Maryland Unemployment Rate Rises: Who’s responsible?

Sun Headline Featured Image Screen Shot 2012-07-21 Saturday, July 21, 2012 Today’s story in The Baltimore Sun wasn’t good news. Take a look at the screenshot of the article’s headline and first few sentences. While the Maryland economy is such that it tends to perform better than the national numbers, rising unemployment, at whatever level, contradicts the definition of “recovery.” Needless to […] Continue reading →

Maryland Congressional Races: Money Raised Through June 30, 2012

Money - Medium for Next Contestant Friday, July 20, 2012 This post updates an earlier article that showed the dramatic differences between what incumbents versus their challengers are able to raise to finance their respective campaigns. The previous article’s data were as of March 31, 2012. Reporting to the Federal Election Commission is quarterly. These data, in the table below, are […] Continue reading →

Negative Advertising, December 26, 1990

Why Campaigns Have To Be Negative Screen Shot 2012-07-09 Monday, July 9, 2012 In recent weeks I’ve written about the appropriateness, about the essential nature of negative advertising.* The simple reality is that incumbents aren’t going to tell you why they don’t deserve to be re-elected. Unfortunately, the media in our day and age is more likely to react to what candidates say than […] Continue reading →

Ben Cardin v. Dan Bongino: The Affordable Care Act.

No Health Care Reform 062712 Friday, June 29, 2012 At the bottom of this piece, you can see the statement by incumbent Senator Ben Cardin in reaction to yesterday’s ruling by the Supreme Court. It’s on the Senator’s Senate website, www.Cardin.Senate.gov. It’s very neatly typed, and generally well-written. Personally, I’m not a big fan of third person statements that, I […] Continue reading →