By Katherine Dunn and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2012
Eleven local girls lacrosse players, including three from No. 1 McDonogh, are among 45 girls selected as Under Armour All Americans to play in the seventh annual Under Armour All-America Lacrosse Classic June 30 at Towson University's Johnny Unitas Stadium. Last season's All-Metro Player of the Year Taylor Cummings along with Corinne Etchison and Liz Bannantine, from McDonogh's IAAM A Conference championship team, will play for the South along with John Carroll's Erica Bodt, St. Paul's twins Brooke and Kelly Boyd, Maryvale's Sam Darcangelo, Century's Alice Mercer, St. Mary's Megan Ward, Bryn Mawr's Molly Wolf and Marriotts Ridge's Anne Zabel.
June 7, 2014
Some are suggesting that the trade to get Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl freed should not have been made ("Obama: 'no apologies' on deal to free Bergdahl from Taliban," June 5). So what are they suggesting: Leaving one of our soldiers in Afghanistan? Some have suggested that members of Mr. Bergdahl's unit may have been killed looking for him. But does that mean we shouldn't look for soldiers taken prisoner by the enemy who we think may have committed an act that led to their capture?
November 14, 2013
I keep hearing everyone claiming President Barack Obama lied when he said, "If you have a health care plan you like, you can keep it. Period. " So now, in light of the undeniable fact that thousands of substandard insurance plans have been canceled, everyone feels like they've been lied to. But I think everyone is seeing deviousness in the presidents words, whereas what his words actually reflect is his naivete - or maybe just a profound misunderstanding of...
By Douglas MacKinnon | November 11, 2010
In all of the sadly predictable hype, excuses, and speculation which followed last week's election, one reality mostly got left out of the mix. That being that the American people are very nervous. Beyond scared in fact. So scared that they were willing to take a flyer on some unknown, untested, and inexperienced candidates. Of course, some would argue — myself included — that such a strategy gave them a president clearly over his head and flailing for help. Regardless, panic, a growing sense of doom and false hope make some desperate to gamble on the unknown.
April 24, 2013
Your editorial "Tyranny of the minority" (April 19) provided a clear and convincing picture of how poorly Americans have been served by a minority in Congress that has been bullied by the NRA. Most Americans realize that a sophisticated, well educated society needs to move beyond a vigilante, cowboy-like environment. They also understand that we are a diverse society that guarantees individuals the right to own a gun to protect their home, to hunt or to engage in sporting activities.
Thomas F. Schaller | November 13, 2012
In the days following Barack Obama's re-election, we learned that Mr. Obama didn't win because voters trusted him more than Mitt Romney on the economy, or because he ended the Iraq war and killed Osama bin Laden. He didn't win because he started to turn around an economy that shrank by 4 percent in his predecessor's final 15 months. He didn't win because his advisers built a state-of-the-art field organization that overpowered the Romney campaign's beached "Orca" targeting program. No: President Obama won re-election because Americans want "free stuff," and millions of lazy takers-not-makers gave him another four years to dish out the goodies.
By Michael Gold and The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2013
Almost three weeks after NBA player Jason Collins became the first openly gay active male athlete in a major American sport -- and yes, all those qualifiers are necessary -- new polling data shows a majority of Americans wouldn't care if their favorite athlete was gay. In a comprehensive survey conducted by Reason-Rupe, only 12 percent of those polled said they would be less likely to support their favorite jock if he or she came out, while 77...
November 10, 2012
The Sun's online survey recently asked readers whether the election showed that President Barack Obama now has a mandate to govern. But because the poll is not scientific, the outcome is of no particular interest. As an alternative, consider this. In the weeks leading up to the election, seven states - Colorado, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Virginia, Wisconsin and Florida - were considered toss-ups that were too close to call; they could have gone either way on Election Day. Yet Mr. Obama won them all. Not one true toss-up state was won by Mr. Romney.
January 26, 2011
In the topsy-turvy, Alice-in-Wonderland alternative universe of the tea party and its Republican toadies, small-government and free-market economic policy will save the nation from disaster. In fact, as thinking Americans know full well, the current economic crisis is largely due to the unmitigated greed of Wall Street banks and American homeowners, abetted for years by the "free market" nonsense that Reps. Paul Ryan and Michelle Bachmann continue to foist on the public. When the history of this era is written, it will be clear that the Obama administration's aggressive action saved the nation from a fate far worse than the current recession.
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
Nearly 35 million Americans are expected to travel for Labor Day weekend this year, a slight increase over last year and the most since recession-driven declines began in 2008, according to driver advocacy organization AAA Mid-Atlantic. The group expects 34.7 million people to travel 50 miles or more over the course of the holiday weekend, a 1.3 percent increase from 2013. Of those, about 86 will go by car, the group predicts. Nearly 8 percent will travel by air. "Despite stagnant income growth and a modest economic recovery, consumers continue to remain enthusiastic about traveling and are willing to pull out their credit cards to pay for the last holiday weekend trip of the summer," said Ragina Cooper-Averella, a AAA spokeswoman, in a statement.
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