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By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,Staff Writer | July 29, 1992
You would think that James Warren would be the Maytag Repairman of politicians, the loneliest one in America.After all, he is the presidential candidate of the Socialist Workers Party, holding high the banner of proletarian revolution at a time when collective economies are crumbling worldwide and capitalism is idolized.But Mr. Warren rejects that conventional wisdom. "This is the best time to be a socialist since the Russian revolution," he declares.Mr. Warren, 40, a steel worker in Chicago, yesterday wound up a three-day trip to Maryland and campaigned outside the Bethlehem Steel Corp.
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May 16, 2014
Irresponsible left-wing pandering to the Democratic Party under the guise of journalism is reprehensible ( "Anatomy of a smear," May 15). I'm 64 years old and can remember a time, long ago, when The Sun presented fair and unbiased editorials. The paper presented both sides of a story and offered a editorial opinion. Nowadays, there is no open-mindedness in Sun editorials. Your opinions are always slanted to favor the extreme left-wing, but then you go further, mocking any position which is in contrast to your own. In my opinion, your paper has become a thinly-veiled state-sponsored socialist rag!
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By Gregory Kane | June 18, 2005
ROBERT Kaufman finally made the news, but both of us figure he could have done without the lumps, bruises and the stab wound to the neck. Kaufman is Baltimore's perennial candidate for public office. This time around, he's running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Paul Sarbanes. Kaufman often faxes me news releases about his candidacy and positions. He calls me about his socialist policies, his demand that American troops be withdrawn immediately from Afghanistan and Iraq, his insistence that drugs need to be decriminalized and a wealth of other ideas fresh off Planet Leftwing.
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By Rachel Marsden | December 26, 2013
A new report commissioned by the French Socialist government to make recommendations on how France can better integrate its residents of foreign origin has been described by former French Defense Minister Gerard Longuet as "organizing apartheid by inciting each community to affirm its difference," according to the French newspaper Le Figaro. I figured that had to be gross exaggeration -- until I read through the hundreds of pages myself. As a native Canadian, I couldn't help but notice that the French experts who compiled the report referred to the separatism-plagued French-Canadian province of Quebec as a "country" unto itself -- as in, "other countries, like Quebec.
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By NEW YORK TIMES NEWS SERVICE | May 5, 1996
MADRID, Spain -- The leader of the conservative Popular Party, Jose Maria Aznar, cleared the last hurdle yesterday to become Spain's prime minister, winning a vote of confidence in Parliament and ending 13 years of Socialist governments.Aznar, who will be sworn into office today in front of King Juan Carlos, defeated his longtime Socialist nemesis, Prime Minister Felipe Gonzalez, on March 3. But his party won only 156 seats in Parliament, 20 short of a majority, and Aznar was elected prime minister yesterday only after making concessions to smaller regional parties, mainly a coalition of Catalan nationalists, that want more self-rule for Spain's regions.
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By Nicole Fuller and Nicole Fuller,sun reporter | December 8, 2006
A web of misfortune seems only to deepen for Baltimore's best-known Socialist, A. Robert Kaufman. The perennial candidate - who has never won an election - was nearly knifed to death last year by a tenant in his West Baltimore boarding house, and suffered kidney failure as a result of the injuries. Since then, he hasn't been shy about asking just about anyone - even his imprisoned attacker - for a kidney that might turn around his health. And now, like deja vu, he's been attacked again, by another tenant.
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By Chicago Tribune | December 9, 1990
TORONTO -- The new socialist premier of Ontario, Canada's largest and richest province, spent most of his first weeks in office trying to dispel widespread fears that he is a dangerous radical.Robert Keith Rae, 42, an affable, boyish-looking Rhodes scholar who never thought he'd actually be elected as the nation's second-most-powerful politician, insists that socialism is "not a swear word," but a proud tradition in Canadian politics."This is all part of the 'I am not a wacko' campaign," Mr. Rae deadpanned to a steady procession of visitors.
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By Tracy Wilkinson and Tracy Wilkinson,LOS ANGELES TIMES | April 17, 2004
MADRID, Spain - A sober Spain embarks today on an uncertain era of change, with a new Socialist government determined to erase the conservatism of recent years and reverse a foreign policy exceedingly favorable to the United States. Thirty-five days after one of Europe's deadliest terror attacks shook Spain to its core, parliament endorsed Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero yesterday as the country's prime minister. He was to be sworn in by King Juan Carlos today. Zapatero, as he is universally known, and his Socialist Workers Party won national elections March 14, three days after bombs ripped through four crowded commuter trains in Madrid, killing nearly 200 people.
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By Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan and Maeve Reston and Michael Finnegan,Los Angeles Times | October 30, 2008
MIAMI - Sen. Barack Obama accused Sen. John McCain, his Republican presidential rival, yesterday of trying to distract Americans from the nation's economic turmoil by suggesting the Democratic candidate is a socialist. With less than a week before Election Day, Obama used stinging language as the pair battled over tax policies. McCain campaigned yesterday in Florida on the economy before turning to foreign affairs. Obama was in North Carolina en route to the Sunshine State, which is important to both campaigns.
