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July 28, 2011
In colonial times, patriots dumped tea in Boston harbor in protest of unfair taxation by the tyrannical British. In today's Washington, the tyrants are members of the tea party. How ironic. They trumpet their patriotism in the form of intransigence to reduce the scope of government, saving it even if it means destroying it. Their allegiance is pledged to Grover Norquist instead of their oath of office to govern. The real threat posed by these rabid tea party freshmen is their completely clueless disregard in linking the raising of the debt ceiling to their fanatical demands.
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February 3, 2014
The letter from Susan Wolf Dudley demonstrates she has at best only a dim understanding of the U.S. Constitution ("Barack Obama, tyrant-in-chief," Jan. 31). Presidential directives are designed to function when the Congress fails to act in the best interest of the American people and the President of the United States must act in the best interest of the nation. There are many examples extant including by Thomas Jefferson (Louisiana Purchase) and many by Abraham Lincoln and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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September 4, 2013
Editor: While our politicians both Democratic and Republican decry the removal of Mohamad Morsi from office by the Egyptian military, the point is lost that when an elected leader becomes a power grabbing tyrant he must be removed. The Muslim Brotherhood is the sworn enemy of the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the other gulf states. The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist origination period. They assassinated Anwar Sadat because he signed the Camp David peace treaty with Israel.
NEWS
January 31, 2014
I don't know which shocks me more, the speech or the reaction. In his State of the Union address, President Barack Obama emphatically stated three times to the nation and world that he knows what's best for America ("Obama talks economy, immigration in State of the Union address," Jan. 28). If the Congress, the democratically-elected representatives of the people, do not agree to do things his way, then he, the president, will act on his own. Unilaterally, without anyone's approval, President Obama proclaimed that he will rule by executive order.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
I awoke Monday to news that North Korea's tyrant, Kim Jong Il, is dead ("Kim Jong Il, 1942-2011: Enigmatic leader," Dec. 19). The article in The Sun was part of a confluence of events that include the military hearing at Fort Meade for accused Pentagon whistleblower Bradley Manning and a recent Parade magazine report about the World's Worst Dictators in 2011. The latter article obviously included Mr. Kim as well as Syrian dictator Bashir Assad. It also noted that a number of other autocrats - Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, Libya's Muammar Gadhafi and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia - were banished from their thrones.
NEWS
June 12, 2003
A YEAR AGO, when the military junta illegally controlling Myanmar last released its democratically elected leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, from house arrest, the generals promised a dialogue aimed at national reconciliation. True dialogue in the nation once known as Burma would lead to a decided weakening, if not the total loss, of the generals' power, so that hasn't happened. And as of yesterday, Ms. Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, remained back in detention after a violent government attack late last month on her and her supporters - and even after a United Nations envoy spent days trying to gain her release.
NEWS
By Chauncey Mabe and Chauncey Mabe,Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel | December 4, 1994
Considering the crimes of Adolf Hitler, it is easy to forget that he was a human being.The horror of the Holocaust and the tens of millions who died fighting for or against his ambitions have caused him to be vilified as a madman or a monster. Some Christian writers are convinced he was possessed by Satan.There is comfort in this, for it divides Hitler from the rest of the human race and allows us to dismiss him: He was inhuman; we would never commit such crimes. But this attitude is unhelpful, telling us nothing about what it is that makes a person into such a monster -- thus guaranteeing that it will happen again.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | September 8, 2000
The way to world peace through the United Nations is to lock up the world's tyrants before they escape to New York. In G. Bush's latest proposal, he is to debate Adam Clymer while Gore squares off against Lieberman. Don't worry about your SUV tires. The price of gasoline is going to keep everyone home and make the roads much safer. There are some jobs government cannot do by itself. Like cleaning up Baltimore.
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By Michael Wilmington and Michael Wilmington,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 26, 2002
SUN SCORE ** 1/2 (two and one-half stars) If you need any evidence that we're living in some kind of Golden Age of movie animation, look no farther than Metropolis, the latest example of imported Japanese anime - and one of the more dazzling. Here is a film of staggering technical and visual virtuosity, filled with utterly amazing images that's also entertaining and engaging for children and adults on several levels. Yet in the era of Shrek, Waking Life and Monsters, Inc., not to mention the string of anime hits that includes such modern classics as Princess Mononoke, Ghost in the Shell and Akira (the last directed by Metropolis writer Katsuhiro Otomo)
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By RICHARD REEVES | August 26, 1993
New York.--This is from a series that ran in the New York Times last week titled ''Dwindling Riches'' on the financial decline of Saudi Arabia: ''Today, the United States is making every effort to ensure that the Saudis can buy on credit what they once bought for cash.''And what are we lending the Saudis dollars to pay for? Do you really need to ask? Weapons, of course!''Many officials of the Clinton administration say they see the sales as crucial to keeping American arms makers afloat while the American military shrinks,'' reported the Times.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | September 18, 2013
Chemical weapons are evil, but you could also say they're a curse. They have a talismanic power to bend and distort U.S. foreign policy. You can ask George W. Bush or Barack Obama. In 2003, then-Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz gave a lengthy interview to Vanity Fair that caused a huge uproar, largely because the magazine shamefully distorted what he was trying to say. Mr. Wolfowitz explained that within the Bush administration there were a lot of arguments for why we should invade Iraq.
