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Asking the difficult questions here in Howard County and beyond.

It Takes a Brave Man

It Takes a Brave Man

It takes a brave man (or woman) to run for office in an incredibly gerrymandered district, one totally dominated by the opposing party. Most of the southeastern part of the county had both their legislative and council districts redrawn to assure Democrat domination. ...

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What is the opposite of a “Party” girl?

What is the opposite of a “Party” girl?

Q.- What is the opposite of a “party” girl (or guy)? A.-  An “Independent” I've had more parties this year than ever! No, I'm not bragging about my social life. I'm simply reporting that in 2018 I've switched my political “party” affiliation from Republican to...

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How Come Little People Lose While Big People Win?

How Come Little People Lose While Big People Win?

  While HoCo is famous for embracing ethnic, racial, and gender diversity I sure don’t perceive equal treatment and justice for little people versus big people here.  One can define big people and little people in different ways, hence this blog theme may require...

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#WeFloodToo

#WeFloodToo

The title #WeFloodToo first came to mind as I sat in the County Council meeting at which the one year building moratorium for Ellicott City was being discussed. (The #MeToo movement was still having a positive impact.) I felt it was significant that people from...

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Who Let the Dog’s Out?

Who Let the Dog’s Out?

Writing about the Council’s special session from last week may help me work through the emotions it evoked. By the time this blog concludes you should have a better understanding of why it seems heavily “dog-oriented’ and I should be able to, if not ‘let it go’, at...

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Full Court Press vs. No Press Coverage

Full Court Press vs. No Press Coverage

Our County Council has been experiencing a full court press (double entendre intended) to pass the most expensive issue before them this month – authorizing funding for the proposed new Circuit Courthouse. Unfortunately, there has been almost no press coverage to make the broader citizenry aware of concerns over a lack of details and desired research into allegations of irregularities. 

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Recount confirms Walsh victory in D1

Recount confirms Walsh victory in D1

Some photos and comments from this morning: The public was invited to watch the recount of votes today in the District 1 Council race  where Liz Walsh had been leading incumbent Jon Weinstein by just 2 votes. Several dozen citizens walked through this entrance to the...

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How come the Primaries produced some surprises?

How come the Primaries produced some surprises?

Now that most of the dust has settled on the June 26th primaries, it is a good time to look for patterns and to make some observations. Here is my take away. The results of the Howard County Primary Election highlight the growing discontent of citizens concerned with...

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