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Why CEOs are departing

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:30:00 PDT

The “exodus of business leaders” from a Trump economic advisory board has been presented as revealing corporate America’s red line (“Trump’s chief economic adviser Gary Cohn staying, White House says,” Aug. 17). The president aiding and abetting Nazi and Ku Klux Klan racism was just a bit too much...


Left-wing hypocrisy

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:30:00 PDT

So if (and I love this new term) a "counter-protester" shows up at a "permitted" Nazi/White supremacist rally, armed with pepper spray, a baseball bat, and a squeeze bottle full of urine, and he/she along with many others goes face-to-face with the Nazis until both sides are bloodied and bruised,...


Finding light in dark hours

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 10:05:00 PDT

On Monday, August 21, the country will experience the shadow of darkness cutting a swath over the heart of this nation.

We will see it coming, it will swallow the light and it will linger. But it will not last. It will not reign. The darkness itself will ultimately be eclipsed (“Scientists flock...


The new slavery

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:55:00 PDT

Activists on the left have stated that Confederate statues are reminders of slavery and racism. I for one disagree. To me the statues reflect a time in history of what was and the positive strides we have accomplished in the present.

I’d like to delve into the ideas of slavery and racism today....


Baltimore needs better transportation to jobs

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 09:10:00 PDT

Under ordinary circumstances, I would delight in the words of Baltimore-Washington International-Thurgood Marshall Airport CEO Ricky Smith describing the expansion boon currently underway at the airport. BWI is consistently setting passenger records and expanding its 14,000 workforce, and the surrounding...


Honor the Great Chlorinator

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:00:00 PDT

I would like to suggest that a statue of Abel Wolman be erected as a replacement for the recently removed statue of Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee in the Wyman Park Dell (“Trump ‘sad’ to see ‘history… being ‘ripped apart’ with Confederate monument removal,” Aug. 17). If you ask 100 people...


Taney takedown shows Baltimore under mob rule

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:45:00 PDT

Once this city had a newspaperman, H. L. Mencken, who deemed it his duty to quench public passions, not to feed them, and who fought the Anti-Saloon League and Prohibition Amendment, lynching and the Red Scare. Today, it has editors who in at least six disgraceful editorials and without any fair...


With statues gone, how about Maryland state song?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:20:00 PDT

I think it is great that the Confederate statues are coming down at last ("A stain removed," Aug. 17). Next up should be revising our pro-Confederate state song, “Maryland, My Maryland.”

Del. Antonio L. Hayes, a Baltimore Democrat, has submitted sensible legislation that will remove all of the...


Politically correct Baltimore just lost my support

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:15:00 PDT

Baltimore, the champion of political correctness, removes statues overnight, citing safety and security (“Confederate statues under tarps, police protection in Baltimore lot facing uncertain future,” Aug. 17). How many people were shot and murdered in "Charm City" so far this year? Well over 200...


Proud but terrified

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:25:00 PDT

Nowadays, I am a proud but terrified American Jew.

For me, watching the video of the protesters in Charlottesville, Va. holding torches, marching, shouting and chanting "Jews will not replace us" and "blood and soil" is completely horrifying. I thought I was watching a clip from the time when Natzis...


Trump and his administration have been busy

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:15:00 PDT

Alt-right, skinhead, white nationalist, racist, xenophobe, anti-Semite, neo-Nazi, Klansperson, bigot, misogynist or white supremacist: all mean hate. Watch what is quietly going on in our government while we are alternately surprised (although we should not be), shocked, repulsed and disgusted...


Seeing light on Confederate monuments

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:05:00 PDT

Two years ago, you printed my letter opposing removal of Confederate statues. I likened it to burning books and wondered if monuments to slave owners such as Washington and Jefferson would follow. Shame on me — although I did suggest creating new statues next to them representing opposing views.


