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March 4, 2012
It's hard not to laugh as we listen to Republicans attacking President Barack Obama over sky-high gas prices. As we all know, the Republican Party has long been in the pocket of the oil and gas industry, allowing them to reap obscene profits during the eight-year reign of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney at the expense of the American consumer. Where were these Republican hypocrites then, when gas prices reached $5-a-gallon in some states? Perhaps, it's time for President Obama to revisit the windfall profit tax on the oil and gas industry which he shelved in a show of bipartisanship when he took office four years ago. I suspect the mere threat of this would send gas prices tumbling.
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July 15, 2014
The Carroll County commissioners, who only recently wanted the world to know of their commitment to Christianity, have now chosen to put their beliefs into practice by refusing to even consider the idea of providing a decent place for immigrant children to live while their cases are decided by the courts ( "Carroll Co. officials push back on shelter for immigrant children," July 11). Sadly, this is the kind of hypocrisy that one has long been accustomed to seeing at the highest levels of Carroll County government.
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NEWS
July 15, 2014
The Carroll County commissioners, who only recently wanted the world to know of their commitment to Christianity, have now chosen to put their beliefs into practice by refusing to even consider the idea of providing a decent place for immigrant children to live while their cases are decided by the courts ( "Carroll Co. officials push back on shelter for immigrant children," July 11). Sadly, this is the kind of hypocrisy that one has long been accustomed to seeing at the highest levels of Carroll County government.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | May 18, 2014
Random observations for your reading pleasure: •When have you ever heard about a group of conservative students shouting down a campus speaker, invading and occupying a campus building or pressuring a school to withdraw a candidate for an honorary degree? Well … never. Yet today's headlines are full of left wing faculty and student demands for ideological purity within the ivory tower. All of which raises a question: Why do college lefties feel so free to engage in such activities?
NEWS
July 21, 2012
I have a question for all the people who once fought so hard against casinos in the state when Gov.Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.ran on a "slots" agenda: Don't you feel silly? Now these people can't seem to get enough of the millions of dollars being generated by gambling venues, or of the jobs that are being created in their neighborhoods. Just a few years ago, Gov. Martin O'Malleyand the dim bulbs in Annapolis said that using gambling money to fund education was "morally bankrupt. " Where is their "moral superiority" now?
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By Leonard Pitts Jr. and Leonard Pitts Jr.,The Miami Herald | June 5, 2005
WASHINGTON - Dear Chris Cecil: Here's how you write a newspaper column. First, you find a topic that engages you. Then you spend a few hours banging your head against a computer screen until what you've written there no longer makes you want to hurl. Or you could just wait till somebody else writes a column and then steal it. That's what you've been doing on a regular basis. Before Tuesday, I had never heard of you or The Daily Tribune News of Cartersville, Ga., where you are associate managing editor.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | July 25, 2008
The Duchess of Langeais is a romantic dance of death. The two partners are the duchess (Jeanne Balibar), a coquette in the social whirl of Paris 1823, and a military hero, Gen. Armand de Montriveau (Guillaume Depardieu), who is so besotted with her that he lets her treat him as her orderly. They're as discordant as a social butterfly and a raging bull. The married duchess lives in a world that rests on shared formalities of the ballroom or the boudoir. All that matters to her crowd is the appearance of taste and virtue.
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By John Woestendiek and John Woestendiek,Sun reporter | March 12, 2008
Do as I say, not as I do. With those words - our beloved motto - we bid you welcome to the newly opened National Museum of Hypocrisy, and the unveiling of our new Hypocrites Hall of Fame. This way, please. Everybody has engaged in hypocrisy - from the publicly fallen TV evangelist to the parents sipping cocktails while warning their children of the dangers of drink. But clearly, some do a much better job of it than others, and it is in honor of them that we have constructed this museum, which, if it really existed, would be in Washington.
NEWS
By J. Bottum and J. Bottum,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | September 7, 1997
"The Witch of Exmoor," by Margaret Drabble. Harcourt. 288 pages. $23.England, George Orwell once observed, is more a family than a nation -- a wrangling, peevish family with crazy uncles locked in attics, poor cousins scrubbing floors and the worst siblings left in charge of the silver, but possessing nonetheless a family's shared feeling about right and wrong.It shouldn't be much surprise, then, that Margaret Drabble casts as a family drama her latest novel, "The Witch of Exmoor," a fable about what the Victorians called the "Condition of England."
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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Staff Writer | March 4, 1993
After hearing keno described as a polluter of morals -- and themselves as a bunch of hypocrites -- state senators did as expected yesterday and approved a bill that would pull the plug on the electronic lottery game at the end of the year.But while it allowed senators to take a stand, yesterday's 31-12 vote is probably meaningless. On Tuesday, a House subcommittee voted unanimously to kill all four House bills that were aimed at ending keno.That means there is little chance the Senate's anti-keno measure will even get a hearing in the House, and it is likely Maryland will continue to rely on revenues from the controversial game.
