January 20, 2010
Scott Brown's upset win in Massachusetts is not just a referendum on the current administration's agenda and governance, it signals a repudiation of elected representatives who ignore the will of the people! In the final analysis, ours is still a government, "of the people, by the people and for the people," and elected representatives who choose to defy that principle, do so at their own political peril. A simple solution to "business as usual" in Washington is term limits.
January 28, 1992
BEFORE the new year pushes 1991 far into the mists, all Marylanders should pause and give thanks for two centenarians of the Chesapeake -- Mrs. W. Alton Jones and Dr. Reginald van Trump Truitt. Both of them served the land of pleasant living long and well, and both of them said their final goodbyes in 1991 at age 100.Dr. Truitt, Maryland's earliest pioneer in the study of marine biology and ecology, concentrated on the Chesapeake Bay, while Mrs. Jones gave most of her attention to the land around the bay, particularly Talbot County and the upper Eastern Shore.
December 15, 2009
While a nationwide push for vaccination against swine and seasonal flu has led to long lines for shots, another vaccine against a common and deadly flu complication - pneumonia - hasn't gotten to many of the people most at risk. Most babies get the pneumococcal vaccine, but only two-thirds of seniors, who generally are the hardest hit by flu each year, get their recommended dose. And vaccines get to only one-third of older children and adults with health problems such as heart or lung disease or diabetes who have had a hard time with swine flu, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
May 23, 2011
Thank goodness the rest of the world has more taste than Baltimore and the powers that do advertising for Pimlico and the Preakness. I followed the coverage of the race on Channel 11 and then the national coverage of the Preakness, and only once that I remember was "Kegasus" even mentioned, and there was not one picture of said abomination. Kegasus was, without a doubt, a black eye (not black eyed Susan) to the state of Maryland. Gross! Bobbi
April 27, 2012
If The Sun doesn't believe coverage of primary races selecting candidates for a U.S. presidential election is news, what do the editors think is important ("Romney rolling toward the fall," April 25)? There was nothing on Wednesday's front page about the five primaries held the day before. Inside the paper on page 8 was a headline describing Gov. Mitt Romney as "rolling" toward the fall. What does that even mean? Are we talking about a failure or autumn? The national paper I read published a brief of Mr. Romney's sweep of five primaries on the front page under "What's News - Worldwide.
May 24, 2011
Being a third generation American Ashkenazi I look at the Near-East with American eyes, but with a certain sensitivity arising from my own ethnicity. President Obama and his minions are hell bent on trying to address the Israeli/Palestinian problem, and attempting to show the Arab world America's even-handiness, but ignoring the realpolitik of the region, they have opened Pandora's box relative to Israeli angst. Israel is probably the fourth or fifth largest nuclear power in the world today, with the only democracy in the area and a very large hawkish Russian population.
June 1, 2012
It's good to see your newspaper is finally devoting part of the sports section full time to covering auto racing. But while there was coverage of the Indy 500 and stock cars, where was the coverage of the Monaco Grand Prix? If I just read your paper, I would never know that Mark Weber won the big race, becoming the sixth winner in the first six Formula One races this year. I mean, it's nice to know what the minor leaguers are doing, but no mention of the big leagues at all? Come on!
May 11, 2012
As I read the editorial, "Rejecting austerity" (May 9), I couldn't help but think of how well it echoes the left-wing agenda. I disagree with almost every point made, as it only showcases conservatives as the problem. It is all parties and the incessant games they play to keep all of us at each other's throats. There are no lessons to learn from France nor the European Union. They are free to choose their path. They want to be coddled by their government from cradle to grave, then so be it. The United States of America had always been a beacon of hope and prosperity to immigrants, legal ones, from all around the globe.
August 23, 2010
I find Ron Wirsing's comments ("Repeal 14th Amendment," Readers Respond, Aug. 18) disturbing, and indicative of an appalling ignorance of basic US history. The history of our nation's legislation on immigration illustrates repeated attempts to prohibit the entry of people considered "undesirable. " That list of "undesirables" once included people from Southern and Eastern Europe (Greeks, Italians, Russians, Jews), as well as Chinese and Japanese. That legislation was designed to favor immigrants from Northern Europe, by using quotas.
July 27, 2010
Maryland's senators continue to show they follow in lockstep with the Obama administration and not with the majority of the populace's views. The latest evidence comes from their votes against Arizona's right to enforce immigration laws by allowing Justice Department funds to be used in the lawsuit against the state. The vote prevented a floor vote on Sen. Jim DeMint's (R-S.C.) amendment to the unemployment extension bill making its way through Congress. The amendment would have blocked funding to the Justice Department from being used in its lawsuit against Arizona.