’ deal, attorney says — but unclear where the books went,” June 11). Steve Silverman proudly announced that...

  • Baltimore's 'good' cops deserve recognition — the bad deserve to go

    Baltimore's 'good' cops deserve recognition — the bad deserve to go

    I was deeply thankful that Police Commissioner Michael Harrison acted so promptly when one of his officers displayed inappropriate and uncontrolled behavior in response to quiet and reasonable comments from a passer-by (“Northwest Baltimore man at the center of the latest case of police misconduct...

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