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June 1, 2013
I've enjoyed reading the more moderate conservative pundits trying to reason with their base to, as Timothy Meyer puts it, get over their "Obama obsession" ("Conservatives: Lose the Obama obsession," May 30). Good luck with that. President Barack Obama has the economic policies of an Eisenhower Republican. His Obamacare is taken in large part from Mitt Romney's health care reforms in Massachusetts and is by the far the most conservative alternative out there for bringing affordable health care to all Americans.
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By Karen Nitkin | August 21, 2014
Mt.  Hebron High School algebra teacher Natalie Rau has flipped her classes. Now students learn at home and do their homework in school. The change is thanks to a “bring your own device” (BYOD) policy that Mt. Hebron and other Howard County high schools are piloting.  Rau, 25, creates videos of her lessons, between seven and 17 minutes long. Her homework assignments are for students to watch and take notes. Then, in class, they work through the problems, with Rau there to help.  “I love it. I absolutely love it,” Rau says.
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NEWS
January 28, 2014
Our nation is carving its niche history with its firearms, and as citizens our lives are evolving into a state of constant vigilance ( "No answers in Columbia mall shooting motive," Jan. 26). We can no longer go to the movies, the mall or to the fast-food restaurant without the fear of violence by gunfire occurring. It may not be at the forefront of our collective conscience, but it is there, and sadly, it is one of permanence. I wonder about how other, more civil nations view America.
NEWS
By Caroline Solomon and Jeffrey Archer Miller | April 25, 2014
In the midst of the misery of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the media fell in love with then-New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's sign language interpreter, Lydia Callis, who captivated audiences with her expressive renderings of Mr. Bloomberg's humdrum press conferences. "A bright light during dark days: Bloomberg's sign language star," swooned National Public Radio. New York Magazine praised her as "a legitimate reason to smile" in difficult times. And Saturday Night Live, in a sign she had truly arrived, impersonated her during an opening skit.
FEATURES
By DAVE BARRY | September 6, 1992
A woman I know named Linda is deeply concerned about world affairs. Often, when a major development occurs, Linda will phone my wife to break the news.continue to be obsessed with them in molecular detail. Although all fairness, I should point out that I made up the part at the beginning about Charles' waxing his legs. He was waxing Prince Andrew's legs. Linda, call Beth.
NEWS
By Clarence Page | August 24, 2007
Is Republican strategist Karl Rove attacking Democratic front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton because he really wants to help her win the Democratic presidential nomination? Do Democrats sound paranoid when they suspect that he is? If so, as the old saying goes, that doesn't mean somebody is not out to get them. I have a slightly different theory. As Mr. Rove departs his long-held post at the ear of President Bush, I think his recent bash-Hillary tour of media interviews is the first Band-Aid in his attempts to patch up the damage he left behind, both to his party's prospects and his president's legacy.
FEATURES
By Stephen Wigler | August 15, 1991
The British are obsessed by two things: their aristocracy, with which they enjoy a love/hate relationship, and heterosexuality, with which they seem to enjoy an even worse relationship. Or so "Dark Obsession," which will be shown at the Charles today through Sunday, would have us believe.This is one of those dreadfully kinky little films -- the recent "The Comfort of Strangers" was another -- that treats sex as if it were a sacrament. Add to that director Nick Broomfield's hatred of the ruling class, and you can understand what drives the movie even as you acknowledge that it's a failure.
NEWS
By Derek Chollet | May 6, 2005
WASHINGTON - As President Bush heads off today to visit Europe for the third time this year, it's worth asking whether the trans-Atlantic relationship has any chance of improving. Perhaps. The Bush administration is adopting a new attitude regarding Europe. But can Europe get over its obsession with Mr. Bush? There has been a notable change in the second Bush administration's posture toward trans-Atlantic relations. The talk of "Old Europe" has been banished from the administration's rhetoric, and officials now speak passionately about how much the United States and Europe need each other.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Craig Eisendrath and By Craig Eisendrath,Special to the Sun | August 8, 1999
"The Last Survivor: In Search of Martin Zaidenstadt," by Timothy W. Ryback. Pantheon Books. 208 pages. $21.In 1992, when Timothy W. Ryback first visited Dachau on assignment for the New Yorker, his purpose was to explore what it was like to live in a city whose very name is a synonym for hell. Here was the first Nazi concentration camp, the first gas chamber, the first crematorium and the first Nazi medical experiments on human beings.Since then, Ryback has returned to Dachau over and over again.
NEWS
By Clara Germani and Clara Germani,Sun Staff Correspondent | July 22, 1994
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Odette Caidor was there the last time the United States invaded Haiti -- 79 years ago, when she was 10 years old.And for all the powerful suspicion and hostility the invasion has bred here, she has strangely sweet memories of the July day that U.S. troops landed on the docks of her southern home town of Jeremie."
