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By Jonathan Alter | August 17, 1993
SACKCLOTH and ashes don't fit comfortably on the Washington pundit class. After the release of Vincent Foster's note last week blaming the press for some of his unhappiness, there was a moment of self-examination.But only a moment. Then came the rationalizations. After all, Lani Guinier, Clarence Thomas and lots of others got it much worse than Mr. Foster, who was untouched outside the pages of the Wall Street Journal.And Mr. Foster was obviously a deeply troubled man whose suicide raises many still-unanswered questions.
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May 30, 2012
Your list of the names of U.S. soldiers who have died in Afghanistan since last Memorial Day on Monday's editorial page was nice, but it conveniently left out the body count ("U.S. fallen in Afghanistan," May 28). Since 2009, when Barack Obama became president, 1,355 U.S. soldiers have died in the Afghan war. Yet the mainstream media, including The Sun, is not counting. Of course, whenGeorge W. Bushwas president, we got the body count every day. Where is the fairness in The Sun's approach?
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NEWS
February 1, 2012
It was a great pleasure to read Sunday's edition of The Sun. For the first time in a while, the pleasure of reading your newspaper didn't stem solely from the sports section but from the editorial pages as well. Though well written, articulate, and amusing, the usual Sun editorial page articles come stamped with the Maryland Democratic Party's seal of approval. Editorials are structured around the author's opinion, and readers are well aware of this. However, editorials gain credibility and respect if facts and figures are brought to bear before the author states his or her claim.
NEWS
February 1, 2012
It was a great pleasure to read Sunday's edition of The Sun. For the first time in a while, the pleasure of reading your newspaper didn't stem solely from the sports section but from the editorial pages as well. Though well written, articulate, and amusing, the usual Sun editorial page articles come stamped with the Maryland Democratic Party's seal of approval. Editorials are structured around the author's opinion, and readers are well aware of this. However, editorials gain credibility and respect if facts and figures are brought to bear before the author states his or her claim.
NEWS
May 30, 2012
Your list of the names of U.S. soldiers who have died in Afghanistan since last Memorial Day on Monday's editorial page was nice, but it conveniently left out the body count ("U.S. fallen in Afghanistan," May 28). Since 2009, when Barack Obama became president, 1,355 U.S. soldiers have died in the Afghan war. Yet the mainstream media, including The Sun, is not counting. Of course, whenGeorge W. Bushwas president, we got the body count every day. Where is the fairness in The Sun's approach?
NEWS
By Staff Report | March 30, 1993
Sara Engram, director of The Evening Sun editorial page, was named the winner yesterday of the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi Award in editorial writing for a series of Sunday editorials on the statewide abortion referendum last November.Ms. Engram's editorials supported "Question 6" -- to keep abortion legal in Maryland in the event the Supreme Court overturned its 1973 Rowe vs. Wade ruling that found a constitutional right to an abortion. Maryland voters approved Question 6 by a margin of about 62-38.
NEWS
By James Bock and James Bock,SUN STAFF | April 16, 1997
Jacqueline Thomas, the 44-year-old Washington bureau chief of the Detroit News, was named yesterday as editor of The Sun's editorial page.Thomas, who starts work May 19, will succeed Joseph R. L. Sterne, 68, who has been editorial page editor -- the person responsible for expressing the newspaper's opinion on issues -- since 1972.Sterne, who has served longer in the job than anyone in The Sun's history, said he would retire in June after a transition period.Publisher Mary E. Junck introduced Thomas to the newspaper's top managers yesterday morning as having an "almost ideal background" for the job.Thomas, who has headed the Detroit newspaper's Washington bureau since 1994, said: "I am thrilled to be here and look forward to getting to know all of you, and I can't wait to start."
NEWS
December 26, 2004
The Perspective section will not be published today but returns next Sunday, Jan. 2. The Public Editor column will not appear today; however, the Editorial page and Opinion/Commentary page are on Pages 36-37A and include reader responses to cartoonist KAL's "What's My Line" contest. Also, the Sunday crossword puzzles and games can be found in Arts & Society.
NEWS
January 3, 1999
The mission of The Sun's editorial page is to provide timely, compelling commentary on issues of interest to Maryland readers, particularly those in the Baltimore area. The editorial page will seek to engage, educate, challenge and amuse. It will recognize the strengths of the community, as well as its weaknesses, acting as a forum for discussion of alternatives and a force for positive change. It will chastise when necessary and offer praise when deserved.-- Editorial page mission statementAn editorial is the institutional opinion of The Sun, not that of any one individual.
NEWS
December 25, 2004
The Perspective section will not be published in Sunday's editions but will return next week. The Public Editor column will not appear; however, the Sunday crossword puzzles and games will be found in Arts & Society. The Editorial page and Opinion/Commentary page, which will include reader responses to KAL's "What's My Line contest," will be in the A section of the Sunday editions.
NEWS
January 23, 2012
I stopped paying for The Sun years ago because of the one-sided liberal spin on virtually every page. But I receive the paper free a few days a week as a County Times subscriber, and every once in a while I read the editorials for a good chuckle. Thursday's edition did not disappoint; in fact it was a double chuckle. Gov. Martin O'Malley's tough budget? Give me a break ("A tough budget," Jan. 19). The only reason we have a gap between spending and revenue is that Democrats are addicted to spending.
