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  • Food for Thought Question: Does the way we elect the president need to be overhauled?

    Food for Thought Question: Does the way we elect the president need to be overhauled?
    As you may recall from your days back in social studies class, we the people do not directly elect the next president, it's the Electoral College that does it. Our Food for Thought question: Does the way we elect the president need to be overhauled?
  • Bogus letters questioning citizenship sent to Fla. voters; postmarked from Seattle

    Bogus letters questioning citizenship sent to Fla. voters; postmarked from Seattle
    An attempt at the suppression of voters is now under investigation in the state of Florida. The historic battleground, with 29 Electoral College votes up for grabs, begins early voting Saturday, but dozens of voters so far have produced strange letters...
  • Chan Lowe: The Electoral College

    Chan Lowe: The Electoral College
    Recently I read an account of how the Electoral College came to be—that it was one of those compromises everyone at the Constitutional Convention found distasteful, but that was devised as a necessary evil to assuage the fears of small-state...
  • Hardy says she's an advocate for residents

    Hardy says she's an advocate for residents
    For years in the last decade, it was a common line in Huntington Beach City Council stories: "The council voted 6 to 1, with Jill Hardy dissenting." Hardy, who served on the council from 2002 to 2010 and is running again this year, often did not speak...
  • Congressional candidate profiles

    MEET THE CANDIDATES   When Marylanders head to the polls Nov. 6, they will elect members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives in addition to casting their ballots for president. Dozens of people are running for a chance to represent the...
  • Fundraiser in chief

    Fundraiser in chief
    As President Barack Obama recently headlined the last of a record-breaking number of fundraisers for his reelection bid, it is important to understand that the extraordinary rise in presidential fundraising efforts in recent decades is an unintended...
  • Hillary in 2012? It could happen

    Hillary in 2012? It could happen
    A number of news reports have suggested the possibility of the presidential election ending in a draw — both candidates garnering 269 electors. You need 270 to win. A long shot? Maybe. It happened in 1800, when Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr each...
  • Small Wonders: Just getting what we deserve

    It all comes down to Tuesday. The year-long tour de force of stump speeches, primaries, promises, debates and conventions. All the mudslinging, invectives, media circuses, accusations, half-truths, almost-facts and outright lies. All the straight...
  • Time to abolish Electoral College

    Time to abolish Electoral College
    A recent Baltimore Sun article, "Election remake hits hurdles," (Jan. 29) brings to light new thoughts on how to change the rules of the Electoral College. At the present time, all states use the winner-take-all system except two, Maine and Nebraska....
  • Obama, Romney Down to the Wire in Final Bid for Votes

    Obama, Romney Down to the Wire in Final Bid for Votes
    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The long, costly and contentious presidential campaign wound down Tuesday to a series of final stops in a handful of fiercely competitive states, as President Obama and challenger Mitt Romney sought to fortify their positions in the...
  • What will the liberal media do if Obama loses the popular vote but wins the Electoral College?

    I have a bet with a friend that if President Obama wins re-election in the Electoral College but loses the popular vote, all the raging against the Electoral College in the print and broadcast media will immediately cease. Within three months, you won't...