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Freedom at Risk: 2016 Elections and the Stakes Going Forward

What happened on Election Day 2016 will be analyzed in minute detail for decades. A deeply-divided country reacted to the results: some stood and applauded, some stood up to protest, and some wondered "how could this be, what's next?" The progressive transformation of America underway through the Obama presidency almost inconceivably ground to a halt, while a version of American nationalism suddenly appeared front and center. The interaction of these two opposing forces is enormously important history to understand, because it will shape our future.

Gov. Robert Ehrlich was Maryland's first Republican Governor in 36 years when he was elected. His policies turned state budget deficits in to a surplus and created 100,000 new jobs. He authored Maryland's first charter schools law, and advocated for investments in public schools, funding for need-base college scholarships, and minority business advancement. He authored the historic Chesapeake Bay Restoration Act to restore America's largest estuary.

Ehrlich is the author of four books on contemporary American politics and issues confronting America. His most recent book, Bet You Didn't See That One Coming (2018, Post-Hill Press), is an analysis of the unexpected election of Donald J. Trump, the earth-shattering changing of the guard in Washington, how it's turned establishment politics on its head, and what it all means for the future of the nation.

Gov. Robert Ehrlich

Maryland Governor, 2003-2007

U.S. House of Representatives, 1995-2003

Wednesday, April 18 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

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1834 Wake Forest Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106

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