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February 13, 2010
Winners and losers in the twin snowstorms WINNERS Kids who got once-in-a-generation snow breaks Anyone whose car fit in their garage Point-and-click entertainment St. Bernards and Bernese Mountain dogs Neighbors of owners of pickup trucks and snow blades Hummers Bellies warmed by soup and nerves dulled by beer Anyone looking for an excuse to ignore Valentine's Day Power lines ...
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By Jonah Goldberg | October 6, 2014
Barack Obama had a choice between liberalism and the Democratic Party. He chose the latter and it cost him dearly. Liberalism, as an ideology, insists that government can do good and great things for the people and the world, if the people running the government are smart liberals.The Democratic Party says the exact same thing. But liberalism is an ideal, while the Democratic Party is that ideal's representative here in the real world, and in the real world political parties disappoint.
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NEWS
January 25, 2012
Those who try harder, study more and use all their talents to achieve usually are rewarded for their efforts; those who stand back and wait for things to be given to them can only expect the crumbs of life In response to letter writer Patrick Weadon's statement that "no one wins unless everyone wins," that's just a flowery misstatement if you ask me ("Mossburg: A mouthpiece for those who don't want to pay their fair share," Jan. 23). Of course there are winners and losers in life.
NEWS
July 9, 2014
Given that federal workers earn more money and have better benefits than private sector employees, and that the University of Maryland University College gets state and federal tax dollars, shouldn't the school offer discount tuition to all taxpayers ( "UMUC offers discount tuition to federal workers ," July 6)? Like most taxpayers, I have grown tired of organizations that receive my tax dollars to support their picking of winners and losers. J. Heming, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
By C. Fraser Smith | September 16, 1999
EVERY political campaign brings joy or heartache to marginal players -- people who are committed in varying degrees to a candidate's ideas, hopes and dreams.Some give up summers or even years of summers in search of some public good. Others want a taste of inside political power, "access" to decision-makers, a job -- or an edge in some future campaign.On election night, the real workers, those who have labored for years, sense the outcome at least hours ahead of time. Even the casual visitor can feel the quickening pulse of victory or the languid one of defeat.
NEWS
By Paul West and Paul West,Sun Reporter | November 9, 2006
WASHINGTON -- With thousands of individual contests in 50 states, there were too many winners and losers to count in the midterm vote. Here, in no particular order, are a few notable ones, including some whose names did not appear on any ballot: Winners: Democratic Women - She'll never gain the fame that Newt Gingrich got for leading the Republican revolution of 1994, but Rep. Nancy Pelosi has something better: a place in the history books as the first...
NEWS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | November 10, 2000
GEORGETOWN, Del. - Two days earlier, Republican Sen. William V. Roth Jr.'s 30-year career in Congress had ended in a crushing defeat at the hands of Democratic Gov. Thomas R. Carper. But Roth never gave a thought to being anywhere yesterday but riding in a horse-drawn antique carriage with Carper as Delaware celebrated Sussex County Return Day - one of the oldest political events in the nation. Every two years, on the second day after the general election, Delaware politicians - winners and losers, from the governor to county clerk - gather with citizens in this historic county seat to hear the Sussex County returns proclaimed by a town crier and to feast on such delicacies as roast ox and fried oysters.
BUSINESS
By Andrea K. Walker and Andrea K. Walker,SUN STAFF | November 30, 2003
Robert O. Hirsch PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The carbohydrate-laden breakfast spread of croissants, cinnamon rolls, muffins, pineapple coffee cake, bagels - and not a slice of bacon in sight - was a fitting start to the day for a hundred or so bakers who gathered at a college campus here to vindicate their products in the face of a recent and potent threat: low-carb diets. As millions of dieters turn to bunless hamburgers, pasta-free lasagna and other low-carb fare to trim their bellies, the economic ripples are widespread.