Removing monuments will lead to more strife

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:55:00 PDT

Well, Baltimore Sun, are you satisfied? Perhaps it was your dogmatic editorial that caused the Lee/Jackson statue in Wyman Park to be hustled away the very night after your article appeared (“Monuments must go,” Aug. 14).

That the ignominious deed was done in the dead of night (like Bob Irsay's...


Overwhelmed with emotion and pride at statues' removal

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:35:00 PDT

As a recent former Baltimore native, I was overwhelmed with emotion and pride upon reading about the removal of Confederate monuments within the city of Baltimore. Even though I grew up in Baltimore County, it was only as great as it was to live there because of its proximity to Baltimore City....


Hogan tries to rewrite history

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:50:00 PDT

I'm writing in response to the article "Hogan calls for Taney statue at Maryland State House to be removed,” (Aug. 15).You cannot rewrite history, but "targeting" and removing Confederate (and other non-Confederate) statutes, and at considerable taxpayer's expense, no doubt, is not only wrong,...


Goodbye, my beloved country

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:45:00 PDT

I read the Sun and I don't know why

As I turned the pages I started to cry.

I couldn't leave my little place

With tears streaming down my face.

Did those folks in Charlottesville

Really look for blacks to kill?

Who would want to emigrate

To a land so full of hate?

I can't stay here any more,



Landlords take advantage of unfair justice system

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 12:05:00 PDT

You would hardly guess from the Sun's report (“Dismissed: Tenants lose, landlords win in Baltimore’s rent court,” April 26) on imprisonment for debt that the Maryland constitution says explicitly, "No person shall be imprisoned for debt" other than assessed child support. Weaseling around that...


We must learn from history, not erase it

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:50:00 PDT

I read, with great interest, the article by Dan Rodricks concerning the display of the Confederate flag (“Letter to those who raise the Confederate flag,” Aug. 15). Like Mr. Rodricks, I also hate the sight of it. It is a symbol of a racist past. I think Mr. Rodricks might agree that the statute...


President Trump is endorsing free speech

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:45:00 PDT

It appears that the only person who is endorsing free speech is President Donald Trump. Politicians should be saying that they don't agree with the message of the KKK and other hate groups but that they support their right to express their views. The Supreme Court has affirmed this right. By not...


Dumping Under Armour

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:30:00 PDT

As a long time buyer of Under Armour products, and stockholder, I now know why the company has been in the tank for so long. Kevin Plank is not running the company but messing with trying to control the country. Of course he is also fleecing taxpayers for millions for his personal glory.

As he...


City turning into hollowed, not hallowed, ground

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:20:00 PDT

The image of the bare base of the Lee-Jackson equestrian statue (“Baltimore’s Confederate monuments taken down overnight (before and after photos),” Aug. 16) provides a perfect metaphor for the city of Baltimore — hollowed out and getting smaller with each passing year.

Carol Randall, Monkton



U.S. is turning into 1930's Germany

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:05:00 PDT

Earlier this year, I wrote several letters that were printed stating the country was taking on an air of 1930s Germany. At that time, the ideas surrounding President Donald Trump and others had an uncomfortable sound of a bad history. Now, these ideas are voiced very loudly by the people who have...


Robert E. Lee opposed Civil War statues, too

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:55:00 PDT

If Robert E. Lee were alive today, he would be saddened by current events and would support the removal of Confederate statues since he spoke out against them as they were being conceived during his time (“Baltimore removes a stain from our public square,” Aug. 16). General Lee married into George...


Hogan rose to the occasion with Taney decision

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:45:00 PDT

There is a meme going around social media that depicts the launch of the naval vessel Horst Wessel at the Blohm and Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany in 1936. In the photo, the shipyard workers are all giving the Nazi salute with one notable exception: August Landmesser. The photo captures Mr....


Credit fracking for utility savings, not green energy

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:35:00 PDT

The reason electric prices are still low and the air is better is because utilities switched to natural gas. It is cheaper. It is cheaper because of fracking (“Leading on climate change,” Aug. 14).

