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Julian Bauer's May 31 letter raises some important questions. He says marriage benefits society, and therefore not everyone should be allowed to marry. He says "homosexuality ... [has] an effect on society," but the only effect he names is a supposed decline in birth rates. He doesn't explain how banning same-sex marriage would increase birth rates. Bauer says the comparison to interracial marriage is a "straw man. " He should read the arguments in Loving v. Virginia about miscegenation and God's will.
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June 7, 2012
Julian Bauer's May 31 letter raises some important questions. He says marriage benefits society, and therefore not everyone should be allowed to marry. He says "homosexuality ... [has] an effect on society," but the only effect he names is a supposed decline in birth rates. He doesn't explain how banning same-sex marriage would increase birth rates. Bauer says the comparison to interracial marriage is a "straw man. " He should read the arguments in Loving v. Virginia about miscegenation and God's will.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1996
A grueling, multimillion-dollar lawsuit that pitted the owners of a now-defunct Hunt Valley technology company against the firm Weinberg & Green and one of its former attorneys is expected to conclude formally today, after the parties reached a confidential settlement.Last week, a Baltimore County jury awarded GeneSys Data Technologies Inc. $25 million in the case, which examined whether a Weinberg & Green attorney, Mark Tomaino, had a conflict of interest in an investment deal arranged for the company.
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By Ann L. Rappoport | July 5, 2002
WYNCOTE, Pa. -- It's not the fact that we're "one nation under God" that distinguishes the United States. Theocracies have always abounded under their gods. Osama bin Laden fights his international holy war under God. The Taliban who asserted their policies ruled under God. For thousands of years, traditional Chinese dynasties ruled by the grace of the Mandate of Heaven. Thank you, honorable justices of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, for what began as a courageous stand in protecting what is truly distinguishing and precious about our democracy.
NEWS
By ELLEN GOODMAN | January 26, 1994
Boston. -- The straw feminist has made another cameo appearance. She is everywhere now, stalks of wheat sticking out her militant clothing. She is starring in the aftermath of the trial that found Lorena Bobbitt innocent by virtue of temporary insanity.''This is a feminist dream come true,'' grumbled one man-in-the-street as he conjured her up for the television viewers, ''It's open season on men.''''What you're doing is licensing the feminists to come and slice our [penises] off,'' added William Margold, a longtime porno star, in the Washington Post.
NEWS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau of The Sun | February 12, 1992
WASHINGTON -- In an unusual election-year strategy, congressional Democrats yesterday introduced a legislative version of President Bush's recovery plan to force a floor debate that will open the way to its televised denunciation and defeat.They moved quickly to set the stage for a political showdown over how to revive the moribund economy. The battle will center on whether taxbreaks should be more generous for the middle class, as advocated by the Democrats, or for the wealthy, as proposed by Mr. Bush.
NEWS
By William Safire | April 16, 1991
GEORGE BUSH'S answer to genocide is to insist angrily that "our kids" -- his new term of juvenile vulnerability for what he used to call America's armed forces -- will not be "sucked" by sinister outside pressure into anybody else's civil war.That's the old straw man trick. Three weeks ago, when urged to order Saddam Hussein to freeze all movement of aircraft and armor -- which could have saved thousands of innocent lives without a single U.S. casualty -- Bush chose instead to go fishing.
NEWS
By Ann L. Rappoport | July 4, 2002
WYNCOTE, Pa. -- It's not the fact that we're "one nation under God" that distinguishes the United States. Theocracies have always abounded under their gods. Osama bin Laden fights his international holy war under God. The Taliban who asserted their policies ruled under God. For thousands of years, traditional Chinese dynasties ruled by the grace of the Mandate of Heaven. Thank you, honorable justices of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, for what began as a courageous stand in protecting what is truly distinguishing and precious about our democracy.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | January 4, 1996
When law enforcement people arrived at this 21-year-old kid's Severna Park home last September, they wanted to talk about guns."What guns?" asked the kid."The 27 guns you bought from Glen Burnie pawnshops," said state police and federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents. "Can we see them?""Oh, those," said the kid. He said he was a collector. He said he hadn't done anything wrong. He said, sure, the police could see the guns. Then he changed his mind.Now the kid's parents came to the door.
