Gun Control. The illusion of leadership.

Friday, January 18, 2013 I wasn’t going to write anything about guns. It’s not that I don’t think we need vastly more restrictive gun control legislation, it’s just that I’m still depressed about November’s election. Nothing new. I just can’t get over the fact that, with very few exceptions, we re-elected the same Congress and […] Continue reading →

The 2012 Congressional Elections: What were we thinking?

Saturday, December 1, 2012 With the Fiscal Cliff looming larger and larger on the horizon, people are complaining that it seems to be “business as usual” in Washington, that the election seems to have accomplished nothing. The Democrats and Republicans are still a good distance apart, no closer to a compromise, not really. Meanwhile, our […] Continue reading →

Barack Obama v. Israel: No way to treat a good friend.

Friday, November 30, 2012 Imagine that you’re at a wedding reception and you happen to notice that a friend’s fly is down. Stuff like that happens, even to the best of us. What do you do? Well, you tell him privately, maybe while standing between him and the bridesmaid he developed the hots for during […] Continue reading →

Why did the challengers even bother to run for office?

Friday, November 9, 2012 With one understandable exception, the challengers in Maryland’s Senate and Congressional races were soundly defeated. That one exception was the contest in Congressional District 6 in which 86 year-old Republican incumbent Roscoe Bartlett lost to Democrat John Delaney, who is less than 86 years old. As you can see from the […] Continue reading →

The Obama coalition: Melting pot or colloidal suspension?

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 (That’s a great picture, isn’t it? My sincere congratulations to President and Mrs. Obama. This is a really big deal, obviously. I wish their family and our country well, and plan to do whatever I can, however insignificant, to help. Back to work.) Aren’t you impressed that I can remember the […] Continue reading →

Congratulations to Senator Cardin. As it turns out, he ran unopposed.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 “Congratulations, Senator Cardin.” No kidding. I think you’re a classic example of what’s wrong with Congress, but, to be polite, what the heck, “Congratulations.” It’s only business, albeit the business of politics. I have nothing against you personally. Last night, Maryland’s incumbent Senator Ben Cardin soundly defeated his two opponents, Republican […] Continue reading →

Cardin v. Bongino v. Sobhani: Unsubstantiated accusations.

Monday, November 5, 2012 In Maryland’s the three-way race for Senator, there has been a last-minute initiative from Republican Dan Bongino’s campaign aimed not at Democrat incumbent Ben Cardin, but at Mr. Bongino’s alleged nemesis, Independent candidate Rob Sobhani. Last night, at 11:15 PM, I received a bulletin from Dan Bongino’s campaign. You can see […] Continue reading →

Obama v. Romney: Evidence of the Wrong Attitude

Sunday, November 4, 2012 Words are powerful stuff. Sometimes, it’s only a matter of a word or two said in the rush of a last minute campaign speech that draw the sharpest contrasts between candidates. The following is a Romney commercial that draws what is arguably the most meaningful distinction between the two candidates. It […] Continue reading →