NEWS
April 5, 2010
For years I would carefully craft letters to the editor of the Sunpapers, feeling that the letters section was the appropriate place to have reasoned and civil discourse about the content of the paper. The process of having letters edited was at once frustrating and instructive. Sadly, today's paper mirrors the problems infecting much of the media, allowing a no holds barred, "democratic" approach in which equal weight is given to each opinion regardless of how ill informed the opinion is. While instructive at showing a "diversity" of opinion, the result turns the editorial page into a barroom brawl.
NEWS
June 14, 2009
Beginning today, The Baltimore Sun's editorial and op-ed pages will be called Maryland Voices, a change to recognize the paper's effort to have its opinion section reflect a diversity of viewpoints on the issues most important to the community. Throughout its history, The Sun's editorial page has offered the paper's institutional opinion on the major issues of the day. That tradition will continue. The page will provide lively commentary and advocacy, predominantly on local issues but also on matters of national and international concern that affect the lives of our readers.
NEWS
By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,Sun reporter | September 4, 2007
Anthony Day, an editorial page editor for the Los Angeles Times and son of Pulitzer Prize-winning Sun journalist Price Day, died of complications from emphysema Sunday in Santa Fe, N.M. He was 74. Born in Miami and raised in Baltimore County, Mr. Day was the eldest of four sons, all of whom followed in their father's footsteps to pursue careers in journalism. Mr. Day's route through newspapers took him from Philadelphia to Washington, where he covered politics during the turbulent administration of President Richard M. Nixon.
NEWS
By PAUL MOORE and PAUL MOORE,PUBLIC EDITOR | January 15, 2006
Kevin P. Kallaugher's long career as staff editorial cartoonist for The Sun ended Friday. "KAL," as he has signed his cartoons for 17 years at The Sun, is one of America's best editorial cartoonists and a prominent member of Baltimore's media community. His departure is a signal loss to the newspaper, where editorial cartooning has flourished for more than a century. With the resignation of longtime columnist Michael Olesker over issues of journalism practices and the retirement via buyout of nationally known environmental writer Tom Horton, Kallaugher's departure comes at a time when a number of readers believe The Sun is losing some of its most distinctive voices.
NEWS
September 18, 2005
Ideas A new idea Our new weekly Ideas section will really make you think.We'll profile local newsmakers and those making a difference in local communities, identify trends and follow emerging issues. SUNDAY Ideas New section replaces Perspective Explores trends and hot topics Interviews with local newsmakers Public editor's column Book reviews and best-seller list EDITORIAL PAGES Our look is new, but we've still got an opinion on just about everything, and we know you do, too. That's why we're not making major changes to the layouts or functions of our pages.
NEWS
January 30, 1991
Though he passed away in 1956, H. L. Mencken is still making headlines. Last year it was his diary. Now it is "Thirty-Five Years of Newspaper Work" plus the other set of volumes unsealed yesterday, "My Life as Author and Editor." (A page from the manuscript on newspapering appears on the Opinion * Commentary page.)One reason for these long-fused time bombs is that the author, wanting to be as candid as possible, preferred for the objects of his usually scathing criticism to have joined him in Heaven before the works were published.
NEWS
By Barry Rascovar | June 29, 1997
JOE STERNE NO LONGER works here. Come July 1, his name disappears from the editorial-page masthead. After 44 years at this newspaper -- 25 of them as editor of this page and the one opposite -- Mr. Sterne retires at age 69.That is big news for those of us inside this grand institution. But for most of our newspaper's readers, the end of the Sterne era doesn't hold much meaning. Their lives will go on much as before. Yet Joseph Robert Livingston Sterne had an impact far greater than readers would suspect -- on this city, this region and this state.
FEATURES
By Nick Madigan and Nick Madigan,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2005
There was a clear trace of disappointment in Jules Witcover's voice yesterday as he described the end of his 24 years as a columnist for The Sun. Witcover, 78, a historian and the author of 15 books who has covered every presidential campaign and national political convention since the early 1960s, said he had learned that his contract would not be renewed in a letter delivered to his home in Washington. But in his final column, which ran Friday, Witcover made no mention of the slight, saying only that his "principal regret in leaving this space in The Sun is that my readers in Baltimore will no longer read my views on what I consider the most critical crisis facing this country for the foreseeable future."
NEWS
By Ellen Goodman | March 21, 2005
BOSTON - And now we reach once more into our e-mail bag. We begin with one reader's invocation: "When God created you, hopefully she broke the mold." We go on to names we are called: "jackass," "goofball" and "muddle-headed liberal." We conclude with the dated dittohead who calls us a "little feminazi." We start this column with some of our non-fan letters because this is what happens when you tell people what you think for a living. They tell you what they think of what you think. While the world is focused on Lawrence Summers and the dearth of women in science faculties, there has been a micro-flap in my own profession about the dearth of women on the op-ed pages.
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