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June 14, 2013
It was quite entertaining to read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column alleging President Barack Obama has made numerous foreign policy blunders ("Obama foreign policy follies befuddle both left and right," June 9). Unfortunately, Mr. Ehrlich was only successful at lobbing in all of the political buzz words like Obamacare, Benghazi, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright (!) but with no cohesive message or argument. Predictably, in a column supposedly about foreign policy, the governor also chose to mention President Obama's "dismal" domestic track record and "distressing" judicial appointments.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | August 11, 2013
Elections have consequences. People who attain political power daily make decisions that affect citizens in myriad ways, some not so obvious. For example, one of the more underanalyzed (but long lasting) consequences of a re-elected Barack Obama is the ongoing expansion of federal control, overseen by an administration intent on federalizing just about anything standing in its way. No halfway-interested citizen can claim surprise. This president's life is a model of progressive activism, from Harvard Law School to (Chicago)
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By Los Angeles Times | October 6, 2008
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - One day after John McCain's running mate escalated the vitriol of the presidential campaign by invoking a 1960s radical, Barack Obama accused Republicans of trying to distract voters from the sagging economy with "smears." Speaking yesterday at Asheville High School, the Democratic nominee argued that McCain's record shows he shares President Bush's economic philosophy. "Senator McCain and his operatives are gambling that they can distract you with smears rather than talk to you about substance," Obama said.
NEWS
June 14, 2013
It was quite entertaining to read Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column alleging President Barack Obama has made numerous foreign policy blunders ("Obama foreign policy follies befuddle both left and right," June 9). Unfortunately, Mr. Ehrlich was only successful at lobbing in all of the political buzz words like Obamacare, Benghazi, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright (!) but with no cohesive message or argument. Predictably, in a column supposedly about foreign policy, the governor also chose to mention President Obama's "dismal" domestic track record and "distressing" judicial appointments.
NEWS
May 14, 2009
Eating their cakes, and baking them too Who says that those historical designations and resolutions approved by state legislatures and widely mocked as inconsequential are as meaningless as critics claim? Last year, the Maryland General Assembly designated little-known Smith Island cake as Maryland's official state confection, and the guffaws could be heard from Annapolis to Tangier Sound. But guess what's happened since then? All the publicity has touched off a cottage industry that stretches all the way from the Smith Island village of Ewell to Salisbury and West Ocean City, where a business called Original Smith Island Cake Company opened last week.
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By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | May 14, 2009
Two former 1960s Weather Underground activists brought their message of radical politics Wednesday to the downtown Enoch Pratt Free Library - and to several hundred kindred spirits who vastly outnumbered a small band of critics who stood outside. William Ayers and his wife, Bernadette Dohrn, both advocates of social justice in education, focused on the needs of at-risk students and faced an overwhelmingly receptive audience. Many of their remarks were directed at what they described as "the stain of white supremacy."
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By Luke Broadwater | May 15, 2011
A week after picking apart many of the undeclared Republican presidential candidates (including one, Newt Gingrich, who became a declared candidate this week) "Saturday Night Live" turned its attention to President Barack Obama and his perceived showboating over the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Conservatives have frequently criticized the president over perceived showboating about bin Laden's death. Radio host Rush Limbaugh said Obama used the words "I," "me" and "my" too much in his first public comments after bin Laden's killing.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | August 11, 2013
Elections have consequences. People who attain political power daily make decisions that affect citizens in myriad ways, some not so obvious. For example, one of the more underanalyzed (but long lasting) consequences of a re-elected Barack Obama is the ongoing expansion of federal control, overseen by an administration intent on federalizing just about anything standing in its way. No halfway-interested citizen can claim surprise. This president's life is a model of progressive activism, from Harvard Law School to (Chicago)
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | June 9, 2013
The young Barack Obama's early enthusiasm for anti-war progressivism is well chronicled in his autobiography. Friendships with the likes of anti-war activists/bombers Bill Ayers and wife Bernardine Dohrn, poet Frank Marshall Davis, and the notorious Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and brief stints as a public interest lawyer, law professor, and community activist deepened his appreciation for leftist thought - and action. Indeed, the young senator from Illinois rode intense criticism of Bush-era foreign policy adventures and domestic surveillance practices all the way to the White House.
