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December 26, 2013
I just took columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s "test" and was not in the least surprised to find that I am a true liberal ( "Unsure of your affiliation? Take this test," Dec. 22). In fact, I found myself wondering how anyone could take the test and find that they are a conservative. But the one question that gave me a real dilemma - a preference for Jane Fonda or Bo Derek, two beautiful women from my era - I was not able to decide. Does that make me "middle of the road" in at least one area?
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By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
CLEVELAND -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked directly after Saturday night's 6-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians whether right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was going to make his next scheduled start. The answer didn't answer the question -- but it was particularly telling. “If something like that was going to change, he'd hear it from me first, obviously,” Showalter said. Jimenez, who allowed six runs to the Indians in 4 1/3 innings Saturday, was asked about potentially losing his rotation spot now that he is 4-9 with a 4.83 ERA. He simply said: “It's not up to me to think about that.
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NEWS
June 11, 2013
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. was named for his father ("Multiculturalism is the enemy of democracy," June 2). My dad was named for his father, and his father before him. My dad was named Giovanni. He was born in 1925 in Pennsylvania. When he entered school his name generated scorn and derision. So he became just John. My paternal grandmother and her siblings were born in the same Pennsylvanian town. They were first generation American born children of Italian immigrants. When they entered school, their teachers changed all of their names.
NEWS
August 1, 2014
I enjoyed and agree with commentator Lynne Agress' essay on the value of writing ( "The presentation dilemma," July 28). Nobody stated it more succinctly or perceptively than Sir Francis Bacon: "Reading maketh a full man, conference (speaking) a ready man, and writing an exact man. " Art Moorshead, Lutherville - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | August 17, 2014
CLEVELAND -- Orioles manager Buck Showalter was asked directly after Saturday night's 6-0 loss to the Cleveland Indians whether right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez was going to make his next scheduled start. The answer didn't answer the question -- but it was particularly telling. “If something like that was going to change, he'd hear it from me first, obviously,” Showalter said. Jimenez, who allowed six runs to the Indians in 4 1/3 innings Saturday, was asked about potentially losing his rotation spot now that he is 4-9 with a 4.83 ERA. He simply said: “It's not up to me to think about that.
NEWS
April 22, 2011
It will be interesting to watch how the issue of a group home for wealthy mental health patients in Ruxton gets handled ("Ruxton residents oppose rehabilitation house in area," April 21). The issue of group homes has been a Gordian Knot for over 25 years. It pits the legislatively and constitutionally supported right to fair and equal housing against a neighborhood's concern over the makeup of its residents. Neighborhoods in Randallstown and Woodlawn have considerable experience with this, but it will now be intriguing to see how a place like Ruxton, it's elected officials and the media confront this dilemma.
NEWS
By Lynne Agress | July 28, 2014
Presentations are big business today. When 34-year-old Chelsea Clinton, who has never held public office, can command $75,000 for a single presentation, people take note. Moreover, the fairly recent popularity of TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has been extraordinary. The totally diverse topics of TED Talks range from the personal to the political, from medicine and science, to religion and philosophy and much more. Billed as "funny," "beautiful," "fascinating," "informative," "courageous" and "inspiring," TED Talks are presented by well known figures such as Bill Gates, Al Gore, and Sheryl Sandberg as well as "nerds" one has barely heard of. Merely click on TED and no fewer than 1,700 current presentation topics appear.
NEWS
By Robert B. Reich | July 2, 2014
What's the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton's personal finances? It can't be about how much money they have. Wealth has never disqualified someone from high office. Several of the nation's greatest presidents, who came to office with vast fortunes -- John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt and his fifth cousin, Teddy -- notably improved the lives of ordinary Americans. The tempest can't be about Hillary Clinton's veracity. It may have been a stretch for her to say she and her husband were "dead broke" when they left the White House, as she told ABC's Diane Sawyer.
NEWS
September 16, 2005
Residents of the western Howard County community of Poplar Springs have long been a resourceful bunch, if this bit of Civil War history is any indication. According to a story credited to one G. Earl Hilton, a detachment of Confederate cavalry with headquarters in New Market and Frederick from Sept. 7 to Sept. 11, 1862, rode into Poplar Springs at some point to rest and water their horses. "In the center of town was a large wooden flagpole," according to the account by Jane Bowman Fleming in Howard's Roads To The Past.
SPORTS
By Edward Lee | January 16, 2012
Jack and Jackie Harbaugh would seem to have a dilemma on their hands this Sunday: travel to Foxborough, Mass., to watch eldest son John and the Ravens meet the New England Patriots for the AFC championship at 3 p.m. EST or travel to San Francisco to watch younger son Jim and the 49ers play host to the New York Giants for the NFC crown at 6:30 p.m. EST. John Harbaugh said he's not sure what their parents plan to do. “I think it's pretty neat,”...
