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By Jonah Goldberg | March 4, 2013
What can you do with a man like Chris Christie? The answer, according to many within the conservative movement: Throw him overboard. And while we're at it, let's toss the gays over the side too. The popular governor of New Jersey has certainly angered many conservatives, including this humble scribe. During the crucial final days of the presidential election, Mr. Christie didn't merely embrace President Barack Obama, he all but endorsed him. Then, during the congressional fight over the disaster-relief bill for victims of superstorm Sandy -- a bill with more pork in it than a Jimmy Dean factory -- Mr. Christie denounced Republicans who wanted to move the legislation a few micrometers closer to kosher.
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
With signs in the hall saying “Carson 2016” and “Run Ben, Run,” Dr. Ben Carson doubled down on some of his most controversial statements in a speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. And he fired up the partisan audience with talk of "the media," "the left" and "PC police" trying to "shut" him up. Going on the attack early over what he labeled "political correctness" attacks on him, Carson drew cheers from the crowd when he said, “I hate PC, and I will continue to defy the PC police who have tried in many cases to shut me up.” Referring to a statement he made comparing same sex marriage to bestiality, Carson said, “I still believe marriage is between a man and woman.” The statement to which he referred Saturday was made in March on Fox News where Carson is now employed.
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By Ian Duncan and Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun   | March 16, 2013
A Towson University student made national news at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday when he suggested segregating black Republicans from the rest of the party. A Black Republican from Alabama, K Carl Smith, hosted a panel called "Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You're Not One?" Calling himself a "Frederick Douglass Republican," Smith's panel was meant to address the Republican Party's struggles to attract black and minority voters.
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By Aisha Braveboy | July 23, 2013
If the state of Maryland is serious about reducing crime, we need to be more proactive about preventive programs and seriously consider diversion programs for our youth. The recent ACLU report on arrests for marijuana possession and The Sun's June 8 editorial "Maryland's New Jim Crow" have brought much needed attention to mass incarceration in the Maryland criminal justice system. The ACLU's report raises broader questions about criminal justice policies in our state. Is mass incarceration for petty offenses a good use of public resources?
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By David Zurawik and The Baltimore Sun | March 8, 2014
With signs in the hall saying “Carson 2016” and “Run Ben, Run,” Dr. Ben Carson doubled down on some of his most controversial statements in a speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland. And he fired up the partisan audience with talk of "the media," "the left" and "PC police" trying to "shut" him up. Going on the attack early over what he labeled "political correctness" attacks on him, Carson drew cheers from the crowd when he said, “I hate PC, and I will continue to defy the PC police who have tried in many cases to shut me up.” Referring to a statement he made comparing same sex marriage to bestiality, Carson said, “I still believe marriage is between a man and woman.” The statement to which he referred Saturday was made in March on Fox News where Carson is now employed.
NEWS
By Aisha Braveboy | July 23, 2013
If the state of Maryland is serious about reducing crime, we need to be more proactive about preventive programs and seriously consider diversion programs for our youth. The recent ACLU report on arrests for marijuana possession and The Sun's June 8 editorial "Maryland's New Jim Crow" have brought much needed attention to mass incarceration in the Maryland criminal justice system. The ACLU's report raises broader questions about criminal justice policies in our state. Is mass incarceration for petty offenses a good use of public resources?
NEWS
March 19, 2013
Give some credit to the Republican National Committee for at least recognizing that the Grand Old Party has a bit too much "old" and not enough "grand. " Its recently released 100-page, post-election analysis, put together by veteran party advisers, points out quite correctly that Republicans are stuck in a rigid, 30-year-old ideology. Some of the findings seem pretty obvious. Focus groups called Republicans "stuffy old men," "narrow-minded" and "out of touch. " Well, duh. Any late-night talk show monologue could have revealed those gems (and likely has, repeatedly)
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By Matt Patterson | February 14, 2011
What a difference an election makes. Two years ago, I reported in these pages on the gloomy, bunker-like atmosphere at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Conservatives and fellow travelers were then reeling from two straight election-cycle losses, culminating in the most liberal president in at least half a century. Worse, there was then no obvious leader to pick up the conservative colors after the exhausting tenure of George W. Bush and the stunning failure of the 2008 McCain/Palin ticket.
