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August 2, 2012
Sunday mornings are whenRobert L. Ehrlich Jr.gets to share his right-wing political views with the rest of us, but his most recent column was more extreme than usual ("It's not easy being attorney general," July 29). He defends Jim Crow politics in the South and anti-immigrant bigotry in Arizona. But the most outrageous position he takes is to defend the cruel voter suppression measures in a number of states designed to keep minorities and low-income voters from exercising their right to vote.
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October 13, 2014
I was a Maryland Transit Administration employee when Larry Hogan was former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s appointments secretary, and in my judgment many of their appointments at the MTA were questionable at best and in some cases a disaster. For example, a professional ice dancer was hired for a high-paying position despite his lack of qualifications for a position in transit - but he did keep a Darth Vader figurine in his office. Maybe Mr. Hogan could explain his rationale for hiring that employee?
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NEWS
March 7, 2012
At first blush, my reaction toRobert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s column ("Wondering aloud: thoughts on religion and politics, energy and athletics," March 4) is, how could a seasoned politician have so many unanswered questions? But on closer reading, the object is to promote sharply partisan falsehoods by implication. Let's consider a few of the whoppers. First, there is the notion that President Barack Obama should be regarded as anti-business. Compare the performance of the stock market during the president's term with that during the Bush years and tell me which president should be regarded as anti-business by Wall Street.
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | September 5, 2014
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.  is planning a weekend of Republican Party events this month in New Hampshire, quickly becoming a popular destination for Maryland politicians. The ex-governor is scheduled to be the keynote speaker at the Nashua Republican City Committee's Friday night Steak Out fundraiser event Sept. 12. The next day he will hold a breakfast event Sept. 13 in Keene, followed by the New Hampshire Young Republicans' Annual Lobster Bake and Straw Poll in Laconia.
NEWS
August 30, 2010
Re "Ehrlich pledges no new taxes if he is returned to Annapolis" (Aug. 26): If Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. is returned to office, maybe he should reduce the "fees" that he increased. Roger L. Kegley, Abingdon
NEWS
July 26, 2012
I have to agree with letter writer Howard Bluth ("Ehrlich's talk of Obama's radicalism strains credulity," July 25). If he wants to be taken seriously as an opinion-maker,Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.needs to do more than just spout the usual right-wing clichés about the "left-wing mindset" and "European Social Democrat economic model. " His columns always make my eyes glaze over. As it is, Mr. Ehrlich just comes off as a hack. He sounds like somebody who aspires to writing slogans for bumper stickers.
NEWS
October 31, 2012
Robert Ehrlich Jr.'s recent column ("Obama's foreign policy reset has little to show for it," Oct. 28) could not be further from the truth when it states that Iran is "oh-so-close to acquiring a nuclear weapon. " In fact, our own intelligence agencies have stated that Iran has neither nuclear weapons nor a weapons program and ended its former program in 2003. Mr. Ehrlich has been wrong about his support for a disastrous war in Iraq, his calling for military action in Iran and his willingness to allow Israel to dictate U.S. foreign policy.
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By Annie Linskey, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2010
Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele spoke briefly at a state party fundraiser Thursday evening and repeatedly urged audience members to work hard for a victory in November. "My friends, don't screw this up," Steele told a roomful of about 700 at the BWI Airport Marriott. "We've got work to do. Don't take a good night for granted. This is going to be work. Hard work. We've done it before." The night saw the closest public interaction between Steele and Republican former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. in recent months.
NEWS
July 12, 2010
The O'Malley campaign ads on radio using Ehrlich sound clips out of context are proof of two things: 1. O'Malley is very worried about Ehrlich's momentum 2. O'Malley prefers gutter politics over substance It is clear that the current Governor has ceded the high road in the current campaign. Anyone who stoops as low as he has in his radio ad campaigns reveals his or her true character. We want substance, not ridiculous sound bites taken out of context from our leaders.
NEWS
April 9, 2013
There is one thing in our political discourse that bothers me greatly, and that is how we so easily denigrate tens to hundreds of millions of our fellow Americans to express our biases ("How the welfare state has grown - and sapped America's economy and culture" April 7). There is no excuse for it. It is so demeaning. It reminds me of one of the Star Wars movies, where the Death Star destroys a whole planet. Just like that. Rid of it, them. Mr. Ehrlich do you even realize that is what your thoughtless rhetoric does?
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Thomas F. Schaller | September 2, 2014
I miss Bob Ehrlich. Seriously, I do. I realize the former governor shares space with me here on the Baltimore Sun's opinion pages; in terms of sheer column inches, I suppose Mr. Ehrlich the Pundit is never that far away. But I'm talking about Mr. Ehrlich the Politician. A dozen years have passed since Mr. Ehrlich first ran for governor, in 2002. He beat then-Democratic Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend that year. Along with his running mate, Michael Steele, Mr. Ehrlich seemed to have revived the Maryland Republican Party almost overnight.