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By Jonah Goldberg | June 25, 2012
It's becoming increasingly clear that President Barack Obamais not burdened with too heavy a commitment to honesty. This is hardly a shock about any politician, but revelations of dishonesty hurt some more than others. Announce that Bill Clinton has been speaking falsely, and it hits the ears with as much force as the news that birds fly, fish swim and dogs lick their own nether regions. But Mr. Obama was supposed to be different. He was a "lightworker," an ocean tamer and cynicism slayer.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | June 9, 2013
The young Barack Obama's early enthusiasm for anti-war progressivism is well chronicled in his autobiography. Friendships with the likes of anti-war activists/bombers Bill Ayers and wife Bernardine Dohrn, poet Frank Marshall Davis, and the notorious Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and brief stints as a public interest lawyer, law professor, and community activist deepened his appreciation for leftist thought - and action. Indeed, the young senator from Illinois rode intense criticism of Bush-era foreign policy adventures and domestic surveillance practices all the way to the White House.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | July 22, 2012
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. ... Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. " - President Barack Obama Remember when Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren charged that "there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own - nobody"? That gratuitous shot at American individualism generated a storm of criticism that continues to this day. But a recent series of speeches by President Obama has trumped Ms. Warren.
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By Jonah Goldberg | June 25, 2012
It's becoming increasingly clear that President Barack Obamais not burdened with too heavy a commitment to honesty. This is hardly a shock about any politician, but revelations of dishonesty hurt some more than others. Announce that Bill Clinton has been speaking falsely, and it hits the ears with as much force as the news that birds fly, fish swim and dogs lick their own nether regions. But Mr. Obama was supposed to be different. He was a "lightworker," an ocean tamer and cynicism slayer.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | May 15, 2011
A week after picking apart many of the undeclared Republican presidential candidates (including one, Newt Gingrich, who became a declared candidate this week) "Saturday Night Live" turned its attention to President Barack Obama and his perceived showboating over the killing of terrorist leader Osama bin Laden. Conservatives have frequently criticized the president over perceived showboating about bin Laden's death. Radio host Rush Limbaugh said Obama used the words "I," "me" and "my" too much in his first public comments after bin Laden's killing.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | March 29, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National • War in Libya costs $600 million in first wee k. (Sarah Palin falsely claims it costs $600M a day.) (ABC News) • In a dubious challenge to President Obama, Donald Trump publicly released his birth certificate. Turns out, though, it wasn't even an official copy . (The Smoking Gun)
NEWS
May 14, 2009
Eating their cakes, and baking them too Who says that those historical designations and resolutions approved by state legislatures and widely mocked as inconsequential are as meaningless as critics claim? Last year, the Maryland General Assembly designated little-known Smith Island cake as Maryland's official state confection, and the guffaws could be heard from Annapolis to Tangier Sound. But guess what's happened since then? All the publicity has touched off a cottage industry that stretches all the way from the Smith Island village of Ewell to Salisbury and West Ocean City, where a business called Original Smith Island Cake Company opened last week.
NEWS
Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | July 22, 2012
"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. ... Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen. " - President Barack Obama Remember when Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren charged that "there is nobody in this country who got rich on his own - nobody"? That gratuitous shot at American individualism generated a storm of criticism that continues to this day. But a recent series of speeches by President Obama has trumped Ms. Warren.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Luke Broadwater | March 29, 2011
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. National • War in Libya costs $600 million in first wee k. (Sarah Palin falsely claims it costs $600M a day.) (ABC News) • In a dubious challenge to President Obama, Donald Trump publicly released his birth certificate. Turns out, though, it wasn't even an official copy . (The Smoking Gun)
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly and Jacques Kelly,jacques.kelly@baltsun.com | May 14, 2009
Two former 1960s Weather Underground activists brought their message of radical politics Wednesday to the downtown Enoch Pratt Free Library - and to several hundred kindred spirits who vastly outnumbered a small band of critics who stood outside. William Ayers and his wife, Bernadette Dohrn, both advocates of social justice in education, focused on the needs of at-risk students and faced an overwhelmingly receptive audience. Many of their remarks were directed at what they described as "the stain of white supremacy."
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | October 6, 2008
ASHEVILLE, N.C. - One day after John McCain's running mate escalated the vitriol of the presidential campaign by invoking a 1960s radical, Barack Obama accused Republicans of trying to distract voters from the sagging economy with "smears." Speaking yesterday at Asheville High School, the Democratic nominee argued that McCain's record shows he shares President Bush's economic philosophy. "Senator McCain and his operatives are gambling that they can distract you with smears rather than talk to you about substance," Obama said.
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