Beautiful Losers?

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   2:24 PM ON WED NOV 14 2018
Based on the comments I received to my post from this morning, I was going to add a comment.  500+ words later, i real…

Getting Real

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:55 AM ON WED NOV 14 2018
What is past isn’t always prologue, but Democrats can learn from our history.I have written about this before; howev…

"We can bring to birth a new world from t…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   12:34 PM ON THU NOV 8 2018
I read a piece this morning that was published in The New York Times, entitled “5 Midterm Lessons for American Democ…

Confessions of a Random Scribbler

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   10:02 AM ON WED NOV 7 2018
First, congratulations to all of the HoCo Democratic campaigns that won yesterday.  In particular, I would like t…

A Hitch in Time

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:23 AM ON TUE NOV 6 2018
Christopher Hitchens, situating himself in Political Time, once quipped that he was “young enough to have been Old L…

Scattered thoughts on our local election

• HOW COME?   11:44 PM ON MON NOV 5 2018
With Election Day only hours away I find I still have numerous, somewhat disjointed thoughts I’d like to share about our …

The Polls Open Tomorrow! Here’s How You Can …

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   10:05 AM ON MON NOV 5 2018
When we needed him, Allan Kittleman was there.  Now it’s our turn to be there for him.
Here are three important t…

Election Day Eve Reminder – Board of Education

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:21 AM ON MON NOV 5 2018
As much fun as it has been to employ the endorsement trope (this blog’s homage to legacy media editorial practices),…

Election Day Eve Eve Reminder: Deb Jung for Co…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   10:00 AM ON SUN NOV 4 2018
Recognizing that perhaps one in ten voters have not yet decided if, or for whom, they are voting for Howard County Cou…

An Open Letter to Raj Kathuria

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:26 PM ON THU NOV 1 2018
So, I saw your anti-Liz Walsh mailer (see below).  First, as I am sure Steve Bannon would tell you, it’s suppos…

The L is also for “Lethargic”

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   2:40 PM ON THU NOV 1 2018
I was at the Wilde Lake Starbucks recently.  Specifically, I was there during the mornings of Early Voting Days 6…

Through 7 Days

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:27 AM ON THU NOV 1 2018
Early Voting Breakouts – by Party Registration:D – 60.48% (that 60% threshold is important.  If the total ele…

Ocean’s 6 (Days of Early Voting)

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   7:26 AM ON WED OCT 31 2018
It has been articulated recently that votes cast by Democrats via Early Voting are “cannibalizing” Democratic Elec…

Through Day 5: The Reckoning

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:05 AM ON TUE OCT 30 2018
I don’t know if Scott is busy “12 Angry Men’ing” this morning – so there might be two blog posts tracki…

Kittleman Fundraising Shows Broad Support for …

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   4:52 PM ON MON OCT 29 2018
County Executive Allan Kittleman has a nearly ,000 cash advantage over his challenger, Democratic County Councilman Calv…

Topline Thoughts on Early Voting Trends

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   1:15 PM ON MON OCT 29 2018
Based on the Unofficial Numbers released by the Maryland Board of Elections:-       4 da…

Early Voting: The good, the bad, and the ugly

• HOW COME?   10:01 PM ON SUN OCT 28 2018
Let’s consider Early Voting. The Good: People who have travel plans, who have to arrange transportation days in advance, …

Mouseland: Another Case for Ben Jealous

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   6:37 PM ON SAT OCT 27 2018
Tommy Douglas, as the Premier of Saskatchewan, helped bring into being “the continent’s first single-payer, universal healt…

Vote for My Dad! – Haley Kittleman Castelli …

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   10:06 AM ON FRI OCT 26 2018
Four years ago, when my Dad made the decision to run for County Executive, I knew he’d do a great job. I knew he woul…

Early Voting Starts Today! Vote for Allan Kitt…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   6:52 PM ON THU OCT 25 2018
Today is the big day!
Early Voting in Howard County has begun!
At these four locations, Howard County residents can cast th…

Calvin Ball for County Executive

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:21 AM ON TUE OCT 23 2018
Thank goodness that I don’t have to pen 600 words on the Great Campaign Sign Placement Scourge of 2018.Today, I want…

Non-Partisan People’s Voice: Calvin Ball Vot…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   2:58 PM ON MON OCT 22 2018
Ellicott City, MD – The People’s Voice, a local organization that helps inform residents of local government issues tha…

Prominent Civil Rights Leaders Endorse Allan K…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   10:07 AM ON MON OCT 22 2018
Bessie Bordenave and Rev. Doug Sands, two long-time civil rights leaders in Howard County, have endorsed Allan Kittleman fo…

Developing News – District One

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   9:04 PM ON FRI OCT 19 2018
I was at the coffee shop, wearing my Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez t-shirt (Made in the USA!) when a gent across the table …

Communications Watch: Burt Macklin and the Bo…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   11:44 AM ON FRI OCT 19 2018
Of course, I am referring to Danny Mackey.  But for some reason, whenever I hear his name, I have to shift off th…

It Takes a Brave Man

• HOW COME?   8:23 PM ON WED OCT 17 2018
It takes a brave man (or woman) to run for office in an incredibly gerrymandered district, one totally dominated by the opp…

What is the opposite of a “Party” girl?

• HOW COME?   4:59 PM ON TUE OCT 16 2018
Q.- What is the opposite of a “party” girl (or guy)? A.-  An “Independent” I’ve had more parties this year t…

2018 General Election Candidate Endorsements -…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   11:21 AM ON MON OCT 15 2018
It was once proclaimed, at the regionally celebrated Themeland Amusement Park in Stockton, California, that the sparse…

A Reply to David Yungmann

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   5:16 PM ON FRI OCT 12 2018
I wanted to respond to some of the recent comments made by Mr. Yungmann, as re-posted on Scott E’s Blog.  That …

Selective First Amendment Support?

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   11:06 AM ON FRI OCT 12 2018
Let’s revisit the text, shall we?“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiti…