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October 12, 2011
Conservative media outlets have criticized the Occupy Wall Street protesters as mob-like, left-wing extremists with no voice and no real agenda - or as the Democrats' answer to the tea party. But the protesters' critique of capitalist society can't be so easily dismissed. Pope John Paul II was a great leader who played an important role in the collapse of communism and the fall of the Berlin wall. But he was also a sharp critic of the shortcomings of capitalist societies that were not balanced with morals and values.
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NEWS
September 23, 2013
Recently, President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries, Robert M. Gates and Leon E. Panetta, appearing at a forum at Southern Methodist University on September 17, spoke out on the Syria issue and were quite critical of Mr. Obama's handling of it. Yet here it is days later and The Sun has provided no coverage of that event for its readers. Don't want the word to get out that even the former appointees of your protected one disparage his inept handling of foreign affairs?
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NEWS
By Garland L. Thompson | September 27, 1990
THIS IS a season for serious issues. Many people still think of the annual Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Weekend as an excuse to show off the latest fashions and watch black political stars show off their latest rhetorical tricks. Some of those people are in charge of news coverage at major media outlets, judging from the limited attention paid to the conference over the last few years, and they should know better.What it has become is a great national forum for blacks critiquing public policy.
NEWS
By Richard E. Vatz | August 19, 2013
An ugly fight unfolded last week between gubernatorial aspirants Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown and Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler regarding their campaign rhetoric. Mr. Gansler was surreptitiously recorded saying, "I mean, right now [Mr. Brown's] campaign slogan is, 'Vote for me, I want to be the first African American governor of Maryland.' ... That's a laudable goal, but you need a second sentence: 'Because here's what I've done, and here's why I've done it.'" The Brown camp and other Democratic bigwigs are appalled: According to The Washington Post, which broke the story, Brown campaign manager Justin Schall stated that Mr. Gansler is "out of touch with Maryland's values," and to ensure that there was no lack of overreaction, Brown supporter Montgomery County Council member Valerie Ervin actually said, "White people don't like the race card being pulled on them, and he pulled the race card on Anthony.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | March 27, 2005
Creating a piece of art can be an intensely personal experience. And having it critiqued - in front of other artists, no less - takes courage. About 50 local artists displayed that courage last week when they attended the Harford Artists Association's annual critique, held at the Bel Air Library. They came bearing all manner of art, including watercolors, acrylic paintings, photographs and digitally created works, and placed them on the floor, table or wall at the front of the meeting room where they would be critiqued by Jeffrey Reed, a landscape artist and teacher from Philadelphia.
NEWS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins and Jamie Smith Hopkins,SUN STAFF | December 18, 2000
The blackened remains of a blaze that roared through a row of Ellicott City shops a year ago - causing at least $2 million in losses - still littered the ground when a group of Howard County firefighters gathered to critique their performance. No one was killed in the fire Nov. 9, 1999, but six businesses lost much or all of their merchandise. Some never recovered. The department's internal critique, obtained by The Sun through a Maryland Public Information Act request, noted a handful of challenges - with communication at the forefront.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,[sun reporter] | October 15, 2006
WONDERING IF YOU WERE GLIMPSED? / / Check out baltimoresun.com / glimpsed for additional photos of fashion-forward locals and a critique by fashion writer Tanika White of the styles she saw around town.
NEWS
May 27, 2004
The New York Times published an editor's note in yesterday's editions, as well as an online critique, detailing problems with reporting standards in several articles the newspaper published between October 2001 and June 2003, dealing with the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. The Sun published four of the articles -- on Nov. 8, 2001, Sept. 8, 2002, April 23, 2003, and May 21, 2003 -- that we received through the New York Times News Service. The Times noted various flaws, including a failure to independently verify one article, to follow up on the veracity of a source in another, and in a third to be more cautious with its conclusions.
