April 7, 2010
Tim Eastman ( "The unruly mob comes to the editorial page," April 6) got it only half right. If he wants to see an unruly mob, he should peek in on a comments section on a sports related topic. And if the author of that piece happens to touch a nerve with the sports community, he'd better have a strong stomach because he will witness the most intense wailing and gnashing of teeth to be seen anywhere this side of Hades. I wrote an opinion that was published in this section on April 6 that the Sunpaper (not me)
October 21, 2005
Bonnie S. Copeland, chief executive officer of the Baltimore schools, joined John Sexton, president of New York University, at an event in Washington yesterday to announce the formation of a national campaign for civic discourse. The campaign will be led by the Associated Leaders of Debate, a new national nonprofit dedicated to increasing urban students' involvement in and access to debate leagues. Copeland will sit on the association's board. Copeland said the group will solicit contributions so that it can provide financial support to organizations such as the Baltimore Urban Debate League.
February 8, 2001
WHEN ANGRY protesters voiced outrage about Anne Arundel County's decision to approve a large supermarket in a quiet town, they didn't hold back. The anti-growth group erected a 12-foot effigy of County Executive Janet Owens. A group member referred to Ms. Owens as the "queen of sprawl" and simply "Janet" at a County Council meeting. But that kind of excessive rudeness might sound tame to skewered Baltimore State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy. She takes abuse -- even from the mayor of her city -- that no one should have to countenance.
August 31, 2009
The Internet is not an especially civil place. A guy in Asia can spend his evening trashing a Canadian woman's home movies; students can spread malicious rumors about classmates for the world to see; and "editors" can add all manner of falsehoods to Mohandas Gandhi's Wikipedia page, just for kicks. In most cases, these ne'er-do-wells write vitriolic comments and blog posts anonymously, there are a few fighting words and the dustup dies down with minimal damage. Other times, men and women are emotionally, mentally, physically or monetarily hurt because of words published online, with little recourse - unless they can find out who their cyberbullies are. A lot has been said recently about Vogue model Liskula Cohen and her suit to discover the identity of a blogger who called her a "skank."
April 5, 2013
This week the AP Stylebook, the standardized style guide for newspapers and other publications across the United States, announced that no longer, under their rules, will it be acceptable to use the term "illegal immigrant. " AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll explained that the term "illegal" is incorrect when labeling people and "should describe only an action, such as living in or immigrating to a country illegally. " The change, proponents argue, is necessary because labeling individuals as "illegals" or "illegal" is an unfair designation that no other criminal or civil offender in this country receives.
October 13, 2005
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