Monthly Archives: June 2016

Scratch One Potential VP Choice

I think it’s fair to say that “safe VP choice” Virginia Senator Tim Kaine is now officially off the Clinton list. Sen. Tim Kaine legally accepted more than $162,000 in gifts when he served as lieutenant governor and governor of Virginia.. The disclosures have been publicly available for years, but they could be under some scrutiny now, since Kaine has been… Read more »

Pentagon Lifts Transgender Service Ban

Great news from the DOD this afternoon. Transgender troops can serve openly in the military effective immediately, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Thursday. “The reality is we have transgender service members serving in uniform today,” Carter said at a news briefing. “Americans who want to serve and can meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity to do so.” “We have… Read more »

So, About Trump Forgiving His Campaign Loans….

We all remember where we were when we first heard the news. The day was June 21, 2016. A day not too out of the ordinary. It was just a typical, early summer day in Maryland; that is until the political world was hit with a story of such shock and magnitude it is still impossible to believe more than… Read more »

Looming GOP Convention Train Wreck

The Post today assesses the state of preparations for the Republican National Convention, now less than three weeks away, and things are less than optimal. Dozens of well-known Republicans aren’t showing up. There’s no word yet on who will speak. A growing number of corporate sponsors are taking a pass. Groups of white supremacists and other agitators are on the… Read more »

Franchot: “Happy Comptroller”

Comptroller Peter Franchot sat down for an interview with Bryan Sears of the Daily Record (behind a pay wall) recently, and had a whole lot to say about a whole lot of topics. In the decade since being elected comptroller, Peter Franchot has built a reputation as a former delegate and Takoma Park liberal turned fiscal conservative, an independent voice on… Read more »

Why Is Anyone Listening To Newt Gingrich?

Noted polling non-expert Leroy N. Gingrich popped up today with some new “analysis.” When a guy makes predictions like this one a week before the 2012 election 9. Newt Gingrich: “A Romney landslide.” The former House Speaker predicted that Romney will take 53 percent of the popular vote and at least 300 electoral college votes. “My personal guess is you’ll see… Read more »

More Gambling At Rick’s

It’s not as if any sentient being hadn’t known all this for oh, 25-30 years, but more evidence is emerging that Donald Trump has been lying for years about his charitable donations. It’s not just that he doesn’t give very much, it’s that he claims to have made donations that in fact were never made. If Trump stands by his promises,… Read more »

“Prosecutors Gone Wild”

Maryland’s Ocean City is a place where vacationers can relax and just have a good time while visiting the beach. Cecil County State’s Attorney Edward Rollins, unfortunately got a little bit carried away with the “good time” part of that on a recent trip. So much so that the police were called for a report of a “nude man on a hotel… Read more »

BREAKING: Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Law

Two key provisions of the draconian 2013 Texas abortion law were struck down this morning by a 5-3 Supreme Court majority. Significantly, Justice Anthony Kennedy sided with the majority in an opinion written by Justice Stephen Breyer. One of the challenged provisions dealt with admitting privileges at local hospitals and the other mandated abortion facilities to comply with all the requirements… Read more »