Running on Empty

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:43 AM ON SAT JUL 21 2018
Having gotten back into running after a long-ish hiatus, I wanted to share some thoughts on the sport.  First, I …

Recent CVS Incident Allegations: An Update

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   3:40 PM ON THU JUL 19 2018
The Howard County Police Department (HCPD) released a statement this morning that said, in part, that “there is no e…

Janus

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:40 PM ON WED JUL 18 2018
No, not the recent Supreme Court case, here I am talking about the two-faced ancient Roman god of “beginnings, passa…

CVS, Columbia, Race, and Justice

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:01 PM ON MON JUL 16 2018
The myth of Howard County exceptionalism was dealt another shattering blow recently.  The Columbia Mall shooting …

Howard County Police Officers Association, Pol…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   5:41 PM ON WED JUL 11 2018
Contact: Chris Davis, President, Howard County Police Officers Association, Lodge 21
Phone: ‭(410) 750-0845‬
Email: cda…

Recount confirms Walsh victory in D1

• HOW COME?   3:20 PM ON WED JUL 11 2018
Some photos and comments from this morning: The public was invited to watch the recount of votes today in the District 1 Co…

Progressive Resurgence in Trumpian Times

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   10:30 PM ON TUE JUL 10 2018
As a Rust Belt teenager back when Lisa Lisa and Cult Jam (avec Full Force) released, “I Wonder if I Take You Home,…

Kittleman: Centralized Community Resource Camp…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   4:12 PM ON MON JUL 9 2018
The Community Resources Campus gives residents single location for efficient service delivery
In June 2018, Allan Kittleman…

Team Kittleman Turns Out To March on Independe…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   1:15 PM ON SAT JUL 7 2018
#TEAMKITTLEMAN shows stregnth in numbers on Independence Day
It was a hot steamy July 4th this year, but that didn’t …

Signs and Views

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:53 AM ON SAT JUL 7 2018
Poor/illegal political sign placement can be a pet peeve for some voters.  Prior to Election Day, I tend to cut c…

How come the Primaries produced some surprises?

• HOW COME?   6:04 PM ON FRI JUL 6 2018
Now that most of the dust has settled on the June 26th primaries, it is a good time to look for patterns and to make some o…

District One: Pre-Re-Count Edition

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   1:14 PM ON FRI JUL 6 2018
Many questions surround Raj Kathuria, the Republican nominee in the 1st Howard County Council district.  It is im…

HoCo District 3 Primary Election – Final Tho…

• STEVE HUNT FOR HOWARD COUNTY COUNCIL   11:02 PM ON WED JUL 4 2018
Before I discuss my recently ended campaign for office, I wanted to take a moment to acknowledge the victims of last week h…

Thank You: We Are Just Getting Started

• NEWS – HIRUY HADGU FOR COUNTY COUNCIL   3:59 PM ON SAT JUN 30 2018
I want to congratulate my fellow candidates in District 3 for making it through the primary election campaign and to Christ…

Housekeeping and Reconciliation

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   3:23 PM ON FRI JUN 29 2018
First, for those of you who tried to post comments on my website recently, apparently the Blogger platform I use “no long…

The Main Primary Election Wrap-Up

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   7:42 AM ON WED JUN 27 2018
From a macro perspective, yesterday was a very good day for serious progressives.  Ø  In the State Senate Distri…

Primary Election Results: BoE & Dem. Centr…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   12:24 AM ON WED JUN 27 2018
These are initial top-line thoughts with a bit of hastily assembled historical data to provide some context.  Don’t wo…

Election Day! Undecided?

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:03 AM ON TUE JUN 26 2018
Still undecided on certain races?  Open to suggestions?  Allow me to offer humbly, for your consideration, the fo…

Pre-Primary Election Day Wisdom: 2018 Edition

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   3:32 PM ON MON JUN 25 2018
From the Desk of Slats MacCune:I was asked to pen this guest column, no doubt because Mr. Considerations is busy celeb…

Results are in: Comprehensive Council Candida…

• HOW COME?   1:21 PM ON FRI JUN 22 2018
Like many, I get suspicious of  radio ads where the “qualifiers” are all jammed in at the end at an accelerate…

Vote to Re-Elect Byron Macfarlane on June 26th

• RE-ELECT BYRON MACFARLANE   8:52 AM ON FRI JUN 22 2018
The Democratic Primary Election is June 26, 2018. This is your chance to choose who you think are the best, most qualified,…

HoCo Board of Education: Final Primary Predict…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:38 AM ON FRI JUN 22 2018
Disclaimer: For entertainment purposes only.  While reading this post, don’t operate heavy machinery. The S…

State Delegate District 12 – Strategy Analysis

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   11:01 AM ON THU JUN 21 2018
The Democratic non-incumbents seem (with one, perhaps two exceptions) to be concentrating on their “home” counties.&nbs…

Byron Endorsed for Re-Election by People for t…

• RE-ELECT BYRON MACFARLANE   9:05 PM ON WED JUN 20 2018
On Wednesday, June 20, Byron was officially endorsed for re-election by the People for the American Way (PFAW) Up Next Vict…

Siddiqui Fatigue

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   4:49 PM ON TUE JUN 19 2018
I received this mailer today.  Whoever authored this MSEA piece has both of her or his hands on the pulse of…

Campaign Finance Oddities: Sigaty Edition Part…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   10:23 PM ON SUN JUN 17 2018
After spending some time looking through the Sigaty campaign’s expenditures, I thought I would review her contributi…

Campaign Finance Oddities: Sigaty Edition

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   11:34 AM ON SUN JUN 17 2018
As is common practice, I count the number of direct mail pieces that my household receives each election cycle.  …

Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman Releas…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   11:32 AM ON SAT JUN 16 2018
County Executive Allan Kittleman Puts Politics Aside To Focus On Main Street Ellicott City Recovery.
For Immediate Release:…

Redoubt of Tranquility

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   9:55 PM ON FRI JUN 15 2018
Trying to unwind on a quiet Friday evening; disconnect from the maelstrom for a few hours.  That said, I have one more…

Final Pitch – My Campaign for Howard County …

• STEVE HUNT FOR HOWARD COUNTY COUNCIL   7:20 AM ON THU JUN 14 2018
It’s been nearly a year since I announced my intention to run to be the next District 3 representative to the Howard Cou…