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Frank Kratovil On The Wrong Side of History

March 22, 2010

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I am sorry to report that my congressman, Rep. Frank Kratovil, wakes up on the wrong side of history this morning. Last night, Mr. Kratovil was the only Democrat from Maryland to vote NO on the health care reform bill. He then voted NO on the Reconciliation package to fix the flaws in the Senate […]

So What Will It Be? Change or Status Quo?

March 21, 2010

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The way forward in history is never led by the timid. Every advance in human rights is resisted by defenders of the status quo.  Change through democracy is difficult and loudly opposed. Do you think the signers of the Declaration of Independence were worried about re-election? They were revolutionaries, with no guarantee of success.  Benjamin […]

Ask Frank Kratovil to be a Can-Do Congressman

March 16, 2010

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We’re almost to the end of the debate on health insurance reform. It hasn’t been pretty.  It hasn’t been handled well by anyone — House, Senate, Democrats, Republicans, President Barack Obama. President Obama was naive in trusting Congress to act responsibly. Chalk it up to inexperience.  In return for the president’s trust, Congress acted like […]

Marylanders Leading Fight for Health Care

February 25, 2010

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Maryland is well-represented in President Barack Obama’s health-care showdown today, live and televised from Blair House. As President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walked across the street to the White House for the lunch break, the president paused for an impromptu one-on-one with Rep. Steny Hoyer, the congressman from Southern Maryland, who also happens […]

Health Care: Are Your Representatives Part of the Problem Or Part of the Solution?

February 21, 2010

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Maryland On My Mind has never done this before, but today I’m posting an e-mail in it’s entirety from TrueMajority, which is associated with MoveOn.org. But first, I would like to propose a simplified health-care bill, something along the lines of: This act extends Medicare to all U.S citizens. The U.S. courts shall impose penalties […]

Antidote for Economic Denial: "The Ring of Fire"

February 20, 2010

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Maryland On My Mind takes a break from our wall-to-wall winter weather coverage to ponder our economic predicament. It’s so rare that I find a graph I can actually understand. Here’s something interesting, courtesy of  PIMCO’s Bill Gross: “The most vulnerable countries in 2010 are shown in PIMCO’s chart “The Ring of Fire.” These red […]

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

February 6, 2010

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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 […]