August 15, 2008
O’Malley Seeking Gold!
Gov. Martin O’Malley should take a lesson from Baltimore super swimmer Michael Phelps. The governor is drowning and there is no life saver in sight.
November 13, 2007
Falling into One’s Lap
The past two weeks have involved a series of tax-raising schemes put forth by the O’Malley Administration and his minions. Unfortunately for taxpayers, there seems to be little resistance from moderate Democrats.
October 22, 2007
Humanizing a Made-for-TV Governor
The latest news stories surrounding Gov. Martin O'Malley have included
endeavors to improve his public image. As he travels with his entourage to
Maryland communities to unveil his ambitious tax-and-spend proposals, the
media reports on the slight image adjustments O'Malley's consultants want
them to see.
August 29, 2007
Senator Clinton: A Gambling Woman
Sen. Hillary R. Clinton (D., NY) and her staff are working hard to portray
her as a centrist, with their eye on the prize of 2008. This strategy was
successful for her husband, but can a centrist win in the Democratic primary
election? It appears the Clinton machine is going for double or nothing.
June 26, 2007
The Politics of Coffee
Adam Schultz, a member of the Democratic Central Committee, shares my passion for local politics and coffee.
May 30, 2007
The Elephant (or Donkey) in the room
The move for charter government won't be stifled by bomb-throwers. Like
every grassroots movement, there will be those who attempt to kill it before
it reaches the public and for purely selfish reasons.
May 9, 2007
Safe Political Rhetoric
Our Frederick County commissioners cite several reasons for refusing to appoint a charter writing board. Although all are inherently flawed in logic, one bizarre, albeit prominent, argument is that there should be a "groundswell" from charter advocates to convince the commissioners that this form of government is right for the county.
March 22, 2007
Many local residents refer to Frederick County as the "best kept secret" in Maryland. Perhaps they are right - but not only because of the county's small-town charm or economic development.
January 25, 2007
A Kinder, Gentler Hillary in 2007
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D., NY) official web announcement that she
is running for President in 2008 has set the tone for the Senator's upcoming
campaign. Smoke and mirrors, mostly.
December 26, 2006
Wishing Everyone a Dose of Reality
In his December 21st Frederick News-Post article entitled, "Public Supports
Board Law Change", Reporter Cliff Cumber depicts the sappy image of
Frederick County citizens being hoodwinked by "party politics."
December 7, 2006
An Iraq Plan - Wherefore Art Thou?
After witnessing the Republican carnage in November, where do the American
people go from here? It would appear that they feel the Democrats have a
better plan for resolving the existing American presence in Iraq.
August 10, 2006
The Good Ole Boy Network Revealed
As more young commuters and their families move to Frederick, the term "Good
Ole Boy Network" is increasingly used to describe a faction of Frederick
County's local political scene. As Frederick County nears another election,
it is thrown around with greater gusto and a variety of meanings.
July 18, 2006
Be Kind to Your Door-to-Door Volunteers
It is Saturday morning and you've just sat down with your cup of coffee to
read the latest news. Your doorbell rings. Immediately you say "ugh," and if
you don't say it, you are definitely thinking it.