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November 28, 2013
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s suggestion that "the transformative promises of the British Labor Party in 1945 are remarkably similar to progressives' promises of today" is a stretch way too far from reality, even when wrapped up in Winston Churchill's halo ( "The challenges Churchill faced nearly 70 years ago mirror those of today," Nov. 24). The last time I looked, American progressives were not advocating the nationalization of coal, utilities, steel and transportation, as the Labor government did after World War II. And the UK's National Health Service bears little resemblance to the Affordable Care Act. The NHS is a single-payer system that avoids the byzantine nonsense that has been foisted on the American people in the name of compromise.
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SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
With an expertly timed delayed blitz late in the first quarter Sunday, Ravens rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley shot through a gap in the Indianapolis Colts' offensive line. As quarterback Andrew Luck wound up, Mosley crushed him, popping the football into the air and into the arms of defensive tackle Haloti Ngata for an interception. It wasn't the only impactful play the first-round draft pick and reigning Butkus Award winner delivered during the Ravens' 20-13 road loss Sunday.
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SPORTS
By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | October 9, 2014
With an expertly timed delayed blitz late in the first quarter Sunday, Ravens rookie inside linebacker C.J. Mosley shot through a gap in the Indianapolis Colts' offensive line. As quarterback Andrew Luck wound up, Mosley crushed him, popping the football into the air and into the arms of defensive tackle Haloti Ngata for an interception. It wasn't the only impactful play the first-round draft pick and reigning Butkus Award winner delivered during the Ravens' 20-13 road loss Sunday.
BUSINESS
Lorraine Mirabella | August 12, 2014
Walmart now has an app that says its prices really are the lowest. The discount giant has launched a web and mobile app that compares prices at rival stores and, if a competitor's price is lower, gives shoppers electronic gift cards for the difference. Walmart calls it the Savings Catcher. Here's how it works: -Go to www.walmart.com/savingscatcher or the Walmart app. -Enter the receipt number  at the bottom of your Walmart receipt. -Enter the date of the shopping trip.
SPORTS
By Kevin Van Valkenburg, The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2011
Ray Lewis says he doesn't really worry that most people think the Ravens aren't playing their best football, or that they aren't playing up to their true potential. Winning ugly is still winning. In fact, strange as it may sound, Lewis says he sees some similarities between the 2010 Ravens and the 2000 Ravens. "We can go back 10 years ago," Lewis said. "I don't believe it's about playing your best game. I believe it's about [doing whatever you've got to do] to win. When you go back to 2000, there were games we weren't suppose to win, but we won. Think about the divisional round against Denver [in 2000]
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Loyola Maryland's Matt Sawyer knows the questions are coming, and he good-naturedly answers every query about playing at the same school where older brother Mike was an integral part of the 2012 national championship squad. But when asked if he is eager to carve out his own identity, Sawyer offers a truthful response like those of us who perform or have performed in the shadows of siblings and relatives. “I would like that,” he said Wednesday. “… I love Mike. Obviously, I'd like to be known as myself, not just as his little brother.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2013
In the aftermath of last Friday night's 9-8 loss to a then-unranked Duke team, Loyola invited scrutiny about whether it had the talent and will to match last year's squad that captured the university's first Division I national title. The constant comparisons to last season, however, are not welcomed by coach Charley Toomey. “I'm only going to talk about this team. We've got to stop comparing this team to last year,” Toomey said Tuesday morning. “… Right now, I really believe there's enough talent and enough leadership in our locker room that we just need to take baby steps every day and continue to gel and get ready for a March-April-May run. It starts this weekend with Air Force, which is a very talented team.
SPORTS
October 11, 2012
Arda Ocal (@arda_ocal) of theScore Television Network and The Baltimore Sun spoke with AJ Lee (@WWEAJLee) about her first video game, being Raw GM, working with CM Punk and Daniel Bryan, comparisons to Stephanie McMahon and more.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | May 14, 2013
Ever since the Orioles drafted Manny Machado with the third pick overall out of a Miami high school in 2010, there were comparisons with another former Miami phenom. Machado may never shake the Alex Rodriguez comparisons - which was the ultimate compliment a few years ago. But with Rodriguez's injury and off-field issues, no one wants to be called the next ARod anymore. Regardless, Rodriguez was an amazing player almost from the start of his big league career. And Machado has been excellent in his short time with the Orioles.
NEWS
February 25, 1992
From the 1960s through 1988, six international studies -- three in math and three in science -- compared students from the United States to those in other countries. The American students always achieved badly relative to their peers.But there are many problems in making such comparisons -- does Israel teach algebra in the seventh grade? -- and critics of the studies said maybe U.S. students weren't as bad as they seemed to be. So the U.S. government commissioned another study, designed to solve the methodological problems of the earlier ones.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2014
The Yankees-O's game on ESPN Sunday night was watched in 1.5 percent of American homes, and 8.3 percent of households in the Baltimore market, according to overnight ratings provided by the sports cable channel. By comparison, the Ravens-Lions game last December on ESPN drew an audience almost five times as large and was seen in 40.2 percent of Baltimore homes. Maybe it's unfair to compare baseball and football given the number of games in a season, but I think ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball has become almost unwatchable -- or, at least, unlistenable with Dan Shulman and John Kruk in the booth.
SPORTS
By Eduardo A. Encina and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
The New York Yankees typically are known as a patient team at the plate, one that works counts and fouls off pitches to extend opponents' pitch counts. Not so in the Orioles' 3-2, walk-off win in 10 innings Friday night at Camden Yards. Make no mistake: These aren't the Bronx Bombers of old. Yangervis Solarte and Kelly Johnson don't necessarily strike the same fear into opposing pitchers as the sluggers who used to be in the Yankees' lineup. Even veterans known to work counts, such as former Oriole Brian Roberts and Ichiro Suzuki, seemed to be more swing-happy at Camden Yards on Friday night.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | March 17, 2014
In American domestic politics, messing with Social Security is known as "the third rail," referring to the power source for trains that is fatal to the touch. In foreign policy discussions, invoking the name of Adolf Hitler promises the same lethal result. Former first lady and secretary of state Hillary Clinton learned the lesson in the wake of Russia's invasion of Crimea and parts of Ukraine. She caught hell from critics when she compared it to Hitler's 1938 seizure of the heavily German Sudetenland in Czechoslovakia under Neville Chamberlain's notorious pact with the devil in Munich.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2014
Loyola Maryland's Matt Sawyer knows the questions are coming, and he good-naturedly answers every query about playing at the same school where older brother Mike was an integral part of the 2012 national championship squad. But when asked if he is eager to carve out his own identity, Sawyer offers a truthful response like those of us who perform or have performed in the shadows of siblings and relatives. “I would like that,” he said Wednesday. “… I love Mike. Obviously, I'd like to be known as myself, not just as his little brother.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2013
North Dakota State has built itself into a juggernaut in the Football Championship Subdivision, winning the last two national championships and going 23-0 since its last loss on Oct. 13, 2012, when Indiana State pulled off a 17-14 upset in Fargo, N.D. The Bison, who are 14-0 and the No. 1 seed in the NCAA playoffs, will meet No. 7 seed Towson (13-2) in the title game on Jan. 4 at 2 p.m. at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. Coach Rob Ambrose was quite complimentary on Monday of the team standing in the Tigers' path to the program's first national crown.
NEWS
November 28, 2013
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s suggestion that "the transformative promises of the British Labor Party in 1945 are remarkably similar to progressives' promises of today" is a stretch way too far from reality, even when wrapped up in Winston Churchill's halo ( "The challenges Churchill faced nearly 70 years ago mirror those of today," Nov. 24). The last time I looked, American progressives were not advocating the nationalization of coal, utilities, steel and transportation, as the Labor government did after World War II. And the UK's National Health Service bears little resemblance to the Affordable Care Act. The NHS is a single-payer system that avoids the byzantine nonsense that has been foisted on the American people in the name of compromise.
SPORTS
By Matt Bracken and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2012
Kevin Williams isn't prone to making comparisons, especially when they involve his son. But the father of Mount St. Joseph guard Kam Williams perked up during a conversation one year ago with Ohio State assistant men's basketball coach Dave Dickerson . Dickerson, a former Maryland player and Terps assistant from 1996-2005, “checked out [Kam Williams] and told me he reminded him of a young Juan Dixon ,” Kevin Williams said. “But with more athleticism. And better handles.
NEWS
November 12, 2009
The Sun's argument regarding the amendment banning the funding of abortions from government-backed healthcare is fatally flawed ('The anti-choice," Nov. 10). The comparison between an abortion and a gall bladder or kidney stone procedure assumes that a fetus is an infected organ or an abnormal collection of calcium. Rather, a fetus is the first stage in human life. Regardless of one's religious views, it is an undeniable fact that the heart starts beating around 22 days after conception and stops beating when the body dies.
NEWS
October 18, 2013
In his commentary ("Beneath contempt," Oct. 17), columnist Leonard Pitts Jr. of The Miami Herald is very critical of Dr. Ben Carson's recent comparison of Obamacare to slavery. It is only natural that Mr. Pitts, being of African American ancestry, would jump to the conclusion that Dr. Carson had in mind slavery only as the keeping of slaves as practiced here in early America. I would suggest slavery has many other connotations such as "estate of subjection like that of a slave" and "compulsory service often such as required by law" (Webster's Dictionary)
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - As they prepare for No. 8 Florida State, Maryland's coaches have studied video of Jameis Winston completing 25 of his first 27 college passes and film of the Seminoles quarterback twice bolting away from pressure last week to complete a ridiculously athletic Hail Mary against Boston College. What the coaches may not have seen are the redshirt freshman's other exploits - such as his moonshot throw over a fraternity house roof on a dare, or his impressively varied baseball skills - that have fans already likening him to Bo Jackson.
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