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April 16, 2013
Let me get this straight: Dr. Ben Carson is not an acceptable speaker for Johns Hopkins, but the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is OK? ("Hopkins looking for replacement for Carson," April 12.) Has anyone listened to the inflammatory rhetoric that spews from Jeremiah Wright? Obviously not. Apparently, Dr. Carson has far too much intelligence and common sense to compete with the terrible things that Jeremiah Wright espouses. Clay Seeley, Owings Mills
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June 18, 2013
A letter writer's response to Bob Ehrlich's column on Sunday, June 9 ("Obama foreign policy follies befuddle right and left alike") accuses Mr. Ehrlich of merely using all of the buzz words like Obamacare, Benghazi, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright ("Ehrlich column another hack attack," June 14). Buzz words? Excuse me, four Americans were killed in Benghazi. If The Sun and the rest of the liberal media would have done their job, perhaps the full story and truth might have been out by now!
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,Sun reporter | March 24, 2008
Ministers at black churches know the power of words. In recent weeks, the explosive words of one minister - the Rev. Jeremiah Wright - have been used to bludgeon one of his church members, Sen. Barack Obama, creating a national debate on race and religion. Yesterday, on the holiest day of the year for Christians, black ministers used more measured language to explain Wright's incendiary sentiments while also appealing to their congregations to not be divided and distracted by political games.
NEWS
June 14, 2013
It was quite entertaining to read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column alleging President Barack Obama has made numerous foreign policy blunders ("Obama foreign policy follies befuddle both left and right," June 9). Unfortunately, Mr. Ehrlich was only successful at lobbing in all of the political buzz words like Obamacare, Benghazi, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright (!) but with no cohesive message or argument. Predictably, in a column supposedly about foreign policy, the governor also chose to mention President Obama's "dismal" domestic track record and "distressing" judicial appointments.
NEWS
June 14, 2013
It was quite entertaining to read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column alleging President Barack Obama has made numerous foreign policy blunders ("Obama foreign policy follies befuddle both left and right," June 9). Unfortunately, Mr. Ehrlich was only successful at lobbing in all of the political buzz words like Obamacare, Benghazi, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright (!) but with no cohesive message or argument. Predictably, in a column supposedly about foreign policy, the governor also chose to mention President Obama's "dismal" domestic track record and "distressing" judicial appointments.
NEWS
June 18, 2013
A letter writer's response to Bob Ehrlich's column on Sunday, June 9 ("Obama foreign policy follies befuddle right and left alike") accuses Mr. Ehrlich of merely using all of the buzz words like Obamacare, Benghazi, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright ("Ehrlich column another hack attack," June 14). Buzz words? Excuse me, four Americans were killed in Benghazi. If The Sun and the rest of the liberal media would have done their job, perhaps the full story and truth might have been out by now!
NEWS
March 20, 2008
Compensation fund helps rebuild lives The Sun's front-page article "Victims' fund assists felons" (March 16) was provocative and biased because it focused on exposing a small portion of the expenditures of the Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund. How could reporter Josh Mitchell have failed to notice that large portions of its funds are distributed to women, senior citizens and children who are victims of abuse? The Pro-Bono Counseling Project has worked with families and individuals for the past 10 years, including innocent victims of a drive-by shooting, elderly residents left beaten and tied up in their basement after a home invasion, women who were brutally beaten by a domestic partner and children who had been used in Internet pornography.
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By STEVE CHAPMAN | March 25, 2008
CHICAGO -- The important thing about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the inflammatory former pastor of Barack Obama's church, is not that he thinks America is "controlled by rich white people," that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were the result of our "chickens are coming home to roost," or that God should "damn America" for its sins against blacks. It's that Pastor Wright is supporting a presidential candidate who clearly believes none of these things, but instead puts his faith in what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature."
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Josh Mitchell and Matthew Hay Brown and Josh Mitchell,Sun Reporters | May 3, 2008
SOLOMONS -- Tara Wilson is the kind of voter Barack Obama covets. The 21-year-old from Lusby in Southern Maryland calls her 2004 vote for George W. Bush "probably the worst decision I've made in my life." After seeing Obama speak this year in Virginia Beach, she planned to switch her party affiliation from Republican to independent and to cast her ballot for the Democratic senator from Illinois. But after the last few weeks - in which Obama has been forced to explain his comments about the bitterness of working-class voters and his ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright - she isn't so sure.
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By CYNTHIA TUCKER | April 21, 2008
I never saw my father wear a flag pin, but he was a patriot. He was more faithful to the United States of America than I would have been if my life had been as burdened by legally sanctioned racism. He grew up in the Jim Crow South, where his opportunities were severely limited. He attended inferior schools and was taught to be deferential to whites. He endured vicious bigotry inside the newly integrated Army, where he served as a lieutenant, and out. When he returned from Korea as a combat veteran, he bought a baby blue 1953 Chevrolet.
