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August 23, 2010
I find Ron Wirsing's comments ("Repeal 14th Amendment," Readers Respond, Aug. 18) disturbing, and indicative of an appalling ignorance of basic US history. The history of our nation's legislation on immigration illustrates repeated attempts to prohibit the entry of people considered "undesirable. " That list of "undesirables" once included people from Southern and Eastern Europe (Greeks, Italians, Russians, Jews), as well as Chinese and Japanese. That legislation was designed to favor immigrants from Northern Europe, by using quotas.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 6, 2011
Eileen R. "Mimi" Philips, a homemaker and volunteer who enjoyed music, died of cancer Monday at her Richmond, Va., home. The former Roland Park resident was 77. The daughter of a Ford Motor Co. assembly line worker and a factory worker, Eileen Rose Wade was born and raised in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. After graduating in 1952 from Franklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn, she married Clifford J. Philips, who was serving...
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By Robert H. Deluty | February 18, 1993
EntitledTo rage because of insultTo hate because of mistreatmentTo steal because of deprivation,To destroy and be destroyed.Or EnnobledWith a single, precious entitlement,One's birthright as a human being:To be respected.
NEWS
August 23, 2010
I find Ron Wirsing's comments ("Repeal 14th Amendment," Readers Respond, Aug. 18) disturbing, and indicative of an appalling ignorance of basic US history. The history of our nation's legislation on immigration illustrates repeated attempts to prohibit the entry of people considered "undesirable. " That list of "undesirables" once included people from Southern and Eastern Europe (Greeks, Italians, Russians, Jews), as well as Chinese and Japanese. That legislation was designed to favor immigrants from Northern Europe, by using quotas.
NEWS
May 13, 1992
Expect no quick results from the heartening but bewildering talks between Israel and its neighbors starting this week and next under the U.S.-Russian-brokered peace process. They are negotiating arms reduction in Washington, economic cooperation in Brussels, water management in Vienna, refugees in Ottawa and the environment in Tokyo.Never mind that Israel, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinians boycott certain meetings. Despite that, the contacts are historic breakthroughs.They also highlight undoubted truths: That none of the Middle East countries can afford the arms race.
NEWS
May 26, 2005
YOU WANT to look away. You don't want to believe the evidence. You can't bear to follow the details. After more than three years of American warfare in Asia, the report of Afghans being tortured to death by U.S. soldiers at Bagram air base seems like one sickening step too far. It's not that you or any other American needs to be shocked out of complacency - it's that you have an understandable reluctance to look further into the depths of human behavior....
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By Elise T. Chisolm | December 11, 1990
HOW IS democracy playing in Eastern Europe? Better than in America I hope, where I think most of us would agree it has fallen into apathetic disuse.A friend of mine is just back from Czechoslovakia where he lectured on democracy at universities in Prague and Bratislava to the newly liberated Czechoslovaks.He also toured Eastern Europe and was in Germany on German Unification Day. He calls it the experience of his lifetime.Stationed in Germany 35 years ago, Robert E. Kendig was in command of the air base at Kaufbeuren.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | October 6, 2011
Eileen R. "Mimi" Philips, a homemaker and volunteer who enjoyed music, died of cancer Monday at her Richmond, Va., home. The former Roland Park resident was 77. The daughter of a Ford Motor Co. assembly line worker and a factory worker, Eileen Rose Wade was born and raised in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. After graduating in 1952 from Franklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn, she married Clifford J. Philips, who was serving...
NEWS
November 11, 1997
FOR 50 YEARS, ever since mass production and regimented military power carried us to victory in World War II, we Americans have routinely applied standardization techniques to our highways and bridges, our schools, commercial strips and housing tracts.Small wonder so many look so similar -- and boring. And in fact, the standardization has its enforcers. They're the ''professionals'' -- the engineers, planners, fire marshals, public work directors -- who tell the rest of us what's best, safe, allowable to build, from street widths to setbacks to minimum parking.
