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By Doyle McManus | August 1, 2013
Ted Cruz is on a roll. The tea party firebrand from Texas has been in the Senate all of seven months, but he's already looking like a strong contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Last week, Mr. Cruz won a straw poll at a major gathering of the party's conservative wing in Denver with an impressive 45 percent of the votes, far ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Before that, he wowed social conservatives in a campaign-style visit to Iowa, whose caucuses are the first stop on the long trail that leads to the nomination.
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By Doyle McManus | August 1, 2013
Ted Cruz is on a roll. The tea party firebrand from Texas has been in the Senate all of seven months, but he's already looking like a strong contender for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. Last week, Mr. Cruz won a straw poll at a major gathering of the party's conservative wing in Denver with an impressive 45 percent of the votes, far ahead of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul. Before that, he wowed social conservatives in a campaign-style visit to Iowa, whose caucuses are the first stop on the long trail that leads to the nomination.
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NEWS
January 18, 2013
Wednesday must have been a terribly slow news day. Just above the front-page fold in The Sun was an article about a rabid (deranged) Ravens fan who loses all bodily control when the Ravens go to the playoffs ("Crazed & viral," Jan. 16). How despicably juvenile. I am all in for being a devout Ravens fan, but I surely didn't find this to be humorous. His wife threatened to videotape him and make the tantrum viral. She followed through on her threat. Why would I want to watch a video of a man acting like an six-year-old?
NEWS
January 18, 2013
Wednesday must have been a terribly slow news day. Just above the front-page fold in The Sun was an article about a rabid (deranged) Ravens fan who loses all bodily control when the Ravens go to the playoffs ("Crazed & viral," Jan. 16). How despicably juvenile. I am all in for being a devout Ravens fan, but I surely didn't find this to be humorous. His wife threatened to videotape him and make the tantrum viral. She followed through on her threat. Why would I want to watch a video of a man acting like an six-year-old?
NEWS
Thomas F. Schaller | August 21, 2012
Well, Todd Akin really stepped in it, didn't he? The Missouri Representative's wacko claim that women have some sort of natural defense mechanism that prevents pregnancies from occurring in circumstances of "legitimate rape" is a real doozy. But statements like his are nothing unusual for House Republicans, who as a group are responsible for what seems like a bottomless cup of absurd, illogical and borderline lunatic comments across a range of topics. Indeed, Rep. Akin's comment is but one example of how bonkers House Republicans get when discussing sex, contraception, abortion or feminism.
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By Rebecca Pepper Sinkler and Rebecca Pepper Sinkler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 17, 1995
"Zod Wallop," by William Browning Spencer. St. Martin's Press. 288 pages. $21.95 You don't have to be twisted to write for children, but it helps. By all reports Lewis Carroll had more than a soft spot for little girls. A. A. Milne appears to have been a weird father, Roald Dahl, a monster.Harry Gainsborough, the hero of "Zod Wallop," is squarely in the tradition - a tormented, guilt-ridden soul who writes books for kids and suffers a delusionary sense of his own power. The guilt stems from the death of his beloved daughter by drowning, which causes him to lose his heart, his mind, his ability to write and his wife.
NEWS
By DAN BERGER | March 9, 1993
The bad news is the new wave of terrorism in the U.S.A. The good news is that it is not home-grown.Who needs Terrapins? Coppin State is in the NCAA tournament.The people who bombed the World Trade Center are not fundamentalist Muslims. They are bombers.British newscasters are on to something. They pronounce that town in Texas as Wacko.Senators will ask Atty Gen Reno no hard questions if she returns the favor.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN REPORTER | March 17, 2008
North Carolina had a decided home-court advantage in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., this past weekend. Given what transpired, it could be foretelling what might happen in this year's NCAA tournament as well. Seeded first among the four top seeds, the Tar Heels won't have to leave the state unless they make it to the Alamodome in San Antonio for this season's Final Four that starts April 5. They make a trip this week to Raleigh and a potential return trip to Charlotte in the East Regional.
NEWS
By Jeff Stein | September 27, 1998
IT'S STILL dark in Manhattan, but on the morning of President Bill Clinton's televised testimony, Lucianne Goldberg is up and tapping away at her computer, sending e-mail, monitoring the flashing lights on her telephone console, drinking coffee and smoking the first of her Larks from an 18-carat Dunhill holder from Harrods."
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | October 23, 1999
Here is a message for Chipper Jones, who is under the mistaken impression that the Atlanta Braves must play "four perfect games" to defeat the New York Yankees:Hit it to second base!That should be the Braves' rallying cry in the 1999 World Series. Hit it to Yankees second baseman Chuck Knoblauch, and watch the fans behind first dive for cover.Even Little Leaguers understand the time-honored strategy of exploiting the opponent's weakest fielder.Maybe Knoblauch's shaky defense won't be enough for the Braves to prevent the Yankees from winning their third world championship in four seasons.
