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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2014
When I wrote recently about the multi-lingual Coca-Cola commercial , expressing satisfaction that the influence of white racists appears to be on the wane,* reactions were predictable. A representative specimen from the comment by Blackberry82: " John, you may revel in your smug liberalism now, but your grandchildren and great-grandchildren won't share your amusement when they become the victims of race hatred when they are part of the minority white population in the future USA. They won't understand how you could take such joy in seeing the decline of your own kind and encouraging the onset of their future plight.
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By Jules Witcover | April 18, 2014
The Pulitzer Prizes to two news outlets that cooperated with whistleblower Edward Snowden in the disclosure of widespread National Security Agency surveillance of electronic communications at home and abroad has U.S. officialdom in a dither. With the exiled Mr. Snowden harbored in Russia and widely branded at home as a traitor for leaking the voluminous evidence to reporters working for The Washington Post and the U.S. arm of Britain's Guardian newspaper, the Pulitzer committee came down squarely on the side of freedom of the press.
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NEWS
January 23, 2012
What has America come to when traitors get public support? What narrow-minded, self-centered individuals would solicit support for someone who commits treason against his country? What Pfc. Bradley Manning did was not heroic. In fact, it was cowardly and for personal gain. Private Manning's actions put not only military personnel but all Americans in jeopardy around the world. Who knows how many lives were lost as a result of the information leaked? A lot of hardworking, dedicated individuals from various government agencies do what they have to do to keep us safe, and as the saying goes, "the end justifies the means.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2014
When I wrote recently about the multi-lingual Coca-Cola commercial , expressing satisfaction that the influence of white racists appears to be on the wane,* reactions were predictable. A representative specimen from the comment by Blackberry82: " John, you may revel in your smug liberalism now, but your grandchildren and great-grandchildren won't share your amusement when they become the victims of race hatred when they are part of the minority white population in the future USA. They won't understand how you could take such joy in seeing the decline of your own kind and encouraging the onset of their future plight.
NEWS
June 6, 2013
Thanks again for giving proper coverage to the Trial of the Century ("Manning trial begins at Fort Meade," June 4). As a Pfc. Bradley Manning supporter, I am biased, but the court martial has attracted interest around the world. On Monday as the court martial began, I was outside the main gate to Fort Meade with other Manning supporters. In an opening statement, an Army prosecutor stated that Mr. Manning knew that the documents he released "would endanger fellow U.S. soldiers. " Such poppycock astonishes me, but the U.S. government wants more from Private Manning than just a pound of flesh.
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Susan Reimer | December 17, 2012
Jeanne Vertefeuille and Sandra Grimes could be George Smiley's people. They were recruited on their college campuses by the Central Intelligence Agency during the height of the Cold War. Jeanne wanted travel and adventure. Sandy didn't know much about the CIA; she just needed a job. Jeanne and Sandy. That's how they refer to themselves in the book they co-authored, "Circle of Treason. " It tells the story of these two women - Jeanne worked her way up from the equivalent of the steno pool, while Sandy was immediately in the Soviet division (and over her head)
NEWS
June 26, 2013
The Edward Snowden who once said he was prepared to "take his lumps" for releasing secret U.S. documents is now rethinking his position ("Snowden stays put in Moscow," June 25). This self-styled crusader for freedom and transparency is desperately trying to get to Ecuador, a dictatorship with little if any freedom of the press. And Mr. Snowden's travel plans seem anything but transparent. Perhaps he has realized that his fleeting bit of fame isn't exactly what he had hoped. Perhaps the "national dialogue" on security and surveillance that he said he wanted to start - with himself as the Great Moderator - isn't working out as he thought.
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | September 29, 1996
The record of the horse's trip reads: ". roughed at the first turn . eased back . raced wide . finished strongly, but could not overtake the winner, although probably best."The horse was Native Dancer. The race was the 1953 Kentucky Derby. In Native Dancer's extraordinary career at the racetrack -- that turned into an extraordinary career in the breeding shed -- Alfred G. Vanderbilt's gray colt won 20 of 21 starts, every one except that fateful Kentucky Derby.Now Vanderbilt, 84, owns a 2-year-old colt who perhaps allows the former owner of Baltimore County's Sagamore Farm to dream again about finally standing in the winner's circle after the world's most famous race.
NEWS
October 11, 2011
Regarding the question posed by your editorial "A legitimate target?" (Oct. 3), my answer is an emphatic "Yes!" In the current global war against terrorism, when an American citizen such as radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was living in Yemen before being killed by a C.I.A. drone, defects and turns traitor to his country while openly supporting our enemies in al-Qaida, he becomes in my opinion a legitimate target for the U.S. military - and more power to them. Quinton D. Thompson, Towson
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By Tom Keyser | October 9, 1996
Local trainer Mary Eppler confirmed yesterday that her promising 2-year-old colt Traitor will not run Oct. 26 in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Woodbine.She said the hard-running son of Cryptoclearance would spend the winter in Florida and launch his 3-year-old career there. The Florida Derby in March would be a target, she said. After that, if all goes well, the Triple Crown races are the goal."We'll put him away for the winter and hope he comes back bigger and stronger next year," she said from her barn at Pimlico.
