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March 13, 2013
Thanks, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., for your warning to the Democrats ("Democrats riding high, but beware a midterm crash," March 10). Now, let me ask a question to a Republican: What do you see a conservative, Republican Party doing to swing the Democrats their way? When I was in my 20s, I asked my father the difference between the. He told me the Republicans live in the past and the Democrats always look to the future. I am now 84 years old and I believe he was right. Since Mr. Ehrlich's party is still in shock over the last election, some keep saying they just didn't explain themselves enough.
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 16, 2014
George Harman won the Republican primary for Baltimore County executive last month by 20 votes, election officials said after a rare recount. Harman, an environmental consultant from Reisterstown, will face Democratic County Executive Kevin Kamenetz in the general election. "I'm going to focus on open, honest and ethical government," Harman said. GOP rival Tony Campbell requested the recount last week after trailing Harman by 18 votes in the June 24 primary election. Officials began counting about 28,000 ballots Tuesday morning and finished that evening.
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NEWS
May 22, 2013
Editor: I am very grateful to the voters of Havre de Grace, this was my first attempt to serve as a member of the City Council. I was not elected, however, the number of votes I received was impressive and most gratifying. Thank you and I shall return! Robert E. Greene Havre de Grace
NEWS
July 13, 2014
Dan Rodricks ' column " Excuses aside, Maryland voter turnout an embarrassment " (June 25) resonated with me. I did vote in last month's primary election. I am embarrassed for people who are entitled to vote but did not and am saddened by the lackluster turnout in the primary elections in Maryland. I want to thank Mr. Rodricks for sounding the proverbial wake-up call. I feel compelled to acknowledge my appreciation for people and circumstances that taught me to value and appreciate my right to vote.
NEWS
December 18, 2011
The Republican answer to not taxing the rich is to reduce unemployment benefits and freeze federal workers pay, again affecting the middle class and not the wealthy ("Lawmakers hold talks as shutdown draws close," Dec. 15). And yet they want our vote? Maybe a wiser cut would be to reduce their salaries; I'm sure they wouldn't take much time turning that one down! Gary Lusby, Ocean View, Del.
NEWS
July 20, 2011
In response to your editorial "No defender of the bay" (July 18), are you really surprised that Congressman Andy Harris voted against protecting the health of the Chesapeake Bay? You can expect every vote from the 1st Congressional District to be against protecting Maryland's environment and waters until Rep. Harris gets what he deserves - retirement. John A. Pica Jr., Baltimore The writer is a former Democratic state senator from Baltimore.
SPORTS
By Dan Connolly and The Baltimore Sun | January 10, 2013
I had a chance to talk to former Oriole Rafael Palmeiro about Wednesday's Hall of Fame announcement that the Baseball Writers' Association of America did not vote in anyone for the 2013 induction class . That includes Palmeiro, who was on his third year of the ballot and is one of just four players in the game's history to have at least 500 homers and 3,000 hits. He's also the only one on this year's ballot to have tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug. In 2005, months after he told a congressional committee that he had never taken steroids, a drug test found stanozolol in his system and Major League Baseball suspended him for 10 days.
NEWS
October 29, 2012
Even the most ardent fans of Mitt Romney ought to take the latest of President Barack Obama's reelection ads to heart. Here's its point: 537. That's the number of votes (along with a favorable Supreme Court ruling) that decided who won Florida - and the presidency - in the contest between George W. Bush and Al Gore in 2000. This year's election is shaping up to be just as close, with the latest polls suggesting the outcome could turn on a relatively few voters in states like Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada, Colorado and even tiny New Hampshire.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sara Toth | November 9, 2012
Remember all that voting you did this week? I'm not talking about the election; I'm talking about “The Voice.” Well, we got to see the results tonight, and I have to say, I'm a little disappointed in you, America. A results show means a lot of filler, but I'm gonna cut straight to the chase here because I'm angry. The deal was this, America: You got to save two people on each team, while Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton got to save one. Team Adam Saved by America: Amanda Brown and Bryan Keith Saved by Adam: Melanie Martinez Eliminated: Loren Allred, Joselyn Rivera In this case, it's Adam I'm mad at - you're good for now, America.
SPORTS
By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | April 17, 2012
For the past week we've had our readers decide who they think is the top boys lacrosse team in the area. It turned out to be an interesting week to hold the voting, as Calvert Hall was upset by McDonogh Friday night, leading to significant changes in our top 15 poll released yesterday . Below are the results from your voting. It's worth keeping in mind that many of these votes were cast before Calvert Hall's loss, while some came after. And it's worth mentioning that tonight's Gilman-Calvert Hall game will also sway some opinions.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2014
A Republican candidate for Baltimore County executive has asked to recount ballots after he lost the party's primary by a margin of only 18 votes. Tony Campbell, of Towson, made the request Thursday, according to county election director Katie Brown. Following the June 24 primary election, Campbell barely trailed candidate George Harman, of Reisterstown. "It is important for citizens in a democratic republic to know that their votes count," Campbell said in a statement. More than 20,000 votes were cast in the race, and because the margin was so slim, officials did not finish counting all ballots until Monday.
