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  1. Link. I wonder who among his people convinced him it was necessary to surrender on this issue.
  2. Still a punk move, totally lacking in basic civility.
  3. Bravo, Mr. Schmidt! Anyone see the HBO movie about Sarah Palin during the 2008 election, "Game Change"? Woody Harrelson played the role of Schmidt.
  4. Have you seen how much $$$$ is being spent on the detention of the kids? I would hope the workers are getting more than minimum wage. Link.
  5. I disagree strenuously with Nielsen on this issue, and she might very well be a horrible person... but sending protesters into a restaurant to harass her while she ate was a stupid punk move. "Democratic Socialists of America". Is that Bernie's party?
  6. It was (obviously) political gold for Democrats.
  7. They would certainly have given primary coverage to a new major story, but I don't think the coverage would have stopped. Hurricanes and shootings are only the lead story for a few days. The media would have quickly returned to the kids-in-cages stories, which was going to be ongoing.
  8. It sure wasn't showing any signs of being forgotten. Republicans in Congress were increasingly criticizing the policy... evangelical Christians... citizens from all across the political spectrum. It was political poison for Trump, and was getting worse.
  9. Hogan has excellent political instincts.
  10. How about the donut shop employees refrain from shouting in any language?
  11. Voted this morning around 10:45 at the Towson University polling place. Zero line; walked right to the check-in table. Lots of election judges on hand. It's good to see Maryland is using paper ballots that can be recounted by hand. Try to hack that, Putin!
  12. Thanks! I often felt like I was in opposition to folks here on the left and those on the right, because of my basically-centrist position on a number of issues.
  13. Sad to see it go. I've been a member since 2001.
  14. Early voting starts tomorrow, and there are some offices for which all of the candidates are unknown to me. (We moved recently.) I always vote early these days. Usually no line!
  15. Three good things: - Salvaging prime old wood. - Tearing down derelict houses. (my son and his family have a condemned city-owned house on his block... grrrrr.) - Letting conscientious former criminals acquire an employment track record, which could lead to a private-sector job. I can't think of a down-side.
  16. Who would ever have imagined that a President of the United States would trash our closest ally and biggest trading partner (Canada, with which we have a balance-of-trade surplus), while heaping praise on the most despotic dictator on the planet?
  17. Yet another case of The Onion being no match for Trump's own unintentional self-parody.
  18. I'm old. I'm white. I'm a man. I'm definitely grumpy about Donald Trump being our president. But I sure don't run the country!
  19. I noticed that the Sun endorsed Redmer and Olszewski for Baltimore County Executive today.
  20. I've hoped, for some time, that we could pull our troops out of Korea... and lots of other places around the world. But it would need to be predicated on North Korea backing away from its typical hyper-belligerency and its preparations to invade South Korea.
  21. Wouldn't be much of an election if there was only one member of the party!
  22. I'm a Democrat, but not a slave to voting the party-ticket in the general. If the Democrats nominated a candidate who I think is as good or better than Hogan, I'd vote for him or her. (I don't currently see such a candidate among the Democrats.)
  23. Me too. Nominating the farthest-left candidate, rather than the most electable, seems like an admission of impending defeat.