September 6, 1996
Bibi and Yasser. Whoever would have thought?It is not as easy in Washington as it is in Baghdad and Tehran to distinguish good Kurds from bad Kurds.If four millionaires could sit down and determine who will be the next governor, they would have before now.Staples will acquire Office Depot and the power to close the American in-basket.Pub Date: 9/06/96
March 23, 1995
FROM A question-and-answer session with Speaker Newt Gingrich at a National Newspaper Association meeting:Moderator: Did you tell a business group that if one disagrees with editorial policy, curtailing advertising could be an effective approach for change?Speaker Gingrich: Absolutely. Absolutely. What I said -- and I'll say it anywhere -- the news media is the fourth estate. It deserves to be just as carefully scrutinized, just as critically looked at. It should be held up to the same standard as politicians or judges or anybody else.
October 19, 1997
O's fan in bayouAs a nationally syndicated Pulitzer Prize winning-editorial cartoonist for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, my daily life is filled with the giddy excitement of trouncing on the scoundrels who inhabit this soggy bayou. But as a Baltimore native, nothing has made me or my family happier this year than watching our beloved Orioles. Because we couldn't get the Orioles on TV here, we were constantly forced to endure the tedium of following the sports ticker that runs along the bottom of CNN's "Headline News."
August 5, 1994
MILWAUKEE -- Orioles players and owner Peter Angelos agree on at least one thing: The owners should not have withheld the $7.8 million All-Star Game payment to the players' pension fund, a move that caused the players to discuss pushing up the strike date to yesterday, before they decided to keep it at Aug. 12.They disagree on the intent of the move.Orioles player representatives Mike Mussina and Jim Poole were on a conference call with union officials and player representatives from other clubs yesterday.
August 5, 1992
"Everything's upside down," said Slats Grobnik.Then I don't think the barkeep should let you have another one."No, I mean in this election. We got Democrats acting like Republicans."You mean because they are now embracing middle-class, middle-American, middle-of-the-road values while keeping the radical groups under wraps?"More than that. They're acting like they planned their campaigns further ahead than breakfast. I mean, they're organized. That's the way the Republicans always did it. But now the Republicans are as goofed up as the Democrats used to be."
June 9, 2000
ORIOLES FANS are frequently described as passionless, Chablis-sippin', brie-sniffin', shop-talkin', cell-phonin' interlopers who go to Camden Yards to hobnob with clients, not root for the Birds. This has been rendered a cliche by now, largely because it's true, at least in certain sections of the park, where Washingtonians and corporate suits rule the roost, and where you're more likely to hear talk about an IPO than about an ERA. Did you catch the recent display ad in this newspaper for US Airways MetroJet commuter service?