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June 15, 2010
Why can't people understand that if they boycott BP, the company will have to declare bankruptcy at some future date, and that will halt payment for the cleanup, etc. Plus, they are punishing fellow Marylanders who operate gasoline businesses. It never stops. Finton Cordell
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NEWS
September 15, 2014
Women have a duty to combat the domestic violence in the NFL by refusing to buy the products of any football advertiser ( "Domestic violence deserves attention year round," Sept. 12). Cut off their money. Men have the same duty. We oppose violence, but in addition, we have here a conspiracy to thwart justice - by the Baltimore Ravens, by the New Jersey prosecutor and judge and by the NFL along with total silence on the part of every Maryland leader from Gov. Martin O'Malley to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
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NEWS
September 15, 2014
Women have a duty to combat the domestic violence in the NFL by refusing to buy the products of any football advertiser ( "Domestic violence deserves attention year round," Sept. 12). Cut off their money. Men have the same duty. We oppose violence, but in addition, we have here a conspiracy to thwart justice - by the Baltimore Ravens, by the New Jersey prosecutor and judge and by the NFL along with total silence on the part of every Maryland leader from Gov. Martin O'Malley to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
NEWS
July 8, 2014
The clueless writer of your editorial "The Harris boycott" (July 7) totally blew off the fact that Washington, D.C., exists on federal money, and possession of marijuana is still a federal crime. You accused Rep. Andy Harris of not caring for the concerns of others, yet you support Gov. Martin O'Malley's constant thievery of taxpayers' pocketbooks, even though there are actual statewide polls that show that these taxes are not wanted. As for the boycott, that's another liberal joke.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby's proposed boycott of Florida is a terrible idea ( "Councilman wants Baltimore to boycott Florida after Zimmerman trial," Aug. 9). Since he is trying to protest the "stand your ground" law, it is only fair to protest it across the board. The resolution would encourage city agencies and investment boards to avoid doing business with companies in the Sunshine state as well as to traveling to the state itself. To be fair, we should apply the same resolution to the many states that have some form of stand-your-ground law. These include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts (though the term is used very loosely there)
NEWS
January 3, 2012
I was upset to read about the pressure on big retailers to open on Christmas day. Christmas and Thanksgiving are precious days that have great significance in our society. As a religiously observant Jew, I do not negotiate on my time off for our holidays and Sabbath. I make a personal decision every day to honor the laws and traditions that were passed down to me and would never ever consider compromising that. I understand implicitly the importance tradition and custom has on society.
NEWS
By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2012
Del. Glen Glass' plans to boycott the special session of General Assembly now entering its second week in Annapolis have gone to the dogs. Soon after Gov. Martin O'Malley announced that he would call a special session of the legislature to deal with the question of expanding gambling, the Harford County lawmaker announced that he planned to stay away in protest. It was an idea that never gained much traction with his Republican colleagues, even though the House GOP leadership opposed the governor's decision to summon legislators back to the State House for the second time since the regular session ended in April.
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | May 24, 2013
Two unions said Friday that they have ended a nearly six-year call to boycott the Sheraton Baltimore City Center Hotel, a move that came as workers ratified a new bargaining agreement with management. The unions, Unite Here Local 7 and Local 37 of the International Union of Operating Engineers, said the new agreement covers 130 workers and includes health insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan and retroactive wage increases reaching back one year. Tipped employees are due raises of 15 cents to 45 cents an hour, while non-tipped employees' raises will be 30 cents to 90 cents per hour, the unions said.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | March 16, 2011
The labor union formerly known as the NFL Players Association is trying to convince the top college prospects to boycott next month's NFL draft. That protest would deny these young men the chance to soak in the whole experience of walking up on stage at Radio City Music Hall, putting on their new team's hat and posing for a few goofy pictures with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. "I just think it's a shame for young men that are starting their careers in the NFL, that are having that once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come across the stage, become an NFL player for the first time [to not be able to attend the draft]
NEWS
June 15, 2010
Unfortunately the boycott of BP gas stations affects local station owners, but consumers really don't have any other way to vent their frustration with the oil company. ("Sales fall at area BP pumps in wake of spill," June 14). As a consumer I know that the only way we can truly avoid such disasters is by cutting down on our consumption of oil and hope that automobile manufacturers will produce cars that will use renewable sources of energy that won't harm the environment as much as oil. That won't necessarily solve our problems as we have become a world dependent on the use of petroleum and other sources of fuel that pollute our earth.
