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August 25, 2012
Your recent editorial attempted to link Rep. Todd Akin's stupid and hopefully career-ending comments about rape with the GOP's overall philosophy on women's rights, even though the entire GOP leadership, including Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, have called for his immediate withdrawal from the Missouri Senate race ("Republicans and rape," Aug. 22). Apparently, The Sun believes the GOP leadership is all about political positioning and that the Republican platform has it in for women's rights.
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September 3, 2012
Letter writer Ron Wiring seeks to minimize the fallout from Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment by equating it with former Rep. Anthony Weiner sending pictures to admirers of his more-than-adequate abs swathed in a towel ("Neither party is defined by its lunatic fringe," Aug 25). I've run to work shirtless for years. I get the occasional shout and smile and have never had to resign from anything because there's nothing wrong with it. Mr. Akin, on the other hand, reveals the typical Republican thinking that you just can't trust a woman, even if she's claiming to be raped.
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NEWS
September 3, 2012
Letter writer Ron Wiring seeks to minimize the fallout from Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comment by equating it with former Rep. Anthony Weiner sending pictures to admirers of his more-than-adequate abs swathed in a towel ("Neither party is defined by its lunatic fringe," Aug 25). I've run to work shirtless for years. I get the occasional shout and smile and have never had to resign from anything because there's nothing wrong with it. Mr. Akin, on the other hand, reveals the typical Republican thinking that you just can't trust a woman, even if she's claiming to be raped.
NEWS
August 25, 2012
Your recent editorial attempted to link Rep. Todd Akin's stupid and hopefully career-ending comments about rape with the GOP's overall philosophy on women's rights, even though the entire GOP leadership, including Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan, have called for his immediate withdrawal from the Missouri Senate race ("Republicans and rape," Aug. 22). Apparently, The Sun believes the GOP leadership is all about political positioning and that the Republican platform has it in for women's rights.
NEWS
By Gregory P. Kane | June 2, 1994
SIX DAYS before he was shot while delivering a speech at the University of California at Riverside, Khallid Muhammad, the former national spokesman for the Nation of Islam, appeared in a pre-taped session of the "Donahue" show. Anyone who saw the show May 23 would not have been surprised by the events of May 29.During the show Mr. Muhammad expressed love for Colin Ferguson, the man accused of killing whites and Asians on a commuter train in New York. In an analogy drawn by those who hover perilously close to the lunatic fringe, he confided that he loved Colin Ferguson just as white America loved its killers -- Generals Schwarzkopf, Westmoreland, Patton, MacArthur and Eisenhower.
NEWS
By Jeff Griffith | October 13, 1991
The assembled multitude was eclectic.Here a Republican, there a Democrat; here an citizen activist, there a central committee member;everywhere a non-partisan flavor.The event was historic. The non-partisan coalition of citizens --the Committee for Charter Government -- presented a petition to the Board of County Commissioners. Nearly 4,000 of their fellow citizens had signed in support of a referendum on charter government.Whilethe question of home rule has been on the ballot as recently as 1984, this action is the first time in memory that a formal request from the grass-roots level has brought the issue to the fore.
BUSINESS
By Ian Johnson and Ian Johnson,New York Bureau | November 25, 1992
NEW YORK -- Flipping through the pages of Relix magazine, a rock 'n' roll newcomer could be forgiven for thinking the Grateful Dead was a star consumer products division of a large company called Classic Rock.In fact, the San Francisco-based rock group sells products on every other page of the rock magazine. Through licensed businesses or the group's own merchandising division, fans can order through the mail downhill skis, men's ties, dolls, backpacks, an array of books and videos, comic books and equipment for perhaps the least likely of Deadhead sports: golf.
NEWS
August 20, 1996
WHAT DO YOU do when you are approaching 30, 40 -- or even 50 -- and life proves too complicated or boring?Some Americans seek religion, switch jobs, change personal relationships, buy a new car or make a long-distance move. Yet others escape to alcohol or drugs. Or join a militia or Civil War re-enactment group.America has always been a restless country. It is so big people easily find an outlet for their restlessness.Things are more difficult in Europe, a continent of generally small countries, confined spaces and homogeneous cultures.
NEWS
By Gregory Kane and Gregory Kane,sun staff | October 27, 1996
Look at the title: "The Coming Race War in America." You'd think it would hail from someone on the lunatic fringe - a black nationalist or Aryan Nations type, for example. But it comes from Carl Rowan, long the poster boy for whining liberals.And whining liberalism consumes much of this book. All the standard Rowan targets are here. Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton are demagogues who fuel the racial passions that will lead toward race war, Rowan contends. On the Caucasian side of the scale stand Pat Buchanan, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen; radio hosts Howard Stern, Bob Grant and G. Gordon Liddy.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | May 8, 1995
Letters, calls and the roar of the crowd:Jane Crawford, Baltimore: The letter Susan White-Bowden received should be turned over to the FBI, don't you think so? The Midwest seems to be full of gun nuts. Too much loco weed!COMMENT: I am deeply hurt. I was born and raised in the Midwest and would remind you that it has been home to such great Americans as Jesse James, Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger.But fairness dictates that I repeat an old joke:Q: Why do they call the Midwest the heartland?
NEWS
By Doug Mainwaring | August 9, 2011
Last January, after the tragic attack on Rep. Gabrielle Giffords that left her severely wounded and six people dead, President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to the nation to tone down political and partisan rhetoric. So it's both surprising and disturbing that on the day that Representative Giffords made her triumphal return to the House floor last week, it was amid the cross-fire of verbal artillery launched by many of her compatriots at House members who possess opposing views.
