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October 18, 2013
Regarding your editorial, "Race and college admissions" (Oct. 17), you champion school administrators as the sole arbiters of college admissions. Would that you allowed property owners and businesses to choose who they want as renters and customers. Didn't think so. None of the above issues are about race, they are about power, who wields it and who suffers from it. Generally, you progressives are the first to run to the courts when a vote or election goes against your holier-than-thou beliefs.
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Peter Schmuck and The Schmuck Stops Here | October 7, 2014
There are all sorts of statistics out there to help you discern who's going to have the advantage in the upcoming American League Championship Series between the Orioles and the Kansas City Royals, but you know - in your hearts - that none of that stuff matters in the postseason. If it did, the Los Angeles Angels would be hosting the Detroit Tigers in Game 1 on Friday night. The ALCS opener will be at Camden Yards and will feature a Cinderella opponent from just outside the Land of Oz because of factors that cannot be appraised with the usual baseball metrics.
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NEWS
December 22, 2010
A recent Sun article announced that Gov. Martin O'Malley had informed Virginia's governor that Maryland would not be joining Virginia and other states in seeking expedited Supreme Court review of a lawsuit against the requirement that individuals purchase health insurance ("O'Malley won't join in asking court review of health changes," Dec. 21). While I believe the suit is correct and that such a mandate is unconstitutional, it is the governor's right to make such a decision. My problem is that Mr. O'Malley so easily mixes apples and oranges to support his point.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
Oliver Wendell Holmes the younger famously said in The Common Law , "The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience. " What Mr. Justice Holmes said of the law is true a fortiori for language.  I was reminded afresh of this today when I came across a post at Jan Freeman's Throw Grammar From the Train  on one of the only . She points out that James Harbeck posted on the idiom at Sesquiotica  in 2011...
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 6, 2011
You might have heard about Donald Trump's recent statement to the New York Times explaining why he doesn't support same-sex marriage:  "It's like in golf ... a lot of people are switching to these really long putters. Very unattractive. It's weird ... I hate it. I am a traditionalist. I have so many fabulous friends who happen to be gay, but I am a traditionalist. "  Wow. What? Talk about a flawed analogy.  Stephen Colbert epically skewered this skewed reasoning on "The Colbert Report" last night.
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2013
When "XXL" revealed the cover of its March "Freshman Class" issue - the hip-hop magazine's annual anointment of rising rappers most poised for major success - there was a fresh-faced, parka-wearing kid in the bottom-right corner, throwing a peace sign as a couple of gold chains hung from his neck. It was Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, a 23-year-old rapper born and raised in Gaithersburg. Less than a month after the "XXL" cover was announced, Logic, who headlines the Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, signed to Def Jam Recordings, a label that has been synonymous with hip-hop prestige since producer Rick Rubin founded it in 1983.
NEWS
September 11, 2012
Letter writer Wayne Brown epitomizes the problem in our political system with his polarizing and uninformed comments ("Choice is clear: Obama has to go," Sept. 7). With thoughtless generalizations such as his view that the headline "Clinton sees clear choice" is "comic relief to most of us out here who view the Democrats as the party that obviously lives on another planet," people like Mr. Brown contribute little to the political discourse in our country. I have to wonder if Mr. Brown has ever had a basic economics class?
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By BRUCE CUMINGS | June 9, 1994
Chicago -- Baffled by North Korea's defiance over the issue of nuclear weapons, most Western observers are convinced the latest crisis only bears out the ''irrationality'' of the regime. Yet there is a logic to Pyongyang's moves that has prevailed ever since March 1993 when it announced that North Korea was RTC withdrawing from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. That logic in the end could give it an edge in the current crisis.The logic has three parts. First, Pyongyang does not want the outside world to know whether or not it has a bomb.
NEWS
April 5, 2013
As an older American I find the thinking behind the Sunday's editorial supporting driver's licenses for illegal immigrants truly puzzling ("Driver's licenses for all drivers," Mar 31). I was raised to understand that if you violated the law, you could expect to go to jail. Now we rationalize that it is better for society to provide a license that is a privilege not a right to lawbreakers. We also notify the lawbreaker that the license will not be accepted at the airport, where you may be arrested.
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By LAKAIIA WILLIAMS | October 5, 2006
What's the point? -- Although the modern version of the game Sudoku was created and published more than 30 years ago, it only recently gained worldwide popularity. Everywhere you go there is someone working one of these mind-teasing number puzzles, from the person sitting in the next seat on a flight to the co-worker who tackles a quick game over lunch every day. With millions of puzzle combinations, Sudoku fans can engage in hours of logic fun at this site. What to look for --This site offers four difficulty levels: easy, medium, difficult and impossible.
