June 20, 2010
For 25 years, Casa de Maryland has been providing support services — English as a second language, legal advice, training for day laborers, road-to-citizenship classes — to thousands of poor Latinos who immigrated to the United States and settled in Maryland, particularly the D.C. suburbs. War and civil unrest in Central America in the 1980s caused thousands of families to flee north, and it was in the basement of a Presbyterian church in Takoma Park that Casa's first volunteers provided emergency clothing and food to new arrivals.
July 31, 2012
I'm sorry, but replacing Ron Smith's column with Bob Ehrlich is like substituting homemade hooch for a fine wine. Though conservative, Mr. Smith could disagree with fellow conservatives with reasoned argument. It seems presently that Mr. Ehrlich, like so many other conservatives, is just spewing out worn out party phrases as election propaganda. What happened to the era of independent thinking Republicans along the lines of Dwight Eisenhower or locally Charles McC. Matthias? Have they simply no one with an original, cogent idea?
January 24, 2012
I'm disappointed that former governorRobert L. Ehrlich Jr.will be writing a column in The Baltimore Sun, a newspaper that skewered him unmercifully when he was in office ("Ehrlich column to run in The Sun," Jan. 22). What The Sun did to Governor Ehrlich, including taking him to court, is unforgivable. I'm displeased in his decision to accept this offer as it reeks of self-promotion. Mr. Ehrlich says his first two columns will be on his decision to write for the paper and then a tribute to Ron Smith.
July 21, 2012
I have a question for all the people who once fought so hard against casinos in the state when Gov.Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.ran on a "slots" agenda: Don't you feel silly? Now these people can't seem to get enough of the millions of dollars being generated by gambling venues, or of the jobs that are being created in their neighborhoods. Just a few years ago, Gov. Martin O'Malleyand the dim bulbs in Annapolis said that using gambling money to fund education was "morally bankrupt. " Where is their "moral superiority" now?
February 27, 2013
Bob Ehrlich devoted roughly one-third of an entire op-ed page in Sunday's Sun to a surprisingly weak and inarticulate diatribe about how liberal colleges and universities are often force-feeding "your kids" ludicrous, politically correct junk ("As kids head to college, beware liberal groupthink," Feb. 24). He only made direct reference to four universities. Vanderbilt, a private school, allegedly placed four Christian groups on provisional status for requiring members to adhere to religious tenets.
April 1, 2010
It's a little bit of a mystery to me why former Governor Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. wants to "ice skate uphill," as a listener put it, battling the blinding blueness of Maryland's political landscape in an attempt to win back his old job from Martin O'Malley, the man who sent him packing in 2006. So let's try to unravel it. Remember, this loss happened despite positive approval ratings for Mr. Ehrlich. Remember also that he was the only incumbent governor in the nation to be ousted on election day in 2006.