NEWS
By Joel Brinkley | September 10, 2013
Vladimir Putin may be the world's most hypocritical leader. The debate over the Syrian chemical weapons attack has brought this into sharp focus. The Russian president has repeatedly called the idea that the Syrian government carried out the attack "absurd" and "utter nonsense. " That leaves only one alternative: Syrian rebels did it — an idea that is absurd, utter nonsense. First of all, Syrian President Bashar Assad is already responsible for the brutal killing of more than 100,000 of his own people — using billions of dollars worth of weapons Mr. Putin sold him. Why would it be surprising that he used a different method to slaughter a mere 1,400 more, including at least 400 children?
NEWS
May 30, 2013
Does the Boy Scouts of America realize that the gay youths they are now "allowing" in are going to grow up to be gay adults ("After months of debate, Boy Scouts' ban on openly gay youth lifted," May 23)? They're not going to switch orientations once they reach adulthood. What happens to them then if they want to continue their life in Scouts - possibly as a leader? They call this a step in the right direction? Wow. So, if I understand this resolution correctly, they are no longer discriminating against "openly gay youths" but continue to discriminate against gay adults?
NEWS
July 24, 2012
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz writes in his op-ed "Keeping public employee benefits in check" (July 22) that the county needs to keep "finding efficiencies to fund additional costs. " Well what about the efficiency of him not double dipping the county pension system to the tune of $168,000 on a provision in the pension guidelines that was meant only to try and retain retiring experienced school bus drivers? After the Sun broke the story, he has remained silent! As a Baltimore County resident and taxpayer, I consider it outright dishonesty to line his personal pockets.
NEWS
July 21, 2012
I have a question for all the people who once fought so hard against casinos in the state when Gov.Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.ran on a "slots" agenda: Don't you feel silly? Now these people can't seem to get enough of the millions of dollars being generated by gambling venues, or of the jobs that are being created in their neighborhoods. Just a few years ago, Gov. Martin O'Malleyand the dim bulbs in Annapolis said that using gambling money to fund education was "morally bankrupt. " Where is their "moral superiority" now?
NEWS
May 3, 2012
Thank you, Susan Reimer , for speaking up for so many of us ("What would Jesus do? Not stuff like this," April 30). I'm still angry over the "referendum tables" inside our church conducting business before the Mass is even over (the better to catch those running out early). Whatever happened to separation of church and state? At least the Catholic people of Seattle were given a choice to have such tables, and many parishes opted out, including their cathedral parish. I've heard too many people say "Who cares?
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Thomas F. Schaller | March 6, 2012
Rush Limbaugh apologized. Those three words are big news because apologizing ain't Mr. Limbaugh's thing. The nation's top conservative radio talker got where he is today by making controversial and crude remarks, not apologizing for them. Soft, politically correct liberals issues apologies, not "Rushbo. " He tells it like it is, scornful critics be damned. In case you didn't hear the original remarks that forced Mr. Limbaugh to apologize — and yes, he was forced — he called Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke a "prostitute" and "slut" after she testified in front of a congressional panel about health care coverage for contraception.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr | March 13, 2005
WASHINGTON - I like hypocrites. You would, too, if you had this job. A hypocrite is the next best thing to a day off. Some pious moralizer contradicts his words with his deeds and the column all but writes itself. It's different with Bill Cosby. I don't know if he did what a Canadian woman has alleged: drugged her and fondled her. Mr. Cosby denies the accusation, and the fact that prosecutors have declined to prosecute obviously supports him. Still, his ambiguous remarks in last week's National Enquirer interview ("Looking back on it, I realize that words and actions can be misinterpreted")
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By Donald Kaul | January 6, 1992
LODGED between the mean streets of Washington, D.C., and the stuffed shirts of the Washington suburbs, is Takoma Park, Md., a last, lonely outpost of the '60s.Geographically, it is inside the beltway, but spiritually, it is outside; far out.Prade included marchers from "The Nuclear-free Soccer Club," the "Bikes Not Bombs" group and a bunch that identified itself only as "Bowling for Nicaragua."It is also a place where one can buy a Christmas wreath advertised as "organically grown," obtain both "regular and holistic" medical care for one's pet and where not merely the open burning of leaves is prohibited, but their disposal in plasticbags as well.
NEWS
March 4, 2012
It's hard not to laugh as we listen to Republicans attacking President Barack Obama over sky-high gas prices. As we all know, the Republican Party has long been in the pocket of the oil and gas industry, allowing them to reap obscene profits during the eight-year reign of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney at the expense of the American consumer. Where were these Republican hypocrites then, when gas prices reached $5-a-gallon in some states? Perhaps, it's time for President Obama to revisit the windfall profit tax on the oil and gas industry which he shelved in a show of bipartisanship when he took office four years ago. I suspect the mere threat of this would send gas prices tumbling.
ENTERTAINMENT
By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2012
In November, I advanced one of CNN's  debates with a piece hoping aloud that Wolf Blitzer would not let Newt Gingrich bully him as the the former Speaker of the House had been doing to other debate moderators. Here's a bit of what I wrote: And so it is that I will come to TV tonight hoping to see one of the few anchors who has the stature and the credibility to call out Gingrich take the candidate of bluster on for his phony game of pounding the press by telling moderators how "stupid" (one of his favorite words)
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