NEWS
June 26, 2013
In his recent column ("A silence from liberals that speaks volumes," June 23), Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. condemns Pfc. Bradley Manning as "traitorous. " His evidence? That Seal Team Six found Osama bin Laden in possession of materials Private Manning had released - to the world. Mr. Ehrlich's point is well-taken, but his accusation is unfairly selective. Recently declassified documents reveal that additional incriminating evidence was discovered in bin Laden's hideaway. A box of Rice-a-Roni was in his pantry.
NEWS
June 26, 2013
What an irony! Just a few days ago the revelations by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden were enough to cause President Barack Obama to admit we need an open discussion about eavesdropping on our own citizens. Now, Mr. Snowden is Public Enemy No. 1 and Mr. Obama's Justice Department is seeking his extradition for trial as a traitor ("Snowden stays put in Moscow," June 25). The American public, Congress, the media and even the courts have been far too submissive in the face of our government's secret surveillance by the NSA and the CIA. Where is the outrage over the violation of the Fourth Amendment's protection against unreasonable searches and seizures as a result of these agencies' warrantless eavesdropping on us all?
NEWS
June 26, 2013
The Edward Snowden who once said he was prepared to "take his lumps" for releasing secret U.S. documents is now rethinking his position ("Snowden stays put in Moscow," June 25). This self-styled crusader for freedom and transparency is desperately trying to get to Ecuador, a dictatorship with little if any freedom of the press. And Mr. Snowden's travel plans seem anything but transparent. Perhaps he has realized that his fleeting bit of fame isn't exactly what he had hoped. Perhaps the "national dialogue" on security and surveillance that he said he wanted to start - with himself as the Great Moderator - isn't working out as he thought.
NEWS
June 8, 2013
Pfc. Bradley Manning intentionally transferred confidential and secret information while in uniform and while in a combat zone during a war ("Manning is a whistle-blower, not a traitor," June 6). He committed treason, and he is extremely fortunate that he is not facing the death penalty. J. Matthew McGlone, Towson
NEWS
June 6, 2013
Thanks again for giving proper coverage to the Trial of the Century ("Manning trial begins at Fort Meade," June 4). As a Pfc. Bradley Manning supporter, I am biased, but the court martial has attracted interest around the world. On Monday as the court martial began, I was outside the main gate to Fort Meade with other Manning supporters. In an opening statement, an Army prosecutor stated that Mr. Manning knew that the documents he released "would endanger fellow U.S. soldiers. " Such poppycock astonishes me, but the U.S. government wants more from Private Manning than just a pound of flesh.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | December 17, 2012
Jeanne Vertefeuille and Sandra Grimes could be George Smiley's people. They were recruited on their college campuses by the Central Intelligence Agency during the height of the Cold War. Jeanne wanted travel and adventure. Sandy didn't know much about the CIA; she just needed a job. Jeanne and Sandy. That's how they refer to themselves in the book they co-authored, "Circle of Treason. " It tells the story of these two women - Jeanne worked her way up from the equivalent of the steno pool, while Sandy was immediately in the Soviet division (and over her head)
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | February 13, 1997
Traitor, a top contender for the Kentucky Derby, has resumed training after a freak accident Feb. 1 at Hialeah Park in Florida. But the week and a half of lost conditioning could jeopardize his chances of racing in the spring classics.Traitor is trained by Mary Eppler, based at Pimlico but spending the winter at Hialeah. He is owned by Alfred G. Vanderbilt, former owner of Sagamore Farm in Baltimore County.The accident occurred as Traitor walked off the Hialeah track after galloping. A horse behind him became unruly, upsetting Traitor and causing him to lunge into a railing.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 25, 1997
It was a long time coming, but yesterday Traitor joined the herd stampeding toward the Kentucky Derby. He won a non-betting race at a Florida training center by "a desperate head."Those were the words of Jay Friedman, an official of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co., which sponsored the $100,000 race for horses that had passed through the sale. Trained by the Pimlico-based Mary Eppler, Traitor was making his belated 3-year-old debut after recovering from a training accident last month at Hialeah Park.
NEWS
January 23, 2012
What has America come to when traitors get public support? What narrow-minded, self-centered individuals would solicit support for someone who commits treason against his country? What Pfc. Bradley Manning did was not heroic. In fact, it was cowardly and for personal gain. Private Manning's actions put not only military personnel but all Americans in jeopardy around the world. Who knows how many lives were lost as a result of the information leaked? A lot of hardworking, dedicated individuals from various government agencies do what they have to do to keep us safe, and as the saying goes, "the end justifies the means.
NEWS
October 11, 2011
Regarding the question posed by your editorial "A legitimate target?" (Oct. 3), my answer is an emphatic "Yes!" In the current global war against terrorism, when an American citizen such as radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was living in Yemen before being killed by a C.I.A. drone, defects and turns traitor to his country while openly supporting our enemies in al-Qaida, he becomes in my opinion a legitimate target for the U.S. military - and more power to them. Quinton D. Thompson, Towson
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