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August 7, 2011
Having put us through one torturous, mind-binding fiasco, here's hoping that the Republican Party has learned how to keep the tail from wagging the dog. Al Funk, Timonium
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
A claim that has also been central to Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's critique of Maryland's economy - that the state has lost most of its Fortune 500 companies during the O'Malley administration - turns out to be false. That assertion has been a staple of Hogan's stump speech. Hogan repeated the claim, with minor variations, throughout the primary contest and has continued to make it a central talking point in his general election campaign against Democrat Anthony G. Brown.
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NEWS
October 18, 2013
The psychologist Carl Jung once defined insanity as when a part of the personality detaches itself from the rest and attempts to act as if it were the whole personality. This is exactly what Thomas F. Schaller means when he refers to the insanity of the "tea party-beholden GOP" ( "Why did GOP pick a fight on Obamacare?" Oct. 16). That a small fraction of one chamber of one branch of the federal government could use our democratic system to threaten its economic destruction is indeed insane.
NEWS
September 27, 2014
Thirty-second TV spots by Democrat Anthony Brown and the Democratic Governors Association deliver remarkably similar messages portraying Larry Hogan as someone opposed to abortion even in cases of rape or incest. The ads tie Hogan to long-ago proposals. What the ads say : The Brown spot opens with the question "Who is Larry Hogan?" It answers with a series of statements about Hogan's stance on abortion, asserting that Hogan opposes a woman's right to choose and wants to ban abortion in cases of rape and incest.
NEWS
November 3, 2010
We Democrats welcome the Republican voters and their candidates back into the fire. It has been lonely being the only active party, solving problems. Now remember, you don't have the luxury of "no," and you are getting a second chance to take back "your" country. There will be no more opportunities for the Republican voters or their party if your representatives drop the ball. The pressure is off us Democrats. Now we can sit back and ask you and your party why things are not going well.
NEWS
August 26, 2013
Your article about the inept Maryland Republican Party's struggles just scratches the surface (" GOP struggles to overcome adversity, Aug. 23). As an independent, non-ideological voter, I am nonpartisan in this affair, but you were very kind in your treatment of the individuals named. You really could have taken the Republicans to task for their ineptness. I do not think our delegation from Harford County has contributed a thing to those of us that live here. Yet, you will see them at any photo opportunity available.
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By Jonah Goldberg | August 8, 2013
They're back! The isolationist poltergeists that forever haunt the Republican Party. Or so we're told. In July, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky had a set-to over American foreign policy. Mr. Christie clumsily denounced "this strain of libertarianism that's going through parties right now and making big headlines I think is a very dangerous thought. " It was clumsy in its garbled syntax but also in its ill-considered shot at "libertarianism. " What he meant to say, I think, was "isolationist," and that is the term a host of commentators on the left and right are using to describe Mr. Paul and his ideas.
NEWS
March 12, 2012
As an ardent supporter of former Republican Sen. Charles McC. Mathias Jr., it saddens me to observe what has happened to his Grand Old Party. It has made a grand terrible bargain with the devil. The equation is easy to see. They don't want to raise taxes on people earning over $1 million a year, which they say is critically important for the average American. To achieve this goal, they say, we must accept some things we may not like from a vocal minority of the party: Limiting women's access to contraception; limiting women's ability to make decisions regarding their health; and limiting men and women's right to marry whomever they wish.
NEWS
November 3, 2010
As a Sun subscriber, I read the Wednesday, Nov. 3 edition with interest. I was hoping to see The Baltimore Sun's coverage of a major unfolding national news story displayed on the front page and the appropriate headline banner reading: "GOP wins big, reclaims House. " Then I expected to see an article reporting this major event discussed on page one. Sadly, I was mistaken. That article was buried on page 13. I wonder why on page 13? Just a bad luck coincidence! Come on, be honest.
NEWS
January 21, 2012
After watching the Republican presidential primary debates, I have an urge to move to another country if any of these clowns win. The unapologetic racism shown by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and the loud clapping by the people of South Carolina, was disgusting. These people should follow Rick Perry and secede from the United States. Texas is 47th in educational status followed by the rest of the Southern states. They really need to stop dividing our country and let the racists and bigots among them run their own. I know this will never happen, but I can only hope it would.
NEWS
September 18, 2014
A former Arizona state senator named Russell Pearce resigned as vice chairman of the state's Republican Party recently because he suggested that if he ran Medicaid, the first thing he'd do would be to put female recipients on birth control implants or require tubal ligation. Then he'd test all recipients for drugs and alcohol. If you want to reproduce or use drugs or alcohol, he reportedly told listeners on his radio show, "then get a job. " It's not surprising that a conservative Republican might perceive poor people as lazy and irresponsible, but the attack on Medicaid — the government-financed insurance program for the poor and working poor and, of course, the possibility of forced female sterility — was beyond the pale.