NEWS
June 27, 2014
Can we get real about the name of Washington's NFL team? The team - and letter writers to The Sun - have tossed around "facts" that are not factual and "logic" that is not logical ( "Who could be offended by Redskins' name?" June 24). Claim: The team website says there are 70 high schools that use the nickname and a letter writer to The Sun claimed that many Native American high schools are among them ( "Specter of 'Big Brother' hovers over Redskins name protest," June 24)
SPORTS
By Jeff Barker and The Baltimore Sun | November 19, 2013
COLLEGE PARK - There are too many bowl scenarios to determine for certain where Maryland will end up, but the school seems to have a willing suitor in the Military Bowl, which calls the Terps "a logical choice. " Another possibility for Maryland: the AdvoCare V100 Bowl, formerly the Independence Bowl. The bowl - to be played in Shreveport, La., on Dec. 31 - sent a scout to College Park for Maryland's game against Syracuse on Nov. 9. It is planning to send a representative to Saturday's Terps home game against Boston College to scout both teams, bowl spokesman Stefan Nolet said.
NEWS
October 18, 2013
Regarding your editorial, "Race and college admissions" (Oct. 17), you champion school administrators as the sole arbiters of college admissions. Would that you allowed property owners and businesses to choose who they want as renters and customers. Didn't think so. None of the above issues are about race, they are about power, who wields it and who suffers from it. Generally, you progressives are the first to run to the courts when a vote or election goes against your holier-than-thou beliefs.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | July 20, 2013
Responding to my post on the virtually extinct crotchet about not making inanimate nouns possessive , a reader posting as bingley remarked, "I hadn't come across it in quite that form but I do remember being told that you couldn't use 'whose' with an inanimate referent, that you should use 'of which.' " I assume that whoever imposed that preposterous stricture on bingley would write "an idea whose time has come" as "an idea the time of...
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By Wesley Case, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2013
When "XXL" revealed the cover of its March "Freshman Class" issue - the hip-hop magazine's annual anointment of rising rappers most poised for major success - there was a fresh-faced, parka-wearing kid in the bottom-right corner, throwing a peace sign as a couple of gold chains hung from his neck. It was Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, better known as Logic, a 23-year-old rapper born and raised in Gaithersburg. Less than a month after the "XXL" cover was announced, Logic, who headlines the Fillmore Silver Spring on Sunday, signed to Def Jam Recordings, a label that has been synonymous with hip-hop prestige since producer Rick Rubin founded it in 1983.
NEWS
April 10, 2013
Although Dr. Benjamin Carson's same-sex marriage remark was an unfortunate enthymeme, surely well-educated Hopkins students have the intellectual capacity to understand the unstated premise of his argument ("Hopkins chides Carson for gay-marriage remarks," April 6): Once you reduce the qualification for marriage to a single characteristic for the sake of inclusiveness, you can't object to the word being used for any situation that fits that characteristic. Polygamists, for example, argue that they too enter into loving, caring relationships.
NEWS
December 3, 2011
Have Republicans gone mad? Now they are opposing the payroll tax cut proposed by President Obama unless there are budget cuts equal to the lost revenue. Aren't these are the same politicians who used to say tax cuts don't cause lost revenue? They certainly didn't demand any spending cuts when they approved tax cuts in 2001 and 2003. Last year, when they opposed ending tax cuts for people earning more than $250,000 a year, they didn't support cutting spending to match that lost revenue either.
NEWS
June 18, 2011
Sen. Mitch McConnell is correct in saying that serious action needs to be taken in order to lower the deficit ("Time for tough choices on spending, debt," June 14). But the majority of his claims are either false or misleading and run counter to the evidence provided by the last two decades of U.S. economic history. Mr. McConnell asserts that raising taxes "kills jobs," as if that statement were self-evident. Yet during the Clinton administration, when taxes were at a high, "job killing" rate, more than 22 million new jobs were created and unemployment dropped 3.4 percent.
NEWS
April 5, 2013
As an older American I find the thinking behind the Sunday's editorial supporting driver's licenses for illegal immigrants truly puzzling ("Driver's licenses for all drivers," Mar 31). I was raised to understand that if you violated the law, you could expect to go to jail. Now we rationalize that it is better for society to provide a license that is a privilege not a right to lawbreakers. We also notify the lawbreaker that the license will not be accepted at the airport, where you may be arrested.
EXPLORE
March 5, 2013
Thank you for printing the column by Maria Santo. I agree with her well-written, logical piece on abortion, and I commend you for opening the door to inevitable controversy. Catherine LaFerriere Highland
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