NEWS
By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
- A proposal by a Maryland congressman to block the decriminalization of marijuana in the District of Columbia has devolved into a war of words - with some D.C. advocates calling on Washingtonians to boycott the beaches of the Eastern Shore this summer in protest. Rep. Andy Harris, Maryland's only Republican in Congress, set off the controversy last week by attaching an amendment to a federal funding bill that would stop the district from enforcing the decriminalization law signed by Mayor Vincent Gray in March.
SPORTS
By Katherine Dunn, The Baltimore Sun | June 24, 2014
Dunbar football coach Lawrence Smith said Tuesday he would not support a boycott of the fall season by Poets players as a means of protesting his one-year suspension. At a meeting Monday night attended by about 40 parents and football players, some players talked about boycotting the season after Smith, who led the Poets to five state titles in his seven years as head coach, was suspended in the aftermath of a Baltimore City Public Schools investigation into an alleged hazing incident last fall in the Dunbar locker room.
NEWS
March 10, 2014
The decisions taken by the American Studies Association, a small, relatively obscure scholarly organization devoted to the study of American history and culture, rarely resonate much beyond the ivied walls of academe. But earlier this year the group created an unaccustomed stir when its members voted to endorse a boycott of Israeli academic institutions as a way of protesting that country's treatment of Palestinians. Supporters of the Jewish state were quick to denounce the move as anti-Semitic and anti-Israel, a charge the ASA denied.
NEWS
By Bridget Kustin | February 24, 2014
"Freedom of expression is the heartbeat of our university," Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman declared in an email this month announcing a new Task Force on Academic Freedom that will formulate an "official set of principles that can give expression to our core values in this area. " The email makes the case for JHU's "special kinship with academic freedom" through one particular example: Philosophy professor Arthur Lovejoy's disagreement with a trustee while at Stanford had earned him a "troublemaker" reputation, but JHU hired him anyway.
NEWS
February 16, 2014
I applaud Melanie McAlister for her reasoned commentary on the Israel academic boycott movement ( "Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom," Feb. 12). As Ms. McAlister notes, "in considering the ASA boycott decision, it's important to recognize that whether or not one thinks it was a good idea, it does not violate the academic freedom of Israeli or American scholars. " What would violate this freedom is a bill under consideration by the Maryland General Assembly that seeks to criminalize free speech concerning this matter.
NEWS
February 16, 2014
Melani McAlister's column on the academic boycott of Israel echoed my own sentiments ( "Maryland bills would stifle academic freedom," Feb. 12). The proposed bills in Maryland would ban use of public college and university funds to support scholarly involvement in academic organizations that have voted to boycott Israel. I am a college professor who is not a member of the American Studies Association, since I teach in a science department. But the Maryland bills are a naked attempt to create a chilling effect on free academic discussion of the Israel-Palestine situation.
NEWS
By Art Buchwald | December 28, 1992
I'VE just returned from Aspen even though I am not a skier. haven't skied in some of the greatest winter resorts in the world. I know that this is a terrible thing to admit. It's like saying, "I'm in sales but I don't play golf." But that's the way it is.I go to places like Aspen because I enjoy sitting in hotel lobbies in front of large fireplaces, drinking hot chocolate and talking about weather conditions on the various mountains that I haven't been on.I also like to go into town and try on ski clothes and buy Briko's snow goggles to wear over my wool cap.Occasionally I'll meet another person who doesn't ski, and then we'll throw snowballs at each other.
EXPLORE
October 31, 2011
In an effort focused on grabbing headlines, County Executive Ken Ulman recently called for a 30-day boycott of soft drinks, completely missing an opportunity to educate and talk to the public about real solutions for addressing obesity. Now more than ever the commitment of Maryland's beverage industry to do our part is shining through. Our member companies are cutting the calories available from beverages in the marketplace. In fact, the total amount of beverage calories available in the marketplace decreased by 21 percent from 1998 to 2008.
NEWS
By Jay Bernstein | January 2, 2014
Over 200 years ago, political theorist and philosopher Edmund Burke memorably remarked: "The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing. " This truism comes to mind when assessing the reaction of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County to the recent vote by the American Studies Association (ASA) in favor of an academic boycott of Israel. The ASA, of which UMBC is an institutional member, is the nation's oldest and largest association dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of American history and culture.
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