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April 28, 2011
As an Inner Harbor resident, I'm outraged that on a day that saw a procession honoring the late William Donald Schaefer pass through the area, hooliganism and stabbings occurred there that very evening. The people who live and work there should be concerned. Until folks who live, work and own businesses in this community take a greater interest, such disgraces will continue. It's only April, and summer is fast approaching. The apathy of those who call the Inner Harbor their home or place of business is shocking.
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By Cal Thomas | September 13, 2014
The "indefinite suspension" of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for knocking out his then-fiancée, now wife, in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino has again provoked debate about domestic violence and what the National Football League tolerates when it affects a star player. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who last spring testified to Mr.  Rice's good character, says a new video has "changed things. " Mr. Rice was initially suspended for two games after part of a video showed Mr. Rice dragging fiancée Janay Palmer from the elevator.
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NEWS
August 3, 2010
Once again there is outrage for the senseless killings of two innocent citizens on the streets of Baltimore. The outrage will last about two weeks before Milton Hill and Stephen Pitcairn will be replaced with other victims. Nothing will change in the city of Baltimore. The State's Attorney's office will blame the police department. The police department will blame the judges, and the judges will let the offenders off with not much more than a warning. Wasn't there a three-strike policy implemented in Baltimore?
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By Casey Gwinn | September 8, 2014
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and the Baltimore Ravens have been taking a great deal of heat for their lenient treatment of running back Ray Rice for punching his then fiancée (now wife) in February 2014. Now, with the video of the actual assault circulating on the Internet, the heat has intensified, with the Ravens releasing him from the team, even though the facts of the case, already known to the Ravens and the NFL, have not changed. Ray Rice is seen in the video knocking Janay Palmer unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator and then dragging her lifeless body into the hall, where he eventually props her against a wall.
NEWS
June 8, 2013
The Sun editorial board has basically ignored the Obama administration's lack of transparency, not to mention its mismanagement of the Benghazi affair and the attorney general's pathetic handling of the Associated Press and Fox News investigations. Now is your chance to comment on the IRS fiasco. Anyone with an IQ over 70 knows that the White House has some involvement in directing IRS workers in Cincinnati. If this was the Bush presidency, there would have been four editorials slamming the administration by now. Please be fair.
NEWS
December 9, 2010
Where were the Rev. Cortly "C.D. " Witherspoon and Marvin "Doc" Cheatham when a rabbi was assaulted by a group of black youth or when a 14 year old Jewish boy had his arm broken by a black youth? Where was the outrage? Where was the call for a meeting between blacks and Jews ( "Jewish, black leaders hold closed meeting on the community," Dec. 9)? Where were their comments published in the paper and news media? Why the double standard? What does a situation in Baltimore have to do with Crown Heights New York?
NEWS
December 6, 2010
So let me understand the logic of this farce. On the front page of Saturday's Baltimore Sun, you reported, as part of an ongoing series of similar stories, the shooting of two people and a stabbing. The total of people now murdered in Baltimore has reached 200 this year. No outrage from any part of the community, black or white, was reported. No acts demanding the disbanding of any organization were issued. Fast forward to the editorial in the Sunday edition of The Sun ( "Tension in Park Heights" discussing an altercation between a black teenager and a member of the Shomrim group who help protect and defend the community from ongoing attacks, assaults and other criminal mayhem directed toward innocent citizens in this area, and this provokes a barrage of verbal assaults from both the black and Jewish community leaders that reflect the total disproportionate response to the following reality, which is this: the black teenager making the charges has a criminal record, and the white Jewish man who has been charged in the case has a clean record of absolutely no previous convictions.
NEWS
August 16, 2013
Well, well, well, The Sun has reported that the first "gaffe" in the governor's race came when Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler was secretly recorded (surely not by someone involved with the Brown campaign, wink, wink) telling supporters that Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown is basically running on his race alone because he has "accomplished little" while serving as lieutenant governor. ("Gansler's gaffe," Aug. 14). Please stop me if you've heard this before, but The Sun basically said the same thing about Michael Steele when he joined the ticket of Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. as his lieutenant governor a decade ago. I believe the actual quote was, "Mr Steele brings little to the table besides the color of his skin.
NEWS
May 6, 2013
Most likely we all agree that the Boston bombing was cowardly, senseless, dastardly. It cries out for justice. And just about every cop in the universe was on this case, big time. But what about all the drone bombings in Pakistan, Yemen, Afghanistan, and Iraq? Aren't these cowardly and unconstitutional and senseless acts of injustice? Who gives those orders? Who carries them out? Innocent men, women and children are just wiped out in an instant! When will the murderers be brought to a court of law?
