February 28, 2011
In the Feb. 26 and 27 editions of The Sun , the newspaper attempted to support two issues that had previously been rejected by our state government. The issues were gay marriage and abolishing capital punishment. It appears that now our governor and many of our legislators are ready to support gay marriage and abolish the death penalty. What bothers me the most about these issues is the manner in which The Sun and our legislators are attempting to justify their position. They are attempting to justify gay marriage by claiming it is a civil rights protection, and they are attempting to justify abolishing the death penalty by claiming it doesn't give closure to the victims.
By Jonas Shaffer and The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2012
Sophomore wing Mychal Parker, at one point the centerpiece of former coach Gary Williams' last recruiting class at Maryland, will transfer after two inconsistent seasons at the school, a team spokesman confirmed Monday. In a lengthy statement published on , Parker called his decision to leave “the toughest … of my life.” With the late-season surge of ACC All-Freshman guard Nick Faust and the impending arrival of forward recruit Jake Layman,'s “Mr.
March 29, 2012
Welcome to Married in Maryland, the new bridal blog from The Baltimore Sun.
May 22, 2013
Recent letters have trashed Maryland as a business friendly state. As the founder of one of Maryland's largest engineering firms employing about 1,000 engineers and scientists, we have found Maryland to be the ideal place to locate and grow a business. Businesses in the 21st century seek good markets, a skilled labor force, good schools and universities and a high quality of life in which to raise a family. Maryland is unparalleled in meeting these requirements. Jack Kinstlinger, Baltimore
April 20, 2014
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for governor? Simply look at the filth on the roads of Maryland and ask, should anyone in the current administration remain? It's a disgrace! Charles Parker - To respond to this letter, send an email to . Please include your name and contact information.
April 10, 2013
As a businessman, I am proud to live in Maryland, a state that shows compassion, equality, fairness and intelligence in its governance. Lawmakers' recent action on gun control, marriage equality, death penalty repeal, infrastructure finance, school construction and tuition rates for undocumented immigrants make this an ideal state to call home. Jack Kinstlinger, Baltimore
By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2012
Is this Maryland's best sandwich (pictured above)? It sure looks great. Food Network Magazine has proclaimed the pit beef sandwich at Pioneer Pit Beef the single must-try sandwich in Maryland. The Pit Beef sandwich joins 49 other notables in the feature "50 Sandwiches, 50 States," available on newsstands Tuesday and online at . On the Pit Beef sandwich, the editors write: “'Pit beef' is Baltimore's slang for this beloved classic: sliced slow-grilled beef piled high on a soft kaiser bun.”  The sandwich is available for $5.50 at 1600 N. Rolling Road.
May 14, 2014
At the very end of your editorial on Maryland's unhappy residents you brought up a very interesting point but then failed to address it: People retire to Florida ( "Maryland's unhappy residents," May 9). They do it for two main reasons: The weather and the fact that there's no income tax on their retirement benefits. Somehow Florida manages to exist with all those seniors not paying into the system at every whim of the governor and legislature to dip into their pockets. What could Maryland do to keep them here?
December 9, 2012
Maryland was a charter member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and most recently, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Louisville have joined. It's interesting that so many schools want to join the ACC, yet Maryland is leaving 60 years of affiliation with the best conference in intercollegiate athletics ("AD optimistic about team, Big Ten move," Dec. 1). We will miss some of the greatest rivalries in college basketball with Duke and North Carolina, the competitiveness of ACC lacrosse and the camaraderie with the other outstanding ACC schools.
April 4, 2013
A recent letter to The Sun reported that the Mercatus Center at George Mason University ranked Maryland near the bottom in overall freedom and cited a statistic that the state has lost population ("The 'Free State' isn't so free anymore," April 3). Nonsense. Maryland's population grew by just under 45,000 people between July 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012 according to estimates just released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Maryland's total gain was ranked 13th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, while its .8 percent increase exceeded the national rate of increase.
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