September 14, 2012
Dan Rodricks ' assertion that there are no rational arguments against same-sex marriage is unfounded ("Same-sex marriage foe: irrational fear," Sept. 11). In fact, there are logical arguments both for and against same-sex marriage, but they differ in their premises. The argument against same-sex marriage assumes that marriage is primarily oriented toward the generation and upbringing of children. Since homosexual relationships are inherently incapable of generating children, they cannot be the basis for marriage.
September 13, 2012
This story originally appeared online at Inside Lacrosse on Wednesday . A host of details are still being decided surrounding Notre Dame's move to the Atlantic Coast Conference. There are also a host of ways to look at this news and what it means for lacrosse. Here are some pros and cons that jump out upon first glance: Pro - ACC men's lacrosse gets an AQ Non-ACC fans have always looked down on the ACC tournament as something of a sham because the conference had only four men's lacrosse schools.
June 18, 2012
When Jannah Tucker visited the University of Tennessee in February, she began to see herself as a Lady Vol. This past weekend, the New Town rising senior knew for sure. Tucker, a member of the U.S. Under-18 national team, orally committed to the Lady Vols this past weekend on her second trip to the Knoxville campus. "There's so many things I loved about it," she said. "The main thing was when I felt that gut feeling and I had to go with it. I listed pros and cons of schools, but with this one, the only con was that it was away from home, but that's not really a con I guess because they make it feel like home there from the family environment to the academic support to the opportunity athletically.
May 9, 2011
Virtually every major environmental group in the state is urging Gov. Martin O'Malley to veto a bill that would classify waste-to-energy incinerators as a "Tier 1" renewable resource, on par with wind and solar power, but the governor has yet to commit to either signing or rejecting it. On the surface, it sounds absurd that burning trash would be considered on the same level with truly nonpolluting energy sources, but the question becomes more complicated...
May 18, 2009
Beneath the Jones Falls Expressway downtown, Wendell Daniels arched an eyebrow as he mulled over the pros and cons of tearing down a mile-long section of the elevated highway and replacing it with an "urban boulevard." "This is where people travel at," said Daniels, jabbing a finger up at the highway. Daniels, who said he is homeless part of the year, sat alone amid the debris across from the Our Daily Bread soup kitchen, listening to a small radio. "That would put more cars on this street if you tear that down."
November 9, 2008
Fall is fading, days are shorter and parts of Maryland are already seeing snow. That all means it's time to think about booking winter trips to ski country. The question, of course, is where to go. North America offers coast-to-coast regional options for vacationers yearning to slide down slopes. Each offers its own distinct advantages and disadvantages. With that in mind, here's a quick pro and con look at some of the continent's more renowned winter sports destinations. Mid-Atlantic/Southeast The region: : A surprisingly large number of ski areas dot the mountain regions of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.