Another Instance of Repeal and Not Replace

Since President Donald Trump cannot rely on Congress to accomplish what he wants legislatively, he has reverted to lawmaking through executive order. Last week, Trump issued a slew of executive orders reversing Obama-era policies he opposes. Among the actions was the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, which committed electricity generators to strict curbs on… Read More

People Died Because Las Vegas Response Took Too Long

The horrible shooting in Las Vegas at a country music festival that claimed 58 lives and wounded more than 500 tells us clearly there is something wrong with how we make concerts, public spaces, sports events, clubs and buildings — including places of worship — secure. Not only did an apparently lone gunman shoot from… Read More

All For One

The past few months have been exceedingly challenging for many in the United States, Mexico and some Caribbean nations, pummeled by natural disasters and fires that destroyed homes, decimated infrastructure, shattered dreams and led to significant loss of life. In light of the devastation, it’s been incredibly heartwarming to witness the power of community and… Read More

Pikesville’s Gem

Thank you for the JT’s excellent article about the revitalization of Pikesville (“Pikesville at a Crossroads,” Oct. 13). We have received so much public and expert support for our vision of the Pikesville of the future that it emboldens us to push for an arts and culture campus with some compatible uses for the Pikesville Armory… Read More

Our Vulnerability

What happened in Las Vegas only goes to show how vulnerable we are against someone who is deranged (“Needed: Sensible Firearm Regulation,” Oct. 13). Messing with the Second Amendment will not change the outcome. The killer could have thrown a grenade out of the hotel’s window and done as much damage.  

Put Condos at Armory Site

In reference to “Pikesville at a Crossroads” (Oct. 13), they should build reasonably priced senior condos at the Pikesville Armory location, or any condos for that matter. If people live there, then they will be able to walk to the stores to shop and frequent the restaurants. Moving the library and senior center seems totally… Read More

Needed: Sensible Firearm Regulation

There was a time — about two weeks ago — when no one but a few had heard of bump stocks, the “accessory” that makes a semi-automatic weapon work like an automatic weapon. So when returning to the debate over the role of firearms in the United States following the murder of 58 people in… Read More

Sen. Van Hollen — Wrong on BDS Bill

It’s unusual for two Democratic senators from a deep blue state to disagree. But last week at the University of Maryland, U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen acknowledged that he did not support the legislation cosponsored by his colleague, U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin, called the Israel Anti-Boycott Act. The bill, introduced in the Senate in March,… Read More

Patience, Patience

This week’s cover story focuses on the revitalization of the Pikesville commercial district. With an engaged community group, a county revitalization effort and a state effort to evaluate a crucial property, it seems all eyes are on Pikesville. But as you’ll read in Justin Silberman’s story, this won’t exactly happen overnight, especially the redevelopment at… Read More