Category Archives: Current Events

Free Speech and the National Anthem

At the time that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were attacked on September 11th, 2001, I was working as a Division Manager for a company that did work, nearly exclusively, for the Federal Government.  Shortly after the attacks, … Continue reading

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Republican Concern Trolling for Merrick Garland

Commentators of the GOP stripe are aghast that Obama would do this, STOOP to do this, to Merrick Garland, a well respected, moderate Circuit Court judge.  After all, Mitch and his gang have sworn off having hearings, ’cause they’re standing … Continue reading

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The Ugly Underside of the Supreme Court’s Gay Marriage Decision

When I was a kid, growing up in the sixties, “fag” was about the worst thing one could be called.  Of course, it had nothing to do with sexual orientation; it was merely a demeaning epithet slung in anger.  Long … Continue reading

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Comparing Apples and Orange Sherbert

This morning, I read a comment on social media that made me want to scream.  The gist of the comment:  Baltimore and Ferguson, MO could learn a lesson by looking at the restraint of the citizens of Charleston, SC in … Continue reading

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Harriet Tubman, The Face of Money

Yesterday’s Baltimore Sun What Maryland Thinks online poll question: Should Harriet Tubman replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? Yes 22% No 76% Not Sure 2% (115 votes) As is often the case, the poll question is a fluffy non-issue … Continue reading

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Voting Rights for Felons

While I was writing my “What I Think Maryland Thinks” feature — in which I attempted to predict the outcome of the Baltimore Sun’s What Maryland Thinks online poll — I noticed some logistical issues. For example, each post had … Continue reading

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What I Think Maryland Thinks — Aerial Surviellance Baltimore Riots

Friday’s What Maryland Thinks online poll question in the Baltimore Sun was: Was it appropriate for federal authorities to run sophisticated surveillance flights over Baltimore in the wake of last week’s riots? I predicted that the results of the poll … Continue reading

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What I Think Maryland Thinks

The Baltimore Sun has a feature in which it conducts an online poll What Maryland Thinks. I have been trying to predict the answers to the poll and slipping in a bit of commentary. Yesterday’s What Maryland Thinks question was: … Continue reading

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What I Think Maryland Thinks

Yesterday’s Baltimore Sun What Maryland Thinks online poll question was: Are plans to cut the Charm City Circulator’s service route and hours preferable to implementing a fee to ride the bus? My predicted answers weren’t as accurate as they’ve been … Continue reading

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What I Think Maryland Thinks

Yesterday, the Baltimore Sun’s daily poll question (What Maryland Thinks) was: Are the criminal charges against the six police officers involved in Freddie Gray’s death appropriate? I predicted that the tally would yield the following percentages: Yes 38% No 54% … Continue reading

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