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October 11, 2014
Will someone please explain why former Obama cabinet members like Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton feel they have tell the world about things that make him look incompetent? How does this do anything to improve on the image of our country around the world, and why does this kind of behavior have to occur just after such people quit or resign? Why can't they at least wait until the president is out of office, as officials formerly did? A similar problem afflicted President George W. Bush, where he was made to look like the village idiot by the liberal media.
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NEWS
October 11, 2014
Will someone please explain why former Obama cabinet members like Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton feel they have tell the world about things that make him look incompetent? How does this do anything to improve on the image of our country around the world, and why does this kind of behavior have to occur just after such people quit or resign? Why can't they at least wait until the president is out of office, as officials formerly did? A similar problem afflicted President George W. Bush, where he was made to look like the village idiot by the liberal media.
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NEWS
February 2, 2011
Letter writer Tim Weber is absolutely correct that Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller has every right to state his position on gay marriage ( "Why won't Mike Miller stand up for his beliefs on gay marriage?," Feb. 1). Unfortunately, that fact is quite irrelevant. Mr. Weber does not seem to understand that the Constitution is intended to restrict the powers of government, not the freedoms of individuals. And this fact is most important in preventing a majority from forcing its views — religious or otherwise — upon a minority.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Derek Woodward can remember how local sports fans reacted to the 1994 World Cup, the first and only time the quadrennial soccer event was held in the United States. Despite games being played as nearby as Washington's RFK Stadium, few casual fans knew what was going on. But Woodward, a teacher and girls soccer coach at Kenwood High in Baltimore County, has seen local interest in the World Cup grow dramatically over the past 20 years. When Woodward organized a watch party at the Gunpowder Lodge in Perry Hall for the U.S. team's tournament opener in 2010, nearly 500 people showed up. "Now you have people who are emotionally invested in the sport and they're telling me how [English star]
NEWS
By DANIEL BERGER | March 16, 1991
Nearly everyone is celebrating the return of the United Statesas the world power: We are the 800-pound gorilla, we are standing tall, we have shaken the Vietnam syndrome, no one will push us around again.Most Americans think that this is wonderful, a minority that it is terrible. If only it were true.Last year the United States was a sinking power, going down in world influence, not as badly as the Soviet Union, but unmistakably in the same direction. There was one problem after another in the world that the U.S was too broke to tackle as it would have done decades earlier.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | January 9, 2013
America has a remarkably close relationship with its previous owner. It seems we no sooner threw off the yoke of George III than we started collecting mugs decorated with the images of royal wedding partners. England and the United States have been staunch allies for more than a century, and what diplomats call "a special relationship" has matured with time and wars. And as the breadth and might of British Empire diminished and we emerged as a world power, we still looked to the English with the respect of a student who has surpassed his tutor but cannot bring himself to acknowledge the new order.
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 10, 2002
WASHINGTON -- The terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have propelled American foreign policy along a new course, shifting away from a desire to be a friend to the world and toward an almost single-minded drive to eliminate threats to American lives and to U.S. interests overseas. With a dazzling display of military power in Afghanistan, the United States forced foes and allies to recognize that the United States is the only world power of any consequence. Having crushed the Taliban government in Afghanistan, U.S. forces are assisting counter-terror campaigns elsewhere while pummeling the remaining Taliban and al-Qaida guerrillas in mountain hide-outs.
SPORTS
By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2014
Derek Woodward can remember how local sports fans reacted to the 1994 World Cup, the first and only time the quadrennial soccer event was held in the United States. Despite games being played as nearby as Washington's RFK Stadium, few casual fans knew what was going on. But Woodward, a teacher and girls soccer coach at Kenwood High in Baltimore County, has seen local interest in the World Cup grow dramatically over the past 20 years. When Woodward organized a watch party at the Gunpowder Lodge in Perry Hall for the U.S. team's tournament opener in 2010, nearly 500 people showed up. "Now you have people who are emotionally invested in the sport and they're telling me how [English star]
FEATURES
By Elise T. Chisolm | October 16, 1990
IF YOU WOULD like to divert your fears from the Persian Gulf, where any minute World War III might erupt, or from the worry over the sagging economy and impending recession, you might try this scenario:Pope John Paul II, Mikhail Gorbachev and the Capitalist West are in a power play for world domination and whoever wins will orchestrate a one-world government and one-world economy that will affect all our lives.All this is in a brand new book, "The Keys of This Blood: The Struggle for World Dominion," by Malachi Martin (Simon & Schuster)
NEWS
By FRED POWLEDGE | July 24, 1994
What's the most powerful institution in the world? No, not the United Nations. And, as gleeful politicians and warlords from Singapore to Beijing to Mogadishu can testify, it's definitely neither the Pentagon nor the White House. Some hints: It's not the least bit democratic. It has more gold than Croesus. And hardly anybody knows very much about it. Of course: It's the World Bank.The bank and its sister organization, the International Monetary Fund, are 50 years old this year, and those who don't like the way they do business are baking a special cake.
