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Special Session On Gambling in Maryland

August 10, 2012

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Here it is the dawg days of August, and the General Assembly is back in Special Session in Annapolis. It’s the second Special Session this year. Makes you wonder if Maryland legislators can accomplish anything at all without a Special Session. Gov. Martin O’Malley called this August session to consider the urgent issue of gambling. Specifically, […]

Political Message From Massachusetts Voters To Maryland

January 20, 2010

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You could say the voters get exactly what they deserve.  Massachusetts voters are probably embarrassed this morning to realize that they deserve Republican Sen. Scott Brown. That was my first reaction to the stunning defeat yesterday of the Democrat Martha Coakley, in the election for a successor to Sen. Ted Kennedy. But my first reaction […]

Now Mike Miller Wants Slots in Prince Georges

January 19, 2010

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Not a single slot machine has been put in service in Maryland, and already Senate President Mike Miller is suggesting adding a casino in his home county, Prince Georges, according to  reports in the Washington Post and Baltimore Sun. This is the latest development in the slots fiasco in Maryland. Voters OK’d 5 Slots Loations, […]

Wild Speculation About The New Year, 2010

December 31, 2009

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It’s the last day of 2009, the last day of the decade. Let’s have some fun. Nobody can predict the future, but that’s not going to stop me from making a few wild speculations about things that might happen in 2010.  Herewith, wild guesses based on nothing more than a hunch. No ambitious Republican is […]

“Age of the Unthinkable” — Maryland State Senate’s Time Has Run Out

April 25, 2009

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I’ve got the book! “The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It,” by Joshua Cooper Ramo, published March 2009 by Little Brown. I’ve only just started to read Unthinkable, but it’s already reinforced my cynical conclusion that the Maryland General Assembly is an […]

Snow in Ocean City; Budget Angst in State Capitals and City Halls

January 27, 2009

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It’s snowing in Ocean City, Maryland, this morning, steady but not too hard. The temperature is shivering right around freezing. In Washington and New York, this is the winter of economic uncertainty. Nationwide, unemployment is spreading week by week. Unemployment may hit 10 percent by spring, which seems far away right now but really isn’t. […]

Power Politics In Maryland

July 8, 2008

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Adam Pagnucco, one of the best and most prolific bloggers in Maryland, is writing a great three-part series over at Maryland Politics Watch entitled “How to Get Clout in Annapolis.” This question about political clout is close to the heart of democracy. I have mixed feelings about the whole subject. A better word for “clout” […]