April 19, 2012
President Obama has the talent to say things that are demonstrably false and make them sound not only plausible but inspiring. When asked a couple of weeks ago whether he thought the Supreme Court would uphold ObamaCare as constitutional or strike it down as unconstitutional he replied: "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of...
April 30, 2013
The Sun again stupidly goes after President George W. Bush for the Iraq War and the weapons of mass destruction, calling him a liar ("Misoverestimating Bush," April 28). Even you people know that no American president would send U.S. troops into battle for no reason. To call President Bush a liar while The Sun protects the biggest liar to ever sit in the White House is laughable and sad. I can refer to a couple of outstanding examples: The travesty in Afghanistan and the biggest lie of all, Obamacare.
November 8, 2012
In 2008, I was surprised when the country elected Barack Obama as president. He had no qualifying experience, and the public didn't really know him. But Tuesday night was worse. How can people ignore the doubling of the price of gasoline, the 23 million unemployed, the increase in the number of people receiving food stamps and the soaring deficit over the four years Mr. Obama has been in office? At the risk of sounding like Michelle Obama, I have never been more ashamed of my country than I was on the evening of Election Day. Ilene O'Connell, Baltimore
April 16, 2008
Sen. Barack Obama is finally coming into focus. For a while now, the Obamaphiles have insisted that their candidate represents a profound break with the past. No more culture wars. No more "relitigating the 1960s," in Mr. Obama's own words. But what about relitigating the 1980s? There's always been a certain cultural lag time to Barack and Michelle Obama, a kitschiness that's been hard to pinpoint. But I think I've got it: They're self-hating yuppies straight out of the 1980s, which was to the Obamas what the 1960s were to the Clintons.
September 4, 2012
- The first week of September is a special time for me. It marks the beginning of a school year and, as an educator and parent, it signifies the beginning of the next leg of an exciting journey of learning. Another major reason the beginning of September remains so special to me is because it's the time when both my father, who is my first hero, and I commemorate our birthdays. And this year is a monumental occasion as I enjoy our celebration while doing something I love, being a proud Democrat and Obama delegate to the Democratic National Convention.
January 11, 2009
Here is the beauty of this country: With the right gimmick, you can make some dough off anything, even when the economy stinks. The other day, for instance, I am in Glauber's candy store in Lutherville, one of the great places in northern Baltimore County, staring at a display of milk-chocolate Barack lollipops and Obama in the Box candies. "We can't make them fast enough," says the woman behind the counter. I look again at these things. There is the smiling face of the next president of the United States etched onto 1.4 ounces of mouth-watering rich, dark chocolate that sells for $4.95 a pop. Oh, it's a beautiful thing.