We pay higher bills because we have to supply so-called green energy, which is more expensive and...


Let's stop fighting over history

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:30:00 PDT

You know, maybe, just maybe if you all would just let history be just that, it would not cause so much hate in this world (“Baltimore removes a stain from our public square,” Aug. 16)! You cannot change history, and taking down historical monuments is not going to change it.

The Civil War happened....


Well done, Baltimore

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 10:25:00 PDT

Bravo, Baltimore! Our civic leaders demonstrated courage and wisdom in the quiet removal of the four Confederate monuments (“Confederate monuments taken down in Baltimore overnight,” Aug. 16).

While the monuments are interesting art, if they might serve as a rallying point for groups promoting bigotry...


Don't destroy Confederate statues, display them properly

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:00:00 PDT

I respectfully disagree with Dan Rodricks and others who propose that the four monuments in Baltimore commemorating the Confederate rebellion be melted down (“Confederate action plan: Melt Taney, move Jackson-Lee, honor Tubman or Douglass,” Aug. 14). These statues are not just a "glorification"...


Failing to keep the peace in Charlottesville

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:05:00 PDT

Why is it that it's OK for a protest to turn into a riot and nothing happens to the protesters? Shouldn't there be laws and rules that protesters have to abide by, like if you show up with helmets, shields, baseball bats, bricks, two-by-fours, liquids and masks you will be turned away and if you...


It's wrong to erase history

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Great idea about the Confederate statues, Mayor Catherine Pugh and the brilliant members of the Baltimore City Council. While we’re at this crazy business of erasing history, why not raze Fort McHenry and make pretend the battle was never fought? Then maybe rename Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard...


Hogan shows no interest in State Center neighborhoods

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:55:00 PDT

As a resident of Bolton Hill and member of the State Center Neighborhood Alliance, I was surprised to learn that Gov. Larry Hogan and Mayor Catherine Pugh had toured the neighborhood and were “working together to come up with an alternative plan” for the redevelopment of State Center (“Hogan, Pugh...


Signs of bipartisan progress on climate change

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 10:15:00 PDT

The House Climate Solutions Caucus was created in 2016 by Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo and Democratic Rep.Ted Deutch. Both represent Florida. From the beginning, the Congressmen decided that membership in the caucus would come in pairs — one Republican and one Democrat at a time. Their aim is...


What has happened to Baltimore?

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:35:00 PDT

I have to wonder what the rest of the country and the world think about what has happened to Baltimore. The world sees that Baltimore has become a city where violence is, if not accepted, tolerated as evidenced by the former mayor’s statement that “We also gave those who wished to destroy space...


PJM role in Transource project misstated

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:10:00 PDT

The characterizations about PJM regarding the Transource project (“Hardly a necessity,” Aug. 11) are inaccurate and omit the transparency of our process and our mandate of providing the most reliable electricity at the least reasonable cost. Along with operating the grid for 65 million people in...


Baltimore statue fervor another descent into anarchy

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:35:00 PDT

It both saddens and angers me to see the arbitrary erasure of history in our city and throughout the country. It reminds me of the destruction of the historical biblical sites and treasures throughout the Middle East by Muslim extremists. If history doesn’t agree with current radical views, then...


Symbols of hate together

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:30:00 PDT

It's fitting to see the Confederate battle flag carried alongside the swastika at Charlottesville. Both are symbols of institutions that fought to destroy the United States of America, believing in their core of racial superiority and willing to kill to enhance their beliefs.

If contemporary defenders...


Melting Confederate statues is the kind of thing the Taliban would do

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 07:25:00 PDT

In apparent retaliation for the racist actions of hate groups in Charlottesville, certain Baltimore City council members and Dan Rodricks (August 14) now want Confederate-era statues in Baltimore not just removed but destroyed and even melted down to make coins.

There is certainly recent historical...


