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By Tom Teepen | March 6, 1995
THE NEW Republicans like to rail against the supposed elitism of the Democratic Party and rhapsodize over a Republican "opportunity society" that would empower even the least of its citizens.This is an astonishing conversion to egalitarianism.Until recently, the GOP was the party of trickle-down economics and trickle-up rectitude, with the rich validated by their wealth and the poor redeemable only through exemplary lives, so perhaps it is not surprising that the new posture is as yet incompletely mastered.
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NEWS
September 18, 2013
Letter writer Michael Saltsman tells us the minimum wage is worth 6 percent more than it was 20 years ago (" Job-killer, thy name is minimum wage Sept. 16). That's less than comforting news considering the current minimum wage still won't allow a worker to be self-sufficient, even if he or she has two or three of those type jobs. This was chronicled quite effectively in Barbara Ehrenreich's book, "Nickel and Dimed," where she worked undercover at minimum wage jobs for a period of one year.
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NEWS
January 8, 2013
Voters are smart enough to see through the GOP smoke screen. Boo Hoo Bob, former Gov. Robert Ehrlich's weekly whine fest about how no one seems to love conservatives, hit a new low this week ("For Republicans, a not so happy New Year," Jan. 6). His advice? Take more Fox News and send a check to the Heritage Foundation. Conservatives lost not, as Mitt Romney said, because people want "free stuff," but because people are smart enough to see through the Republican smoke screen. On the GOP's signature issue, lower taxes, Americans have seen that what Republicans say simply isn't true.
NEWS
January 11, 2013
In response to letter writer David Drake ("Voters see through the GOP smoke screen," Jan. 9), he seems to fail to realize that there can be no public sector without the private sector jobs that generate the money for it to exist in the first place. Government doesn't produce, it only consumes. He stated that government creates jobs. Excuse me, but the government wouldn't exist without private sector money. (Oh, wait a minute, President Barack Obama and his crew could just print some more - we're all saved!
NEWS
January 11, 2013
In response to letter writer David Drake ("Voters see through the GOP smoke screen," Jan. 9), he seems to fail to realize that there can be no public sector without the private sector jobs that generate the money for it to exist in the first place. Government doesn't produce, it only consumes. He stated that government creates jobs. Excuse me, but the government wouldn't exist without private sector money. (Oh, wait a minute, President Barack Obama and his crew could just print some more - we're all saved!
NEWS
September 18, 2013
Letter writer Michael Saltsman tells us the minimum wage is worth 6 percent more than it was 20 years ago (" Job-killer, thy name is minimum wage Sept. 16). That's less than comforting news considering the current minimum wage still won't allow a worker to be self-sufficient, even if he or she has two or three of those type jobs. This was chronicled quite effectively in Barbara Ehrenreich's book, "Nickel and Dimed," where she worked undercover at minimum wage jobs for a period of one year.
NEWS
By Norris West | October 20, 1996
IT'S TIME FOR Howard County to take a good look in the mirror and see whether its pretty face is only a makeover or an ugly reality.A mirror might reveal blemishes when it reflects on the county's response to the appointment of two Circuit Court judges and on the ensuing campaign challenging the appointees.Howard County advertises itself as a fair-minded community that believes hard work and playing by the rules are keys to success.It's a wonder nobody's sued for false advertising yet.The judges' race uncovers the naked truth: Many countians believe in rules only when those rules produce the results they want.
SPORTS
By From Sun news services | August 29, 2010
Wide receiver Antonio Bryant was released Sunday by the Cincinnati Bengals, who signed him to a four-year, $28 million deal in March thinking he would be their long-term complement to Chad Ochocinco . It's the second time in two years that the Bengals went after a high-profile free agent receiver, then changed their minds soon after signing him. They got Laveranues Coles to replace T.J. Houshmandzadeh last year, then released him...
NEWS
November 12, 1991
Reagan-Bush debt breaking nation's backWhat a shortsighted comment about honesty! Bill Arwady (Forum, Nov. 5) would not hold George Bush responsible for present economic conditions. He prefers to lay the blame on the end of the Cold War. What a smoke screen! What a diversion of responsibility!May I remind you, Mr. Arwady, that George Bush and his mentor, Ronald Reagan, are card-carrying members of that stalwart, radical right, bulwark center of conservatism known as the Republican Party. Mr. Bush is past head of the CIA at a time JTC when it was at its most notorious peak.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,Staff Writer | May 29, 1993
Leedmark is mum on report it's for saleIf you have about $13 million to spend and want to buy a really big store, the word on the street is that you might find an eager seller in Glen Burnie.Leedmark, the giant "hybrid market," will "neither confirm nor deny" reports that it is being shopped around, said spokesman Edward Segal. But some in the retail industry say that French investors who control the combined grocery and discount store might pull the plug.Earlier this year, the store's parent, New Eldis Corp.
