Advertisement
HomeCollectionsMichael Collins
IN THE NEWS

Michael Collins

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | October 27, 1996
If Michael Collins didn't invent the Munich Olympics, the Lockerbie explosion and half a thousand other atrocities that shocked and revolted the world, then he invented their theories, at least. He could be said to be the father of modern terrorism. For it was Michael Collins, the glam Irish terrorist, who largely devised the classic strategy by which a struggling colonial nation could make war upon a superpower that governed it.Collins waged a secret battle against the masters of the land: He sent his boys out into the Dublin night in the late teens and early '20s, where they got up close to high British officials, put their gun muzzles against head or chest, pulled the triggers and disappeared down alleyways back into the 'hood.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
April 5, 2014
It is laughable to hear Gov. Martin O'Malley say that "our launch failed" when discussing the state's troubled health care exchange ( "Md. votes to adopt health exchange software used in Connecticut," April 2). What failed is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who failed to sufficiently test Maryland's health exchange before it was rolled out to the public. Now Mr. O'Malley wants to ask the federal government for more money to clean up his mess with a company that donated more than $500,000 to the Democratic Governors Association that Mr. O'Malley chaired.
Advertisement
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,SUN FILM CRITIC | October 25, 1996
Michael Collins won the patriot game all right; it was the compatriot game that he never mastered.In 1922, at 31, the charismatic Irish terrorist-turned-statesman was gunned down on his way to a meeting. The shooter didn't wear the black-and-tan of the English paramilitary unit Collins had fought almost to the death in the streets of Dublin, and he didn't wear the OD of the British Army. He wore the rough-spun cotton of the rural Irish guerrilla: Collins was killed by his own guys, yet another martyr in the internecine warfare that marks both Irish and revolutionary politics.
NEWS
January 17, 2014
It is a shame Baltimore City residents continue to be abused with shootings and murders as an everyday occurrence as the police commissioner attempts to put a good face on it by stating other crime stats are down ( "Rawlings-Blake remains confident in police chief Batts," Jan. 16). Then the mayor does a photo op walking the streets of Baltimore, with several police officers as protection, to declare this will not continue. Robbers, drug dealers and other criminals are not stupid.
NEWS
March 5, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley recently testified that most citizens want gun control and like his bill restricting gun ownership ("Gun control draws more than 2,000 to Annapolis, March 2). Well, 1,307 citizens lined up to give testimony against his gun-grabbing bill, and only 36 citizens testified for it. Just goes to show you Governor O'Malley is full of himself just like his buddy President Barack Obama. J. Michael Collins, Reisterstown
NEWS
September 9, 2013
I went to the Motor Vehicles Administration recently to obtain an ID card for my elderly father, and the line was out the door. Yet near the counter was a sign, left over from last week, stating that the MVA would be closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the Labor Day weekend. As a taxpayer, I would like to know why we are paying pay state employees for two days off when the holiday is just one day. Does no one in Maryland state politics pay attention to what happened to Detroit?
NEWS
April 5, 2014
It is laughable to hear Gov. Martin O'Malley say that "our launch failed" when discussing the state's troubled health care exchange ( "Md. votes to adopt health exchange software used in Connecticut," April 2). What failed is Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, who failed to sufficiently test Maryland's health exchange before it was rolled out to the public. Now Mr. O'Malley wants to ask the federal government for more money to clean up his mess with a company that donated more than $500,000 to the Democratic Governors Association that Mr. O'Malley chaired.
NEWS
August 26, 1997
Americans who saw the broadly accurate film, "Michael Collins," last year, know his importance as militant terrorist, moderate statesman and charismatic general in founding the Irish state. Fewer will remember that Aug. 22 was the 75th anniversary of his ambush death at the hands of the IRA during the Irish Civil War.But in Clonakilty, a lovely town on the County Cork coast midway between Cork and Baltimore, they know. The Big Fella, the George Washington of Ireland, was born there. The ambush was nearby.
NEWS
October 10, 2013
The article, "Obama turns up the heat" (Oct. 4) reports misinformation from President Barack Obama, or else he is just ignorant of the process or is trying to stir up the citizens to support his constant spending. President Obama is supposed to propose a budget yearly which he didn't do his first three years in office. He pushed through a health care bill in the late of night without funding the bill. Now, he wants to blame Republicans for trying to right a bad situation. He only talks about health care, but he never talks about the tax on the sale of property that is hidden in the bill.
NEWS
September 30, 2013
Your recent article clearly pointed out why homicides and shootings are on a rise in Baltimore City ( "Baltimore Police ditch 'stop and frisk' in name but not practice," Sept. 30). When managers want to be politically correct, it is a show of no confidence in their positions. When the police stop and frisk 422 people in a year's time, that equates to 1.15 people per day. There are nine precincts in the city, which means the corner boys are slinging their dope without a fear of the police.