Trump is right on transgender soliders

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 06:55:00 PDT

The simple answer to transgender people in the military is just say no! Federal tax dollars (U.S. citizens’ money) for an operation for personal reasons? Letting transgender persons in our military is asinine. I don’t agree with too many things President Donald Trump proposes, but this one I do....


Mayor's community college proposal is a Band-Aid for a broken system

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:55:00 PDT

Mayor Catherine Pugh is to be commended for looking for solutions to the many problems facing Baltimore City. It is heartbreaking to see the city struggle with so many challenges that continue to get worse. The proposal to provide free community college education for Baltimore City students may...


Thomas Jefferson wouldn't have wanted this

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:35:00 PDT

Charlottesville Va. is one of several cradles of America's most durable and powerful democratic values. I am confident that founding father Thomas Jefferson would have been terribly disappointed to see that the very freedoms of speech and press that he so treasured would have culminated in seeming...


Words matter

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 13:20:00 PDT

For a president who has never been reluctant to say what is on his mind and call out by name those he dislikes or sees as a threat or disloyal to him or our country, Donald Trump’s failure to condemn the radical white nationalists at Charlottesville is striking (“Failure to condemn,” August 13).


Trump's fate as the "racist president" is sealed

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:35:00 PDT

I keep hearing that the president missed an opportunity to denounce racists, the KKK, etc. on Saturday. How much longer will our hope triumph over experience? Donald Trump is seen by these "alt-right," i.e. fascists, as one of their own. Why not? After all, he is the originator of the birther movement,...


The Sun's opinion pages are heavily biased

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:25:00 PDT

I've about had enough of the "liberal drivel" and obvious bias against our president in The Sun (“Trump’s failure to condemn,” Aug. 13).

Your section, "Maryland Voices," features a parade of criticism directed at President Donald Trump. Indeed, if not President Trump it's Gov. Larry Hogan. If this...


Fighting climate change at the cap-and-trade level

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:15:00 PDT

Only if all states in our region ascribe to the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative or RGGI, we can make a real dent in the climate change problem. And if that seems grand, then I ask you: who else will? Our federal government, when not embroiled in cartoonish scandals, touts the very outdated carbon...


These are only statues, people

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:05:00 PDT

It's a statue. It's made of granite and metal, was erected usually decades ago to commemorate a person in history who the people of that time felt needed to be recognized. It stood for a moment in our history. Thousands of people walk past it, countless school children have been taught lessons...


Is torching Maryland's state flag the next step?

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:40:00 PDT

I am a Yankee, born and bred above the Mason-Dixon line, not a fan of the Deep South, but a proud Maryland resident of 35 years including 12 of those years as a resident of Baltimore. Once again, I see the city focused on political correctness by removing Confederate statues (“Baltimore mayor contacts...


Statues have reached their expiration date

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:35:00 PDT

I support removal of Confederate statues from our city (“Baltimore mayor contacts contractors about removing Confederate monuments,” Aug. 14). Our city has many talented artists who could replace them with art that is beautiful and suitable for our times. The removal of these statues would make...


Sunday's march was about more than Confederate monuments

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:35:00 PDT

The subhead of your article in Monday’s paper about Sunday’s “Solidarity with Charlottesville” rally in Baltimore said “City Protesters demand end of white supremacy, Confederate monuments” (“Baltimore marchers protest Confederate monuments and white supremacy,” Aug. 13). The caption under the...


Hate must be overcome

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:20:00 PDT

The rally last Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. was a sad day, not only for the people who were injured but also for our country to see hate on national display (“Trump’s failure to condemn,” Aug. 13). The man driving the car into a crowd killing — murdering really — a young woman can only be described...


Understanding gun violence sentencing numbers

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:55:00 PDT

Gov. Larry Hogan wants to know why more than 60 percent of gun offenders in Baltimore have more than half their sentences suspended (“Hogan calls for meeting with judges, prosecutors over jailing more violent offenders,” Aug. 11). Perhaps he should spend a little time thinking about the other available...