NEWS
January 8, 2013
Voters are smart enough to see through the GOP smoke screen. Boo Hoo Bob, former Gov. Robert Ehrlich's weekly whine fest about how no one seems to love conservatives, hit a new low this week ("For Republicans, a not so happy New Year," Jan. 6). His advice? Take more Fox News and send a check to the Heritage Foundation. Conservatives lost not, as Mitt Romney said, because people want "free stuff," but because people are smart enough to see through the Republican smoke screen. On the GOP's signature issue, lower taxes, Americans have seen that what Republicans say simply isn't true.
SPORTS
By From Sun news services | August 29, 2010
Wide receiver Antonio Bryant was released Sunday by the Cincinnati Bengals, who signed him to a four-year, $28 million deal in March thinking he would be their long-term complement to Chad Ochocinco . It's the second time in two years that the Bengals went after a high-profile free agent receiver, then changed their minds soon after signing him. They got Laveranues Coles to replace T.J. Houshmandzadeh last year, then released him...
NEWS
By Michael Siegel | June 9, 2009
The U.S. Senate may vote as early as Tuesday on legislation that would, for the first time, give the Food and Drug Administration regulatory authority over tobacco products. Numerous anti-smoking and health groups support the legislation. So does this mean Congress is finally on the verge of stepping up to take on Big Tobacco? Hardly. The bill in question was crafted, in part, by the nation's leading cigarette company, Philip Morris, as part of a deal worked out between the tobacco giant and an anti-smoking group - the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids.
NEWS
By Jim Puzzanghera and Jim Puzzanghera,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 11, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Movies and cigarettes long have gone together like Bogey and Bacall, but after years of pressure from advocacy groups, films will now get tougher ratings if their characters light up. The Motion Picture Association of America said yesterday that smoking will be considered when rating movies and that "depictions that glamorize smoking or movies that feature pervasive smoking outside of an historic or other mitigating context may receive a...
SPORTS
By PETER SCHMUCK | November 28, 2004
I'LL NEVER DOUBT Gary Williams again. When he said "We're ready" before the No. 13 Maryland Terrapins hit the road for Friday night's basketball game against the 25th-ranked Memphis Tigers, I thought it was just one of those standard coach-isms that you're supposed to say before the first big challenge of a new season. Never considered that it might be a ridiculous understatement. The Terps were so ready that for the first 15 minutes of the second half, the Tigers could have just stayed in the locker room and saved themselves a lot of embarrassment.
NEWS
By Sarah Koenig and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF | January 16, 2002
In a rare side-by-side appearance with Mayor Martin O'Malley in Annapolis yesterday, city State's Attorney Patricia C. Jessamy intensified her criticism of the mayor's favored court reform program - and was instantly lambasted by a key legislator for her remarks. Jessamy said the early disposition court, designed to flush minor criminal cases from the city dockets, had "achieved little success over the past 18 months and provides little value to the criminal justice system." She said the mayor's statistical reporting on the program amounted to a "smoke screen" and an "attempt to mislead the public and the General Assembly."
NEWS
January 8, 1999
NEVER underestimate the healthy effects of sunlight. It is good for the human body -- and for governing bodies.Carroll County's new board of commissioners must embrace that philosophy of openness to restore its public credibility. Secret dealings and hidden agendas, a shameful blemish on the previous three-member board, are unacceptable.Public access to and participation in government deliberations are especially critical in a system where the commissioners serve executive and legislative functions, diluting the checks and balances of separate branches.
NEWS
January 27, 1991
Smoke ScreenEditor: On Jan. 8 I listened to a representative of the Baltimore City public school system explain that the reason city schools could not delay the opening of schools was because of a contract with the transit system. He went on to state that about 30,000 students depend on the public buses to get to school.Let's take a look at this policy.The city school system has about 100,000 students. That means about 70,000 kids do not ride the bus to school. When school is closed early because of snow, there are no buses provided for those 30,000 students.
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