NEWS
Thomas F. Schaller | August 21, 2012
Well, Todd Akin really stepped in it, didn't he? The Missouri Representative's wacko claim that women have some sort of natural defense mechanism that prevents pregnancies from occurring in circumstances of "legitimate rape" is a real doozy. But statements like his are nothing unusual for House Republicans, who as a group are responsible for what seems like a bottomless cup of absurd, illogical and borderline lunatic comments across a range of topics. Indeed, Rep. Akin's comment is but one example of how bonkers House Republicans get when discussing sex, contraception, abortion or feminism.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and Don Markus,SUN REPORTER | March 17, 2008
North Carolina had a decided home-court advantage in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Charlotte, N.C., this past weekend. Given what transpired, it could be foretelling what might happen in this year's NCAA tournament as well. Seeded first among the four top seeds, the Tar Heels won't have to leave the state unless they make it to the Alamodome in San Antonio for this season's Final Four that starts April 5. They make a trip this week to Raleigh and a potential return trip to Charlotte in the East Regional.
NEWS
By Dan Mihalopoulos and Dan Mihalopoulos,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 20, 2003
PARAMUS, N.J. -- Hoping to avoid feeling helpless if terrorists strike again, 25 suburbanites gather each week in this town about 10 miles from Manhattan to ponder tough questions. What is the best way to drag your neighbors from a collapsed building in the aftermath of a terrorist attack? And what should you do if terrorists release poison gas at the local mall? "War has just started, and God only knows what these wackos will do next," instructor Maria Kosciolek warned students at a recent civil defense class here.
SPORTS
By Ken Rosenthal | October 23, 1999
Here is a message for Chipper Jones, who is under the mistaken impression that the Atlanta Braves must play "four perfect games" to defeat the New York Yankees:Hit it to second base!That should be the Braves' rallying cry in the 1999 World Series. Hit it to Yankees second baseman Chuck Knoblauch, and watch the fans behind first dive for cover.Even Little Leaguers understand the time-honored strategy of exploiting the opponent's weakest fielder.Maybe Knoblauch's shaky defense won't be enough for the Braves to prevent the Yankees from winning their third world championship in four seasons.
NEWS
By Jeff Stein | September 27, 1998
IT'S STILL dark in Manhattan, but on the morning of President Bill Clinton's televised testimony, Lucianne Goldberg is up and tapping away at her computer, sending e-mail, monitoring the flashing lights on her telephone console, drinking coffee and smoking the first of her Larks from an 18-carat Dunhill holder from Harrods."
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | March 6, 1997
THOUGH WE LIVE in a time of e-mail and voice-mail and faxes, newspaper columnists (yes, even this one) still get lots of regular mail.Basically, this mail can be divided into two categories: letters that make sense -- in which the columnist is recognized as a literary giant and clear-thinking visionary -- and letters from wackos, a wacko being anyone who disagrees with the columnist.An example of a good letter would be the following:Dear Sir,Your column on how Americans clutter their bathrooms was the funniest and most insightful ever written on the subject.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Film Critic | October 29, 1993
"Fearless" is really a date with an angel.Certainly one of the most peculiar films to reach a mass audience through the sluice gate of the studio system in recent ** years, it's unabashedly religious, though in a circumspect way. In fact, it's so polite in its embrace of faith that if you don't pay attention, you may not see God's hand in anything.In the '30s there was no shame at all in invoking the celestial choir and the Big Guy himself to help out in dicey moments: a glissando of harps, a splurge of backlit clouds, a No. 9 filter on the arc lamps to give the actors the translucence of Rubens nudes, and -- bingo -- a movie miracle.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | January 25, 1994
One day when I was a rookie reporter, an editor rushed over to my desk and breathlessly assigned me a "very important" story which appeared the next day at the bottom of page 26, next to the tire ads and a notice requesting volunteers for a study on impotence.At most, three people read the story, which was so boring that I kept dozing off at my typewriter as I wrote it.I'd begin typing a sentence such as: "At its regular meeting last night, the zoning board voted to . . ." and soon my eyes were closing and my chin was drooping and finally my head would bang against the carriage return.
NEWS
By Rebecca Pepper Sinkler and Rebecca Pepper Sinkler,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 17, 1995
"Zod Wallop," by William Browning Spencer. St. Martin's Press. 288 pages. $21.95 You don't have to be twisted to write for children, but it helps. By all reports Lewis Carroll had more than a soft spot for little girls. A. A. Milne appears to have been a weird father, Roald Dahl, a monster.Harry Gainsborough, the hero of "Zod Wallop," is squarely in the tradition - a tormented, guilt-ridden soul who writes books for kids and suffers a delusionary sense of his own power. The guilt stems from the death of his beloved daughter by drowning, which causes him to lose his heart, his mind, his ability to write and his wife.
FEATURES
By Kevin Cowherd | February 12, 1995
One day in the fall of 1982, I took a long, hard look in the mirror.What I saw scared me. I saw a man who was at least 30 pounds overweight. I saw a two-pack-a-day smoker. I saw a heavy drinker.But even when those guys left the men's room and it was just me in front of that mirror, it was clear I needed to get in shape.So I joined a health club and have been working out ever since. Do I enjoy it? Of course not. Oh, I used to enjoy playing racquetball, until my knees took on all the consistency of yogurt.
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