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  • Robert B. Reich: Coming soon to Wall Street, the biggest scandal yet

    Robert B. Reich: Coming soon to Wall Street, the biggest scandal yet
    Just when you thought Wall Street couldn't sink any lower -- when its excesses are still causing hardship to millions of Americans and its myriad abuses of public trust have already spread a miasma of cynicism over the entire economic system -- an even...
  • The narrowness of the Olympic ideal

    The narrowness of the Olympic ideal
    Looking ahead to the Olympics this month, Adam Gopnik cleverly writes in The New Yorker that "Americans become passionate about athletes we have never heard of participating in games we do not follow trying to please judges we cannot see according to...
  • Head of the Class: Local students' awards, accolades and achievements

    Dulaney Miller, of Timonium; and Megan Roed, of Lutherville, were named to the spring 2012 dean's list at the University of New Hampshire, in Durham. The following students graduated from Randolph-Macon College, in Ashland, Va., on May 26. Ethan Franz,...
  • In opposition to Obama, the spirit of nullification returns

    A plethora of contemporary political phenomena that may otherwise seem only bizarre — the various "pledges" not to compromise, the rejection of Social Security as a Ponzi scheme, the denial of evolution and climate change — begin to make sense...
  • Bound together by different faiths

    Bound together by different faiths
    This summer, the Dalai Lama, spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhists, preached on the U.S. Capitol grounds to promote his 2011 world peace initiative and related quest to reconcile the world's great religions. I've always been fascinated by his very...
  • Occupy Baltimore: There's a reason The Sun can't grasp what our movement is about

    "Occupy Baltimore — for what?" asks your editorial (Oct. 5) about the latest movement of radical young people in Baltimore, perhaps the largest the city has seen in decades. The Occupy Everything fight is one of optimism against pessimism, and...
  • Commentary: The old frontier of TV might still be just as good

    I'm giving you, the faithful ETC… reader, a break from controversial columns and writing about something I'm sure we can all agree on: television. I was out with a friend not too long ago at Maryland Day, an event at the University of Maryland...
  • Arthur Beneckson, psychologist

    Arthur Beneckson, psychologist
    Arthur Beneckson, a retired Baltimore County public schools psychologist and guidance counselor who was also a popular summer camp counselor for 30 years, died Oct. 4 of coronary artery disease at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital. The...
  • Charles Adam Fecher

    Charles Adam Fecher
    Charles Adam Fecher, a self-taught Baltimore scholar, author and editor who undertook the formidable task of editing the controversial diaries of H.L. Mencken, died Monday of respiratory failure at St. Agnes Hospital. The longtime Govans and Rodgers...
  • Question for Occupy protesters: If socialism is so great, how come Americans aren't flocking to live in Cuba?

    Please pass on to letter writer Umar Farooq ("Occupy Baltimore: There's a reason The Sun can't grasp what our movement is about," Oct. 8) that most of us prefer the optimism and opportunity of capitalism to the pessimism and depression of socialism....
  • Walters researchers decode the secrets of the Archimedes Palimpsest

    Walters researchers decode the secrets of the Archimedes Palimpsest
    Twelve years ago, Walters Art Museum curator Will Noel opened a parcel and discovered what he calls "Archimedes' brain in a box." Thus began a search for buried treasure — in this case, the lost writings of Archimedes of Syracuse, a famed Greek...
  • As FanFest arrives, Orioles fans' optimism more muted than last year

    As FanFest arrives, Orioles fans' optimism more muted than last year
    Orioles manager Buck Showalter will take part in his second FanFest on Saturday, and he will be one of the first to say there's not as much buzz around the team's expectations as there was a year ago heading into the unofficial kickoff to the season....