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O’Malley: Focus on Good Principals and Vocational Education

April 25, 2012


The following news story is reprinted from the Baltimore Sun: By Liz Bowie Gov. Martin O’Malley made a rare appearance at the state school board meeting Tuesday to welcome the new state school superintendent, Lillian M. Lowery, and encourage the members to work harder on preparing principals and providing vocational training to students. The state […]

In-State Tuition for Immigrant Children Is A Win-Win

March 15, 2011


The Maryland State Senate has passed a bill allowing children of “illegal immigrants” to pay the in-state tuition rate at Maryland community colleges. It’s reported that this might burden Maryland taxpayers, eventually. The concern is unnecessary, because it’s based on a  misunderstanding of the so-called costs. Just my opinion. First, seems to me a bit old-fashioned […]

U.S. Political And Economic Crisis: Thoughts for a Snowy Weekend

February 6, 2010


As long as we’re all snowed in, we might as well use some of the time to think about our economic and political predicament  in the U.S. Jon Taplin has just written a very important post entitled “Men At Work.” I guarantee it will generate 40 or more comments from Mr. Taplin’s large community of […]

Martin O'Malley Focuses On Cutting the Budget And Encouraging New Jobs

January 19, 2010


“O’Malley plans cuts to almost everything but schools,” reads a headline in today’s Washington Post.  The Maryland budget that Gov. Martin O’Malley will submit this week will include real budget cuts of $1.2 billion to $1.4 billion, Post reporters estimate, on top of $600 million in cuts made last year. Very few Maryland agencies or […]

Questions For Gov. Martin O’Malley (And For All Marylanders)

December 6, 2009


Gov. Martin O’Malley will effectively kick off his 2010 re-election campaign with an online townhall meeting at 8 p.m. Wednesday, and he has asked all Marylanders to submit questions. Let’s skip the softball questions. Let’s play hardball (apologies to Chris Matthews). Many Americans hold government and politics in “minimum high regard.” People perceive America’s politics […]

Continued Slow-Motion Implosion of America’s Hollow Economy

October 25, 2009


[picapp src=”0115/bfa4ded5-7f8c-4178-899a-f536d5f674a8.jpg?adImageId=6547791&imageId=119257″ width=”500″ height=”333″ /] Nobody can predict the future. But I have a hunch, so I might as well share it. I believe the United States economy has been so hollowed out that we will not return to the prosperity we were accustomed to in the latter part of the 20th Century. There is […]

President Barack Obama: “Rebuilding A Better Economy”

July 12, 2009


Today’s Washington Post Op-Ed page features a column by President Barack Obama reviewing the steps his administration is taking to lead the U.S. out the deep economic recession. One paragraph in particular seems crucial to me: “There are some who say we must wait to meet our greatest challenges. They favor an incremental approach or believe […]

Boys in Danger: The End of Civilization in Maryland?

June 3, 2009


Item: A funeral was held this morning (Wednesday) for Christopher David Jones, age 14, who died after an attack by five to seven youths on a tree-lined street of townhouses in Crofton, Anne Arundel County. Two minors have been charged in the incident. A community meeting will be held at 7 this evening in Crofton. […]

To: Gov. Martin O’Malley. Re: Slots in Maryland

November 13, 2008


Gov. Martin O’Malley, It looks as if your legacy is going to be bringing slot machines back to Maryland. Parris Glendening refused to do it and Bob Ehrlich was unable to do it. Martin O’Malley accomplished slot machines. I know that you will have many other significant accomplishments in your remaining six years as governor. […]

Slots In Maryland, A Mad Gamble

November 2, 2008


Voting for slot machines in the Maryland referendum is like poking yourself in both eyes with a stick. Ouch! Why would anyone do that? Here are the mad reasons why otherwise prudent voters will fall for the seductive promise of slot machines on Tuesday: The money would help Maryland’s public schools. Really? Private casino operators […]