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Where have I been?

mike10172010 Tuesday, August 27, 2013 So you’ve probably been wondering, what’s happened to the regular articles I had been publishing to rid the halls of Congress of the unproductive, inefficient and inept? Am I a fair-weather columnist who only writes when the frenzied excitement of a coming election reaches its pinnacle? Have I contracted a form […]
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Pomp and Hudson Valley Apple Pie

Kelly Clarkson at Inauguration Monday, January 21, 2013, 1:30 PM ET Ah, the Inauguration. Yet another excuse for our government to do nothing, while spending a great deal of money doing it. Hands down, the highlight was Kelly Clarkson who was great. If you didn’t hear her rendition of “Of thee I sing,” you can find it on-line. When […]
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The 2012 Congressional Elections: What were we thinking?

Literally Driving Off The Fiscal Cliff 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 […]
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Why did the challengers even bother to run for office?

Is it over 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 […]
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The Obama coalition: Melting pot or colloidal suspension?

obama-hug-600 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 […]
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Congratulations to Senator Cardin. As it turns out, he ran unopposed.

Ben Cardin 2012 Election Victory 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 […]
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Cardin v. Bongino v. Sobhani: Unsubstantiated accusations.

Ilegal Robocall Video Enhanced Screen Shot 2012-11-05 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 […]
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Obama v. Romney: Evidence of the Wrong Attitude

Revenge v Love of Country Video Screen Shot 2012-11-04 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 […]
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Election funk. My vote doesn’t count.

1stand_up_to_be_discounted_231255 Sunday, October 28, 2012 Hi. I’m depressed. I’m a registered Independent. I live in a state (Maryland) where two-thirds of the voters are Democrats and where President Obama can’t lose. The only Presidential television commercials I’ve seen are meant for Virginia voters. I’m the guy at the bar all the hot girls are ignoring. (Who […]
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