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September 13, 2012
In claiming that "there are no sound arguments against granting same-sex couples the right to be married," Mr. Rodricks omits his views of both "rights" and "marriage" - two essential components of his argument ("The irrational fears of same-sex marriage foes," Sept. 10). By "rights," does he mean natural rights inherent in man's design or socially-constructed rights determined by public opinion statistics? By "marriage," does he mean a relationship rooted in the physical, psychological and spiritual sexual design of men and women, or a socially-constructed, legal category for bureaucratic administration?
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May 13, 2014
On May 6, Dan Rodricks wrote a column concerning prayer in Carroll County Commission meetings ( "A 'frustrating, disingenuous' Supreme Court ruling"). Mr. Rodricks quotes the prayer that Robin Frazier read and then quotes a law professor, "the Founding Fathers and framers of the Constitution - Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison and others - might have mentioned a specific religion when speaking among themselves, but when they addressed the public they were 'incredibly sensitive' not to appear to favor any particular creed.
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By DAN RODRICKS and DAN RODRICKS,SUN REPORTER | October 2, 2006
Before William Donald Schaefer, who was Maryland?s last bachelor governor? A) Millard Tawes B) Egbert Souse C) Albert Richie Find the answer to this and 9 more questions at baltimoresun.com; a new quiz will appear online every Monday
NEWS
April 29, 2014
I was disturbed on multiple levels after reading Dan Rodricks ' recent article, "Two years after Maryland court ruling, pit bulls on attack" (April 26). Not only does Mr. Rodricks feed into anti-pit bull hysteria for the sake of sensationalizing a hot-button issue, but his piece can hardly be called journalism due to its questionable methodology. Mr. Rodricks' "research" for this piece is based upon a "game" that he calls "Pit Bull Google. " He writes, "Anyone with access to the Internet can do it. " Apparently, anyone with access to the Internet can also be a journalist!
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By Dan Rodricks | May 1, 1991
This just in . . .Columnist Dan Rodricks will not undergo surgery for his injured shoulder and could be back in The Evening Sun as soon as three weeks, a Baltimore physician said today.But Dr. Charles Steinsilber also said that the opinions of other doctors will be sought in an effort to find the best way to treat what he termed "a very unusual injury." He also cautioned readers that there was a chance Rodricks' typing, the hallmark of his column, might not be at 100 percent for several months.
NEWS
November 1, 2006
Sun columnist Dan Rodricks, reporter Liz Bowie and photographer Andre F. Chung have been selected as winners of the 2006 Excellence in Urban Journalism Award for their work. The award - presented last week at the Enterprise Network Conference in Los Angeles - is sponsored by Enterprise and the Freedom Forum to recognize outstanding journalism in issues affecting the nation's urban areas. Rodricks was honored for his series of columns focused on assisting Baltimore's ex-offenders by getting drug dealers off of the streets and finding work for them.
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By PAUL MOORE and PAUL MOORE,PUBLIC EDITOR | November 18, 2007
Columnists contribute valuable perspective and focus to the coverage of important news events. A few recent columns in The Sun bear this out. Two incisive, well-reported pieces by Metro columnist Jean Marbella about the special legislative session in Annapolis received a lot of attention from readers. In her Nov. 9 column, Marbella wrote: "For those of you keeping score at home, health clubs and real estate property managers -- they're good. No new sales tax on them. But landscapers, computer service providers and video arcades -- not so good.
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By Chris Kaltenbach and Chris Kaltenbach,SUN STAFF | August 14, 1999
"Rodricks for Breakfast," Sun columnist Dan Rodricks' Sunday morning live talk/variety show on WMAR, Channel 2, will air its final program Sept. 5."I'm naturally disappointed but not surprised that Channel 2 has decided to drop `Rodricks for Breakfast,' " Rodricks said. "It's been a lot of hard work and a fun run."News that ABC affiliate WMAR is canceling the show, one of the few locally produced non-news shows on Baltimore television, comes within days of the announcement that the Scripps-Howard-owned station will be trimming its work force through a voluntary buyout package.