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By Robert Reno | January 23, 2000
THE process of saving Chile from socialism turned out to be a squalid affair that lasted 17 years, during which Chilean democracy was extinguished by a particularly unattractive military dictatorship. What made it so offensive was that it often mimicked -- in extra-constitutional violence, sheer thuggery and naked oppression -- the very process by which various communist revolutionaries "saved" their nations from capitalism. And now Chile has another duly elected socialist president, Ricardo Lagos, cheered by crowds in Santiago this past week as he acknowledged the presence of the widow of the last duly elected socialist president, Salvador Allende.
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September 9, 2013
Thomas Schaller's attempt ("Is President Obama the world's worst socialist?" Sept. 4) to use a statistical analysis of damage to British aircraft in World War II to validate his assertions that complaints about "the record numbers of people applying for food stamps" is somehow akin to "bloviating" is nothing more than verbal sleight of hand on his part to divert attention from President Barack Obama's goal of "fundamentally transforming the United States...
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Thomas F. Schaller | September 3, 2013
Perhaps you've heard the fascinating story of Hungarian mathematician Abraham Wald, who during World War II distinguished himself by helping the British Air Ministry analyze damages to their fleet of bomber planes. The ministry had done an initial survey of the aircraft that returned from successful bombing missions. Noticing heavy damage to the planes' extremities, the ministry recommended that those portions be reinforced. Mr. Wald realized that this instinct, while intuitive, was backward: The planes that returned had survived the peripheral damage, thereby implying that the bombers that never returned had been downed from hits to more vital sections, including the fuselage and wing spars.
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June 30, 2013
The private ownership of property is embedded throughout the Constitution and is a foundational aspect of the American experience ("High court bolsters property owners' rights" June 26). Justice Elena Kagan's strongly worded dissent that state and local government land-use decisions would be subjected to heightened constitutional scrutiny reflects her apparently limited understanding - or more likely - socialist-leaning personal philosophy regarding the Constitution and the reasons the country was founded, one of which was individual property rights.
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July 27, 2012
President Barack Obama opened a can of worms when he said that no one could be successful without the government's help. We all know that our taxes pay for the infrastructure, safe streets and protection from outside enemies. We also know that the government impedes rather than helps independent business owners. President Obama is choosing the socialist/communist way, and we know how that is going to end. Haven't we seen the Soviet Union collapse? Jack Rosay, Baltimore
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By David Horsey | July 3, 2012
Word had barely come down that the Supreme Court majority was upholding the Affordable Care Act when incensed conservatives began printing up "Impeach Jon Roberts" t-shirts and a hacker had altered the chief justice's title on his Wikipedia page to "Chief Traitor of the United States. " On a freshly minted "Impeach John Roberts" Facebook page, one tea party "patriot" wrote: "Welcome to fascism. Thanks to this horrible decision from the 4 liberal justices and John Roberts there is zero limit to what the government can force us to do. " Outside of the perpetually alarmed right-wing loony bin, however, Mr. Roberts was receiving praise for acting as the fair umpire he promised to be when he was first confirmed by the Senate.
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By Rachel Marsden | May 10, 2012
Francehas elected only the second Socialist president in its history -- the first being Francois Mitterrand, who spent 14 years in the driver's seat back when French presidential terms lasted seven years rather than five, and who made a hard-right turn away from economic socialism and toward spending cuts after his first two years in office. The best France can hope for now is that the newly elected Francois Hollande takes a similar plunge into a pothole of pragmatism and douses any budding socialist ideas.
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By Janerik Larsson | December 13, 1993
Stockholm -- IN THE mid-1980s, when my conservative friends in the United States would criticize Swedish socialism, I warned that America might someday become the world's last socialist country. The events of the past few years show I was closer to the truth than even I had imagined.While the Reagan years provided a brief respite from excessive regulation, high tax rates, and massive income redistribution -- common to all socialist countries -- little was done to permanently shrink the bloated federal bureaucracy.
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July 13, 2010
Once again the Obama administration has demonstrated how it regularly ignores or bypasses its vaunted claims of transparency. Our socialist-progressive president recognizes that his nominee (Dr. Donald Berwick – another socialist-progressive) will never pass muster in the U.S. Senate without having to outline his philosophy and planned policies. It is obvious that a broad airing of Dr. Berwick's ideas (by the way, that's called transparency) will outrage the American people so there has to be an alternative.
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December 16, 2011
Michael Dresser 's fine article "Foes, supporters clash over Plan Maryland" (Dec. 12) finally made clear to me the statist, collectivist underpinnings of this "plan. " Reading about it on the Internet was futile because I was unable to penetrate the political camouflage. Mr. Dresser quotes Maryland Planning Secretary Richard Hall as saying "the plan does not create new law. " But Senate Minority leader E.J. Pipkin says "it should be a bill. " Herein lies the crux of the deception by the proponents of the "plan.
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July 19, 2011
In the short time I have lived in Maryland, Martin O'Malley has certainly entertained me. His singing, for sure, as well as the pandering to every environmental or socialist cause available. Targeting Washington Republicans for stomping on the economy by holding the line on the federal debt limit, though, went way beyond being entertaining. Governor O'Malley and his cronies representing Baltimore and Prince Georges County have rammed through a myriad of rules, restrictions and plain old bureaucratic hurdles for the Maryland economy.
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