NEWS
Dan Rodricks | July 8, 2014
I realize it's impolite to stand up in the 21st century and declare something that was established in Colonial Maryland - say, the election of sheriffs in every county and Baltimore City - to be archaic, inefficient and unnecessary. But with all due respect to the old snuff-sniffers in powdered wigs who mandated it, I can no longer remain seated. Voting for sheriffs is as silly as silk pants. So is voting for registers of wills. Ditto for orphans' court judges, clerks of the court, and even state's attorneys.
NEWS
By E.R. Shipp | July 6, 2014
As the holiday weekend draws to a close, please pause from the cookouts and fireworks to reflect on the meaning of this freedom we've been celebrating, knowingly or not. When 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Civil Rights Act of 1964, he placed it in the context of "a long struggle for freedom" that began when the Founding Fathers adopted the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. "They pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor, not only to found a nation, but to forge an ideal of freedom; not only for political independence, but for personal liberty; not only to eliminate foreign rule, but to establish the rule of justice in the affairs of men. " Now, we know that the noble ideal of 1776 did not really embrace blacks, women, Native Americans or whites without property.
SPORTS
By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
A fast-rising Adam Jones was fifth in the outfield balloting for the American League when results were last released Monday, and MLB tweeted today that he's been gaining on Toronto's Melky Cabrera and Oakland's Yoenis Cespedes, both of whom were ahead of him and one of whom will likely occupy a third starting spot with Angels' Mike Trout and Blue Jays' Jose Bautista. Whether the three-time All-Star will get his fourth nod in the Midsummer Classic - let alone start in it - has dominated the local discourse for days.
NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
An attorney who co-founded the Institute on the Constitution and belongs to a Southern secessionist organization widened his lead in a Republican primary for a seat on the Anne Arundel County Council on Wednesday. Michael Anthony Peroutka held a 38-vote lead over former school board member Maureen Carr-York for the Republican primary in a district that includes Severna Park, Arnold and Broadneck. Elections officials counted provisional ballots and all absentee ballots on hand on Wednesday.
SPORTS
By Jon Fogg and The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
I'm old enough to remember that it was a big deal when athletes were chosen to grace the front of a Wheaties box, yet I've never eaten a flake of it. General Mills would like to change that. The company has unveiled a promotion that, for the first time in the 90-year history of Wheaties, will allow the public to choose who's going on the iconic orange carton. The selection of athletes and the methodology show how General Mills is skewing younger with this promotion, the Wheaties Next Challenge . Lacrosse, the fastest-growing sport at the college and high school levels, gets a nod -- Rob Pannell, a former Cornell All-American and now a star with Major League Lacrosse's New York Lizards, is one of the five athletes up for the vote.
NEWS
By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | July 27, 2010
The Annapolis City Council voted Monday night to allow more downtown bars and restaurants to stay open until 2 a.m., overturning a nearly 20-year-old policy that critics decried as unfair. The council approved the measure 6 to 3, with Mayor Joshua J. Cohen voting against it. The new law strikes down a 1994 policy that prohibits restaurants that serve alcohol from remaining open beyond midnight. Businesses that already had a 2 a.m. license at that time were grandfathered in, which critics argued gave those establishments an improper advantage.
NEWS
Erica L. Green | December 3, 2012
The Mount Washington School is vying for a $50,000 grant from Clorox, and asking for the Baltimore city community's help to secure it. The school entered into the Clorox CompaNy's "Power a Bright Future" competition under which the company plans to dole out $200,000 to give to schools across the country.  Mt. Washington is among nearly 2,500 schools that have entered to win one of seven grants,  which it plans to put toward boosting its...
NEWS
July 1, 2014
I see in The Sun that President Barack Obama says, "Don't send children here illegally. " Ha! But House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, in an interview, seems to say we should provide "opportunities" for these poor kids. So who is right ( "A call for compassion," June 28)? No wonder we have such an absurdity existing in D.C. I hope the voters in the upcoming election finally decide that it is absolutely necessary to get the Democrats out. R. Ails, Joppa - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
SPORTS
By Alejandro Zuniga and The Baltimore Sun | June 30, 2014
Designated hitter Nelson Cruz and injured catcher Matt Wieters still lead their respective positions in American League All-Star Game voting, according to fan voting results released by Major League Baseball on Monday afternoon. Despite cooling off at the plate in June, Cruz maintains a comfortable lead over the Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz, 2,944,267 votes to 1,948,211. Wieters, who underwent season-ending elbow ligament reconstruction surgery earlier this month and hasn't played since May 10, has been in first place since the first updates were released.
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