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Berlin Wall's Fall (1989)

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  • Stop the Russia bashing [Letter]

    Stop the Russia bashing [Letter]
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who's detected blatant Russia bashing in media coverage of the Olympics ("A distorted view of Russia," Feb. 16). It's a case of chronic American superiority. A lot of people condemn Vladimir Putin's position on gay rights...
  • Fewer nukes make financial, strategic sense

    Fewer nukes make financial, strategic sense
    The recent editorial on arms control ("Avoiding Armageddon," Feb. 18) was exactly on point. More than two decades have passed since the fall of the Berlin Wall, and U.S. national security strategy has changed drastically. Yet many in Congress still...
  • The privilege to be weird, and the right to be normal

    The privilege to be weird, and the right to be normal
    Last week, while driving to work, I heard an NPR story that included snippets of an interview with a woman who had just applied for a marriage license. This would not have been newsworthy if not for the fact that she was gay. On Nov. 6, voters in...
  • Oakland Mills Middle celebrates 40 years

    Oakland Mills Middle celebrates 40 years
    A lot of things have happened in the last 40 years — the fall of the Berlin Wall, the advent of the Internet and the first black president, to name a few. And Oakland Mills Middle School in Columbia has been there for all of it. Hundreds gathered...
  • Occupy Wall Street's critique of capitalism echoes that of Pope John Paul II

    Conservative media outlets have criticized the Occupy Wall Street protesters as mob-like, left-wing extremists with no voice and no real agenda — or as the Democrats' answer to the tea party. But the protesters' critique of capitalist society can'...
  • 'We still have to fight. So for God's sake, fight.'

    'We still have to fight. So for God's sake, fight.'
    The greatest commencement address ever is now more than three decades old. And it's safe to say it will never be surpassed or even equaled. It belongs to the ages. In 1979, its author summed up the condition of modern man by noting that, quote, more than...
  • The overlooked Reagan legacy: Decency

    The overlooked Reagan legacy: Decency
    Every Republican presidential candidate claims to be the heir to Ronald Reagan's legacy. For years, Republican partisans have carried Reagan's memory before them as the ancient Israelites carried the Ark of the Covenant. Just invoking his name proved your...
  • Homestead tax credit does its job

    I must congratulate your reporters for their investigative report on property taxes that recently appeared in The Sun ("Distorted discount," Dec. 18). The fact that the reporters uncovered instances where multiple Homestead tax credits have been taken is...
  • Germany breaks from past with its World Cup soccer team

    Germany breaks from past with its World Cup soccer team
    MUNICH — At Berlin's Brandenburg Gate, the crowd roared as the ball settled in to the back of the goal. Germany's goal. Just before the end of a humiliating 7-1 defeat at the hands of the German side, host-nation Brazil had finally scored in the...
  • News to use: Travel tips and trips

    News to use: Travel tips and trips
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: You could spend Thanksgiving or Christmas in Italy for just $1,339 per person double occupancy with a Rome and Florence package from...
  • The German-American breakup

    When candidate Barack Obama spoke in July 2008 in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate, he told a rapturous German audience that peace and progress "require allies who will listen to each other, learn from each other and, most of all, trust each other." It...
  • In disbelief, Germans, Brazilians see history made

    SAO PAULO/BERLIN (Reuters) - Divided by a scoreline as wide as the Atlantic, Germans and Brazilians united after the World Cup hosts' 7-1 humiliation in writing the game into the history of both nations, well beyond the realm of football. For Brazil,...