SPORTS
By Jerome Holtzman and Jerome Holtzman,Chicago Tribune | December 23, 1990
CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers, without question, have strengthened themselves with the free-agent signings of outfielders Darryl Strawberry and Brett Butler and pitcher Kevin Gross, but what may be their most significant off-season acquisition won't be listed on their roster.He is Dr. Herndon Harding, a psychologist out of Worthington, Ohio, a descendant of President Warren Harding and previously employed by the Ohio State Medical Department. Herndon agreed to terms a week after Fred Claire, the Dodgers' general manager, had signed the sometimes-troubled Strawberry to a $20 million contract.
NEWS
By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | May 31, 1996
A grueling, multimillion-dollar lawsuit that pitted the owners of a now-defunct Hunt Valley technology company against the firm Weinberg & Green and one of its former attorneys is expected to conclude formally today, after the parties reached a confidential settlement.Last week, a Baltimore County jury awarded GeneSys Data Technologies Inc. $25 million in the case, which examined whether a Weinberg & Green attorney, Mark Tomaino, had a conflict of interest in an investment deal arranged for the company.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | January 4, 1996
When law enforcement people arrived at this 21-year-old kid's Severna Park home last September, they wanted to talk about guns."What guns?" asked the kid."The 27 guns you bought from Glen Burnie pawnshops," said state police and federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents. "Can we see them?""Oh, those," said the kid. He said he was a collector. He said he hadn't done anything wrong. He said, sure, the police could see the guns. Then he changed his mind.Now the kid's parents came to the door.
NEWS
By ELLEN GOODMAN | January 26, 1994
Boston. -- The straw feminist has made another cameo appearance. She is everywhere now, stalks of wheat sticking out her militant clothing. She is starring in the aftermath of the trial that found Lorena Bobbitt innocent by virtue of temporary insanity.''This is a feminist dream come true,'' grumbled one man-in-the-street as he conjured her up for the television viewers, ''It's open season on men.''''What you're doing is licensing the feminists to come and slice our [penises] off,'' added William Margold, a longtime porno star, in the Washington Post.
NEWS
By Gilbert A. Lewthwaite and Gilbert A. Lewthwaite,Washington Bureau of The Sun | February 12, 1992
WASHINGTON -- In an unusual election-year strategy, congressional Democrats yesterday introduced a legislative version of President Bush's recovery plan to force a floor debate that will open the way to its televised denunciation and defeat.They moved quickly to set the stage for a political showdown over how to revive the moribund economy. The battle will center on whether taxbreaks should be more generous for the middle class, as advocated by the Democrats, or for the wealthy, as proposed by Mr. Bush.
NEWS
By William Safire | April 16, 1991
GEORGE BUSH'S answer to genocide is to insist angrily that "our kids" -- his new term of juvenile vulnerability for what he used to call America's armed forces -- will not be "sucked" by sinister outside pressure into anybody else's civil war.That's the old straw man trick. Three weeks ago, when urged to order Saddam Hussein to freeze all movement of aircraft and armor -- which could have saved thousands of innocent lives without a single U.S. casualty -- Bush chose instead to go fishing.
SPORTS
By Jerome Holtzman and Jerome Holtzman,Chicago Tribune | December 23, 1990
CHICAGO -- The Los Angeles Dodgers, without question, have strengthened themselves with the free-agent signings of outfielders Darryl Strawberry and Brett Butler and pitcher Kevin Gross, but what may be their most significant off-season acquisition won't be listed on their roster.He is Dr. Herndon Harding, a psychologist out of Worthington, Ohio, a descendant of President Warren Harding and previously employed by the Ohio State Medical Department. Herndon agreed to terms a week after Fred Claire, the Dodgers' general manager, had signed the sometimes-troubled Strawberry to a $20 million contract.
NEWS
March 20, 1998
Your March 6 editorial "Wrong way on mass transit" would be better titled "Wrong facts on mass transit."Let's blow away this 50 percent fare-box straw man.First, the 50 percent requirement is only on operating costs -- conductor and driver salaries and overhead. No capital improvements such as new bus and rail car are included.Second, the Mass Transit Administration counts federal subsidies as fare-box revenue.Third, new rail and bus lines are not covered.These so-called "tough restrictions" leave an actual fare-box return of less than 35 percent for the MTA this fiscal year.
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