December 11, 2012
The Republican Central Committee of Harford County recently elected Derek J. Howell as its chairman and Teresa Reilly as its vice-chairman. Gregory Johnson and Sharon Price were unanimously re-elected as Secretary and Treasurer, respectively. Voting took place Nov. 23. Prior to his election as chairman, Howell told the committee that if elected he would "concentrate on uniting and growing our party. " According to a news release from the committee, in anticipation of being elected chairman, Mr. Howell prepared a memorandum for all Republican Central Committee Members, which, in part, contained his vision for uniting and growing the Republican Party in Harford County.
December 4, 2012
Ayatollahs seem to just appoint themselves and then start enforcing their own brand of orthodoxy. Grover Norquist has been doing that in the Republican Party for years. Mr. Norquist has never been elected to anything. Nobody ever said he should be in charge of the GOP's true religion (although he claims President Ronald Reagan urged him to found his lobbying group, Americans for Tax Reform). But he certainly has been the Republicans' key political theologian who made opposition to tax increases the party's central tenet for more than 25 years.
November 28, 2012
In a recent commentary, former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr. exhorted Republican candidates not to whine about the allegedly liberal media ("How Republicans win in 2016," Nov. 25). Of course, a few lines earlier, Mr. Ehrlich whined about just that, saying: "Remember that the major media are not exactly even-handed when it comes to candidate foibles. Nine out of 10 journalists vote Democratic. Most possess a left-leaning agenda. " Yet with the possible exception of The New York Times, the major media outlets in this country are owned by large, multinational corporations, most of whose top executives subscribe to a political outlook similar to Mr. Ehrlich's.
November 10, 2012
At least 54 percent of America's women can be proud to tell their daughters and granddaughters that they stood up to lunacy and prevented making criminals out of women who are raped and then choose to end the pregnancies that result. Yet that was in the GOP party platform, and it was supported by the top of their ticket as well as by 13 of the 33 Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate. That ticket and 10 of those Senate candidates went down to defeat as a result of women's opposition to their position.
October 17, 2012
The post-debate headlines highlighted the tension and the incumbent's vastly improved performance from their first encounter. The consensus from the polls and pundits is that President Barack Obama got the best of Mitt Romney at the town hall debate at Hofstra University on Tuesday night, and we are inclined to agree. But presidential debates aren't like scholastic competitions, where scores are added up by a bunch of teacher-advisers analyzing points and counter-points and the winner walks off with a trophy.
September 13, 2012
The fact that Democratic congressional candidate Wendy Rosen voted in both Maryland and Florida proves that voter fraud does exist even though it still is a tiny fraction of the total votes cast. However, we need to look a bit more closely to see the full implications of this incident. Ms. Rosen presumably has a government issued picture ID, yet that did absolutely nothing to prevent voter fraud. Why? Because Ms. Rosen didn't vote in two states in person. Instead, she used absentee ballots, and a picture ID wouldn't have prevented her from doing so. In fact, almost every documented case of voter fraud has been perpetrated via absentee voting, not by in-person voting.