November 7, 2012
It was fairly obvious by about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday that most cable and network analysts thought President Obama was going to be re-elected. But they didn't have the data to make the call until 11:17. When that happened at NBC News and CNN, viewers were offered as clear a snapshot as I have seen of the difference between a news gathering operation like CNN and an ideologically driven enterprise like MSNBC. "We've got a really major projection to make right now," CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer said.
February 11, 2012
In a Chrysler advertisement aired during halftime of Sunday's Super Bowl, actor and director Clint Eastwood says, "I've seen a lot of tough eras, a lot of tough downturns in my life, times when we didn't understand each other. It seems we've lost our heart at times, and the fog of discord, division and blame made it hard to see what lies ahead. But after those trials, we all rallied around what was right and acted as one. " To judge from the reaction he got, we haven't achieved that last stage just yet. Mr. Eastwood was pilloried the next morning by Republican political strategist and Fox News commentator Karl Rove, among others, as a tool of President Barack Obama's re-election strategy.
November 15, 2011
About 15 protesters were asked to leave a speech by Karl Rove at Johns Hopkins University after staging "organized disruption," a university official said. Some protesters were forcibly removed from the auditorium, said spokeswoman Tracey A. Reeves. The protesters were not believed to be Hopkins students, she said. They were affiliated with the Baltimore offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement. Shortly after 10 p.m. the group, which goes by the name Occupy Baltimore, shared via Twitter a six-minute YouTube video of the incident.
February 23, 2010
Human events are intriguing. So many points of view of the same event demand tolerance if we are going to get along at all. Our guest Ahmed at Goucher College is an emotional reminder of this dilemma of life (" Iraqi student's education goes far beyond Goucher," Feb. 21). I can not imagine the tragedies the people of Iraq have endured since the U.S. led invasion of 2003. Confronting Karl Rove had to be a critical moment of Ahmed's life. In so doing, he joined the long American tradition of protesting war. We the people have always spoke out against war, dating back to the late 1700s during the quasi-war with France during President John Adams' administration.
September 1, 2008
Carmen Amedori, 52, is a resident of Westminster and was a state delegate representing Carroll County from 1998 until 2004, when she was appointed to serve on the Maryland Parole Commission during the Ehrlich administration. A Baltimore native and a graduate of Villa Julie College, Amedori worked as a paralegal and journalist while raising two daughters before entering the world of politics. She was one of the few elected officials in Maryland who supported John McCain when he ran for president in 2000 and was an alternate delegate at that year's convention.
May 30, 2008
Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan's new Bush administration expose, What Happened, has prompted a chorus of dismissive responses from Bush loyalists and critics. In the book, Mr. McClellan (above left, with the president in 2006) claims President Bush waged a "propaganda campaign" to sell the Iraq war, which he called unnecessary and a strategic blunder. He called the president stubborn and isolated and suggested that presidential adviser Karl Rove conspired with I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby on the leak of a CIA official's name, among other revelations.