Unlike Sun, Guam trusts in President Trump

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 10:10:00 PDT

I take issue with your editorial that includes a description of “residents of Guam glancing nervously skyward” (“Alternative fact of the Week: Trump’s nuclear arsenal,” Aug. 10). Guam's governor, Eddie Calvo, said late Wednesday during an interview on "Tucker Carlson Tonight" with fill-in host...


Sharing the grief of a deceased sailor's family

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:30:00 PDT

The front page photograph of Darrold Martin overcome with grief as he buried his son Petty Officer 1st Class Xavier Martin was heartrending (“Halethorpe sailor who died in USS Fitzgerald collision buried at Arlington cemetery,” Aug. 9). It was difficult to view, but it was also difficult not to...


Commissioner Davis: Sun wrong about body camera videos

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:27:00 PDT

The Baltimore Sun’s editorial of Aug. 12 condemning my response to the recent allegations of evidence planting by police officers as disturbing is unfair and completely misses the mark (“The cost of eroding trust in Baltimore police”). During my tenure as police commissioner, whenever police officers...


A development fight worthy of The Sun's attention

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 09:10:00 PDT

It’s nice to see that The Baltimore Sun is taking an interest in development disputes with its editorial “The Royal Farms that won’t die” (Aug. 9). Over the past few months, we in North Roland Park and surrounding neighborhoods have begged The Sun to highlight our fight to stop an 148-unit apartment...


Pugh college plan shouldn't be limited to public school graduates

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:50:00 PDT

Mayor Catherine Pugh's recent plan to reduce the violence in Baltimore has one aspect which, quite frankly, appears discriminatory (“An ‘update’ on Baltimore’s violence prevention strategies: They’re not working,” Aug. 10). I am speaking of the offer of a free college education at Baltimore City...


As a newcomer to Baltimore, how can I help?

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:35:00 PDT

I am a newer Baltimore resident. I moved from Philadelphia for work, and I've lived in Federal Hill/Riverside for a little over two years. Though I don't experience first-hand the blight and violence that grips the city on a daily basis, I think about it often. I'm confronted with the desperate...


Balt. Co. is neglecting its best assets — at a high cost

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:25:00 PDT

If you had to describe Baltimore County to a CEO looking to expand, an entrepreneur looking for a place to become established or a family looking to relocate, how would you do it? Would you wax poetically about big box stores, strip malls, movie theaters, gas stations and access to the interstate...


Time to end practice of 'sanctuary' cities

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:55:00 PDT

Hallelujah! Finally there is a letter addressing the subject of the illegality of "sanctuary" cities. Mark Wilson of Fallston's letter was spot on (“It’s not Sessions who is enabling illegal behavior,” Aug. 8). Illegal is illegal — period. I am all for legal immigration (my great grandparents were...


On Trump, The Sun doesn't voice Maryland's opinion

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:15:00 PDT

At the top of The Sun’s editorial page are the words, “Maryland Voices.” Why? I don't know who your editorial writers are but they do not speak for Marylanders. I doubt they are even from Maryland.

Most of what they write about is how evil President Donald Trump is. I doubt they have ever written...


Whites weren't always majority on this continent

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 10:10:00 PDT

I take exception to a statement in the otherwise excellent commentary (“U.S. whites will soon be the minority in number, but not power,” Aug. 8) by Dudley L. Poston Jr. and Rogelio Saenz: “The U.S. population has been predominately white since the founding of Jamestown in 1607...”

Of course we...


Dulaney High needs no more than a renovation

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:45:00 PDT

I just read another letter whining about the need to replace the entire building at Dulaney High School because it is "crumbling" (“How about equity for Dulaney?” Aug. 9). Really? The building was built around 1960. That makes it a little over 50 years old. When I went to Gilman, the building was...


