Brian Morton Archives
- Here Are Your Candidates
I can see why political reporters are checking the shadows for a savior. They want some sexy, or it’s gonna be a long boring campaign season.
- Losing Faith
Theses guys are standing up for big out-of-town companies like Ticketmaster and Live Nation to soak you for absurd fees and “handling charges.”
- Nothing Changes
If being heavily armed and willing to shoot back was the only thing keeping us from mass shootings, then there'd be an empty wall in Washington where it lists all the police officers killed in the line of duty.
- Beware Ratfucking 3.0
The GOP, has created programs in an attempt to make it as difficult as possible for voters who are inclined to cast a ballot for the Democrats to do so.
- Forget 2012, Let’s get to 2016
It would be hard to find a clearer example of two competing viewpoints of American government as it stands in the second decade of the new millennium than Ryan’s and O’Malley’s
- Riding The Elephant
It used to be that you had to turn on your television and switch the channel to Fox 45 to be misled.
- The Law-Abiding Citizen
Tossing in the language “reasonably believes” is such a low legal threshold that it allows any would-be savior-of-the-day to whip out his pistol and fire away if he thinks he can stop a tragedy from occurring.
- No ID
IDs cost money—and we know how conservatives are about costs and government mandates, right?
- Who Is This Man?
The Ron Paul of the GOP debates is the kindly Texas grandfatherly looking fellow who has it the easiest in every debate
- Prime Suspect
What’s with the glaring silence from Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler regarding the federal settlement offer?
- The Fear of Fear Itself
It’s not like poverty, drugs, or terror are going to suddenly jump up and shout, “OK—I give up!”
- Otherwise Occupied
If you happen to be a large, leaderless group of people, message discipline is almost impossible. That is the second-biggest problem facing the Occupy Wall Street movement.
- Son of Zombie Ideas
A Democrat is in the White House, and a Republican is running for the presidency by claiming that we can solve our problems with a flat tax. Do you see yet the circles in which we are traveling?
- The President I’d Like to Have
Barack Obama nowadays quotes Ronald Reagan the way Ronald Reagan used to quote Franklin Delano Roosevelt, which makes one wonder, why does a Democrat have to sound like a Republican lately?
- The Shape of Things to Come
See what we’re in for now? The wake-up call from Standard and Poor’s “It’s now a standard that you’re going to be poor”
- All About the Rich People
The top earners are willing to blow up the house rather than have Obama touch their golden goose, the capital gains tax.
- Dirty Pool
This past week saw the revelation of some particularly egregious stunts pulled by the GOP at the congressional level
- Discount Coupons
When a member of the GOP tells you he or she will give you a voucher, you know that the program for which they want to give you that voucher is something they want to kill.
- Don Schaefer’s Town
Even after he left for Annapolis, this was still Don Schaefer’s town.
- The Two Obamas
Calling a politician two-faced is sort of like calling the sky blue—it’s such an obvious taunt that it’s almost uninsulting.
- Holding Pattern
Let’s do the time warp again! Politically, America seems to be stuck in a holding pattern, where Democrats are just trying to hang on to the few minute gains they’ve made in the present, and Republicans are determined to toss us back.
- Reagan's Gift
Here we are, 100 years after Ronald Reagan’s birth.
- Toxic Speech
What would you say if I told you that someone is arguing proudly that deceptive speech is protected by the First Amendment?
- Train Wreck, Part Two
A government shutdown is all but inevitable
- Everything Old Is Old Again
Welcome to the first day of the 2012 presidential campaign!
We only know one person who’s going to be on the ballot for sure at present, but uncertainty and scant facts never stopped anything in the current political environment
In just under a month, Marylanders will walk into their polling places and decide who will be governor of their state for the next four years. Probably the biggest question regarding this decision will be how many Marylanders decide to go vote.
- No Simple Answers
I’ve lived in this city for 20 years, and for 15 of them Patricia Jessamy has been the state’s attorney for Baltimore City. During that time, I’ve seen crime go up and go down.
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