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January 15, 2012
Never mind Rick Santorum's flexibility on abortion, which columnist Thomas Schaller cited in questioning the GOP presidential primary contender's morality ("Rick Santorum's moral flexibility," Jan. 11). It's the candidate's profession of "pro-life" credentials one day, and his declared eagerness to wage war on Iran the next, that reveals his shirt-sleeve morality for what it really is. Mr. Santorum's expedient moral relativism, which values unborn fetuses above the victims of U.S. ordnance abroad, is another manifestation of the myopia about war's horror that many Americans share.
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NEWS
March 22, 2012
Readers such as John Rutkowski must not understand that Garry Trudeau's series on the forced ultra-sound law for women seeking abortion is no attempt at being funny ("Idiotic 'Doonesbury' strip on abortion insults readers," March 20). "Comic" strip is a misnomer for Doonesbury, which is why The Sun runs the strip on the op-ed page and not the "funnies" pages. I must also take issue with the series being a jab at all those with "some" morals and religious convictions. Apparently, those who don't feel the jab are totally lacking morals and religious scruples.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 24, 1998
HAVANA -- Pope John Paul II issued a stern denunciation of the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba yesterday in a letter to the nation's youth, calling such sanctions "deplorable because they always hurt the most needy."The letter was released during a Mass dedicated to Cuba's youth celebrated in Camaguey, a city about 300 miles east of the capital. During his homily, which Pope John Paul read in slow, deliberate and sometimes slurred Spanish, he quoted the Epistle to the Romans in instructing the youth: "Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good."
NEWS
January 19, 2012
John G. Edgemere's letter criticizing Rick Santorum for opposing abortion while being hawkish about the military is ridiculous ("Santorum's moral relativism should do well in S. Carolina," Jan. 17). If it's a matter of hypocrisy, then those who oppose war and the death penalty while championing the right to abort a fetus are just as hypocritical. There are only two "pure" stances one can take on these issues: Either one is pro-abortion, pro-death penalty and accepts the necessity of some wars, or one is against all of them.
NEWS
January 19, 2012
John G. Edgemere's letter criticizing Rick Santorum for opposing abortion while being hawkish about the military is ridiculous ("Santorum's moral relativism should do well in S. Carolina," Jan. 17). If it's a matter of hypocrisy, then those who oppose war and the death penalty while championing the right to abort a fetus are just as hypocritical. There are only two "pure" stances one can take on these issues: Either one is pro-abortion, pro-death penalty and accepts the necessity of some wars, or one is against all of them.
NEWS
October 9, 2011
In 2005, Steve Jobs told the graduating students at Stanford University that the secret that defined his every action, decision and creation was the belief that one should "not be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking" ("Steve Jobs: the creator's creator," Oct. 7). Yet that did not make him a visionary but rather shortsighted and narcissistic, for it fails to honor the debt we all owe to those who went before us, those who laid the groundwork for progress and who challenged us with their magnificent ideas and achievements.
NEWS
March 22, 2012
Readers such as John Rutkowski must not understand that Garry Trudeau's series on the forced ultra-sound law for women seeking abortion is no attempt at being funny ("Idiotic 'Doonesbury' strip on abortion insults readers," March 20). "Comic" strip is a misnomer for Doonesbury, which is why The Sun runs the strip on the op-ed page and not the "funnies" pages. I must also take issue with the series being a jab at all those with "some" morals and religious convictions. Apparently, those who don't feel the jab are totally lacking morals and religious scruples.
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By NEAL GABLER | June 21, 1992
For the last few years, a hot-button cultural debate in the United States has been raging over multiculturalism and the competing claims of Afro-centrism and Euro-centrism. But under cover of multiculturalism, something has been smuggled in that could have far greater consequences: The belief that morality itself is culture-bound and therefore, in an increasingly pluralistic society, wholly malleable.Moral revolutions are usually obstreperous affairs, bannered on the covers of newsmagazines.