NEWS
September 7, 2005
Marilyn Jachetti Whirry, 72, who won the National Teacher of the Year award in 2000, died of lung disease Friday at her home in Torrance, Calif. In presenting the award, President Bill Clinton described her teaching style as a softer version of Professor Kingsfield in the movie and TV series The Paper Chase. She taught English from 1967 to 2000 at Mira Costa High School in the Manhattan Beach, Calif., school district. She insisted that her students - dubbed "Whirry-ites" - take part in discussions and critique one another and even her. Students in her Advanced Placement English class had to read two dozen books and plays, write more than 30 essays and critique and write poetry.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa | August 18, 2005
Where: Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave. When: 7:30 p.m. Monday Why: You'd be surprised how much work goes into a song. Watch eight local songwriters play their original material for critique by the rest of the Baltimore Songwriters Association. In turn, the BSA offers lyrical and other advice that helps shape and polish the music. Information: 410-813-4039, www.baltimoresongwriters.org. Admission: Free.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2013
Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news , world news , and news about the economy If you want to know what makes MSNBC's "Morning Joe" so much better than anything else on morning TV, check out this video of a discussion Monday morning about President Obama's awful failure to marshall support for even the most tepid gun reform. First of all, hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough were not only absolutely transparent about the way in which they were piggybacking Maureen Dowd's brilliant Sunday column in the New York Times, they celebrated her and her words.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Amy Watts | October 16, 2012
Oh boy. Tonight's the night we get Paula Abdul as a guest judge. She always annoyed me on American Idol - will I find her less tiresome here? I don't doubt her credibility, she's arguably more a dancer than a singer. During the staircase introductions: Val gets introduced by his full first name of "Valentin. " I wonder if he asked for that or if Tom's having fun. Brooke tells us lifts will be allowed tonight - get ready to meet the harsh reality that is gravity during rehearsals.
NEWS
By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 11, 2012
Baltimore's police union is calling for an overhaul of the department, describing the agency's management strategy as "outdated, ineffective and reactive" and proposing changes that it said would boost officer morale and reduce crime across the city. Though the study has been in the works for several months, it comes as the city seeks a replacement for Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III, who oversaw steep declines in gun crime after taking over in mid-2007. Robert F. Cherry, president of the Fraternal Order of Police, said the union wants the report to serve as a blueprint for improvements by the department's next management team.
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2012
Mark Turgeon brushed his hand across his head in a gesture of exasperation. There is still much for the Terps to learn about playing in the first-year Maryland coach's system, he said Tuesday. "We're just going through growing pains," he said as the team prepared to host a Wake Forest team Wednesday night that has improved since last season. But with Maryland (10-4, 0-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) now plunging into its ACC schedule, that education must occur not only in practice, but in the games that will define its season.
NEWS
October 12, 2011
Conservative media outlets have criticized the Occupy Wall Street protesters as mob-like, left-wing extremists with no voice and no real agenda - or as the Democrats' answer to the tea party. But the protesters' critique of capitalist society can't be so easily dismissed. Pope John Paul II was a great leader who played an important role in the collapse of communism and the fall of the Berlin wall. But he was also a sharp critic of the shortcomings of capitalist societies that were not balanced with morals and values.
NEWS
June 26, 2011
While I have little desire to get into a philosophical debate with the teachers' union over the concept of vouchers in general, I feel compelled to respond to Marietta English's commentary in The Sun about Otis Rolley's education platform. ("Balto. teachers union head: Rolley's voucher plan isn't the answer," June 22). Ms. English accuses Mr. Rolley of including vouchers in his platform as "campaign rhetoric," yet she herself relies pretty heavily on rhetoric to criticize it. For example, she cites a study of a pilot program in New York that suggests a broad voucher program would result in "a two-tiered system of schools divided along economic and racial lines.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun Reporter | April 22, 2007
ONE PROBLEM WITH THE SEASON'S popular jersey knits is the tendency for the soft material to end the day looking frumpy and lazy, instead of comfy and easy. WONDERING IF YOU WERE GLIMPSED? Check out baltimoresun.com / glimpsed for additional photos of fashion-forward locals and a critique by fashion writer Tanika White of the styles she saw around town.
NEWS
By Tanika White and Tanika White,Sun Reporter | February 18, 2007
Urbanwear has gone through many incarnations, most recently the big and bulky, dull and droopy. It's impossible to state how glad we are to see that the latest turn for urban fashion is a slimmer, more styled, more colorful look -- even for the guys. WONDERING IF YOU WERE GLIMPSED? Check out baltimoresun.com / glimpsed for additional photos of fashion- forward locals and a critique by fashion writer Tanika White of the styles she saw around town.
NEWS
By Joe Burris and Joe Burris,joseph.burris@baltsun.com | January 6, 2010
The four groups vying to keep the Senator Theatre up and running presented plans to a crowd of about 200 at the theater last night, with each proposal met by a slew of queries and critiques. While none of the plans garnered the lion's share of approval, the presentation that drew the most raves was that of James "Buzz" Cusack, owner of the five-screen Charles Theatre in the Station North Arts District. Cusack proposed keeping the Senator as a full-fledged one-screen movie theater while adding a restaurant and crepe shop.
SPORTS
December 19, 2009
Kentucky coach John Calipari doesn't agree with Bobby Knight that college basketball lacks integrity or that he is proof there is a problem. Calipari refused to get into a war of words Friday when asked about the pointed criticism from Knight that Calipari's continued employment proves the game has a problem. Instead, Calipari said he remains a "big fan" of the former Texas Tech and Indiana head coach. "I don't agree with what he says, but it doesn't change how I feel about him," Calipari said.
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