Monthly Archives: August 2015

Ranking The GOP Candidates

Establishment outlets like the Washington Post, the Hill and Roll Call are not quite sure what to do with the lingering stench that is the Trump campaign. He hasn’t yet imploded as expected, and his comments and attacks on other candidates have become even more outlandish. Today, the Hill for the third time since May ranked the Republican candidates based on the… Read more »

Musical Digression

So here’s the pitch: Finnish roots band covers AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck.” Sound interesting? No? Well, sorry, but you’re wrong. First, for you youngsters who don’t know the song, here’s AC/DC from 1990. Now here’s the Steve ‘n Seagulls cover, from 2014. The official video had been viewed over 15 million times. In just over a year. I’m a big fan of bluegrass, Americana,… Read more »

Nick Mosby For Mayor?

I put in the question mark because there’s been no official decision, but from the tone of this story, City Councilman Nick Mosby is going to run. Mosby, who says he’s wanted the city’s top job since age 8, said Sunday he’s “seriously considering” a run for mayor. Already, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and former Mayor Sheila Dixon are in the field… Read more »

Marvin Mandel Dead At 95

Former Maryland Governor Marvin Mandel, who became governor after the election of Spiro Agnew as Vice President in 1968, and who oversaw the modernization of the Maryland judicial and executive branches of government in the 1970s, died earlier today at 95. Governor Larry Hogan ordered flags to be flown at half staff in acknowledgement of Mandel’s passing, and he also… Read more »

I’m Off The Scott Walker Bus

Since the early days of the 2016 campaign, I was concerned about the appeal of Scott Walker to the Republican squads of flying monkeys. He’s crazy and dangerous and corrupt, but he’s managed to keep a lot of his worst crazy under the radar. And he looks and talks like a sane and rational guy to the average voter with… Read more »

Journalistic Malpractice

Early this morning (just before 1:00 a.m.), I posted video of Debbie Wasserman Schultz ruling “out of order” a motion at the DNC meeting in Mineapolis to put the DNC on record as supporting the Iran deal negotiated by the Obama Administration. I posted it at the time to highlight the rejection of a motion to expand the debate calendar,… Read more »

Save The Date

Earlier today, I received an email invitation entitled “Reminder: See You Sunday!” from the Raskin campaign. I thought “well, that’s a little bit of short notice, but hey, let’s read further and see what it is.” Turns out it’s an invite for Fathers’ Day. “Well,” I thought, “how helpful of them to tell me about the event ten months before… Read more »

CD8 Online Poll – Final Results

The poll results are in and 1487 votes were cast. Jamie Raskin 644 (43%) Kathleen Matthews 531 (36%) Kumar Barve 123 (8%) Ana Sol-Gutierrez 76 (5%) Valerie Ervin 59 (4%) David Anderson 51 (3%) Will Jawando 3 (0.2%) 1120 of the votes (over 75%) were cast since my last vote total update on Thursday: Raskin 497 (44.4%) Matthews 480 (42.9%)… Read more »