NEWS
January 28, 2014
Our nation is carving its niche history with its firearms, and as citizens our lives are evolving into a state of constant vigilance ( "No answers in Columbia mall shooting motive," Jan. 26). We can no longer go to the movies, the mall or to the fast-food restaurant without the fear of violence by gunfire occurring. It may not be at the forefront of our collective conscience, but it is there, and sadly, it is one of permanence. I wonder about how other, more civil nations view America.
NEWS
September 23, 2013
Another school year, another new curriculum, another new standardized test, another year where too many graduating seniors will get good grades, pass the tests and still need remedial courses in college, and another set of excuses, some new and some recycled. And another year for politicians to boast about their efforts in education. There once was a time when students were accountable for their behavior, learning, homework and attendance, and parents were responsible for teaching and enforcing social values, and getting their children to attend school and do their homework.
NEWS
August 11, 2013
A federal appellate court last week found fault with two Frederick County sheriff's deputies who arrested a Salvadoran woman on the basis of a civil immigration warrant, but county officials appear unbowed in their determination to act as adjunct border patrol agents. After discussing the case at their meeting Thursday, four of the five county commissioners voted to send a letter of support to the sheriff and his deputies, and Commissioners President Blaine Young pledged that county officials would continue to enforce immigration laws as much as possible in an effort to make Frederick the Maryland county that is "most unfriendly to illegal aliens.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Adam Gutekunst and Dustin Levy and For The Baltimore Sun | August 2, 2013
Hundreds of "My Little Pony" collectibles cover Steve Lucia's bedroom - plush toys, comic books, trading cards and T-shirts. It is a sea of pink and purple, a shrine to a TV show originally intended for young girls. But Lucia is a 25-year-old man, an electrician who lives in a Pasadena duplex and has what he calls a "healthy obsession. " "Being in the construction industry, there are guys who sit around and talk about women all day long," Lucia said. "I go home and wrap myself in ponies.
NEWS
By Jules Witcover | July 29, 2013
Many present-day Republicans seem bent on making "Backward, Christian Soldiers" their marching song in their relentless determination to "repeal and replace Obamacare," even to the point of repeating their lemming-like plunge over the cliff of another government shutdown. More than 60 of them in the House and about a dozen in the Senate have signed letters by conservative GOP Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and Rep. Mark Meadows of North Carolina pledging to vote to defund President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, despite some party warnings of likely political suicide.
NEWS
June 1, 2013
I've enjoyed reading the more moderate conservative pundits trying to reason with their base to, as Timothy Meyer puts it, get over their "Obama obsession" ("Conservatives: Lose the Obama obsession," May 30). Good luck with that. President Barack Obama has the economic policies of an Eisenhower Republican. His Obamacare is taken in large part from Mitt Romney's health care reforms in Massachusetts and is by the far the most conservative alternative out there for bringing affordable health care to all Americans.
BUSINESS
By DAVID ZEILER | July 10, 2008
Few hunting for information on the Web are as obsessed as those searching for news about the iPhone. According to a study conducted by comScore Inc., a Web traffic measuring service based in Reston, Va., 1.3 million people conducted 6.9 million searches for iPhone-related terms in the month of April - a full month before Steve Jobs announced the iPhone 3G at the Worldwide Developers Conference. Other topics may generate more searches overall, but the folks digging for iPhone nuggets search more frequently.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | January 24, 1993
In "Lorenzo's Oil," an obsessed mother risks her own nervous breakdown in confronting medical authorities and ultimately triumphs over conventional wisdom by finding a way to stop the progress of a disabling disease in her severly afflicted child. tating a cure for her own severely afflicted child.In "Damage," a prominent politician on the very cusp of greatness meets his son's fiancee and embarks upon a sexual obsession that ultimately destroys his life.In "Body of Evidence," a young woman is put on trial for her life because her sex life is obsessional: It moves her into dark regions of sadomasochism and the mixing of pleasure and pain.
NEWS
By Timothy Meyer | May 29, 2013
Conservatives have long viewed Washington as one giant, inevitable disaster waiting to happen. For conservative political strategists, part of our job is helping to frame that eventual disaster as President Barack Obama's fault. But conservatives should resist the temptation to be too Obama-centric in their criticisms of Washington's recent scandals. Yes, a president is in charge of, and ultimately responsible for, the federal government. But while Mr. Obama may be a tempting foil in the short term, especially with midterm elections on the horizon, it's important to not lose sight of longer-term objectives.
HEALTH
By Catherine Mallette and The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
Right from the start, I knew we would have problems in our relationship. We were too much alike, he and I. Type A. Achievers. The kind who love lists and checking things off. The kind who love control. And yet, as the new year rolled in with all its resolutions and promises of change, I made a commitment to him. I downloaded the app to my phone and linked myself for the foreseeable future to MyFitnessPal. He made promises, and I did, too. But could we keep them? After all, we both wanted the same thing: We were determined to get rid of the eight pounds that had crept onto my frame in the last year.
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