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September 4, 2013
Editor: While our politicians both Democratic and Republican decry the removal of Mohamad Morsi from office by the Egyptian military, the point is lost that when an elected leader becomes a power grabbing tyrant he must be removed. The Muslim Brotherhood is the sworn enemy of the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia and the other gulf states. The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist origination period. They assassinated Anwar Sadat because he signed the Camp David peace treaty with Israel.
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By Mary Carole McCauley, The Baltimore Sun | July 6, 2013
Rafael Trujillo collected bottle caps. Mao Zedong was wed to an older woman at age 14 but refused to consummate the marriage. Joseph Stalin was a choirboy who studied to be a Russian Orthodox priest. In "The Iron Bridge," Anton Piatigorsky used these real-life biographical snippets to write a short story collection that imagines six infamous dictators as still-impressionable teens. Adolf Hitler conducted an elaborate fantasy romance with a girl who probably didn't know he existed.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
I awoke Monday to news that North Korea's tyrant, Kim Jong Il, is dead ("Kim Jong Il, 1942-2011: Enigmatic leader," Dec. 19). The article in The Sun was part of a confluence of events that include the military hearing at Fort Meade for accused Pentagon whistleblower Bradley Manning and a recent Parade magazine report about the World's Worst Dictators in 2011. The latter article obviously included Mr. Kim as well as Syrian dictator Bashir Assad. It also noted that a number of other autocrats - Egypt's Hosni Mubarak, Libya's Muammar Gadhafi and Zine El Abidine Ben Ali of Tunisia - were banished from their thrones.
NEWS
July 28, 2011
In colonial times, patriots dumped tea in Boston harbor in protest of unfair taxation by the tyrannical British. In today's Washington, the tyrants are members of the tea party. How ironic. They trumpet their patriotism in the form of intransigence to reduce the scope of government, saving it even if it means destroying it. Their allegiance is pledged to Grover Norquist instead of their oath of office to govern. The real threat posed by these rabid tea party freshmen is their completely clueless disregard in linking the raising of the debt ceiling to their fanatical demands.
NEWS
February 22, 2011
When a brutal dictatorship massacres its own people with bombs and machine guns while the eyes of the world are upon it, the U.S. and the international community cannot stand idly by as the atrocities unfold. This week's upheaval in Libya brought thousands of ordinary citizens into the streets of the capital and other cities demanding an end to Col. Moammar Gadhafi's bloody, 40-year career of misrule; the government's response was to mow them down by the hundreds. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday denounced the indiscriminate killing of demonstrators and called on Libya's military to show restraint.
NEWS
August 19, 1992
Here are excerpts from a speech delivered by Sen. Phil Gramm to the Republican National Convention last night.Never in history has the world experienced more dramatic changes in a shorter period of time than during the last four years.The Berlin Wall has come down; the people of Eastern Europe have been liberated; the Soviet Union, the evil empire that threatened our lives and our freedom for 45 years, exists today only in the pages of history books.One-hundred and thirty-two nations united behind our leadership to stop a tyrant in the Middle East.
NEWS
July 8, 2004
IT WAS A notably superlative milestone: At more than 570,000 polling stations on some 14,000 islands spanning three time zones, an estimated 130 million Indonesians -- 90 percent of the electorate -- voted this week in the first direct presidential elections in the world's fourth-largest nation (which, not incidentally, happens to be home to the world's largest Muslim population). In itself, the Monday vote was a victory for home-grown democracy, a major step in Indonesia's six-year transition from military autocracy.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun Movie Critic | August 5, 2007
I'M VERY SHALLOW AND EMPTY, AND HAVE no ideas and nothing interesting to say," a pale blonde (Shelley Hack) who is the image of WASP pulchritude informs Woody Allen in Annie Hall. Michelle Pfeiffer is the prototype of the pale blonde, but she cuts against this insult to her type with every acting move she makes. The 49-year-old actress accepts her cover-girl looks while bringing her characters' hidden yearnings and confusions to the fore, and even their twisted villainy. In 2001's White Oleander she tore into the role of an impossibly beautiful and talented artist-mother -- a mother as bad news and muse -- who sees her daughter only as an extension of herself and involves the girl in preparations for a murder.
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By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,SUN ARTS WRITER | February 8, 2005
Oh, if only George W. Bush could have seen the gripping, 19th- century French drama Lorenzaccio before he first was sworn in as commander-in-chief. Alfred de Musset's play centers on the assassination of a tyrant. There's an occupying army detested by the citizenry. And there's the utter lack of a day-after plan once the repressive regime has been toppled, plunging the country into chaos. Sound familiar? If so, it's no coincidence. Though the action is set in 16th-century Italy and based on a historic event - the murder of ruler Alessandro de Medici, Duke of Florence - de Musset's play has been adapted by John Strand, a 21st-century American playwright.
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