City developers must provide affordable housing

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 11:25:00 PDT

Thanks to The Sun for informing us that the developers of a brand new, six-story, 148-unit building received the green light from Baltimore to begin construction (“Controversial Overlook at Roland Park moves forward,” Aug. 9). Yet we await news of the affordable housing units required by the city’s...


High-speed rail is in Baltimore's future

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 10:55:00 PDT

By 2050, the population in the Northeast Corridor is expected to increase by 27 percent, reaching nearly 65 million people. The corridor has already outgrown its infrastructure, and this growth will strain it to the breaking point. We need to take action! To solve the critical transportation issues,...


Kim Jong Trump?

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 10:50:00 PDT

Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump remind me of two fifth-graders facing off on the playground (“Tillerson urges calm on North Korea, says no imminent threat,” Aug. 9). But the world is not a playground, and this childish rhetoric can have catastrophic consequences. No one "wins" in a nuclear...


Isn't Hogan fighting back against 'fake news,' too?

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 10:40:00 PDT

Wow, The Baltimore Sun discontinued the “What Maryland Thinks” poll explaining that “common sense and experience suggested that those with the biggest stake in an issue were likely to flood the system with votes in their favor” and “We have spent a great deal of time in recent months seeking to...


Don't give away voting rights

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:00:00 PDT

I was outraged to read that College Park officials were weighing a plan to give voting rights to undocumented immigrants and even more shocked to read that this has already been done in other parts of Maryland (“Amid immigration battles, College Park considers giving noncitizens voting rights,”...


How about equity for Dulaney?

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 08:50:00 PDT

As many school board members pave their way for their political endeavors, I hope they do their homework and advocate equally. Marisol Johnson claims to have accomplished endless goals that include "equality and equity" across the Baltimore County Public School System (“Five things I learned on...


It's not Sessions who is enabling illegal behavior

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 11:30:00 PDT

I just read The Baltimore Sun's condescending editorial slamming Attorney General Jeff Sessions for the Justice Department’s crackdown on "sanctuary" (or the new Democratic buzzword, “welcoming”) cities (“Justice Dept. to Baltimore: Do the impossible illegally,” Aug. 4). I find it laughable that...


NFL demonstrating its racist tendencies

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 11:10:00 PDT

Currently, it appears all NFL owners are vying for the prestigious Avery Brundage award. Mr. Brundage, the autocratic president of the International Olympic Committee during the 1968 Olympics, instructed the U.S. to send African-American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos home after their "human...


Trump transcript not about leaking, it's about accountability

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 10:45:00 PDT

To leak or not to leak, that is the question. In the case of the transcripts of President Donald Trump’s phone calls with the president of Mexico and prime minister of Australia, I have no doubt this particular leak to the press was acceptable (“Trump talked tersely with leaders of Mexico, Australia,”...


Towson doesn't need proposed Royal Farms

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 10:30:00 PDT

The constant and recurring attempts to build a Royal Farms gas station and retail center in Towson, which has the support of Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, are not going away (“Baltimore County Council tables vote on Towson Royal Farms Monday,” Aug. 7).

The question about the need for...


North Korea doesn't need an ICBM to attack U.S.

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 10:10:00 PDT

For years, politicians and TV experts have mollified Americans by claiming that the public shouldn’t worry about North Korea attacking the United States with nuclear-tipped missiles because they have no intercontinental ballistic missiles yet. But neither rogue nations nor rogue groups need ICBMs...


A smarter way to analyze wind power's merits

Tue, 8 Aug 2017 09:10:00 PDT

In a recent commentary (“Md. offshore wind projects may hurt, instead of help, environment,” July 13), Robert Borlick correctly argued that Maryland’s Public Service Commission did not conduct an adequate cost-benefit analysis of offshore wind. Mr. Borlick’s main point is that offshore wind cost...


