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Ruppersberger v. Jacobs: The great debate?

Screen Shot 2012-10-23 at 5.49.53 PM Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Democrat Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger, running for his sixth term from Maryland’s Second Congressional District, and his Republican challenger, Maryland State Senator Nancy Jacobs, debated each other Monday night at a Baltimore County elementary school. What with all those titles, and everything that’s at stake, you’d think it would have been a […]
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Game over. And the score is Money 1, Democracy 0.

Congressional Hogs 1 Sunday, October 21, 2012 First things first. If you’re wondering about the featured image, those are “Incumbent Hogs,” so named by animal scientists for their addiction to green colored feed donated by the same especially interested parties who intend to eat them (the hogs) later. Now that (all but two of) the September 30 campaign […]
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Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger: Addicted to taking special interest money.

Ruppersberger With Dollar Signs Plus Jacobs Screen Shot 2012-10-16 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Does the title of this piece seem just a tad overly dramatic? “Addicted.” “Taking… money.” Maybe a bit, but it’s true. Consider the following table, based on www.FEC.gov (Federal Election Commission) data for the September 30, 2012 campaign financing reports for Second District incumbent Democrat Dutch Ruppersberger and his Republican challenger, […]
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Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger. Way, way over-paid.

Dutch Ruppersberger Saturday, October 13, 2012 There are lots of reasons not to re-elect an incumbent. The good reasons have to do with differences of opinion. You believe in this. He/she believes in that, and the difference is a deal breaker. Unfortunately, Congressman Ruppersberger, running for his sixth term to represent Maryland’s Second Congressional District, hasn’t done […]
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Dutch Ruppersberger v. Nancy Jacobs: Pandering for votes.

800px-Sparrows_Point_Steel_Plant Monday, August 27, 2012 Pandering is what many politicians do for a living. When you don’t understand or know how to solve a problem, when you don’t really care enough to do anything substantive about it or have the balls do be honest with your constituents, you pander. In the case of Sparrows Point, Maryland, […]
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“Consumer sentiment falls to 2012 low.” So what?

consumer confidence 3 072812 And so the headline from Reuters read. It may not have made as much news, what with the Olympics starting up, and the media making way to much of Mitt Romney’s technical, honest answer to a question about those games, but it is big news, as important, maybe more so, than jobs and unemployment data. […]
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Dubious Distinction: Maryland is #1 in jobs lost.

Lost Jobs Feature Image 2 Screen Shot 2012-07-26 Thursday, July 26, 2012 The following table appeared in Monday’s Washington Times. As my title indicates, it is a dubious distinction, to say the least, that Maryland, a relatively small, generally successful state, would have lost any jobs at all during the first 6 months of this year, let alone lead the nation in that […]
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