Opinion Editor, Baltimore Sun
I'm the opinion editor of the Baltimore Sun.
baltimoresun.com — Thirteen years ago, Cpl. Ed Toatley was working undercover for the Maryland State Police when he was murdered during a botched drug deal in Washington, D.C. Ed was a close friend of mine, and his tragic death Oct. 30, 2000, began my quest to end America's longest war, the failed war on drugs.
baltimoresun.com — The evil that comes from a one-party state could not be more glaring than in the wake of the federal indictments over the corruption in the state-run Baltimore City Detention Center. Gov.
baltimoresun.com — A member of the University of Maryland's Delta Gamma chapter resigned this week after a profanity-laced tirade she wrote to her sisters about their failure to flirt effectively with the brothers of Sigma Nu, with whom they had been paired for Greek Week, became the laughingstock of the Internet.
baltimoresun.com — It will be many years yet before historians can make their full assessment of the presidency of George W. Bush , but we have a sneaking suspicion their conclusions will not be nearly as generous as the puffery that has accompanied the opening of his presidential library this past week on the campus of Southern Methodist University.
baltimoresun.com — There has been much hue and cry in recent days about the General Assembly approving a "rain tax" this year that is punitive, anti-commerce and unnecessary. What's truly remarkable about these protestations is how none of the underlying claims are true.
baltimoresun.com — An 8-year-old boy was among the three people killed and at least 176 people injured, many severely, by a pair of explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday. According to The Boston Globe , the boy, Martin Richard, had been waiting to congratulate his father, who was running the race; his mother and sister were also seriously injured.
baltimoresun.com — Less than 24 hours ago, an apparent act of terrorism marred this year's Boston Marathon. It's too early to know many of the details about this tragic event. Late last night, officials were reporting three deaths and well over 100 injuries; soon we will have a clearer sense of how many were killed and wounded.
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