August 9, 2011
The Baltimore County school board unanimously voted Tuesday night to adopt a new policy that gives community organizations and the public more access to using school facilities. The old policy had been the subject of criticism by community groups and parents who said it prevented events that had raised thousands of dollars for PTAs. The school board decided to add language that says it "recognizes that school facilities are an essential component of the communities which they serve" and allows both nonprofit and for-profit organizations to use them.
August 11, 1994
The Orioles have not yet set a policy on tickets for games at Camden Yards that end up wiped out by a players' strike. The club says it will announce a policy after a strike occurs.
April 7, 2010
President Obama's new policies on nuclear weapons definitely will make us less safe. He just virtually tossed our nuclear deterrence out the window, as he is counting on the so-called good will of our potential enemies. His new strategy renounces the development of any new nuclear weapons and is also overruling his own defense secretary's policy. This faulty strategy is a severe change and shift from those of his predecessors as he seeks to revamp our nations nuclear posture, and this comes in a time in which rogue nations and terrorist organizations like Iran and North Korea have become a greater threat than traditional powers like China and Russia.
September 23, 2013
Recently, President Barack Obama's first two defense secretaries, Robert M. Gates and Leon E. Panetta, appearing at a forum at Southern Methodist University on September 17, spoke out on the Syria issue and were quite critical of Mr. Obama's handling of it. Yet here it is days later and The Sun has provided no coverage of that event for its readers. Don't want the word to get out that even the former appointees of your protected one disparage his inept handling of foreign affairs?
October 4, 2012
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is right to be disturbed by the Obama administration's flawed Middle East policy ("As Mideast burns, Obama fiddles," Sept. 30). Arab nations that formerly had governments that may not have been friendly but at least tolerated the U. S. now have rulers who mostly represent the Muslim Brotherhood and an agenda that is not only anti-democratic but anti-American. An even more serious foreign-policy failing in that region is the current administration's ambivalence and ambiguity regarding the security of Israel.
December 7, 2012
As much as I respect Dan Rodricks ' work as a columnist, his recent article castigating President Barack Obama for FEMA's decision to deny relief to Worcester and Dorchester counties was curiously conspiratorial ("No hurricane relief, and no good reason," Dec. 6). One would expect Mr. Rodricks to be knowledgeable about the Federal Emergency Management Agency's mandate and the damage thresholds that trigger eligibility for relief. For him to suggest that President Obama would personally direct or deny relief to any community based on political considerations is disappointing and uncharacteristic of Mr. Rodricks' body of work.
May 21, 2011
As an American taxpayer who has watched our country shell out trillions in the Middle East, I wondering if that region would have been better off without our meddling ( "Obama and the Arab spring" May 20). For example and close to home , the Maryland Army National Guard is in Egypt, and our National Guard is also involved in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. America has been bombing Libya (under a NATO umbrella); we're asking the leader of Yemen to "step down," and we've imposed sanctions against Syria's President Assad.
March 31, 2011
It's hard not to be disappointed by the sensationalist Sun editorial, "Partying on the city's dime" (March 29). We can all agree that no one should be gambling or drinking on the job and that anyone found doing so during work hours should be reprimanded immediately. The Sun's suggestion that the problem could be avoided by denying employment to applicants with criminal records is not only misguided, it wouldn't even solve the problem it seeks to address. The Sun makes a scapegoat of those who had a criminal background even when about half of those involved had no prior convictions.
June 6, 1994
Paris.--President Clinton will not improve his own or his country's standing by giving speeches during this European trip on the old and platitudinous subjects of allied solidarity. Nor is it a good sign that the president thinks his foreign-policy difficulties are to be solved by ''doing a better job of communicating.''It surely is obvious to anyone not part of Mr. Clinton's inner circle that the administration's problem is one of bad policy or lack of policy, not presentation. A series of fiascoes has occurred -- Haiti, Somalia, Bosnia, China, North Korea.
June 19, 2013
On Sunday, June 9 I went to the Mall at noon where I encountered a long line of cars in the parking garage adjacent to J.C. Penney and a parade of concert goers leaving the structure pulling coolers and clutching blankets. As I inched my way to the top level to find parking, I watched concert goers brazenly unloading their cars in spots intended for Mall customers. Yet, at the entrance to the Mall was a sign that said "no event parking," which presumably included the parking structure.