NEWS
July 7, 2014
Unbelievable! You can't get a Coke with your hot dog on the 4th of July because fascist Howard County Executive Ken Ulman has decided its unhealthy for you ( "Howard vendors chafe at rule against sugary drinks," July 3). I think he deserves something unhealthy - like a kick in the shins. Thomas F. McDonough, Towson - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
August 17, 2014
Thank you for publishing the letter from Ralph Jaffe, "The real lesson of the UM's move to the Big 10" (Aug. 14). I was beginning to feel that this illegal closed, non-transparent and abrupt move by our university would be swept away without further comments. Thanks to the Sun Papers for keeping it alive. We have a governor in our fine state of Maryland who is responsible to the citizens for not letting these shenanigans take place. Where was our governor in speaking up on this issue?
NEWS
August 14, 2014
I agree with your editorial premise and President Barack Obama that the U.S. military needs to intervene in Iraq to protect U.S. personnel and prevent ISIS from the genocidal mass murder of 40,000 Yazidis trapped on Mount Sinjar ( "Turning point in Iraq," Aug. 8). What I do not understand is President Obama's stunning silence and lack of concern over the tens of thousands of Christians whom ISIS has tortured and murdered during their killing spree over the past few months. The Sun's editorial makes no mention of Christians who were and still are being murdered.
NEWS
July 16, 2014
For those not attuned to such things, the right-wing media has spent much of the week jumping up and down about Attorney General Eric Holder's appearance on ABC-TV last Sunday morning. His offense? He dared suggest that there was a "racial component" from "some people" who have criticized him and President Barack Obama. Now, keep in mind that this was in the context of questions regarding the call to impeach President Obama by one-time Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and House Speaker John Boehner's insistence that his chamber sue Mr. Obama over executive authority in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. And Mr. Holder also made clear that race wasn't necessarily the "main driver" but "for some there's a racial animus.
NEWS
July 10, 2014
The Maryland gubernatorial race will surely focus on women's outrage at government intrusion into their health-care decisions ( "Hogan and Hobby Lobby," July 9). What's interesting is the apparent lack of outrage at the government intrusion that "Obamacare" imposes on everyone else's health care decisions. Jerrold L. Brotman, Timonium - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
July 7, 2014
Unbelievable! You can't get a Coke with your hot dog on the 4th of July because fascist Howard County Executive Ken Ulman has decided its unhealthy for you ( "Howard vendors chafe at rule against sugary drinks," July 3). I think he deserves something unhealthy - like a kick in the shins. Thomas F. McDonough, Towson - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
First there was a brouhaha about the Oxford comma, prompted by a post at FiveThirtyEight  in which I was quoted. (Click here  for my post on the subject and its link to the original article.) Then screams of outrage on Twitter  followed an article by Roy Peter Clark defending the use of the passive voice. (Click here to read what I had  previously posted on the subject.*)  I appreciate editors who have undertaken the effort to master the Associated Press Stylebook  (which is more than writers for the Associated Press trouble to do)
NEWS
By Leonard Pitts Jr | July 25, 2010
Last week, the conservative outrage machine tried to chew up Shirley Sherrod. You are familiar with that machine if you have access to the Internet or Fox News. As the name implies, it exists to stoke and maintain a state of perpetual apoplexy on the political right by feeding it a never-ending stream of perceived sins against conservative orthodoxy. While the machine will use any available fuel (health care, immigration, Muslims) to manufacture fury, it has a special fondness for race.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | June 29, 2014
In Citizens United vs. FEC, the U.S. Supreme Court held in January 2012 that the federal government is prohibited from restricting independent political expenditures by businesses, associations and labor unions. The opinion allows such groups to spend unlimited sums of money on advocacy ads, but not direct contributions to candidate committees. It also set the American left off its rocker. What follows is a chronology of events that has set the American right off its rocker, too. The immediate aftermath of Citizens United saw a worried president engage in a series of hard hitting speeches concerning the corrupting influence of money in politics and warning about a proliferation of newly formed, conservative groups seeking to take advantage of their expanded free speech rights.
NEWS
June 9, 2014
It is outrageous, if not surprising, that Maryland's Board of Physicians, still afflicted with the arrogant, cover-our-behinds God complex that still seems to come with many medical diplomas, doesn't do criminal background checks on physicians before granting them a license to treat people in Maryland ( "State likely didn't know doctor it licensed was guilty of rape ," June 5). In fact, according to reporter Scott Dance's excellent story, the docs have actively resisted numerous calls to begin doing these checks.
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