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Robert L. Ehrlich Jr | June 22, 2014
Item: Washington is abuzz with the shocking defeat of House majority Leader Eric Cantor in a Republican primary. David Brat, a tea party-inspired college professor with little money but plenty of energy, pulled off the historic upset. Most of the mainstream media coverage focused on Mr. Cantor's support (albeit tepid) for a set of immigration reform principles that some on the right interpreted as "amnesty" - and that such support was the primary cause of his loss at the hands of an unknown, underfunded candidate.
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By Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
For Republican candidates for governor, there's simply not enough Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. to go around. He's like the father in a large family whose kids compete for his attention but can't manage to get Dad all to themselves. Ehrlich, who in 2002 became Maryland's first Republican governor in three decades and is now promoting a book, has long been telling the candidates he won't choose a favorite in Tuesday's primary. That hasn't stopped them from invoking his name, likening themselves to him, seeking his fundraising assistance and, in at least one case, using his beaming face in a campaign commercial.
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By Doug Donovan, The Baltimore Sun | June 7, 2014
Most political endorsements touted by candidates typically elicit yawns. Until they garner gasps. Del. Jon Cardin, a Democratic candidate for Maryland attorney general, rejected an impromptu endorsement he landed last week from a rapper with a rap sheet. At a fundraiser, Cardin posed for a photo with Ski Money — aka Lawrence S. Christian — without knowing of the 37-year-old's criminal record. The rapper posted the photo to Instagram and Twitter with a note encouraging his followers to vote for Cardin.
NEWS
June 4, 2014
Leave it to Bob Ehrlich to be an "equal opportunity" offender in his defense of the Supreme Court's Town of Greece v. Galloway decision ( "Freedom of, not from, religion," June 1). In his recent column he managed at one and the same time to disrespect both Christians and non-Christians alike. First, the words "Jesus," "Christ" and "Christianity" appear nowhere in the U.S. Constitution - or for that matter in the Declaration of Independence. Secondly, Mr. Ehrlich insists, as does conservative commentator George Will in a recent National Review article, that "you do not have a right to control the religious practice of others just because it offends you. " Mr. Ehrlich is on record as being fervently anti-multicultural.
NEWS
June 4, 2014
Sadly, commentator Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. repeats the babble of religious conservatives who claim that the "free exercise" of religion includes the right to impose their own religion on everyone else at government meetings or other government-sponsored institutions, including public school classrooms ( "Freedom of, not from, religion," June 1). The repetition of religious formulas of prayer or even extemporaneous forms of prayer as part of a public event is an imposition of religion at that event.
NEWS
July 17, 2013
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. is entitled to his belief that the Supreme Court did the right thing in striking at the heart of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 ("Court's Voting Rights Act ruling should be a cause for celebration," July 14). He is not entitled to misleadingly quote from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's dissent. "Even Judge Ruth Bader Ginsberg's dissenting opinion cites the 'impressive' voting rights progress that has taken place in the impacted states [subject to pre-clearance of voting changes by the U.S. Justice Department]
NEWS
April 13, 2010
Is George F. Harrison Jr. the nom de plume of Gov. Martin O'Malley's press secretary, or is it that The Sun only publishes anti-Ehrlich missives ("Ehrlich would be wise not to focus on the past," Readers respond, April 13)? As anybody knows who was involved in the issue during the Ehrlich years, the failure to pass a slots bill lies squarely at the feet of House Speaker Michael E. Busch. Because of Mr. Busch and Mr. Busch alone, Maryland is 10 years behind Delaware, Pennsylvania and West Virginia with respect to this source of revenue and jobs.
NEWS
May 29, 2014
What a revelation. Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. cares deeply about higher education. And, all of a sudden, he's an expert on the subject ( "College: where kids become leftists," May 25). For anyone who doesn't remember, tuition at Maryland's public colleges and universities increased by 40 percent during his four years in office. His deep cuts to state funding led directly to those increases and reflected a view that students should pay more of the cost. His new found concern about affordability and debt burden is truly a wonder to behold.
NEWS
May 29, 2014
This is rich, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. complaining about college tuition ("College: where kids become leftists," May 25). I had two sons attending St. Mary's College of Maryland while Mr. Ehrlich was governor. He raised tuition more than any governor in the history of our state (part of the user fee thing). Leftist indoctrination? Nonsense. I know lots of recent college grads, and I'm shocked (and saddened) at how conservative they are. Today's grads are all about the money. Mark Moessinger - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
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