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By EDWARD ROEDER | January 18, 1995
Washington. -- Newt Gingrich's firing of Christina Jeffrey during her first week on the job as house historian was as unfortunate as his hiring of her. Teaching about Nazism (and, for that matter, communism) is done poorly in America, and he shouldn't have fired her for trying to correct that.The speaker gave this patronage job to a conservative historian undistinguished but for her loyalty to and dependency upon Gingrich. Then he fired her for a 1986 critique of a school history program on the Nazi genocide of Jews and others during World War II. Dr. Jeffrey had written that the course ''gives no evidence of objectivity.
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By Nilay Saiya | April 7, 2014
The White House has responded to Russian actions in Crimea by taking a number of steps against Moscow: It has ramped up sanctions, verbally denounced the Kremlin's flouting of international law, effectively kicked Russia out of the G8 and given rhetorical support to Ukraine's new government. Such measures, however, are likely to deepen and prolong the crisis, not resolve it. The conventional view in Washington is that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a belligerent authoritarian intent upon expanding Russia's borders and confronting the West.
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By Alfred Kokh | October 19, 2008
MOSCOW - It's a truism that stable and friendly relations between two countries require each to look at a situation from the other's point of view. The recent tussle between Russia and the West over Georgia is a stark reminder of how the United States has fundamentally never understood Russia's point of view. The conventional view is that Russia in recent years has been pushing away from the West. But the reverse is more accurate. The Russia-Georgia conflict is a consequence of the West's "pushing away" of Russia.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2012
Renee Stout is the winner of the 2012 Janet and Walter Sondheim Artscape Prize, but a look at her photos, prints and other creations gives a glimpse of another woman — Fatima Mayfield. The woman is an alter ego Stout created, pulling her name from those of a poor, friendly elderly neighbor named Fatima and a vendor of mystical and spiritual supplies in Washington known as Miss Mayfield. Stout said she began using the character nearly two decades ago to overcome her own shyness about making observations about culture and spirituality.
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,SUN ART CRITIC | March 13, 1998
Nancy Andrews' 1997 photograph shows a Sarajevo building with some walls blown away and others pock-marked from shellfire. At an opening in one of the walls, two women hang up clothes to dry. Thinking back on the Balkan war, one of the women, Aovija Mangafic, said to Andrews, "We didn't spend much time on the balcony," and that's what Andrews titled her photograph.To be able to survive the horrors of war at all, let alone with humor, requires more courage than most people think they have before disaster strikes.
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By BOSTON GLOBE | November 8, 2000
Chimpanzees do many things that make them seem almost human in their intelligence, such as building tools from sticks. But they can also seem strangely dense, such as begging for food from someone who has a bucket on his head and can't even see them. Comparative psychologists have long held that only humans have what is called a theory of mind, the ability to imagine the world from the point of view of another. This conceptual sophistication - the reason we understand a blindfolded man cannot see us or why we might cry during a movie - is one of the great boundaries between us and the other animals.
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By FRANK ROYLANCE and FRANK ROYLANCE,Sun Reporter -- Weather Blogger | December 29, 2006
Christmas delivered gray skies and more than a half-inch of rain. New Year's Eve may bring another dose of rain. But Fran Henschen, her glass half full, suggests we see such gloomy holiday weather "from a woman's point of view. ... If you can't have a white Christmas, then give me a dark, dreary, rainy day. The house looks cleaner, the windows appear cleaner and most importantly the Christmas tree, all lit up, is much more beautiful. Weather has never kept my gang from Christmas at our house."
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By John Dorsey and John Dorsey,Sun Art Critic | December 17, 1991
Scott T. Pina's wood and steel sculptures, at Nye Gomez, reveal a lot of possibilities. The two materials play off each other, becoming opposites that resemble genders: the wood physically strong and rough, the steel by comparison appearing supple and graceful. The fact that several of these works are in something like human scale only reinforces the impression.Then there are the changing attitudes of these works. To a greater extent than most sculptures, the changes depend on your point of view -- and I mean your physical point of view, where you stand.
NEWS
August 23, 1993
The office and industrial market in the Howard-Anne Arundel county corridor between Baltimore and Washington is slowly emerging from its most difficult period in memory.Deep recession, coming on the heels of an unprecedented 1980s building boom, produced record vacancies in office complexes that had mushroomed around Baltimore-Washington International Airport. Columbia fared better, but it also experienced problems.The situation was aggravated by drastic downsizing and space shifts at Westinghouse Electric Corp.
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By David Zurawik and David Zurawik,SUN TELEVISION CRITIC | January 9, 2001
In the grand tradition of "The Michael Richards Show" and "Cursed" - in other words, dreadful sitcoms for the new millennium - comes "Three Sisters" tonight on NBC. As you watch this sorry series about three grown sisters and the man to whom one of them is married, you'll wonder how the network that seemed to hold the patent on smart sitcoms in the 1980s and 1990s with shows such as "Cheers" and "Seinfeld" could go so wrong so fast in comedy development....
