Since my least favorite year ever – 2012 – I’ve written a “what I’m thankful for” Facebook post on Thanksgiving Day, Rebecca’s favorite holiday. I always link to the 2012 post, the hardest one to write, with an update on what I’m thankful for these days. I thought about moving it here this year, but there’s a lot of people… Read more »
Enjoying a week long vacation for the first time in a while, and thinking back on the past year and a half since Barbara Mikulski dropped her bombshell on Maryland in March, 2015, I’ve been contemplating a rumor that has come up more than once – that Ben Cardin may not run for reelection in 2018. I’m not reporting this… Read more »
The Maryland Association of Counties (MACO) is having its annual summer bacchanalia this week, and rest assured, they’re not just getting drunk in Ocean City, they are considering deep and weighty issues. Like Pokemon Go. Yes, really. “There’s an awful lot of questions that have burst on the scene about this game and the trend that it represents,” said Michael Sanderson,… Read more »
Hadn’t planned on taking a break, but I found that whether I wanted one or not, I needed one. So I’m going to extend the break to tomorrow morning, when I’ll be back with a vengeance. Breaking down last week’s results, looking ahead to November and then to 2018, and shifting focus from the 2016 horse races to a whole… Read more »
A digression. I hope it makes sense in the end, but that’s for you to decide. I can’t think of a more important and consequential single issue than what I discuss here. If we’re going to accomplish any of the progressive goals that the vast majority of my readers care about, we must address the complex relationship of politics and… Read more »
I try to give every story I feel merits a mention its own post. Some days that can lead to a lot of posts. Today is one of those days. I’ve got four stories in the mental queue right now, and of course it’s that time of the afternoon where I have to go pick up my son from school…. Read more »
No, not the title of a new John Oliver psychic show, but a confident prediction of what we’ll be reading about when the sun comes up on a Wednesday morning: Anonymous Oriental rug experts posing as political pundits will report that responsibility for today’s North Korean nuclear test should be squarely placed on the shoulders of “atheist heathen” CD8 candidate Jamie Raskin.
If you agree with this, I’m not sure we can be friends anymore. But! If Hillary lost because progressives abstained from voting, it’s possible that Republican incompetence would be laid bare, and that they’d run the country into the ground over the next four years. If that’s what it takes to show the people that a leftist political revolution is the… Read more »
The 2016 Maryland primary election is in 164 days. Breathe deeply into the bag. Long, slow breaths. You may now resume your Saturday night activities.
Tom Coale of HoCoRising has a very good piece today on what it feels like to run for office, give it everything you have, and come up short. Read the whole thing, but this part deserves special mention: Even still, in the days, weeks, and months after the election, I felt embarrassed. I think that is a fair emotion to feel, but… Read more »