FEATURES
March 6, 2006
The fashion choices were mostly safe rather than sorry. Still, there were winners and losers. Page 3C
NEWS
October 5, 2012
Here we go again. We are declaring a winner in a political debate when, in fact, there are no winners - just candidates expressing their point of view ("Battle is joined over jobs, taxes," Oct. 3). Do we have to proclaim winners and losers in everything we do? Jim Charvat, Abingdon
NEWS
October 5, 2012
Here we go again. We are declaring a winner in a political debate when, in fact, there are no winners - just candidates expressing their point of view ("Battle is joined over jobs, taxes," Oct. 3). Do we have to proclaim winners and losers in everything we do? Jim Charvat, Abingdon
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sara Toth | February 20, 2012
Man, those judges on “The Voice” did some major work tonight, scooping up more talented hopefuls as we endured (enjoyed?) another week of blind auditions. I seem to have forgotten that this show is a marathon, not a sprint - but we're so close to finishing the first stretch of the race.   Next week's the last week of the blind auditions. Then we get to the battle rounds. And just in case you're thinking this show takes itself too seriously (which it does), I offer the continued appearance of Cee Lo Green's cat, Purrfect, as whimsical balance.
NEWS
January 25, 2012
Those who try harder, study more and use all their talents to achieve usually are rewarded for their efforts; those who stand back and wait for things to be given to them can only expect the crumbs of life In response to letter writer Patrick Weadon's statement that "no one wins unless everyone wins," that's just a flowery misstatement if you ask me ("Mossburg: A mouthpiece for those who don't want to pay their fair share," Jan. 23). Of course there are winners and losers in life.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jordan Bartel, b | January 24, 2012
No shock that “Hugo” and “The Artist” dominated this year's Oscar nominations (for a full list, go here . I even wouldn't have been surprised if the dog from “The Artist” had scored a nom. But there were quite a few pleasant surprises and head-scratchers Tuesday morning. A rundown: Surprises “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” for Best Picture: The subject matter (Sept. 11) has an unproven movie track record and the reviews ranged from OK to downright awful, but the late-entry drama somehow managed to be among the nine films vying for top honors.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Becky Quinn | September 23, 2011
"The Office" began a new era in its season 8 premiere Thursday night, more specifically an era without the beloved Michael Scott (Steve Carell). Life without Michael seemed grim to a devoted "Office" fan like me. What would Dundler Mifflin (or is it Sabre?) be like without the "that's what she said" jokes and the "World's Best Boss" mug? Who would be there to squash Dwight's dreams and hate on Toby? No one could be as oblivious yet completely devoted to his job like Michael.   Rather than trying to replace him with a wannabe jokester, NBC decided to add James Spader as creepy Robert California to Dundler Miffilin's payroll.
EXPLORE
September 16, 2011
I'd like to clarify that my statement to the school board study commission on Sept. 12 included opposition to any appointed member of the county Board of Education. I haven't heard of anyone supporting an all-appointed board, but, if so, I'd be even more vehemently against that. I much prefer democracy rather than appointment from above in the selection of our policy-making county officials. As indicated in my testimony, I believe the people of Howard County are capable of choosing our own representatives on such bodies and don't need any elected official or officials, using their own standards, doing the choosing for us. Since there will be winners and losers in every election, not everyone will be pleased with the results.
SPORTS
By Matt Vensel | May 2, 2011
The 2011 NFL draft has come and gone, leaving us in limbo until the lockout ends and free agency begins sometime (hopefully) this summer. The Ravens pieced together another solid draft class over the weekend, but they weren’t the only ones in the AFC North who got better during the draft. Their three division rivals came away as winners as well. The Ravens and the Steelers bolstered their rosters for title runs in 2011. Meanwhile, the rebuilding Bengals and Browns probably won’t be ready to compete with the AFC North’s two powerhouses whenever football operations resume, but they helped lay strong foundations for future seasons in this draft.
NEWS
By Annie Linskey and Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun | April 10, 2011
Going into the final day of Maryland's 428th legislative session, a marathon that is expected to last until midnight, hundreds of issues remain unresolved. Still, the session already has produced some sure winners and losers — and some conflicting messages. Lawmakers largely avoided new taxes, though they had no problem imposing millions of dollars in new fees. They tightened up a prohibition on texting while driving, but shied away from letting officers pull over drivers who are chatting away on their handheld cell phones.
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