NEWS
October 10, 2013
The article, "Obama turns up the heat" (Oct. 4) reports misinformation from President Barack Obama, or else he is just ignorant of the process or is trying to stir up the citizens to support his constant spending. President Obama is supposed to propose a budget yearly which he didn't do his first three years in office. He pushed through a health care bill in the late of night without funding the bill. Now, he wants to blame Republicans for trying to right a bad situation. He only talks about health care, but he never talks about the tax on the sale of property that is hidden in the bill.
NEWS
September 30, 2013
Your recent article clearly pointed out why homicides and shootings are on a rise in Baltimore City ( "Baltimore Police ditch 'stop and frisk' in name but not practice," Sept. 30). When managers want to be politically correct, it is a show of no confidence in their positions. When the police stop and frisk 422 people in a year's time, that equates to 1.15 people per day. There are nine precincts in the city, which means the corner boys are slinging their dope without a fear of the police.
NEWS
September 9, 2013
I went to the Motor Vehicles Administration recently to obtain an ID card for my elderly father, and the line was out the door. Yet near the counter was a sign, left over from last week, stating that the MVA would be closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday during the Labor Day weekend. As a taxpayer, I would like to know why we are paying pay state employees for two days off when the holiday is just one day. Does no one in Maryland state politics pay attention to what happened to Detroit?
NEWS
July 9, 2013
Who is Baltimore's police commissioner trying to fool by blocking off the 900 block of Bennett Place ("Fears of violence strain one blood-stained block," July 8)? The problem with violence in this area is the residents' refusal to let the police know who is causing trouble in their neighborhood. The police are there to help, not provide private security at taxpayer expense. This accompanying photo of a police officer standing guard is nothing but a feel-good moment to save the commissioner's job. Police don't need to be stationed in 90-degree-plus heat to guard a neighborhood.
NEWS
March 14, 2013
Towson University's decision to cut the baseball and soccer teams is unfortunate ("Baseball, men's soccer cut by Towson president," March 10). This is very similar to what happened in the late 1980s when then President Hoke Smith wanted to disband the football team. At the time, my son was a junior at Towson, and even though he had numerous opportunities to attend other colleges on scholarships, he wanted to go to Towson and try out as a walk on to their football team. When Mr. Smith made his intentions known, the families went berserk.
NEWS
March 5, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley recently testified that most citizens want gun control and like his bill restricting gun ownership ("Gun control draws more than 2,000 to Annapolis, March 2). Well, 1,307 citizens lined up to give testimony against his gun-grabbing bill, and only 36 citizens testified for it. Just goes to show you Governor O'Malley is full of himself just like his buddy President Barack Obama. J. Michael Collins, Reisterstown
NEWS
March 14, 2013
Towson University's decision to cut the baseball and soccer teams is unfortunate ("Baseball, men's soccer cut by Towson president," March 10). This is very similar to what happened in the late 1980s when then President Hoke Smith wanted to disband the football team. At the time, my son was a junior at Towson, and even though he had numerous opportunities to attend other colleges on scholarships, he wanted to go to Towson and try out as a walk on to their football team. When Mr. Smith made his intentions known, the families went berserk.
NEWS
December 28, 2012
It is unusual for me to side with developers, but your article about the Chestnut Ridge property being re-zoned to accommodate nine houses instead of the more lucrative zoning that currently exists is just wrong ("Developer sues Balto. Co. Council," Dec. 24). I understand the issue with the Greenspring Valley Association, but the proper time to change the zoning is during the Comprehensive Zoning Map. This allows residents time to air their views and get a fair hearing. Residents cannot be expected to go to meetings every time a councilperson wants to change zoning.
NEWS
December 28, 2012
It is unusual for me to side with developers, but your article about the Chestnut Ridge property being re-zoned to accommodate nine houses instead of the more lucrative zoning that currently exists is just wrong ("Developer sues Balto. Co. Council," Dec. 24). I understand the issue with the Greenspring Valley Association, but the proper time to change the zoning is during the Comprehensive Zoning Map. This allows residents time to air their views and get a fair hearing. Residents cannot be expected to go to meetings every time a councilperson wants to change zoning.
NEWS
By Karen Nitkin and Karen Nitkin,Special To The Sun | August 27, 2006
Courtesy on the Road, which started in spring 2005 as an idea between two friends walking in The Mall in Columbia, now has support from schools and law enforcement officials and even has its own music video. The program, created by Lisa Morrow and Steffi Rubin, started with the simple concept of rewarding kids for good driving habits. "It was kind of out of fear and concern," said Morrow, whose daughter, Stephanie, was about to start driving. But Courtesy on the Road also was based on the insight that new drivers receive so many frightening and negative messages that a positive message, complete with rewards, would be welcome.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.