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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 12, 2014
Marlise Munoz was 33 when she died. She was at home when she collapsed from an apparent blood clot in her lungs. It was an hour or more before her husband, Erick Munoz, found her. He says doctors pronounced her brain dead, though John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, citing privacy concerns, has declined to confirm that diagnosis. It is, at any rate, nearly a month and a half since this happened, yet Ms. Munoz remains hooked up to life support. Her mother wants her removed.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | January 12, 2014
Marlise Munoz was 33 when she died. She was at home when she collapsed from an apparent blood clot in her lungs. It was an hour or more before her husband, Erick Munoz, found her. He says doctors pronounced her brain dead, though John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, citing privacy concerns, has declined to confirm that diagnosis. It is, at any rate, nearly a month and a half since this happened, yet Ms. Munoz remains hooked up to life support. Her mother wants her removed.
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By DAN BERGER | November 11, 1994
The jokers who wrote-in Mickey Mouse on the absentee ballots determined the outcome.Voters turned against big government everywhere except Baltimore County, where they threw out small government.The electorate determined that Marion Barry had found redemption and that Mario Cuomo hadn't.
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December 12, 2013
Democratic gubernatorial candidates Helen Mizeur, Anthony Brown and Doug Gansler are now campaigning in our neighborhoods. I thank them for their service to Maryland and the country even though they do not see things the way I do. However, I do understand the value system of the Democratic Party. I used to be a Democrat. I would ask the candidates to please keep connected with the hundreds of thousands of Marylanders who disagree with their basic political and social values and policies.
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By Dan Berger | May 8, 1998
What the world needs most is a Mercedes Jeep.The second biggest and costliest public building in history, built by M. Jay Brodie, completing the New Deal plan for Washington, is dedicated to Ronald Reagan and small government.The House Government Reform and Oversight Committee stands in need of reform and oversight.Cheer up. We finally get rid of Seinfeld.Pub Date: 5/08/98
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September 30, 2011
I keep hearing Tea Party people and other Republicans talking about the need to return to small government. How can such an idea work in such a large and diverse nation? I understand that Republicans are aware of the first couple of chapters of U.S. history as they are always talking about the Founding Fathers. They are aware that the country was started by 13 tiny colonies along the Eastern seaboard with a combined population of 2.5 million people in 1776. Republicans seem to be less aware of the continuing saga of American history of the past 200 years.
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By Annie Linskey and The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2012
Some of the delegates who struggled, and ultimately supported legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland Name: Del. Tiffany Alston, Prince George's County Democrat Age: 34 A reason: Amendment she proposed protecting referendum was adopted Quote: "It is time for us to move beyond this issue. " Name: Del. Pam Beidle, Anne Arundel County Democrat Age: 60 A reason: Concerned gay families don't have the same rights as straight families. Quote: "I just really thought about the issue.
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March 7, 2013
We average people vote but we don't get much respect from our government these days nor from some of our representatives. The government gives our taxpayer money and tax breaks to big companies and corporations that don't pay taxes and often don't pay their share of local government costs. Remember the companies with large water bills or the developers who get vacant property at bargain prices while ordinary people are losing their homes. Our representatives often do not allow ordinary people like us to know how they voted on certain issues.
NEWS
December 12, 2013
Democratic gubernatorial candidates Helen Mizeur, Anthony Brown and Doug Gansler are now campaigning in our neighborhoods. I thank them for their service to Maryland and the country even though they do not see things the way I do. However, I do understand the value system of the Democratic Party. I used to be a Democrat. I would ask the candidates to please keep connected with the hundreds of thousands of Marylanders who disagree with their basic political and social values and policies.
NEWS
June 8, 2010
I am a classic FDR liberal. I believe government (at least in domestic policy) has been a force for good. President Roosevelt put in place economic institutions such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, which provided the stability for our post World War II economic boom. He saw that only big federal government could be a countervailing force against the excess risks taken by big business. In 1980 Roland Regan sold us on the premise that government is the problem, that it is an impediment to the creative energies of private enterprise.
