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November 22, 2013
Governor O'Malley's first 2016 presidential ad, “Belief”, debuted at the New Hampshire Democrats' Jefferson-Jackson Dinner last weekend.  The video played fast and loose with the truth, and both Change Maryland and Fox 45 fact checked the claims made in the ad. With the help of our multiple Mobbie-nominated friend Jim Jamitis, aka @anthropocon, we did our own VH1-style fact check of the governor. Enjoy.  --Mark Newgent Red Maryland has strived to be the premier blog and radio network of conservative and Republican politics and ideas in the free state since 2007.
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By Yuwei Zhang | July 13, 2014
Marching in an Independence Day Parade is not supposed to be a gut-wrenching experience, but for me last weekend in Philadelphia, it was. Don't get me wrong; I love playing my waist drum, in my waist-drum troupe. It's just that July 4th always triggers memories of the day I left behind my husband and child in China, to escape to America. I recall secretly wiping away my tears so that my mom wouldn't see the depth of my sadness. I told my 1-month-old daughter, who was fast asleep, "I promise you a bright future, but for now, mommy has to leave you here in China.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | May 2, 2001
Carroll residents will join Americans across the country tomorrow to observe the 50th annual National Day of Prayer. The observance will begin at noon at Carroll County Courthouse Park on Willis Street. Carroll residents have participated publicly in the prayers for 10 years. The crowd has grown steadily to about 100, many of whom spend their lunch hour in prayer. "This is a chance to stand up in a public place, affirm our belief and look around us at others, who are proclaiming they believe in God and prayer," said Marcia Reinhart, who has organized the Westminster event since 1991.
NEWS
By William E. Lori | June 25, 2014
Shortly, the Supreme Court is expected to issue a highly-anticipated decision that could go a long way in determining the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the religious liberty rights of conscientious family business owners who simply wish to continue operating their companies according to their beliefs. The cases involving Hobby Lobby Stores and Conestoga Wood Specialties are two of 100 lawsuits filed against the federal government in response to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
NEWS
March 18, 2013
I read with curiosity the Marta Mossburg column regarding the Baltimore Ravens ("Faith fuels 'mighty men' of Baltimore," March 13). Without a doubt, I would estimate that 95 percent of the Baltimore area is thrilled with the success of our Ravens. Is Ms. Mossburg attributing the Ravens' success to their faith in what they have deemed beneficial or to some intrinsic, prejudiced and magical power of the Judeo/Christian Bible and Christianity? There is a huge difference. The power of belief is undeniable.
EXPLORE
February 7, 2012
In the Laurel Leader letters of Feb. 2, there were comments made by Virginia W. Staniak concerning bag charges, and Thomas M. Crawford concerning the right to marry. Using re-usable bags for the past five years has led me to the belief that charging for bags at the market is a good way in which to help to treat our ecology, and possibly save damage to our planet. In addition, I have earned a 5 cent credit for every bag that was used to package my groceries. It is my belief that my bags have helped to rescue our earth in some small way, and in addition, I will do the bulk of my grocery shopping at one store if for nothing else than to save on the use of fossil fluids.
NEWS
By William Egginton | May 10, 2011
Whether it's the U.S. president ordering the killing of an Islamist extremist in Pakistan, a Long Island congressman scheduling hearings on the radicalization of Islam in America, or mullahs in Afghanistan exhorting mobs to violence in response to a Florida preacher burning a copy of the Quran, it's hard to avoid the impression that the West is at war with Islam. Critics of religion have used the scenario of a great conflict between the modern, secular West and a medieval, spiritual Islam to argue that religion itself is the problem and that even moderate religious belief cultivates extremism.
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By John McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | December 28, 2013
If you have not yet read Luke O'Neil's "The Year We Broke the Internet" at Esquire , let me quote a couple of salient passages:  This, he says, is how online sites operate: " Give me the viral pictures, and I'll give you the truth. And then, after an appropriate waiting period, I'll give you the  other  truth, and capitalize on that traffic too. It's almost a perfect callback to William Randolph Hearst's infamous declaration on the eve of the Spanish-American War, “You furnish the pictures and I'll furnish the war.” Even more fitting, historians don't think he ever said anything like that.
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By Dave Barry and Dave Barry,Knight Ridder/Tribune | June 25, 2000
A fundamental belief held by Americans is that if you are on land, you cannot be killed by a fish. This belief has been reinforced by the Steven Spielberg movies "Jaws," "Jaws II," "Jaws Goes To Porky's" and "Saving Private Ryan from Jaws," in which the only characters to die were the ones stupid enough to venture into the Atlantic Ocean, where even ankle-deep water often conceals predators the size of Winnebagos. So most Americans remain on land, believing they're safe. Unfortunately, this belief -- like so many myths, such as that there's a reason for "Daylight Saving Time" -- is false.