NEWS
By Lynne Agress | July 28, 2014
Presentations are big business today. When 34-year-old Chelsea Clinton, who has never held public office, can command $75,000 for a single presentation, people take note. Moreover, the fairly recent popularity of TED Talks (Technology, Entertainment, Design) has been extraordinary. The totally diverse topics of TED Talks range from the personal to the political, from medicine and science, to religion and philosophy and much more. Billed as "funny," "beautiful," "fascinating," "informative," "courageous" and "inspiring," TED Talks are presented by well known figures such as Bill Gates, Al Gore, and Sheryl Sandberg as well as "nerds" one has barely heard of. Merely click on TED and no fewer than 1,700 current presentation topics appear.
FEATURES
By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
Every working breastfeeding mother has had it happen at least once: You're on a break, ready to pump, when you discover you forgot a crucial piece of equipment.  Maybe it's a valve, a piece of tubing or a storage bag. You find yourself wondering if you can store milk in a water bottle or use butter as a nipple cream because there's no time to run home.  What can you do? Workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital can now purchase breastfeeding equipment from a vending machine -- believed to be the first of its kind.
NEWS
By Robert B. Reich | July 2, 2014
What's the reason for the tempest in the teapot of Hillary and Bill Clinton's personal finances? It can't be about how much money they have. Wealth has never disqualified someone from high office. Several of the nation's greatest presidents, who came to office with vast fortunes -- John F. Kennedy, Franklin D. Roosevelt and his fifth cousin, Teddy -- notably improved the lives of ordinary Americans. The tempest can't be about Hillary Clinton's veracity. It may have been a stretch for her to say she and her husband were "dead broke" when they left the White House, as she told ABC's Diane Sawyer.
NEWS
June 12, 2014
Once again, new problems arise at our southern border simply because our federal legislators both past and present have failed to protect this vast border so businesses would have access to cheap labor ( "Shelter plan raises concern," June 11). The biggest losers are young black Americans, often due to poor educational opportunities and broken families. This whole dilemma was caused by our elected representatives who ignored the possibility of the calamity we now face. We have a plague that may be incurable, and it was caused by greed.
NEWS
December 26, 2013
I just took columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s "test" and was not in the least surprised to find that I am a true liberal ( "Unsure of your affiliation? Take this test," Dec. 22). In fact, I found myself wondering how anyone could take the test and find that they are a conservative. But the one question that gave me a real dilemma - a preference for Jane Fonda or Bo Derek, two beautiful women from my era - I was not able to decide. Does that make me "middle of the road" in at least one area?
NEWS
July 8, 2013
Nobody ever said Egypt's transition to democracy would be easy. But yesterday's violence in which dozens of supporters of ousted President Mohamed Morsi were killed and hundreds wounded by security forces outside the Republican Guard headquarters in Cairo has made that country's path from dictatorship to democracy infinitely more difficult. Last week's military coup against Egypt's first democratically elected president was proof enough that Egyptians are still a long way from realizing the ideals of representative government and rule of law inspired by the Arab Spring.
NEWS
June 12, 2014
Once again, new problems arise at our southern border simply because our federal legislators both past and present have failed to protect this vast border so businesses would have access to cheap labor ( "Shelter plan raises concern," June 11). The biggest losers are young black Americans, often due to poor educational opportunities and broken families. This whole dilemma was caused by our elected representatives who ignored the possibility of the calamity we now face. We have a plague that may be incurable, and it was caused by greed.
NEWS
August 1, 2014
I enjoyed and agree with commentator Lynne Agress' essay on the value of writing ( "The presentation dilemma," July 28). Nobody stated it more succinctly or perceptively than Sir Francis Bacon: "Reading maketh a full man, conference (speaking) a ready man, and writing an exact man. " Art Moorshead, Lutherville - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
June 11, 2013
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. was named for his father ("Multiculturalism is the enemy of democracy," June 2). My dad was named for his father, and his father before him. My dad was named Giovanni. He was born in 1925 in Pennsylvania. When he entered school his name generated scorn and derision. So he became just John. My paternal grandmother and her siblings were born in the same Pennsylvanian town. They were first generation American born children of Italian immigrants. When they entered school, their teachers changed all of their names.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | April 22, 2013
We baby boomers get blamed for just about every economic hiccup, because there are so many of us. And our children are particularly furious because they believe the crisis in Social Security, which may affect their ability to retire, can be laid at our feet like kindling for a burning at the stake. They are convinced we boomers, with our outsized appetites and sense of entitlement, are going to consume everything on our way to the cemetery, right down to the amount of ground we leave for those who die after us. But data from the Social Security Administration itself, provided by chief actuary Stephen Goss, demonstrates that boomers are not the pig-through-the-python that we have been described as being.
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