Options for Dealing with the North Korea Crisis

Editors note: One of the managing editors of this blog sent over a piece from our guest writer, John Brinkley, on the options this country has in dealing with the increasingly dangerous stand off with North Korea. In the coming weeks, the managing editors of this blog will be publishing articles from guest writers periodically. We will also be discussing… Read more »

Sometimes You Need A Little Inspiration 

Hasn’t been a great week here at the Maryland Scramble transit center. Got hit with a new bout of pneumonia and a powerful bug, and I’m back to the hospital for 72 straight hours of antibiotic induced delusional sleep. So when I woke up today a blog post was not on the agenda. But then I saw this ray of sunshine that… Read more »

Yesterday Was a Day Of Mixed Emotions

I personally had a great day yesterday. I can drink small amounts again and eat the equivalent of baby food – but after a month that’s huge progress. I had two lovely nurses take me for a walk outside which was emotionally wonderful – I can’t thank them enough. There’s pictures on FB of the jailbreak. But yesterday was also… Read more »

Time to Give Back: A Helping Hand for the Shurberg Family

Dear readers, Many of you may have noticed that the Maryland Scramble has not recently posted fresh content from Jonathan, our witty Snarkster in Chief and Master of Whispers. Jonathan is currently hospitalized with a severe illness, fighting bravely to return home to his work and his children. Jonathan’s eldest has returned home from college to care for his father… Read more »

Democrats Top Focus in the Midterms Should be Governor’s Races

Let’s face it, Democrats have had a pretty rough go of it lately. Ever since President Obama’s route in 2008, the party has suffered devastating losses in three of the four elections since. In 2009, Democrats had the White House, a majority in the House with 257 seats under party control, 58 seats in the Senate that later became 60 due… Read more »

Another Wave Of Anti-Semitic Threats, Including My Kid’s School

Initially, it was a wave of threats to various Jewish organizations around the country. This weekend, it was the desecration of a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. And this morning, it was a series of 17 bomb threats to Jewish community centers and at least two schools, including Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, where my son is a… Read more »

Israel, Nicaragua, What’s The Big Difference?

Mike Pence, who only stays out of our collective nightmares because he’s not the living, walking embodiment of every terrifying political act and gesture in the world, tried to pump up the sagging fortunes of the Trump Administration (TA) with “the Jews.” Short version: it didn’t go well. Color me not impressed. Pence tweeted out that he would be speaking… Read more »

Perez Comes Up Half A Vote Short On First Ballot – Second Ballot Being Counted

Tom Perez 213.5 Keith Ellison 200 Sally Boynton Brown 12 Pete Buttiegeg 1 Jehmu Greene 0.5 no vote/abstain 3 Whoever split their vote between Tom Perez and Jehmu Greene is probably very unhappy right now. Second ballot being counted as we speak. Results shortly.

DNC Chair Vote Coming Up; Buttiegeg Pulls Out

The DNC meeting in Atlanta has been going on for several hours now, and the vote for chair is coming up momentarily. In breaking news, South Bend Mayor and party rising star Pete Buttiegeg used his time to deliver a wonderful, lyrical speech in which he withdrew from the race, recognizing that he could not win. If you’re a total nerd,… Read more »