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Maryland voters should shrug off Red, Blue parties and see Purple


Metro has made suburban Maryland a more dense, pleasant place to live. There are 12 lanes available to Montgomery drivers on I-270, but there are also frequent trains all the way out from Shady Grove to the center of the … Continue reading

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In Maryland, the tuition freeze matters


A Martin O’Malley advertisement came on our D.C. TV the other night. It was easy to shrug off the ad as more political double-talk. Except this time it was an issue that mattered to me: the tuition freeze at Maryland’s … Continue reading

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We get it, Adrian Fenty is aloof


This excellent piece about what went wrong in Adrian Fenty’s reelection campaign (umm, a lot) refers to the soon-to-be ex-mayor as, for the umpteenth time, aloof. As the 2010 Democratic primary campaign arrived, the mayor’s instinct told him that his … Continue reading

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Could voters be THAT lazy?


One thing not discussed in the lamestream media about Mayor Adrian Fenty’s loss to Vincent Gray in yesterday’s Democratic primary was ballot placement. When I voted early at Hine Middle School last week, Vincent Gray was the first choice at … Continue reading

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Slicing the values of 600,000 citizens


If you have a hot second and want to escape the ridiculousness of the D.C. primary election politics (stolen campaign signs and multiple Michael Browns), take a sec and check out the City Paper’s 2010 D.C. Election Poll. The city … Continue reading

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Power of hyperbole: ‘Stop Fenty’s madness’


In light of the recent blitz of mayoral race coverage, which for all intents will end in two weeks, we can see how inflammatory the language and imagery has become in this lawn sign. This sign isn’t championing anything; it … Continue reading

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Imagine Vincent Gray mayor


According to a recent poll in the Washington Post, Vince Gray holds a 49-36 percent voter edge in the race to be D.C.’s mayor in 2011. With primary registration deadlines now passed in this one-party town, the polling picture is … Continue reading

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