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By Jill Rosen and Meredith Cohn and Jill Rosen and Meredith Cohn,Sun reporters | February 13, 2008
Days after firing longtime talk-radio host Marc Steiner, WYPR announced yesterday that Sun columnist Dan Rodricks would replace him. The news came as the station, facing passionate protests from Steiner loyalists, pushed back its fundraising drive originally set for next week. While Steiner's firing came as a shock to people who viewed his show as a unique civic forum, some said replacing him with a well-known local columnist and media personality might quell some of the backlash. WYPR programming director and vice president Andy Bienstock said Rodricks, who in addition to his newspaper column has worked on local television and radio programs, was his first choice.
NEWS
July 12, 2007
Dan Rodricks blogs at baltimoresun.com/rodricks
NEWS
January 14, 2014
While I would have preferred that Dan Rodricks would have let Gov. William Donald Schaefer rest in peace instead of using him in his column on the New Jersey bridge scandal, I now have a bit of advice for him ("Despite competition from Maryland, Christie's Bridgegate takes the pettiness prize," Jan. 11). In my eulogy for Governor Schaefer, I pictured him walking the golden streets with St. Peter checking for pot holes. When he saw some folks there he asked, "Why are they here?
NEWS
August 22, 2013
Dan Rodricks ' column ("Following the big money to Harbor Point," Aug. 18) makes me angry. It's people like Mr. Rodricks who hold this city back from any progress. He continually pits rich against poor, black vs. white, to name a few, which only helps perpetuate the attitude that holds Baltimore back from its potential to equal or exceed cities like Washington D.C. or even New York City. Baltimore needs growth to make itself better. Developers like Michael Beatty who can think out of the box to get projects done are so important to move the city forward (by the way, the "thinning Gordon Gekko hair" comment was not very nice)
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Dan Rodricks | July 8, 2013
How ironic that Dan Rodricks displays such contempt for what he calls the "capitalist democracy we celebrate on the Fourth of July" ("On tax breaks for developers, you can't beat City Hall. " July 4). I wonder why he still lives here. There are many other places that are not "capitalist democracies" where he could reside. Of course, he wouldn't be able to publish his column there without censorship (which, come to think of it, might not be a bad idea). As far as the sad situation of people still living in below the poverty line, only in a Utopia would that problem be entirely solved.
NEWS
May 13, 2013
When Dan Rodricks ("Complaining CEOs need to take a hike," May 9) has a business to run, make payrolls, pay benefits, meet government regulations, and pay taxes for his employees, maybe then he could criticize the opinions of these CEOs who have concerns about Maryland's taxes and regulations. Joe Heming
NEWS
April 4, 2013
I was quite puzzled by Dan Rodricks ' recent column on Dr. Ben Carson ("Ben Carson's biblically based conservatism," March 31). Why would an open-minded person such as Mr. Rodricks put down Dr. Carson for his belief in the written and spoken word of God? I respect Dr. Carson's Christian views and values, and I find it alarming how easily they were dismissed by Mr. Rodricks. G. Todd Guntner
NEWS
April 4, 2013
It was appalling to see columnist Dan Rodricks criticize Dr. Ben Carson for flirting with Republican politics ("Ben Carson's biblically based conservatism," March 31). I wish Mr. Rodricks wouldn't always look at the world through the prism of liberalism but be open-minded enough to also see things through the eyes of conservatives. What's wrong with Dr. Carson dabbling in Republican politics? Rush Limbaugh's conservative, common-sense ideas could help liberals like Mr. Rodricks to understand what made this country great.
NEWS
June 9, 1995
Dan Rodricks has the day off to get ready for Sunday's boccie tournament in Little Italy. His partner will be Ermanno D'Amico.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
November 13, 2012
"He who is narrow of vision cannot be big of heart," goes an ancient Chinese proverb. That is exactly what has happened to the GOP. They narrowed their vision to one of the white male power elite, and the majority of the people took notice and voted against that narrow vision and small heart this past Tuesday. I wish The Sun would expand its heart on the back pages where they place the most important opinion writers. They should return Dan Rodricks ' column to this location where it deserves to be, and where it would effectively balance the right-leaning columnists that have taken his place.
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