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By Jules Witcover | June 8, 2012
Any way you slice it, the refusal of Wisconsin voters to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker for limiting the collective-bargaining rights of unionized public-sector employees was a blow not only to organized labor but to the Democratic Party as a whole. On an issue that goes to the core of the American labor movement's ability to deliver for the party as its key constituency, big corporate and individual fat-cat money overwhelmed the traditional union muscle of political boots on the ground.
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The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2014
Maryland's men's basketball team will play one "Super Tuesday" game on ESPN in 2015, facing Wisconsin at the Xfinity Center at 7 p.m. on Feb. 24. ESPN's "Super Tuesday" schedule -- which features a game from the Big Ten and SEC each week -- was announced Wednesday. Wisconsin, which reached the Final Four this past season, is on the "Super Tuesday" schedule four times. The Terps are 2-5 all-time against the Badgers, with the teams last meeting in 2009 in Madison. In a previously announced game, Maryland will play host to Virginia in the Big Ten-ACC challenge at 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 3. That game is scheduled to be broadcast on ESPN2.
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NEWS
February 24, 2011
The difference between the people of Egypt, Libya and Wisconsin is that the latter start protesting at the beginning of their suppression instead of after decades. In each place, a strong man is saying if you'd just do what I say, you wouldn't need rights. This is a basic flaw in the Republicans' approach to government. Arise, Wisconsin! Arise, Indiana! Theodore Carl Houk, Towson
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By David Selig and The Baltimore Sun | April 3, 2014
You don't need to think too far back to remember Maryland's most recent games against Kentucky and Connecticut. The Terps opened the 2012-13 season with a loss to the Wildcats at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and returned a year later to lose their opener the Huskies. Maryland has actually faced each team in this year's Final Four since the turn of the century. Here's a closer look at the Terps' all-time series with each of this year's national semifinalists. MARYLAND vs. CONNECTICUT All-time series: Connecticut leads, 5-2 Most recent meeting (Nov.
NEWS
February 23, 2011
Your editorial "Union badgering" (Feb. 22) conveniently omits the fact that Gov. Scott Walker campaigned to do exactly what he is doing, and that voters of Wisconsin elected him to do it. The public employees of Wisconsin and their paid-in-full senators in the state legislature apparently do not believe in elections. Their claim that they now support pension and health-care relief for taxpayers is belied by the fact that they tried to jam increases in those very same benefits through the legislature before the Republicans took over, but they didn't have the votes to do so. The fight in Wisconsin comes down to the basic proposition: Who controls the government — voters or public employee unions?
NEWS
January 10, 2010
Jordan Taylor had a rocky start replacing Trevon Hughes. Wisconsin's backup point guard committed two turnovers and missed a jumper shortly after Hughes picked up two quick fouls, but he got better in a hurry to help the Badgers hand Purdue its first loss this season. Taylor scored a career-high 23 points, Jason Bohannon tied a career high with 20 and No. 17 Wisconsin beat No. 4 Purdue 73-66 Saturday in Madison, Wis. Purdue's 14-0 start tied the best in school history, but both the 1993-94 squad led by Glenn Robinson and this year's team saw their streaks end in Madison.
NEWS
February 28, 2011
In reply to letter writer Theodore Carl Houk's observations in "The difference between Egypt and Wisconsin" (Feb. 24), it is not a strong man in Wisconsin saying "do what I say. " Rather it is the newly elected representative of the voters of Wisconsin. The voters, it is assumed, weighed the changes that might come before voting. The Democrats are poor losers. Look what happened when President Obama was elected. The Republicans were shut-out of many discussions on new legislation, especially Obamacare.
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by Annie Linskey | June 6, 2012
Democrat Tom Barrett's defeat in Wisconsin is also a loss for Gov. Martin O'Malley and his Democratic Governors Association which poured about $3.2 million into the attempt to topple Republican Gov. Scott Walker. O'Malley noted in a statement that Democrats were outspent "ten to one" in Wisconsin. He looked for the silver lining of last night's election results in Wisconsin, saying in a statement that "Republican governors across the country are on notice" and "The people of their states will not tolerate partisan overreach.
NEWS
February 23, 2011
The Effort by the governor of Wisconsin to restrict collective bargaining by labor unions is an unacceptable infringement on the rights of its citizens ("Wisconsin's governor to senators: Come home" Feb. 22). But the sad truth is that it demonstrates a rare sober effort by any government official in the U.S. to act seriously to diminish gross budgetary problems. It is sad that our federal government buckled to political pressures to extend Bush's tax reductions for our wealthiest citizens and that we are now asking middle class union members in Wisconsin and other citizens to pay the price for irresponsible spending.
