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March 3, 2010
Your March 2, front page article "Mayhem in Post-Quake Chile," with the sad picture of a devastated mother and child and cover story about the 720 killed, rampant looting and overall devastation caused by the earthquake, was certainly heart wrenching and calls our attention to the terrible suffering of others. But how can America continue with more foreign aid when so many of our tax dollars have already been used for the people hit by the Haiti earthquake and at a time when our own economy is crashing down on us?
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Kit Waskom Pollard, For The Baltimore Sun | February 19, 2014
Even in frigid weather, Ginger Myers' pigs are happy. "As cold as it gets, the pigs are out there, snorting and playing like kids bundled up and running around," says the owner of Evermore Farm , a family-owned livestock and produce farm in Westminster. Myers is one of many farmers in the Baltimore area who believe that running a farm under the principles of "good stewardship" is the right approach for farmers, animals, consumers and the region as a whole. Myers defines good stewardship as "the ethic of doing the best management we can - that's what we're doing from birth to plate.
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NEWS
By ELLEN GOODMAN | December 25, 1992
Boston -- The reports piling on my desk contain little evidenc of peace on earth. They offer even less testimony about good will. They are horror stories from Bosnia and they seem to arrive like malevolent New Year's greetings, bearing grotesque reminders of what people can do to each other.The sorriest of the lot carry accounts of mostly Serbian atrocities -- of murder, rape, hate. They have been collected, typed and mailed by human-rights activists, people whose daily work I do not envy.
NEWS
June 7, 2013
I found the recent editorial concerning President Barack Obama's judicial appointments ("Judicial profiling," June 5) a little amusing. For those of us old enough to remember the Senate confirmation hearings for Clarence Thomas and Robert Bork, both of these men were subjected to some of the most obvious forms of judicial profiling in recent history. I'm willing to bet my 401(k) that President Obama's nominees won't be treated as badly. It seems to me that the editorial writers of The Sun continue to keep all forms of discrimination alive and well.
NEWS
By GEORGE F. WILL | July 19, 1993
Washington. -- One hundred and thirty Julys ago the president, referring to the Mississippi, said, ''The father of waters again goes unvexed to the sea.'' Lincoln was pleased, the occasion being the triumph of the siege of Vicksburg by a general from the Mississippi River town of Galena, Illinois, U.S. Grant.It would be nice if that willful river -- today 16 miles wide on some Illinois and Missouri plains -- would be more vexed by human ingenuity. But the big river, by riveting our attention on the unpredictable and uncontrollable sphere of life (which is almost all of life)
NEWS
By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,Evening Sun Staff | April 16, 1991
As sure as there's death and taxes, there's surely bound to be people who file their tax returns at the last minute.That was the case again last night as late filers jammed the main post office on East Fayette Street trying to beat the midnight deadline. A traffic jam was caused by those who drove up in cars to drop their state and federal returns into 16 plastic containers manned by postmen on the street outside."I think it's a mess," said Joseph Wiggins, 28, who filed his taxes in February and went to the post office last night to buy an envelope.
NEWS
March 5, 2006
A Changed Man Francine Prose Harper Perennial / 421 pages / $14.95 Prose's satire concerns a purportedly reformed white supremacist who wants now to lend his services to a human rights organization. Prose "delivers a well-crafted, ironic and insightful tale of the darker side of human nature," we said last year.
NEWS
January 1, 2012
Imagine my surprise this morning when I saw letters from apparently well-fed individuals complaining about paying unemployment insurance. For all those beleaguered employers who don't want to pay unemployment benefits I've got a solution: Hire illegal immigrants. They are non-persons, so an employer does not have to pay unemployment insurance and really shouldn't bother about niceties like Workers' Compensation, minimum wage laws, child labor laws, unions, OSHA or any other oppressive, socialistic safety net provisions.
NEWS
May 4, 2011
"We got him, justice is done. " Really? We seem to be overjoyed by the idea that Osama bin Laden's death is some sort of compensation for all the suffering and lives he annihilated. I suppose it's human nature that revenge is a joy. But now our revenge must be avenged. Perhaps our joy should just be geared to the fact that at least bin Laden will no longer plan additional harm. George B. Wroe, Glyndon
FEATURES
By Tim Smith and Tim Smith,Sun music critic | April 2, 2008
Evil never sounds as good as it does in a Verdi opera. This dark side of human nature gets a particularly tuneful and theatrically gripping workout in Rigoletto, which moves with brutal speed toward a tragic tangle of blind love, vengeance and self-sacrifice. If you go Rigoletto will be performed at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow and five more times through April 13 at the Kennedy Center, off Virginia and New Hampshire avenues Northwest, Washington. Tickets are $45 to $250. Call 800-876-7372 or go to dc-opera.