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | May 22, 2012
State Del. Pat McDonough's news release alleging that "black youth mobs terrorize" downtown Baltimore has certainly set off a firestorm of debate. But what about the nature of that discussion, particularly as it relates to race? Without an inclusive, candid and wide-ranging conversation about race, such discussions tend to inflame rather than enlighten. And instead of getting smarter as a community about our feelings on race, we can get more confused and polarized. One thing that has bothered me for several days is the way that various parts of the community tried to silence McDonough in the immediate wake of his Wednesday news release.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | September 23, 2011
Artist Gary Kachadourian loves homely things. He appreciates modest, utilitarian objects that don't call attention to themselves, objects that frequently are described as ugly but that are undeniably functional: Dumpsters, highway barriers, chain-link fences. His black-and-white renditions of these familiar sights, blown up to the size of life and on display through Oct. 2, immediately conveys viewers to a world of surfaces and conveys nostalgia for a Baltimore that never existed. Doreen Bolger, director of the Baltimore Museum of Art , has long been a fan of Kachadourian's work, which she describes as "charming, engaging statements on urban life.
SPORTS
By Kevin Cowherd | October 8, 2009
Sometimes you wish Chad Ochocinco would come out of his shell. You wish he would loosen up a little. You wish he weren't just another corporate NFL drone in a helmet and shoulder pads afraid to speak his mind. I say this because in a conference call Wednesday with the Baltimore news media, the Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver shared some, uh, thoughts on what the Ravens can expect from the former Chad Johnson when they play the Bengals on Sunday: * He's going to hit Ray Lewis right in the mouth if he gets a chance, even though he loves the big lug and considers him a mentor and "spiritual father."
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By Alfred Kokh | October 19, 2008
MOSCOW - It's a truism that stable and friendly relations between two countries require each to look at a situation from the other's point of view. The recent tussle between Russia and the West over Georgia is a stark reminder of how the United States has fundamentally never understood Russia's point of view. The conventional view is that Russia in recent years has been pushing away from the West. But the reverse is more accurate. The Russia-Georgia conflict is a consequence of the West's "pushing away" of Russia.
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By Victoria A. Brownworth and Victoria A. Brownworth,Special to the Sun | July 6, 2008
My Sister, My Love: The Intimate Story Of Skyler Rampike By Joyce Carol Oates Ecco / 562 pages / $25.95 Social commentary has long been the hallmark of the best fiction. Many literary classics, among them Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist, Upton Sinclair's The Jungle, Edith Wharton's House of Mirth and, of course, Tolstoy's War and Peace, are declarative statements on their times. Last month, Joyce Carol Oates turned 70 and launched her 35th novel, My Sister, My Love.
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By RAY FRAGER | April 18, 2008
Typing up sports media notes while wondering why the pope is visiting the stadiums that are home to the Nationals and Yankees but not the Cardinals: There is no consensus among TNT analysts Charles Barkley, Reggie Miller and Kenny Smith on the major NBA awards, except for Sixth Man of the Year - the San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili. For Most Valuable Player, Barkley goes with the New Orleans Hornets' Chris Paul and Miller with the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant. Smith wimps out and names them co-MVPs.
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By Ken Rosenthal | November 30, 1997
It should have been remembered as one of the best games of his career. But all anyone remembers is what happened at the end.Earnest Byner gained 187 total yards and scored two touchdowns in the 1988 AFC championship game.Yet, The Fumble still haunts him."That's still one of the things I'm trying to free myself totally from," Byner said. "I'm sure I never will be totally free."The Cleveland Browns, trailing 38-31, were driving to tie the score when the Denver Broncos recovered Byner's fumble on their 3-yard line with 1: 12 left.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,Staff Writer | October 20, 1993
With the Anne Arundel County school system facing a staggering $384 million price tag over the next five years to build and renovate schools to house increasing enrollment, a county councilwoman thinks it's time to give year-round schools a look.Maureen Lamb, an Annapolis Democrat who once served on the school board, has introduced a resolution that would take up Gov. William Donald Schaefer's challenge to create a year-round schooling pilot program.Mr. Schaefer said he wanted at least one of Maryland's 24 school systems to volunteer to institute the schedule, as early as next fall if possible.
NEWS
June 29, 2007
We would hazard a guess that the average Maryland voter doesn't have all that high an opinion of Diebold Election Systems Inc. Oh, the company's election equipment worked just fine last November - to the surprise of many of its critics. But memories of the breakdowns that plagued the state's September primary are still pretty fresh. And because of their lack of a paper trail, the company's touch-screen voting machines may soon be scrapped anyway - at a cost of $20 million to replace them.
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By Joanne Ostrow and Joanne Ostrow,The Denver Post | January 28, 2007
The whistlestop campaign tour has given way to the daily download, as the shape and pace of politics continue to evolve. In this new world, old media are easily bypassed. This election year we're seeing a seismic shift in the way TV interacts with politics and politicians. After decades of setting the agenda -- influencing how campaigns operate, even defining the choices presented to voters -- television is being snubbed in the run-up to 2008. The Internet is stealing the thunder from television, forcing the networks to play catch-up.
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