Editorial: The #MeToo movement let victims be heard. Weinstein verdict tells victims they can be believed

At last, the disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein has been held legally accountable for his reprehensible sexual misconduct and the trauma it caused to far too many women working in the entertainment industry. After a trial that included weeks of testimony from multiple women who said that the producer had assaulted them, a New York jury found Weinstein guilty of raping one woman and committing a felony sex crime against another.

My Turn: New legislation does not address traffic safety in Hawaii

Hawaii residents and visitors beware. Legislation is moving through the state government that could land those currently considered responsible consumers in jail. And for what offense? Splitting a bottle of wine over dinner or enjoying a tropical drink on the beach prior to driving. More specifically, the legislation seeks to lower the long standing legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) arrest level for drunk driving from 0.08 to 0.05. That is a 40% reduction.

Commentary: Flags over Iwo Jima

Seventy-five years ago this month, the United States military forces were fighting the bloodiest battle in their history. And a Baltimore Sun foreign correspondent was there to catch the scoop of a lifetime.

Editorial: Mishaps and mistakes help globalize the coronavirus pandemic

Professionals devoted to preventing global pandemics know best how to do their jobs — when they’re left to do their jobs. The danger comes when politicians and bureaucrats intervene with an eye toward easing human suffering or minimizing political fallout and wind up hastening the spread of the very viruses they’re fighting. One bad decision after another helped make the 2014 Ebola scare far worse than it should have been. The new novel coronavirus pandemic is exposing an entirely new dimension in bad calls.

Commentary: Trump breaks promise on safety net

Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security are among the most popular federal programs out there. A 2019 Pew Research poll showed majorities across all parties and demographics opposing cuts to Social Security. A Public Policy Polling survey that same year found broad opposition to slashing Medicaid or Medicare.

Commentary: The right to bear arms is not absolute

Do you think it is permissible to yell “fire” in a crowded movie theater in order to create a panic? How about whether it is legal to speak to a crowd and tell them to go out and shoot the first police officer they see, or homeless person or teacher?