The Kangaroo Court of Howard County

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU FOR COUNTY COUNCIL   6:53 AM ON FRI NOV 24 2017
If you do not have time to read this now, click HERE to enter your email to save the pdf version.Imagine sitting in a …

Taxes Shmaxes

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   3:52 PM ON TUE NOV 21 2017
Politicians are always slippery, able to dodge a question in a single bound, but the Republicans puzzle me on this tax bill…

Areas to Address in a Potential Redistricting …

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU FOR COUNTY COUNCIL   8:10 AM ON THU NOV 16 2017
If you do not have time to read this now, click HERE to enter your email to save the pdf version.As we approach the vo…

Theater of the Absurd HoCo Style

• HOW COME?   9:40 AM ON WED NOV 15 2017
How come last Monday’s County Council meeting came off like a selection from the Theatre of the Absurd?  Allow me to pla…

A House on Gault Drive

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:44 AM ON MON NOV 13 2017
If I may beg your indulgence, I would like to spend a few moments on a personal matter.My Grandparent’s brick ranch house…

Can Calvin do it?

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   1:40 PM ON FRI NOV 10 2017
Theoretically, any Democrat in Howard County can easily beat any Republican. There are way  more Democrats to begin with, …

Ball In

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:20 AM ON FRI NOV 10 2017
Yesterday was a rather challenging day for reasons which I will not disclose here (not wanting to bore you, dear reader, wi…

My Statement on the Recent Developments on APF…

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU FOR COUNTY COUNCIL   1:52 PM ON WED NOV 8 2017
Savage, MD (November 8th, 2017) – I am sure many have heard by now that the votes on the County’s APFO bills CB61 an…

Howard County Professional Fire Fighters Assoc…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   1:05 PM ON WED NOV 8 2017
For Immediate Release:
Howard County Professional Fire Fighters Association Endorse Allan Kittleman for County Executive in…

Psychic Recompense

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:21 AM ON WED NOV 8 2017
November 8, 2017 – Merry Electoral Boxing Day.It is challenging to not succumb to the baser instincts and gloat in the fa…

Guns, again

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   1:01 PM ON TUE NOV 7 2017
It is hard to understand the thinking of people who live in a small Texas town armed to the teeth with all kinds of guns, w…

On Donna Brazile and "the Deal"

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   9:53 AM ON TUE NOV 7 2017
Of course, the downside of being an essayist of exceedingly moderate and highly localized renown is that I am oft beseeched…

After Repeated Calls From Kittleman, Hogan, &a…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   10:23 AM ON MON NOV 6 2017
Fighting FAA NextGen – small steps, continuous pressure is the key to victory.
If you’re reading this in Howard…

WHAT NEW HELL IS THIS?

• HOW COME?   6:11 PM ON SUN NOV 5 2017
As much as I’ve searched the past few weeks to find something positive to write about, I find myself inundated with a…

On this day, three years ago.

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   8:32 PM ON SAT NOV 4 2017
Three years ago, I was honored and humbled when the voters elected me as Howard County’s 9th County Executive.
In the tim…

Allan Kittleman Makes Case for 13th High Schoo…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   2:28 PM ON THU NOV 2 2017
Kittleman: The Goal Is To Reduce The Need To Redistrict School Boundaries
It’s an annual tradition in Annapolis often…

Help tell folks about ACA sign-ups!

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   3:50 PM ON WED NOV 1 2017
From now to Dec. 15, people can again sign up for health insurance under the ACA. We need volunteers to help spread the wor…

The 2017 Kittleman Family Picnic w/ Special Gu…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   3:09 PM ON MON OCT 30 2017
On a beautiful evening in October, over 800 friends, family, and supporters from all over the State of Maryland stopped by …

You Better Think (think)

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   9:50 PM ON SAT OCT 28 2017
Three thought experiments on a Saturday night.Thought experiment I:  Hillary is elected in November ’16 & then p…

My Typical Week as a Candidate for County Coun…

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU FOR COUNTY COUNCIL   8:54 PM ON TUE OCT 24 2017
Howard County Council APFO Work SessionOn Monday October 23, the County Council held a work session to discuss preliminary …

Fair elections working in Montgomery County

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   10:35 AM ON TUE OCT 24 2017
According to an Oct. 23 article in the Washington Post, 20 candidates have already filed for four at-large county council s…

You spoke. But who listened?

• HOW COME?   8:27 PM ON SUN OCT 22 2017
How come when many citizens spoke on APFO, some County Council members were better listeners than others? There will be ano…

Ask the Candidates!!

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   10:12 AM ON MON OCT 16 2017
At a public panel discussion Sunday, Oct. 15 at the Owen Brown Interfaith Center on campaign finance reform, Rep. John Sarb…

Healthcare Under attack again!

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   9:22 AM ON FRI OCT 13 2017
President Trump has stuck two knives into the Affordable Care Act, slashing subsidies to insurance companies that allow aff…

F#$% “Civility”

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   10:25 AM ON SUN OCT 8 2017
From the Desk of Slats MacCune: Professional Dreamweaver.Done clutching the pearls yet?  We live in times that are too…

Why The Downtown Columbia Plan Needs a Massive…

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU FOR COUNTY COUNCIL   9:57 AM ON FRI OCT 6 2017
If you do not have time to read this now, click HERE to enter your email to save the pdf version.On Monday, October 2nd, th…

Unimaginable!

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   4:22 PM ON THU OCT 5 2017
Did you ever imagine we’d be living in times like these? With elected officials responsible for public safety moving …

In Support of CR119-2017

• STEVE HUNT FOR HOWARD COUNTY COUNCIL   9:58 AM ON MON OCT 2 2017
During the September Legislative Session, Howard County Councilmember Jon Weinstein introduced Council Resolution 119-2017 …

THERE’S TRANSPARENCY… AND THEN THERE’S T…

• HOW COME?   10:48 PM ON SUN OCT 1 2017
There is the kind of transparency citizens seek and welcome from their government. Examples of such would be open meetings,…

Inquiring Minds Want to Know……

• HOW COME?   8:06 PM ON SAT SEP 30 2017
How come there were so many opportunities to ask how come this week?  For starters:  How come Monday’s Council Work…