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Ronald Reagan Day?

How about this one: there’s a joint resolution in the Maryland Senate proposing Ronald Reagan Day, “a day for Marylanders to pay tribute” to the late president. The sponsors that are hoping to win one for the Gipper: Sen. Andrew ...

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Ronald Reagan Day?

How about this one: there’s a joint resolution in the Maryland Senate proposing Ronald Reagan Day, “a day for Marylanders to pay tribute” to the late president. The sponsors that are hoping to win one for the Gipper: Sen. Andrew ...

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Don’t swap horses in the middle of the stream

That was Abraham Lincoln’s campaign slogan in 1864… which is an improvement (in amusement, anyhow) on his slogan from four years before: “Vote yourself a farm.” Presidentsusa.net has compiled a collection of slogans for presidential candidates through the decades, and ...

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Don’t swap horses in the middle of the stream

That was Abraham Lincoln’s campaign slogan in 1864… which is an improvement (in amusement, anyhow) on his slogan from four years before: “Vote yourself a farm.” Presidentsusa.net has compiled a collection of slogans for presidential candidates through the decades, and ...

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Esoteric rules direct tonight’s Iowa caucuses

Here’s an interesting article from CNN about the ins and outs of the Iowa Democratic caucuses tonight, including the 15 percent “threshold” requirement for a candidate to be viable, the “persuasion time” in between tallies, and the use of ordinary ...

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Esoteric rules direct tonight’s Iowa caucuses

Here’s an interesting article from CNN about the ins and outs of the Iowa Democratic caucuses tonight, including the 15 percent “threshold” requirement for a candidate to be viable, the “persuasion time” in between tallies, and the use of ordinary ...

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More on Gonzales as “Lawyer of the Year”

Apparently, not everyone got that the ABA Journal’s “Lawyer of the Year” is kind of like Time’s “Person of the Year.” In other words: no, people, this is not an award honoring the erstwhile AG for being such a mensch. ...

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$200K tab for Annapolis peace conference

State and local agencies had to pony up $200,000 for security for the recent one-day peace conference in Annapolis. Here’s a partial breakdown: -$57,000 for Maryland State Police -$28,000 for Annapolis police officers and firefighters -$54,000 for Anne Arundel County ...

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$200K tab for Annapolis peace conference

State and local agencies had to pony up $200,000 for security for the recent one-day peace conference in Annapolis. Here’s a partial breakdown: -$57,000 for Maryland State Police -$28,000 for Annapolis police officers and firefighters -$54,000 for Anne Arundel County ...

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Left holding the (brown) bag

It’s not often you get to have lunch with a U.S. Senator. Yet that’s exactly what I did yesterday. Actually, I should rephrase that: I got to watch a U.S. Senator have lunch yesterday. You see, at the end of ...

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