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By Luke Broadwater | April 20, 2011
I used to think the protesters in Wisconsin opposed to budget cuts (and union-weakening) might have a point. But my position has now changed because of two very firm rules I've stuck to all my life: 1) Never side with crazy people; 2) Never side with extremely stupid people.  I'm not sure which category the following protesters fall into, but it's one of the above.  As Sarah Palin was being introduced at a recent tea party rally, she was greeted with these insightful comments from the mob.  1)
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By David Driver | March 17, 2014
Charlie Jones sat on a couch in the front row with his teammates during a selection show party on Sunday evening at American University. A resident of Manchester in Carroll County, freshman swingman Jones was wearing a light gray sweatsuit and to his left were star point guard Darius Gardner and coach Mike Brennan. At about 6:20 p.m., the CBS selection show announced that American, the Patriot League champions, were the No. 15 seed in the West Regional for March Madness and would face No. 2 seed Wisconsin on Thursday in Milwaukee for the Eagles' first tournament appearance in five years.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | March 7, 2014
Pnina Wilkins, an interior designer and past president of Hadassah, died Feb. 22 of heart failure at Seasons Hospice in Randallstown. She was 90. The daughter of Benjamin Laikin, a wiping cloths manufacturer, and Anna Golomb Laikin, a homemaker, Pnina Laikin was born in Baltimore and later moved with her family to Detroit. After graduating from high school in Detroit, she attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison for a year. She left Wisconsin after she met her future husband, Stanley Wilkins, in Atlantic City, N.J., during a family vacation.
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | February 28, 2014
After playing its final ACC season without visits from Duke or North Carolina, Maryland will have plenty of heavyweights coming to Comcast Center in the Terps' first year in the Big Ten. Maryland will play host to Michigan State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana in 2014-15. A schedule of opponents was released by the Big Ten on Friday. The Terps will have home-and-home series with the Hoosiers and Spartans, as well as with Penn State, Nebraska and Rutgers. They will also face Northwestern and Minnesota at home, while travelling to Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State and Purdue.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to chat up Democrats in California and Wisconsin in the coming months in what his advisers call a tour to elect more Democrats. The trips will bring O'Malley, who is considering a bid for president, to activists in both states this spring.  In Wisconsin, a swing state, O'Malley will be the keynote speaker at an annual gala of Democrats on April 12. A flier released Thursday advertises O'Malley as "a true progressive and results-oriented leader. "  The governor will also be in Los Angeles on March 8 to be one of several public officials addressing roughly 3,000 California Democrats at that state's party convention.  O'Malley, who is term-limited, has traveled out-of-state extensively over the past three years during a two-year stint as chair of the Democratic Governor's Association and one-year turn as its finance chair.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | January 31, 2014
The president of Morgan State University was recently a finalist for a job as head of the public college system in Wisconsin, but ultimately withdrew his name from consideration. David Wilson was one of five finalists vying to be head of the University of Wisconsin System, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The job went to Ray Cross, an internal candidate, in January. Before coming to Morgan, Wilson had worked as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin Extension.
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By Mike Klis and The Denver Post | September 4, 2013
There are some parts Montee Ball wants to keep from his college days. His production, for one. He set all the college career rushing yardage and touchdown records at Wisconsin. He also wants to keep his college number: 28. After practice Tuesday, Ball switched from No. 38 to the No. 28 he wore for the Badgers. But there are other parts of college Ball is glad to leave behind. For the full article, click here .
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By Don Markus and The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2012
Randy Edsallsaid he isn't looking back on what happened last season at Maryland, so I won't either. But that doesn't mean I won't be watching what Danny O'Brien is doing at Wisconsin this season, and I'm sure a few Terps fans were checking out the internet Saturday while Maryland was struggling to beat William & Mary at Byrd Stadium behind freshman quarterback Perry Hills. For those who hadn't heard what the former Maryland quarterback had done in his debut with the Badgers, it certainly had to make you think what O'Brien might have done in Mike Locksley's new offense in College Park rather than Matt Canada's new offense in Madison.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
Baltimore City Councilman Nick Mosby's proposed boycott of Florida is a terrible idea ( "Councilman wants Baltimore to boycott Florida after Zimmerman trial," Aug. 9). Since he is trying to protest the "stand your ground" law, it is only fair to protest it across the board. The resolution would encourage city agencies and investment boards to avoid doing business with companies in the Sunshine state as well as to traveling to the state itself. To be fair, we should apply the same resolution to the many states that have some form of stand-your-ground law. These include Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts (though the term is used very loosely there)
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by Matthew Hay Brown and The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2013
Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012, is scheduled to speak in Baltimore on Thursday at the Maryland Republican Party's annual Red, White and Blue Dinner. Ryan, who chairs the House Budget Committee, is seen as a leading candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016. The Red, White and Blue Dinner is the state party's largest fundraiser of the year. Previous speakers include Ryan's 2012 running mate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Republican strategist Karl Rove.
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