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By Diane Winston and Diane Winston,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 30, 1990
BOSTON -- In this proper town of tradition, where churche meet the future by clinging to the past, a tiny band of Christian Scientists is pursuing a bold and costly vision. Jettisoning the old ways, church leaders are spending millions to build up a worldwide radio and television venture that will tackle global issues in secular terms.Proponents say they are developing innovative strategies to set the spiritual agenda of the next century. But critics contend that church leaders are selling out the Christian Science birthright -- the disciplined practice of spiritual healing -- for secular success.
NEWS
August 15, 2010
The movement to revise the 14th Amendment has seemingly blown up out of nowhere, like the sudden storm that rolled across our area the other morning. The renewed interest in repealing birthright citizenship won't disappear nearly so quickly, though its staying power beyond the November election is open to serious question. "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
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By Jill Rosen and Jill Rosen,jill.rosen@baltsun.com | January 14, 2009
Luanna Azulay's excitement about her first trip to Israel is laced with trepidation. Her family wishes she would have just stayed safe at home in Essex. Azulay, a junior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, is one of about 80 area students who flew to Israel on Sunday with a program that offers Jewish young people free trips to the country. When she signed up months ago, she had no idea that on the eve of her departure, Israel would be deep into an intense strike against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip and that each time she opened a newspaper or turned on the television, she would be inundated with images of gunfire, destruction and death.
NEWS
August 6, 2006
The Maryland Court of Appeals got it exactly right last week when it unanimously reversed the conviction of two Talbot County women who were found guilty of reckless endangerment because their babies tested positive for cocaine at birth. As the opinion written by Judge Alan M. Wilner explained, such an interpretation of the reckless endangerment statute could have led to similar convictions for pregnant women who don't eat right, who know their DNA carries a risk of genetic disorder, who drink too much or fall off a horse or fail to use a seatbelt.
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By THOMAS SOWELL | June 8, 2006
Many stores held sales over the Memorial Day weekend. In Washington, the Senate immigration bill has been selling our birthright for a message of political pottage. Far from "controlling the borders," as advertised, this bill reduces our existing control of the borders. Under a provision inserted at the 11th hour by Republican Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, the bill forbids the federal government from building a fence without first consulting with the Mexican government. In fact, state and local governments are also forbidden by this bill to take any border control actions without first consulting with their Mexican counterparts.
NEWS
May 26, 2005
YOU WANT to look away. You don't want to believe the evidence. You can't bear to follow the details. After more than three years of American warfare in Asia, the report of Afghans being tortured to death by U.S. soldiers at Bagram air base seems like one sickening step too far. It's not that you or any other American needs to be shocked out of complacency - it's that you have an understandable reluctance to look further into the depths of human behavior....
SPORTS
By Candus Thomson and Candus Thomson,SUN STAFF | October 23, 2004
Being a fan of the Boston Red Sox isn't easy. Just ask one. It's haaad, wicked haaad. Harder than the ice that covers the northern two-thirds of Red Sox Nation each winter. Harder than the steel plate in Don Zimmer's skull (although he swears it's just bolts). Harder than the granite on Mount Washington. Yet, legions of New Englanders over the years have pledged their undying allegiance to the Sons of Yawkey despite knowing that their spirits will get stomped flatter than a scrod fillet.
NEWS
August 6, 2006
The Maryland Court of Appeals got it exactly right last week when it unanimously reversed the conviction of two Talbot County women who were found guilty of reckless endangerment because their babies tested positive for cocaine at birth. As the opinion written by Judge Alan M. Wilner explained, such an interpretation of the reckless endangerment statute could have led to similar convictions for pregnant women who don't eat right, who know their DNA carries a risk of genetic disorder, who drink too much or fall off a horse or fail to use a seatbelt.
NEWS
By Lane Harvey Brown and Lane Harvey Brown,SUN STAFF | May 30, 2004
Jonathan Green has packed up his wife, six children and all his earthly goods and returned to his family home on a hill overlooking Havre de Grace. It may not sound like big news, until one considers that Green is the scion of an American naval dynasty, and the home, Sion Hill, is one of Maryland's most historic. "This place is my family's legacy," the 45-year-old Green said, standing on the front porch with a sweeping vista of the Chesapeake Bay and adjacent farmland. "We're stewards.
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