NEWS
May 5, 1993
Some midshipmen do lie, cheat or steal. Some get caught. Some confess. Some get away with it.Although the U.S. Naval Academy claims a higher moral ground, its honor system is no more perfect than those at other colleges and universities. Did the honor code bring to justice every midshipman who saw a copy of a stolen electrical engineering test before it was given last Dec. 14? Probably not.This was the biggest cheating scandal at the academy in 20 years, with 28 juniors accused and others suspected of knowing about the stolen test.
NEWS
June 20, 2014
After three teenage Israeli students were kidnapped, The Sun's coverage emphasizes the complaints about efforts to find and rescue them ("Israeli leader accuses terrorists of kidnapping 3 teens," June 15). Really? The photo in the story is of a mother whose son was arrested for questioning about the kidnapping, a mother who knows where her son is being held, and not of the family members of the boys who were seized. Really? There is good and evil in the world, and surely kidnapping innocent teenage students on their way home is patently evil.
NEWS
January 15, 2012
Never mind Rick Santorum's flexibility on abortion, which columnist Thomas Schaller cited in questioning the GOP presidential primary contender's morality ("Rick Santorum's moral flexibility," Jan. 11). It's the candidate's profession of "pro-life" credentials one day, and his declared eagerness to wage war on Iran the next, that reveals his shirt-sleeve morality for what it really is. Mr. Santorum's expedient moral relativism, which values unborn fetuses above the victims of U.S. ordnance abroad, is another manifestation of the myopia about war's horror that many Americans share.
NEWS
October 9, 2011
In 2005, Steve Jobs told the graduating students at Stanford University that the secret that defined his every action, decision and creation was the belief that one should "not be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking" ("Steve Jobs: the creator's creator," Oct. 7). Yet that did not make him a visionary but rather shortsighted and narcissistic, for it fails to honor the debt we all owe to those who went before us, those who laid the groundwork for progress and who challenged us with their magnificent ideas and achievements.
NEWS
By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN FOREIGN STAFF | January 24, 1998
HAVANA -- Pope John Paul II issued a stern denunciation of the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba yesterday in a letter to the nation's youth, calling such sanctions "deplorable because they always hurt the most needy."The letter was released during a Mass dedicated to Cuba's youth celebrated in Camaguey, a city about 300 miles east of the capital. During his homily, which Pope John Paul read in slow, deliberate and sometimes slurred Spanish, he quoted the Epistle to the Romans in instructing the youth: "Do not be overcome with evil, but overcome evil with good."
NEWS
May 5, 1993
Some midshipmen do lie, cheat or steal. Some get caught. Some confess. Some get away with it.Although the U.S. Naval Academy claims a higher moral ground, its honor system is no more perfect than those at other colleges and universities. Did the honor code bring to justice every midshipman who saw a copy of a stolen electrical engineering test before it was given last Dec. 14? Probably not.This was the biggest cheating scandal at the academy in 20 years, with 28 juniors accused and others suspected of knowing about the stolen test.
NEWS
By NEAL GABLER | June 21, 1992
For the last few years, a hot-button cultural debate in the United States has been raging over multiculturalism and the competing claims of Afro-centrism and Euro-centrism. But under cover of multiculturalism, something has been smuggled in that could have far greater consequences: The belief that morality itself is culture-bound and therefore, in an increasingly pluralistic society, wholly malleable.Moral revolutions are usually obstreperous affairs, bannered on the covers of newsmagazines.
EXPLORE
January 22, 2012
As an employee at a grocery store in Montgomery County, I am pleased with the implementation of the new bag tax, a law that initially began in Washington. I think that it would be beneficial for Baltimore County, as well as other Maryland counties, to study the idea and consider passing an anti-litter tax. This law would have a positive impact because stores will have to order less bags. Typically, a case of plastic bags costs about $30; paper bags are even more costly. Furthermore, customers will be more mindful about not wasting bags if they have to pay for each one. They will likewise be encouraged to take their reusable bags back to the store to do their shopping.
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