NEWS
March 7, 2013
We average people vote but we don't get much respect from our government these days nor from some of our representatives. The government gives our taxpayer money and tax breaks to big companies and corporations that don't pay taxes and often don't pay their share of local government costs. Remember the companies with large water bills or the developers who get vacant property at bargain prices while ordinary people are losing their homes. Our representatives often do not allow ordinary people like us to know how they voted on certain issues.
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By Annie Linskey and The Baltimore Sun | February 18, 2012
Some of the delegates who struggled, and ultimately supported legalizing same-sex marriage in Maryland Name: Del. Tiffany Alston, Prince George's County Democrat Age: 34 A reason: Amendment she proposed protecting referendum was adopted Quote: "It is time for us to move beyond this issue. " Name: Del. Pam Beidle, Anne Arundel County Democrat Age: 60 A reason: Concerned gay families don't have the same rights as straight families. Quote: "I just really thought about the issue.
NEWS
September 30, 2011
I keep hearing Tea Party people and other Republicans talking about the need to return to small government. How can such an idea work in such a large and diverse nation? I understand that Republicans are aware of the first couple of chapters of U.S. history as they are always talking about the Founding Fathers. They are aware that the country was started by 13 tiny colonies along the Eastern seaboard with a combined population of 2.5 million people in 1776. Republicans seem to be less aware of the continuing saga of American history of the past 200 years.
NEWS
June 8, 2010
I am a classic FDR liberal. I believe government (at least in domestic policy) has been a force for good. President Roosevelt put in place economic institutions such as the Securities and Exchange Commission, which provided the stability for our post World War II economic boom. He saw that only big federal government could be a countervailing force against the excess risks taken by big business. In 1980 Roland Regan sold us on the premise that government is the problem, that it is an impediment to the creative energies of private enterprise.
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May 30, 2010
"There has never been a challenge that the American people, with as little interference as possible by the federal government, cannot handle." — Bobby Jindal, March 24, 2009 That was then. This is now: 11 people dead in an oil rig explosion, fragile marshlands damaged, perhaps irreparably, uncalculated millions (billions?) in lost revenue for the tourism and fishing industries, and a short attention span nation transfixed by a compelling image from a deep sea camera, brown gunk billowing out from a hole in the ocean floor, Things Getting Worse in real time.
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By Dan Berger | May 8, 1998
What the world needs most is a Mercedes Jeep.The second biggest and costliest public building in history, built by M. Jay Brodie, completing the New Deal plan for Washington, is dedicated to Ronald Reagan and small government.The House Government Reform and Oversight Committee stands in need of reform and oversight.Cheer up. We finally get rid of Seinfeld.Pub Date: 5/08/98
NEWS
May 30, 2010
"There has never been a challenge that the American people, with as little interference as possible by the federal government, cannot handle." — Bobby Jindal, March 24, 2009 That was then. This is now: 11 people dead in an oil rig explosion, fragile marshlands damaged, perhaps irreparably, uncalculated millions (billions?) in lost revenue for the tourism and fishing industries, and a short attention span nation transfixed by a compelling image from a deep sea camera, brown gunk billowing out from a hole in the ocean floor, Things Getting Worse in real time.
NEWS
January 26, 2011
In the topsy-turvy, Alice-in-Wonderland alternative universe of the tea party and its Republican toadies, small-government and free-market economic policy will save the nation from disaster. In fact, as thinking Americans know full well, the current economic crisis is largely due to the unmitigated greed of Wall Street banks and American homeowners, abetted for years by the "free market" nonsense that Reps. Paul Ryan and Michelle Bachmann continue to foist on the public. When the history of this era is written, it will be clear that the Obama administration's aggressive action saved the nation from a fate far worse than the current recession.
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By DAN BERGER | November 11, 1994
The jokers who wrote-in Mickey Mouse on the absentee ballots determined the outcome.Voters turned against big government everywhere except Baltimore County, where they threw out small government.The electorate determined that Marion Barry had found redemption and that Mario Cuomo hadn't.
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