Advertisement
HomeCollectionsDebate
IN THE NEWS

Debate

NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | July 17, 2014
Here we go again. Same stuff, different day. Deja vu all over again. A monthly New York newspaper, The WestView News, uses an objectionable headline (" The N----r In The White House ") on a piece in its July edition, which argues that much of the shrill hatred toward President Obama is rooted in racism. Not surprisingly, the headline gets more attention than the argument. Then on Sunday, Attorney General Eric Holder again blames "racial animus" for some of the more strident opposition to the president.
Advertisement
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2014
A proposal to sharply limit parking in part of Hampden is drawing concern from some who think the new restrictions would merely shift parking woes to other streets in the popular Baltimore neighborhood. A major redevelopment project at the Rotunda shopping mall has prompted some residents to push for a residential parking permit zone nearby. But some business owners along 36th Street worry that restrictions a couple of blocks north would make parking more difficult for everyone, including patrons of their cafes, boutiques and restaurants.
NEWS
July 10, 2014
The Maryland gubernatorial race will surely focus on women's outrage at government intrusion into their health-care decisions ( "Hogan and Hobby Lobby," July 9). What's interesting is the apparent lack of outrage at the government intrusion that "Obamacare" imposes on everyone else's health care decisions. Jerrold L. Brotman, Timonium - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | July 4, 2014
As Lievinne Mongu listened to the speakers at her naturalization ceremony, she reflected on her 14-year journey - from fear in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo to asylum in the United States, a home in Silver Spring and a job with the International Monetary Fund in Washington. She beamed throughout Friday's ceremony at the William Paca House & Garden in Annapolis. And after standing up, raising her right hand and reciting the oath of citizenship, she said she wished that others around the world could feel what she was feeling.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
A fast-rising Adam Jones was fifth in the outfield balloting for the American League when results were last released Monday, and MLB tweeted today that he's been gaining on Toronto's Melky Cabrera and Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, both of whom were ahead of him and one of whom will likely occupy a third starting spot with Angels' Mike Trout and Blue Jays' Jose Bautista. Whether the three-time All-Star will get his fourth nod in the Midsummer Classic - let alone start in it - has dominated the local discourse for days.
NEWS
Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Democrat Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown on Wednesday proposed three debates with Republican nominee Larry Hogan, along with a separate debate among their running mates in the race for governor. Such political negotiations typically take place between campaigns behind closed doors, but Brown released a public proposal without consulting Hogan. In a statement, Brown's campaign said he would maintain "the tradition set from previous gubernatorial elections" and "reach more Marylanders by ensuring all of the debates are broadcast statewide.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 28, 2014
I just did an archive search on stirs debate  and discovered, to my inexpressible horror, that The Baltimore Sun has used the phrase in headlines more than eighty times in the first half of 2014.  Perhaps you should consider performing a similar investigation in your shop.  It's plainly long past time to start smacking the hands of editors who resort to this lazy shortcut. 
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | June 27, 2014
Among the 80 percent of registered Republicans and Democrats who stayed away from Maryland's primary was Sally Staehle of Baltimore. She wrote me a letter to explain why she took a pass on voting this time around. "I turned off to local politics when I saw a commercial of an empty podium at a debate, with a voice-over that said somebody didn't bother to show up for the debate, how can we trust him? I just couldn't bear to even try to figure out what that was all about. I don't even remember who the commercial was for. " You can understand Staehle's reluctance to waste mental energy on a campaign ad. But it would not have been hard to figure that one out. What I assume Staehle saw was a TV spot slamming Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown for skipping the WBFF-TV debate a few days earlier.
NEWS
By Timothy B. Wheeler, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
Tucked amid the woods of northern Baltimore County is one of Maryland's natural gems - the Big Gunpowder Falls, a nationally renowned trout stream that draws anglers from far and wide to try their skills and luck in the cold, rushing water. But some fishermen and fishing guides say they're having a harder time getting at this prized outdoor resource - though it's publicly accessible in Gunpowder Falls State Park - because of unusually heavy river flows that make it hard to fish or even stand at times in the water.
NEWS
June 19, 2014
Commentators Richard Vatz and Lee S. Weinberg argue that political debates improve when they feature sound-bite answers (90 seconds maximum) and neutral moderators who don't point out when candidates make factually inaccurate statements ( "A better debate," June 15). Both these suggestions are a disservice to democracy. Such debates create consumerist politics rather than involvement; ideology rather than deliberation. The authors mention one of the Obama vs. Romney debates in which Mr. Romney made a factually false statement about Mr. Obama, then insisted he was correct when Mr. Obama protested.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.