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By Michael Dresser and The Baltimore Sun | September 17, 2014
The Maryland Republican Party admitted Wednesday that it used a trademarked logo of the Baltimore Ravens to raise funds without seeking the team's permission. The party's executive director said it had been an error on his part. The unauthorized use of the purple-and-black logo and Ravens shield came as the party publicized a fundraiser at a private home in Edgewater. In emails, on Facebook and on the party Web page, the state GOP used the logo to invite people to "an afternoon of Ravens football and Republican Party politics" during Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.
NEWS
September 14, 2014
In what on the surface seems like a remarkable turnaround, a number of conservative Republican Senate candidates this year are supporting a proposal to expand access to birth control by making it available without a prescription as an over-the-counter medication. Wider access to birth control traditionally has been a Democratic issue, so Republicans' sudden embrace of it seems almost too good to be true. Unfortunately, it is. This year four GOP Senate candidates in close races against Democratic incumbents have announced their support for over-the-counter access to birth control: Cory Gardener of Colorado; Thom Tillis of North Carolina; Ed Gillespie of Virgina and Mike McFadden of Minnesota.
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Tim Wheeler | September 9, 2014
Legislators from Maryland and Pennsylvania sparred at a hearing in Annapolis Monday over whether their states are doing too much or too little to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution. In a U.S. Senate subcommittee hearing called to review the new bay restoration agreement, Maryland state Sen. Steve Hershey complained about the "astronomical cost" of cleaning up the ailing estuary, calling it an "unfunded mandate" from the federal government. Maryland's share has been estimated at nearly $15 billion through 2025, he noted.
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By Leonard Pitts Jr and By Leonard Pitts Jr | September 4, 2014
I have a question for my Republican friends. Yes, that sounds like the setup for a smackdown, but though the question is pointed, it is also in earnest. I'd seriously like to know: If Republican fiscal policies really are the key to prosperity, if the GOP formula of low taxes and little regulation really does unleash economic growth, then why has the country fared better under Democratic presidents than Republican ones, and why are red states the poorest states in the country?
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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.
NEWS
December 23, 2009
There's several things wrong with Jack Kinstlinger's letter "GOP digs its political grave" (Readers respond, Dec. 22). I'm sure it's convenient for Mr. Kinstlinger to assume that a bill that is now wildly unpopular will one day be wildly popular. That's within his rights. Rewriting history, however, is not. In fact, the 1935 Social Security bill was supported by the vast majority of Republicans in both the House and the Senate, which is a far cry from the unanimous Republican opposition to the current bill.
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By Douglas MacKinnon | March 29, 2010
With President Barack Obama's victory in the passage of "Obamacare," I've heard a number of Republicans say, "The Democrats have won the battle but lost the war." Really? Prior to that, as Mr. Obama lost his footing on the utopian pedestal he was idealistically elevated upon, I heard other Republicans say, "He's a one-term president like Jimmy Carter." These have indeed been tough days and weeks for the Obama White House. That said, myopic comments like those can only be music to the ears of battle-tested Rahm Emanuel and David Axelrod.
NEWS
August 28, 2014
Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. opines for 13 paragraphs on the reasons Jews don't vote for Republicans but he barely touches on the reasons for that lack of support ( "The GOP supports Israel more than Dems," Aug. 24) Maybe Jews despise the inherent racism within the party, the Christian Evangelicals who dictate its social policies, the slow and willful erosion of the one-man, one-vote Democratic political philosophy and the GOP's fervent embrace of the gun culture. Despite the fact that Republicans generally support the state of Israel, maybe American Jews looking at today's Republican Party and its leaders are just fearful that what they are seeing there is a return to good old-fashioned fascism.
NEWS
August 26, 2014
Columnist Robert L. Ehrlich Jr's. commentary suggesting that Jews should reconsider their long-standing support of Democratic presidential candidates requires a response ( "The GOP supports Israel more than Dems," Aug. 24). Mr. Ehrlich rightly points out some of the historical reasons Jews have supported Democrats as well as their disagreement with some Republican leaders on such issues as abortion, gay marriage, gun control, prayer in schools and birth control. But the article left out the invasion of Iraq based on faulty intelligence that led to the death of more than 4,000 young American men and women and ended up strengthening Israel's enemy, Iran.
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