SPORTS
Kevin Cowherd | March 6, 2013
Joe Flacco will need every bit of his Joe Cool persona next season. By getting that $120.6 million mega-deal from the Ravens, he's made himself a huge target for criticism every time the Ravens don't play well. Sure, he was always a favorite target of angry fans. It comes with the territory when you're an NFL quarterback. But this new contract will ratchet the pressure a hundred times more. The minute he has a bad game, the Flacco haters - and there are still a ton of them - will come out of the woodwork.
SPORTS
August 28, 2012
I know nothing about open-wheel, IndyCar racing, but I do recognize what happens to squabbling families - and how they self-destruct. Until the Baltimore Grand Prix came to our city for a second time, I never bothered to study the sport, and I'm trying to learn. It's amazing there are so many "moving parts" to putting on a road race, and the skill and technology involved boggle the mind. If the people of Baltimore were smart (a questionable assumption), they would support the Baltimore Grand Prix in the same way they coddle the Ravens.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly | June 9, 2012
The expectation is that some time Saturday it'll become official that Opening Day starter Jake Arrieta has been sent to Triple-A Norfolk. The numbers show why. He is 2-8 with a 6.32 ERA. He leads the majors in losses. He's dropped his last six decisions in a span of seven starts. He is 1-5 with a 7.85 ERA in seven home starts. He allowed career highs in hits (11) and runs (9) in Friday's 9-6 loss, and he pitched just four innings. After the game, Arrieta admitted to reporters that he is lost, and is more frustrated than he has ever been.
NEWS
January 1, 2012
Imagine my surprise this morning when I saw letters from apparently well-fed individuals complaining about paying unemployment insurance. For all those beleaguered employers who don't want to pay unemployment benefits I've got a solution: Hire illegal immigrants. They are non-persons, so an employer does not have to pay unemployment insurance and really shouldn't bother about niceties like Workers' Compensation, minimum wage laws, child labor laws, unions, OSHA or any other oppressive, socialistic safety net provisions.
NEWS
June 11, 2011
In recent days, members of the Board of County Commissioners have given themselves high marks when taking turns mounting the county soapbox. Members have proclaimed themselves successful in keeping campaign promises across the board in their first six months in office — one-eighth of their four-year terms. How enviable it must be to grade one's self. If I had been able to grade myself in high school, I'd have surely graduated cum laude and been offered scholarships from numerous Ivy League colleges, with fraternities competing to have me become a pledge to their house.
NEWS
May 4, 2011
"We got him, justice is done. " Really? We seem to be overjoyed by the idea that Osama bin Laden's death is some sort of compensation for all the suffering and lives he annihilated. I suppose it's human nature that revenge is a joy. But now our revenge must be avenged. Perhaps our joy should just be geared to the fact that at least bin Laden will no longer plan additional harm. George B. Wroe, Glyndon
ENTERTAINMENT
By Craig Eisendrath and By Craig Eisendrath,Special to the Sun | May 23, 1999
"The Great Disruption: Human Nature and the Reconstitution of Social Order," by Francis Fukuyama. Free Press. 343 pages. $26.Out in the deep waters of contemporary times swims a group of social scientists waiting to catch the next big wave of social change to surf into shore. Francis Fukuyama, author of the best-selling "The End of History and the Last Man," thinks he has found one in what he identifies as a moral decline of Western and developed Far Eastern countries from the 1960s to the beginning of this decade, to be followed by a moral "reconstitution."
NEWS
By SUN STAFF | February 22, 2003
HOW CAN WE fathom the stupidity that was required to set a Rhode Island nightclub on fire, killing at least 95 people? Low ceilings, a touring band unfamiliar with the place, a packed dance floor - and someone actually thought fireworks was a good idea? Does this set some sort of new Olympic standard for negligence? The horrible truth is that the devastating fire at The Station in West Warwick, R.I., was - through and through - the consequence of ordinary human nature. People enjoy crowds.
NEWS
August 3, 2010
Concerning The Baltimore Sun article "Cat parasite reaches human brain: Possibility of link to schizophrenia explored" (Aug. 1): Outrageous. 1. Schizophrenia has long been understood by psychodynamic psychologists (Theodore Lidz, among others) as caused by a certain pattern of faulty emotional attachment by parents and parent-figures from early on in a child's life, causing distorted emotional development. 2. People have been cured of it--see the web site of the National Empowerment Center.
NEWS
March 3, 2010
Your March 2, front page article "Mayhem in Post-Quake Chile," with the sad picture of a devastated mother and child and cover story about the 720 killed, rampant looting and overall devastation caused by the earthquake, was certainly heart wrenching and calls our attention to the terrible suffering of others. But how can America continue with more foreign aid when so many of our tax dollars have already been used for the people hit by the Haiti earthquake and at a time when our own economy is crashing down on us?
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