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March 12, 2007
Everybody knows Ann Coulter's routine. She's less a conservative pundit than a professional provocateur, a rhetorical bomb-thrower who flourishes because she's adept at deploying catty remarks and stylized obnoxiousness for right-wing fun and profit. Last week - and not for the first time - Ms. Coulter went too far, calling Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards a "faggot." She delivered this insult not at a fraternity kegger but to the Conservative Political Action Conference, one of the most influential conservative gatherings of the year.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2013
- Johns Hopkins Hospital's Dr. Ben Carson tested the political waters Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where many said he would be a popular Republican contender for the White House. Carson's speech was met with several standing ovations - with the most enthusiastic applause following a veiled comment about his plans after retiring from Hopkins. And he ranked well in a straw poll, where he was on the ballot against nearly two dozen of the nation's most prominent conservative voices.
NEWS
March 19, 2013
Give some credit to the Republican National Committee for at least recognizing that the Grand Old Party has a bit too much "old" and not enough "grand. " Its recently released 100-page, post-election analysis, put together by veteran party advisers, points out quite correctly that Republicans are stuck in a rigid, 30-year-old ideology. Some of the findings seem pretty obvious. Focus groups called Republicans "stuffy old men," "narrow-minded" and "out of touch. " Well, duh. Any late-night talk show monologue could have revealed those gems (and likely has, repeatedly)
NEWS
By Ian Duncan and Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun   | March 16, 2013
A Towson University student made national news at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Friday when he suggested segregating black Republicans from the rest of the party. A Black Republican from Alabama, K Carl Smith, hosted a panel called "Trump the Race Card: Are You Sick and Tired of Being Called a Racist and You Know You're Not One?" Calling himself a "Frederick Douglass Republican," Smith's panel was meant to address the Republican Party's struggles to attract black and minority voters.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | March 4, 2013
What can you do with a man like Chris Christie? The answer, according to many within the conservative movement: Throw him overboard. And while we're at it, let's toss the gays over the side too. The popular governor of New Jersey has certainly angered many conservatives, including this humble scribe. During the crucial final days of the presidential election, Mr. Christie didn't merely embrace President Barack Obama, he all but endorsed him. Then, during the congressional fight over the disaster-relief bill for victims of superstorm Sandy -- a bill with more pork in it than a Jimmy Dean factory -- Mr. Christie denounced Republicans who wanted to move the legislation a few micrometers closer to kosher.
NEWS
By Matt Patterson | February 14, 2011
What a difference an election makes. Two years ago, I reported in these pages on the gloomy, bunker-like atmosphere at the 2009 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Conservatives and fellow travelers were then reeling from two straight election-cycle losses, culminating in the most liberal president in at least half a century. Worse, there was then no obvious leader to pick up the conservative colors after the exhausting tenure of George W. Bush and the stunning failure of the 2008 McCain/Palin ticket.
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By Susan Baer and Susan Baer,Washington Bureau | February 21, 1992
WASHINGTON -- For Republican presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan, this was the home crowd.Although not unified in their support of this challenger from the right, the group of like-minded conservative leaders who gathered here yesterday gave Mr. Buchanan a hero's welcome along with hearty support for his right-wing ideology and his one-two punches at George Bush."
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By Kathleen Parker | February 25, 2010
T he RINO hunt is back on, and the coveted trophy is Scott Brown. Inevitably and predictably, the new senator from Massachusetts - Mr. 41, Mr. I-Drive-A-Truck, tea party poster dude - has disappointed his base by, alas, representing his constituents. It's the purity test all over again; only this time, the stakes are high and the weird are turning seriously pro. Not that the tea partiers are weird, not most of them, anyway. But some are at risk of flying off into the blood-red zone of wing-nuttery.
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