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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore sun | October 11, 2013
Apparently quoting Vladimir Lenin to explain the deeper meaning of Obamacare, and stopping just short of calling President Barack Obama a communist, isn't inflammatory enough for Ben Carson in his new role as a paid Fox News contributor. After leveling the Joe-McCarthy-like charges against Obama on Megyn Kelly's show earlier this week, here's Carson raising his game and introducing "slavery" into the already fevered debate over the Affordable Care Act. I wonder how Johns Hopkins is feeling now about that "emeritus" title they gave Carson when he resigned in July.
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NEWS
September 24, 2013
It's a shame that the African-American community does not support the museum that reflects lots of their history, which is also a subset of American History ( "Lewis Museum struggles with attendance, fundraising," Sept. 21). With regard to fundraising and involvement, may I suggest that the museum reach out heavily to the African-American churches to reverse the visitor and funding trend lines of the past as well as reach out to non-African-American churches, synagogues and mosques and large corporate donors with a strong African-American customer base?
NEWS
By Mary David | September 9, 2013
The suicide of former school bus driver and Ohio kidnapper Ariel Castro comes with mixed sentiments, but it serves as a reminder that many other predators like him still live and work among us. People across America can no longer claim, "It doesn't happen here. " The Cleveland kidnappings are a horrific but timely reminder that sexual slavery exists in our neighborhoods and in every state across America. We just aren't looking. And we aren't speaking out. Our young adults are the ones paying the price.
NEWS
September 4, 2013
You don't have to be a Marxist to conclude that the working conditions of millions of American workers today are akin to wage-slavery ("Jobs are coming back, but they don't pay enough," Aug. 27). According to columnist Robert Reich, the shareholders of the mega-corporation that operates Taco Bell, KFC and Pizza Hut received a 15 percent return on their investment. Meanwhile, large numbers of the fast-food workers who deliver their products don't earn enough to rise above the poverty line.
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Letter to The Aegis | August 13, 2013
Editor:  I am writing in regards to the recent article published in The Aegis about the Civil War and my complete distaste for it. While I enjoy reading stories and articles about history, your article seemed to revere the Confederate soldiers. It is a complete a slap in the face to ANY American whose ancestors were slaves!  As I read it I wondered if you would have written the article for a Nazi soldier in the same fashion.  When anyone tries to whitewash the Holocaust they are immediately shunned, as they should be!
NEWS
July 14, 2013
Reporter Arthur Hirsch 's article on the recent article on the re-enactment at the 150 t h anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg included a familiar Civil War anecdote about a Confederate soldier who had been captured at Fort Donelson ("A defining day relived," July 2). Responding to a question from his Union captors, he famously answered, "We're fighting because y'all are down here. " As a source of empirical evidence, this tale invites profoundly misleading interpretation: There is a duty to disclose the message actually intended by a Rebel who spoke his answer fully seven months before Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.
NEWS
July 6, 2013
Arthur Hirsch 's recent article about the Battle of Gettysburg reveals a disturbing ignorance of the political dynamics that brought this nation to a war that 150 years later remains the most cataclysmic event in our history ("A defining day relived," July 2). It accepts the shallow but unchallenged premise that the Civil War occurred because slavery was practiced in the South, and that righteous resolve to abolish the institution left the U.S. with no option other than a resort to arms.
EXPLORE
February 13, 2013
The Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will host Emancipation and Its Legacies, a national traveling exhibition on display through Feb. 25. In conjunction with the exhibit, the Hays-Heighe House is sponsoring free programs and other events for the public. Developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, Emancipation and Its Legacies marks the sesquicentennial of President Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.
NEWS
By Mark Morrill | January 14, 2013
The political wisdom of today declares that the middle class must be rescued, but it's the lower class that is the most endangered segment of America. The working poor are squeezed between pressure from illegal labor and a stagnant economy. The health of this segment of our citizenry is essential to the restoration and maintenance of our national health. Indeed, history demonstrates that a society dependent upon surrogate labor is a society in decay. Given all the attention paid these days to Civil War anniversaries, the Antebellum South provides an example worth revisiting.
NEWS
By Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | December 23, 2012
Author's note: This piece concerns racial healing in America. It is submitted as we continue to mourn the incomprehensible tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. May those families, that community, and the nation that grieves with them know the comfort that only faith can provide. An open letter to Drew and Josh Ehrlich, from your parents: Both of you have children of different races and ethnicities in your schools. They are your classmates, teammates and friends.
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