NEWS
By Gregory Kane and Gregory Kane,sun staff | October 27, 1996
Look at the title: "The Coming Race War in America." You'd think it would hail from someone on the lunatic fringe - a black nationalist or Aryan Nations type, for example. But it comes from Carl Rowan, long the poster boy for whining liberals.And whining liberalism consumes much of this book. All the standard Rowan targets are here. Louis Farrakhan and Al Sharpton are demagogues who fuel the racial passions that will lead toward race war, Rowan contends. On the Caucasian side of the scale stand Pat Buchanan, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen; radio hosts Howard Stern, Bob Grant and G. Gordon Liddy.
NEWS
August 20, 1996
WHAT DO YOU do when you are approaching 30, 40 -- or even 50 -- and life proves too complicated or boring?Some Americans seek religion, switch jobs, change personal relationships, buy a new car or make a long-distance move. Yet others escape to alcohol or drugs. Or join a militia or Civil War re-enactment group.America has always been a restless country. It is so big people easily find an outlet for their restlessness.Things are more difficult in Europe, a continent of generally small countries, confined spaces and homogeneous cultures.
NEWS
By SUSAN GILMORE | May 14, 1995
If Arthur Fletcher runs for president next year, it won't be a conventional campaign.His strongest vitriol is leveled against fellow Republicans, he's contemplating a campaign theme that could be political suicide, and he hasn't even decided whether to run on the GOP ticket or as an independent.But then, a quixotic campaign for president is completely in character for a man who is considered the "father of affirmative action."Mr. Fletcher, 70, in Seattle recently to speak to a business conference, offered unvarnished glimpses into his political assessments:* On Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, California Gov. Pete Wilson and conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan, all Republicans who are running, or are expected to run, for president next year:"I call them the David Duke wing of the Republican Party.
NEWS
By ROGER SIMON | May 8, 1995
Letters, calls and the roar of the crowd:Jane Crawford, Baltimore: The letter Susan White-Bowden received should be turned over to the FBI, don't you think so? The Midwest seems to be full of gun nuts. Too much loco weed!COMMENT: I am deeply hurt. I was born and raised in the Midwest and would remind you that it has been home to such great Americans as Jesse James, Bonnie and Clyde and John Dillinger.But fairness dictates that I repeat an old joke:Q: Why do they call the Midwest the heartland?
FEATURES
By MIKE LITTWIN | April 26, 1995
In the wake of Oklahoma City, Bill Clinton has come down strongly against the forces of hate. You might think that would be a non-controversial stance, sort of like coming down strongly against sin.But of course it isn't.That's because Clinton says a powerful source of that hate comes from the right-wing voices found up and down your AM radio dial. He put it this way: "They spread hate. They leave the impression that, by their very words, violence is acceptable."Rush Limbaugh, among others, has taken umbrage.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | June 17, 1994
Seeing as 71 percent of the country doesn't even know that the World Cup is being played in the United States, according to a recent Harris Poll, here is a primer to get everyone up to speed on soccer's Super Bowl, which begins today:A is for the Azzurri, or "blues," the nickname of the Italian team. The country's colors are red, white and green. The soccer team wears blue. It's a long story.B is for the best response for a soccer-lover to give when his favorite overweight, sweat-soaked, soccer-hating American sports fan says the World Cup is boring: "How 'bout that Don Fehr?"
NEWS
By SUSAN GILMORE | May 14, 1995
If Arthur Fletcher runs for president next year, it won't be a conventional campaign.His strongest vitriol is leveled against fellow Republicans, he's contemplating a campaign theme that could be political suicide, and he hasn't even decided whether to run on the GOP ticket or as an independent.But then, a quixotic campaign for president is completely in character for a man who is considered the "father of affirmative action."Mr. Fletcher, 70, in Seattle recently to speak to a business conference, offered unvarnished glimpses into his political assessments:* On Texas Sen. Phil Gramm, California Gov. Pete Wilson and conservative commentator Patrick J. Buchanan, all Republicans who are running, or are expected to run, for president next year:"I call them the David Duke wing of the Republican Party.
SPORTS
By JOHN EISENBERG | June 17, 1994
Seeing as 71 percent of the country doesn't even know that the World Cup is being played in the United States, according to a recent Harris Poll, here is a primer to get everyone up to speed on soccer's Super Bowl, which begins today:A is for the Azzurri, or "blues," the nickname of the Italian team. The country's colors are red, white and green. The soccer team wears blue. It's a long story.B is for the best response for a soccer-lover to give when his favorite overweight, sweat-soaked, soccer-hating American sports fan says the World Cup is boring: "How 'bout that Don Fehr?"
NEWS
By Gregory P. Kane | June 2, 1994
SIX DAYS before he was shot while delivering a speech at the University of California at Riverside, Khallid Muhammad, the former national spokesman for the Nation of Islam, appeared in a pre-taped session of the "Donahue" show. Anyone who saw the show May 23 would not have been surprised by the events of May 29.During the show Mr. Muhammad expressed love for Colin Ferguson, the man accused of killing whites and Asians on a commuter train in New York. In an analogy drawn by those who hover perilously close to the lunatic fringe, he confided that he loved Colin Ferguson just as white America loved its killers -- Generals Schwarzkopf, Westmoreland, Patton, MacArthur and Eisenhower.
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