NEWS
Susan Reimer | January 9, 2013
America has a remarkably close relationship with its previous owner. It seems we no sooner threw off the yoke of George III than we started collecting mugs decorated with the images of royal wedding partners. England and the United States have been staunch allies for more than a century, and what diplomats call "a special relationship" has matured with time and wars. And as the breadth and might of British Empire diminished and we emerged as a world power, we still looked to the English with the respect of a student who has surpassed his tutor but cannot bring himself to acknowledge the new order.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2012
Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, newly single, was lunching with an old friend. She wanted to know if he was dating. Nope, he said, too busy - why, did she know anyone? Karmen Walker, she suggested. The willowy government relations liaison for Comcast was a familiar face around Annapolis. Brown knew her work, that her husband had been killed in a car accident, that she was a single mother. "No way," Brown said. "She's got to be in a relationship. " If his friend could confirm Walker's availability, Brown agreed to call her. Five minutes after lunch, his phone rang: Confirmed.
NEWS
February 2, 2011
Letter writer Tim Weber is absolutely correct that Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller has every right to state his position on gay marriage ( "Why won't Mike Miller stand up for his beliefs on gay marriage?," Feb. 1). Unfortunately, that fact is quite irrelevant. Mr. Weber does not seem to understand that the Constitution is intended to restrict the powers of government, not the freedoms of individuals. And this fact is most important in preventing a majority from forcing its views — religious or otherwise — upon a minority.
NEWS
By Paul Richter and Geraldine Baum and Paul Richter and Geraldine Baum,Tribune Newspapers | May 26, 2009
The United States and allied powers threatened Monday to impose new penalties on North Korea after the defiant regime announced a second nuclear bomb test, but their leverage in derailing the weapons program appeared limited. The five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, meeting in emergency session in New York, denounced the test as a "clear violation" of a 2006 resolution banning such actions. China and Russia, usually North Korea's defenders, joined with France, Britain and the United States in the statement.
NEWS
By New York Times News Service | February 26, 2007
WASHINGTON -- As six leading world powers prepared for a crucial meeting today to respond to Iran's defiant nuclear-enrichment activities, the Iranian president remained undeterred and unapologetic yesterday, saying the nuclear program had no "reverse gear." That comment, by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, drew a simple retort from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who said: "They don't need a reverse gear. They need a stop button." Rice emphasized that she remained ready for high-level talks - anytime, anywhere, on any topic - if Tehran would simply halt its nuclear work.
TOPIC
By Michael Hill and Michael Hill,SUN STAFF | March 7, 2004
On New Year's Day, the nation of Haiti celebrated 200 years of independence, vaunting its heritage as the world's first black republic, the product of an heroic revolt of African slaves against their French masters. This year also marks the 89th anniversary of the first time U.S. Marines landed in Haiti. They stayed 17 years. They came back in 1994 for a shorter stay. A decade later, they are back again. It is not clear how long the Marines will stay this time, or even what the mission is. But many think that if Haiti is going to make it as a viable country in the globalized world economy, it will need a serious commitment from the United States and other countries.
NEWS
By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,Sun Staff Correspondent | September 25, 1991
UNITED NATIONS -- A cold silence was all the General Assembly delegates had to offer Monday as President Bush called for the repeal of one of their most provocative votes: the 1975 resolution equating Zionism with racism.Beneath the silence, there may also have been a tinge of nostalgia for the heady pinnacle of Third World defiance of both the United States and its irksome ally, Israel.For the president's decision to issue the challenge demonstrated more than confidence that he could win that issue.
NEWS
By Anthony Lewis | July 27, 1994
RWANDA IS many things: a human catastrophe, a testament to the danger of ethnic hatred, a devastating symbol of man's inhumanity to man. But beyond all that it is a sign of the New World Disorder: a world in which no great power takes responsibility for preventing a descent into chaos.When an organized group of militant Hutus began slaughtering Rwanda's Tutsi minority in April, no outside power was prepared to intervene. Pleas by U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali got no response.
NEWS
By David Nassar | September 13, 2002
ARLINGTON, Va. -- Inspired by American values, I went to the Arab world a few years ago to promote democracy. I find it ironic that those values now are at risk from the same forces that threaten democracy abroad, and I wonder who has been teaching whom. Americans this week solemnly and rightly commemorate those who died on Sept. 11. Yet Arab- and Muslim-American families bear an additional loss. Since Sept. 11, thousands of their fathers, brothers and sons have been detained, and the whereabouts of many are unknown.
NEWS
By Mark Matthews and Mark Matthews,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | March 10, 2002
WASHINGTON -- The terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have propelled American foreign policy along a new course, shifting away from a desire to be a friend to the world and toward an almost single-minded drive to eliminate threats to American lives and to U.S. interests overseas. With a dazzling display of military power in Afghanistan, the United States forced foes and allies to recognize that the United States is the only world power of any consequence. Having crushed the Taliban government in Afghanistan, U.S. forces are assisting counter-terror campaigns elsewhere while pummeling the remaining Taliban and al-Qaida guerrillas in mountain hide-outs.
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