Remembering Washington's brave Marylanders

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 12:45:00 PDT

In late May when my wife and I visited Colonial Williamsburg and listened to an actor interpreting Lt. Col. George Washington as pre-Revolution fervor was building in 1775, we learned that this esteemed gentleman and military officer was undeniably critical and contemptuous of the militia. He considered...


Criticism of Ravens' owner is way off the mark

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 11:55:00 PDT

It must have been a slow news day at The Sun when the editors decided to publish an inane commentary by Todd M. Schoenberger (“Bisciotti doesn’t care what you think about Kaepernick,” Aug. 5). It is difficult to tell what upsets Mr. Schoenberger more, the price of a beer at M&T Stadium, jealousy...


Public should be alarmed by murders and overdoses

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 11:40:00 PDT

Murders in Baltimore are reported on a daily basis, and, sadly, this news can become desensitizing. This is especially true for those of us who live in the suburbs and do not live that daily nightmare. However, the news of the extraordinary rise in overdose deaths crosses all political jurisdictions...


Basketball can unite city

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 11:25:00 PDT

Recently, The Basketball Tournament Came to Baltimore and specifically Coppin State University's state-of-the-art basketball complex (“Team Challenge ALS, Overseas Elite advance to The Basketball Tournament final at Coppin State,” Aug. 2). Thank you to Mayor Catherine Pugh, Carmelo Anthony, Coppin...


Sun should draw a line on KAL's police cartoon

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 11:15:00 PDT

The Sunday “Kal’s View” was a travesty and offensive on many levels. You're depicting an exception, not the norm.

Every day, Baltimore police (and police around the nation) are risking their lives, working in dangerous conditions, etc., all to serve and protect citizens and keep law and order....


Don't overlook Trump's accomplishments

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 11:00:00 PDT

In his clever little column, “Dear World: Sorry about our president” (Aug. 5), Dan Rodricks paints a picture that anyone who voted for President Donald Trump is a racist. Mr. Rodricks also believes the president is against legal immigration when what the president is actually trying to do is get...


Climate change is about science and solutions

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 10:55:00 PDT

As a university teacher, I have been baffled why some of my adult students follow me with enthusiasm and open-mindedness in all aspects of science except climate change. I do understand that climate change is scary, and I personally do not want to think about it and hence would prefer not to teach...


Let foreigners vote in local elections?

Mon, 7 Aug 2017 10:45:00 PDT

The Baltimore Sun reports that College Park is now considering allowing undocumented illegals to vote in local elections (“Amid immigration battles, College Park considers giving noncitizens voting rights,” Aug. 6). The right of foreigners to vote in the United States has historically been a contentious...


Maryland colleges have a role in civics instruction

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 11:10:00 PDT

As chancellor of the University System of Maryland, I want to applaud W. Blaine Brewer’s recent commentary, “We have a civic duty to teach civics” (Aug. 2). And while I concur with the call for the K-12 community to develop a curriculum that stresses civics, I also want to highlight the vital role...


Absent fathers, subsidized mothers

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 10:30:00 PDT

Thanks to Richard Vatz for his commentary, “Blame Baltimore violence on a lack of fathers in the home” (July 25). The headline says it all. The “single mother syndrome” has become a badge of honor. Some single mothers may be receiving federal, state and local aid while taking a salary from an employer...


For pity's sake, don't sign Colin Kaepernick

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 10:25:00 PDT

Too many have sacrificed too much to make the American flag an icon of our nation with the liberties, patriotism and the freedoms our society enjoys for us to make an individual who demeans it an object of our loyalty and praise (“Baltimore: Let’s stand up for Colin Kaepernick,” Aug. 2). There...


Containing North Korea with sticks and carrots

Fri, 4 Aug 2017 09:20:00 PDT

Seventy-six percent of the American people are seriously worried about a major military conflict with North Korea, and well they should be (“Sea dispute, N. Korea, Muslim militants top ASEAN meetings,” Aug. 4).

There are no longer any good North Korea solutions for the United States or its allies....