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  • Bill Thomas Is a Funny Loser

    Today's  Washington Post has a very funny first-person account of Republican Bill Thomas' woefully inadequate stab at taking Chris Van Hollen's seat in Congress this year. Maryland's 8th Congressional District, which includes most of Montgomery and a...
  • Education to Win the Future!

    So if we're gonna "win the future" (in the president's winning phrase) we're all gonna need s'more book-learnin', according to just about all the important economists in the United States. Just a few months back, one of them, employed at the Federal...
  • Dave Zirin Presents Not Just a Game at 2640 Space March 29

    Dave Zirin isn't just another opinionated sports journalist and radio personality. The New York City native is the sports editor at The Nation, a magazine that takes its contemporary political discussion as seriously as the University of Texas and...
  • The Nose Remembers “the 1994 Wave”

    Jean Marbella writes on the Sun's Maryland Politics blog that she had a short conversation with Newt Gingrich, in town for the annual gathering in Baltimore of House Republicans, which is being held at the Marriott Inner Harbor Hotel at Camden Yards....
  • As Atlantis Flies, NASA Future Unclear

    At 11:29 July 8, 2011, space shuttle Atlantis left its launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center for a mission to the International Space Station (ISS), bringing with it the collective history of 30 years and more than 350 men and women. The final mission...
  • The End

    At the start of this blog, I predicted that the financial crash would cause the government to spend huge money bailing out the people who caused it, adding a great deal to the national debt and sparking a crisis of confidence in the country's ability to...
  • Senate Passes Budget With Full Funding for James Webb Space Telescope

    [caption id="attachment_11123" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="Artist's conception of James Webb."][/caption] The Senate today passed its Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies (CJS) 2012 Appropriations Bill, which includes full funding...
  • Senator Barbara Mikulski, Supernova

    [caption id="attachment_12882" align="alignleft" width="224" caption="Adam Riess shows Sen. Mikulski a plaque in her honor. "][/caption] Scientists at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) near Johns Hopkins' Homewood campus today honored Sen....
  • More links in the drone kill chain

    The U.S. Justice Department has apparently given a dubious legal OK for senior Obama Administration officials--not just the President himself--to order the killing of any U.S. citizen abroad if he is thought to be a "senior operational leader of al-...
  • Guide to the Government Shutdown

    As you may have heard, the federal government began to shut down today. It's more revolting than we could possibly have imagined, as today's Daily News cover implies with John Boehner's shit-stained hands. Among the many things making us angry today are...
  • Kiss My Bumper? Senate Insurance in Bankruptcy, Called Ponzi Scheme

    Senate Insurance bills itself as "a local company that looks out for you," not like those big nationwide insurance companies. Selling car insurance for 25 years out of an office in Laurel, the company is locally famous for its upbeat radio ads with the...
  • Maryland Internet-gambling investigation snags Electracash CEO D. Lee Falls

    Maryland Internet-gambling investigation snags Electracash CEO D. Lee Falls
    Daward Lee Falls, the CEO of bankrupt payment-processor Electracash, was charged yesterday in Maryland U.S. District Court with money laundering in connection with illegal gambling. The development is the latest in a long-running Maryland-based...