Bob Auerbach didn't expect to win Maryland's 5th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, but he went out to the Greenbelt Community Center polling station Tuesday with hope that his issues will one day win.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Greenbelt resident and Green Party nominee Bob Auerbach said no to a military ribbon-cutting celebration Thursday, Rep. Steny Hoyer, Democrat and incumbent, went.
Ninety-two-year-old Greenbelt, MD, resident and Green Party nominee for Congress Bob Auerbach says he turned down an invitation to the Naval Surface Warfare Center's ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, calling "energetics" a euphemism for military weapons development. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the incumbent in Maryland's 5th District, attended the ceremony. The center is celebrating the opening of its new energetics systems and technology lab building. But Auerbach, a lifelong peace advocate, sees no cause for rejoicing. Energetics is not a term that he embraces. “The word ‘energetics’ is a euphemism for military weapons development,” said Auerbach. The warfare center's website provides its own description, stating, “'Energetic systems' …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The Bowie City Council urges residents to support incubent Verjeana Jacobs for the District 5 Board of Education school board seat.
Dear Bowie Residents, We, the undersigned, who serve as your non-partisan, elected leaders of the City of Bowie are all enthusiastically supporting Jeana Jacobs, Esq., current school board chair, for the upcoming non-partisan School Board Election in District 5 serving the Bowie area. As you know, our school system has many challenges facing it in the near term; the hiring of a new school superintendent, shrinking resources from our state government and recruitment/retention of the best and brightest teachers to instruct our children. Ms. Jacobs, the current school board chair, has been on the board for six years and has been selected by her peers to lead them for the past 5 years. That alone is a testament to her leadership and ability …
Monday, October 22, 2012
The third presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney focused on foreign policy. Who dominated? We want to know what Maryland thinks.
After President Obama and former Gov. Mitt Romney sparred aggressively last week, the candidates dug into foreign policy at Monday night's third and final presidential debate. News organizations cited instant polls that showed voters believed both candidates did well in a face-off that was less contentious than past debates this season but offered up a few verbal highlights. The two candidates had extensive exchanges on Iran and Syria, and the importance of the U.S.-Israel alliance. Obama responded to a charge by Romney that the Navy had fewer ships than it did in 1916. “We also have fewer horses and bayonets,” said Obama. Whom do you think won the debate? Tell us in comments. -- TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, …
Monday, October 15, 2012
And, where does Montgomery County fit in?
The campaign season brings out the best, the worst, the most passionate and sometimes the most vitriolic political debate. It also brings out candidates making stump speeches. In Maryland, those candidates are seldom running for president. A Republican presidential candidate hasn’t claimed Maryland since George H.W. Bush in 1988. It’s been a decade since Robert L. Ehrlich became the first Republican governor elected in Maryland since Spiro Agnew was elected 35 years earlier. The numbers tell a familiar tale: The roughly two-to-one voter registration advantage that Democrats hold over Republicans. The six-to-two Democrat-to-Republican advantage in congressional seats. And yet, when you read the comments on Patch sites, you hear them: …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Former President Bill Clinton headlined a list of speakers.
More prominent Democrats spoke Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention. The hopeful and forward-looking tone of Tuesday’s speakers was replaced with targeted barbs at the Republican candidates and the GOP platform. Former President Bill Clinton formally re-nominated Barack Obama as the Democrat candidate. We want to hear from you: Which speaker during Wednesday’s Democratic Party event left the biggest impression on you?:
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Bob Auerbach says some people retire to resort spots and spend all their money on themselves, but he gets his kicks helping the poor and working for peace.
Ninety-two-year-old Greenbelt resident Bob Auerbach is not seeking a retired life—instead he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives on Maryland's Green Party ticket. Following the Maryland State Board of Elections' recent announcement that the Libertarian and Green parties are once again certified as political parties in Maryland, Auerbach is back on the ballot and campaign trail. Some people retire to resort spots and spend all their money on themselves, but that's not how he gets his kicks, according to Auerbach. He said that he prefers "helping out poor people and working for peace and disarmament." With Auerbach in the 5th Congressional District race are Democrat Steny Hoyer, Republican Anthony O' Donnell and Libertarian …