NEWS
April 16, 2013
Let me get this straight: Dr. Ben Carson is not an acceptable speaker for Johns Hopkins, but the Rev. Jeremiah Wright is OK? ("Hopkins looking for replacement for Carson," April 12.) Has anyone listened to the inflammatory rhetoric that spews from Jeremiah Wright? Obviously not. Apparently, Dr. Carson has far too much intelligence and common sense to compete with the terrible things that Jeremiah Wright espouses. Clay Seeley, Owings Mills
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By Matthew Hay Brown and Josh Mitchell and Matthew Hay Brown and Josh Mitchell,Sun Reporters | May 3, 2008
SOLOMONS -- Tara Wilson is the kind of voter Barack Obama covets. The 21-year-old from Lusby in Southern Maryland calls her 2004 vote for George W. Bush "probably the worst decision I've made in my life." After seeing Obama speak this year in Virginia Beach, she planned to switch her party affiliation from Republican to independent and to cast her ballot for the Democratic senator from Illinois. But after the last few weeks - in which Obama has been forced to explain his comments about the bitterness of working-class voters and his ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright - she isn't so sure.
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By Kelly Brewington and Kelly Brewington,Sun reporter | May 1, 2008
The Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway Sr. considers the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. to be a tremendous pastor and a brilliant theologian. But sitting in the audience of the National Press Club in Washington this week, Hathaway found himself wincing at some of the remarks by Sen. Barack Obama's embattled former pastor. "When Jeremiah Wright says an attack on him is `an attack on the black church,' that's kind of stretching things," said Hathaway, pastor of Baltimore's Union Baptist Church. "I think it's potentially dangerous."
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By CYNTHIA TUCKER | April 21, 2008
I never saw my father wear a flag pin, but he was a patriot. He was more faithful to the United States of America than I would have been if my life had been as burdened by legally sanctioned racism. He grew up in the Jim Crow South, where his opportunities were severely limited. He attended inferior schools and was taught to be deferential to whites. He endured vicious bigotry inside the newly integrated Army, where he served as a lieutenant, and out. When he returned from Korea as a combat veteran, he bought a baby blue 1953 Chevrolet.
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By GREGORY KANE | April 12, 2008
It took a while for the Order Sons of Italy in America to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Rev. Jeremiah Wrong - er, uh, excuse me, I mean Jeremiah Wright - but I figured we'd be hearing from them. Wright is the "spiritual adviser" to presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Wright, before he retired, was also the pastor of the Chicago church Obama has attended for 20 years. The clergyman emeritus is not exactly the bashful type. Excerpts from some of Wright's more - well, how should I put this?
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By Clarence Page | April 10, 2008
So, how's that national conversation on race coming along? After Sen. Barack Obama delivered his speech titled "A More Perfect Union" in Philadelphia last month, many well-meaning folks agreed that it's time we Americans had a national conversation on race. And many others said, let's not. As Mickey Kaus put it in his Kausfiles blog at Slate.com, "Actually, a lot of voters supported Obama because they'd kind of like to ignore race, you know?" In fact, Fox News host Bill O'Reilly argues, Mr. Obama's not going to get the national conversation on race that he wants.
NEWS
March 19, 2008
Excerpts from Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's speech. It's only been in the last couple of weeks that the discussion of race in this campaign has taken a particularly divisive turn. On one end of the spectrum, we've heard the implication that my candidacy is somehow an exercise in affirmative action; that it's based solely on the desire of wild- and wide-eyed liberals to purchase racial reconciliation on the cheap. On the other end, we've heard my former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, use incendiary language to express views that have the potential not only to widen the racial divide, but views that denigrate both the greatness and the goodness of our nation and that rightly offend white and black alike.
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By GREGORY KANE | April 12, 2008
It took a while for the Order Sons of Italy in America to weigh in on the controversy surrounding the Rev. Jeremiah Wrong - er, uh, excuse me, I mean Jeremiah Wright - but I figured we'd be hearing from them. Wright is the "spiritual adviser" to presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. Wright, before he retired, was also the pastor of the Chicago church Obama has attended for 20 years. The clergyman emeritus is not exactly the bashful type. Excerpts from some of Wright's more - well, how should I put this?
NEWS
By STEVE CHAPMAN | March 25, 2008
CHICAGO -- The important thing about the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the inflammatory former pastor of Barack Obama's church, is not that he thinks America is "controlled by rich white people," that the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks were the result of our "chickens are coming home to roost," or that God should "damn America" for its sins against blacks. It's that Pastor Wright is supporting a presidential candidate who clearly believes none of these things, but instead puts his faith in what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature."
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By Stephen Kiehl and Stephen Kiehl,Sun reporter | March 24, 2008
Ministers at black churches know the power of words. In recent weeks, the explosive words of one minister - the Rev. Jeremiah Wright - have been used to bludgeon one of his church members, Sen. Barack Obama, creating a national debate on race and religion. Yesterday, on the holiest day of the year for Christians, black ministers used more measured language to explain Wright's incendiary sentiments while also appealing to their congregations to not be divided and distracted by political games.
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