NEWS
By Julie Klavens and Julie Klavens,SUN STAFF | February 17, 2002
Believe in your house and self Its annoyingly chirpy endorsement ("as seen on Oprah") notwithstanding, House of Belief: Creating your Personal Style is one of the most exhilarating interior books published recently. Author Kelee Katillac, an interior designer who ultimately shook hands with disillusionment, writes, "The creative and artistic impulses within my clients were finding their way to the surface but had no means of expression." Clients who were excited during the planning phase grew dissatisfied with their stylish, but barren, homes.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | June 17, 2014
Thirty-five years ago, when the number of homeless people in Baltimore was noticeably on the rise, several reasons were given: mental illness and deinstitutionalization, the city's relatively high unemployment rate, drug addiction, family dysfunction and evictions, the lack of affordable housing and the problem of ex-offenders being released from prison without a welcoming destination. At the same time, more and more people, including children, were showing up for lunch and dinner at a growing number of soup kitchens.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2014
One by one, the sacred cows hit the ground, adroitly tipped over by the best-selling author Steve Berry in his 13th historical novel, "The Lincoln Myth. " Berry, 59, is a Florida-based former attorney and county commissioner turned author whose previous 12 books have sold more than 17 million copies in 51 countries. The sales are a tribute to the author's skill at folding his research into little-known historical puzzles inside murder mysteries starring Cotton Malone, a retired U.S. Justice Department operative turned book-seller.
NEWS
By Joe Mathews | April 29, 2014
Late in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film "Pulp Fiction," Marsellus Wallace - a criminal boss played by Ving Rhames - banishes prizefighter Butch Coolidge (Bruce Willis) from Southern California, telling him "You lost all your L.A. privileges. " If only it were that easy to kick Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling out of L.A. There is simply no person, institution or network in today's Los Angeles with the clout to force powerful Angelenos to repent their sins - much less drive them out of town.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | April 23, 2014
A prospective student at the Community College of Baltimore County sued school officials in federal court this week, contending that he was denied admission to an academic program based on an expression of his religious beliefs. Brandon Jenkins, who is being represented by the Washington-based American Center for Law and Justice, said in the lawsuit that when asked what was most important to him during an interview with CCBC officials as part of the application process last spring, he responded: "My God. " Shortly afterward, he was denied admission into the radiation therapy program, and he asked the program coordinator for an explanation in an email.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | April 15, 2014
The grand news that Questar Properties wants to build a landmark 43-story apartment building on the site of the old McCormick spice plant near the Inner Harbor must strike some long-timers as shocking. I'm thinking particularly of suburban cynics who seem to take twisted glee in Baltimore's flaws, starting with its reputation for violent crime. They mock and dismiss as fantastical Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's goal of adding 10,000 new families to the city by 2022. Or perhaps I assume the plan for auld McCormick's would elicit shock because of our chronically low expectations.
NEWS
March 31, 2014
Claims that corporations should be exempt from the health insurance law because their owners object to it on religious grounds are ludicrous ( "Don't open Pandora's box," March 24). By incorporating, the owners of Hobby Lobby receive valuable protections from the government: For example, the owners aren't personally liable for the debts of the corporation and can't be sued as individuals for injuries that occur due to the firm's negligence. Now the corporation claims to have a religion.
FEATURES
By Mike Littwin | October 9, 1996
WHEN TWA Flight 800 fell from the sky in July, investigators offered three possible scenarios for the crash.We know them by heart. Back when the story was hot -- before it inevitably gave way to the Olympics, to the debates, to the baseball playoffs, to getting on with our lives -- we heard them on every newscast. The plane was lost to either a bomb, a missile or a mechanical failure.Each theory holds its own special terror. Each one would be investigated until it could be proved or disproved.
NEWS
By Barbara M. Simon | October 8, 1991
Ten years ago today Daddy died.October when more than leaves turn.When gray mists weave over fieldsof browning corn; when milkweedbursts and squat pumpkins grinferocious benedictions from porches,and lovers walk under buttermilk skies.Sorrows red as leaves turn in me,ghosts of all that's gone. My fatherover six feet tall and blond, bigand laughing, kind hands holding me,a book, his mandolin, his faithdeep as October's shadows.He taught me to love autumnwhen there are no promises, when beautyof red and gold, amber and blue remain,All we have to enrich us, to let us be.October turns and I turn into a woman,turn into my father, blond and laughing,kind hands holding my child, a future.
NEWS
February 27, 2014
Regarding your article about our church working with a casino to promote jobs for city residents, the story may have conveyed the wrong impression about our view of the Sabbath ( "Casino, church team up to promote jobs to city residents," Feb. 23). Our church's basic spiritual belief is that "the first day of the week is [in fact] the Lord's Day, and Christian Sabbath, and is to be kept sacred to religious purposes, by abstaining from all secular labor and sinful recreations, by the devout observation of all the means of grace, both private, and public, and by preparation for that rest that remaineth for people of God. " Indeed, all Christians and even non-Christians are familiar with this fundamental bedrock Baptist spiritual belief.
NEWS
January 8, 2014
Jean Marbella was only partly right in her recent column about the Little Sisters of the Poor's lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act ( "Baltimore-area nuns fighting Obamacare rule," Jan. 4). While the Little Sisters of the Poor are in fact fighting the provision in the law that requires employee health plans to provide contraception coverage, she failed to note that such plans also cover sterilization and potentially abortion for the employees in their nursing homes.
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