Audience. Purpose. Context: A Spartan Consider…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   11:01 AM ON MON JUN 26 2017
Allow me to handle some house-keeping and provide a brief rationale for it.My primary Twitter account (@JasonABooms) has se…

Senate GOP “health plan”

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   12:41 PM ON FRI JUN 23 2017
The Republicans’ Better Care Reconciliation Act makes me want to smack the grin off McConnell’s face.  This pl…

better health care needs campaign finance reform

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   3:49 PM ON MON JUN 19 2017
The top editorial in the June19 Washington Post was entitled “The high cost of single-payer health care.”  It …

Loss and Father’s Day Eve

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:40 PM ON SAT JUN 17 2017
The ineluctable peril when writing about loss is that it has been done.  A fresh take on a multi-billion-year phenomen…

Modern Market To Fill Old Cosi Location Off Do…

• LOOKING AT HOWARD COUNTY @ THE HEDGEHO…   12:56 PM ON FRI JUN 16 2017
I’ve been wondering for sometime now what was going to replace the Cosi that closed down off of Dobbin Road and now w…

Howard County’s Allan Kittleman Announces Bi…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   12:10 PM ON THU JUN 15 2017
County Executive discusses his common sense, bipartisan approach and cites first term successes
COLUMBIA, MARYLAND – …

Slats: A Non-Origin Story

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   5:16 PM ON WED JUN 14 2017
“Hello darkness, my old friendI’ve come to talk with you again”I am oft asked about Slats, my mentor (of sorts).  …

Kittleman vetoes CB30

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   2:48 PM ON WED JUN 14 2017
Call county executive Allan KIttleman’s office and protest his veto of the Fair Election process approved by 70,000 H…

For Those Who Care: A HoCo Campaign 2018 Update

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   10:12 AM ON WED JUN 14 2017
Truth be whispered, what the ancient Greeks called “dusthumía” is attempting to gut-punch this author, repeatedly, thi…

Today: County Executive Allan Kittleman to Mak…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   11:23 AM ON MON JUN 12 2017
The Kittleman Campaign is inviting supports to the Columbia Lakefront tonight to rally with Allan as he makes his “Sp…

Fresh Blood: 2020

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   9:13 PM ON THU JUN 1 2017
First, a hand-drawn infographic!Ok, I may not have captured everyone.  And some were favorite sons (alas, no daughters…

What We want!

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   4:42 PM ON WED MAY 31 2017
We want a secure Social Security, so we must raise the income ceiling for payroll contributions to boost revenue. We want …

Sign Up To Volunteer This Summer!

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   12:39 PM ON TUE MAY 30 2017
The Kittleman Campaign is gearing up for a big summer 2017 and is recruiting volunteers to help at events, parades, and out…

Ben Carson’s Personal “Poverty of Spirit”

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:52 AM ON FRI MAY 26 2017
First, let’s start with what is known.  Dr. Ben Carson is a serial prevaricator.  Everything he utters must fir…

Do Not Normalize Trump

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   8:58 PM ON THU MAY 25 2017
I’m increasingly troubled by the slow normalization of Donald Trump on the public stage. It is abundantly clear that the …

County Executive Allan Kittleman Appoints Anan…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   10:27 AM ON THU MAY 25 2017
Hejeebu’s appointment offers important diversity and special education credentials to the Board of Education.
In a s…

outrageous fraud

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   2:47 PM ON WED MAY 24 2017
I WAS enraged Wednesday listening to the Joshua Johnson radio show on NPR as they discussed the Trump administration’…

Annapolis Quest: New 2018 MD Gov Poll – a Dis…

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   9:29 AM ON TUE MAY 23 2017
From the Desk of S. MacCune: Amateur Harbor MasterA new poll was released regarding the 2018 Maryland Gubernatorial contest…

Immigration Officials Turned Away from Queens …

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   10:30 AM ON SAT MAY 20 2017
On Thursday, May 11, federal immigration agents showed up at P.S. 58 in Maspeth Queens, NY elementary school looking for a …

HEALTH CARE DEBACLE?

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   8:44 AM ON WED MAY 17 2017
Guess which parts of Maryland have the most people who have benefitted from the expansion of the Medicaid program? Of cours…

Left of Center and Sound of Mind

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   9:38 AM ON TUE MAY 16 2017
One benefit of the long slog that is my daily three-hour commute to and from our Nation’s Capital is that I have fou…

Dental Care outrage!

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   11:43 AM ON SUN MAY 14 2017
In the Sunday (May14) Washington Post, a front page article described in vivid detail how hundreds of working people on Mar…

The Public Option vs Medicare for All Bottom l…

• DO THE MOST GOOD – HOWARD COUNTY   10:27 AM ON THU MAY 11 2017
By Dr. Margaret Flowers, a Medicare for All activist and former U.S. Senate candidate in MD.
The “Public Option” (a pub…

Texas Roadhouse Opening in July?

• LOOKING AT HOWARD COUNTY @ THE HEDGEHO…   7:31 PM ON TUE MAY 9 2017
If you’ve driven down Snowden River Parkway just south of 175, you will see the new Texas Roadhouse is coming along a…

Language Choices and the Democratic Party

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   8:41 AM ON TUE MAY 9 2017
So back when I was working for The Other Side, I was amongst those who spent a great deal of time thinking about, and provi…

Allan Kittleman Announces HCPSS Board of Educa…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   9:09 AM ON FRI MAY 5 2017
On Thursday, May 4th, 2017, Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman made the following information available on the County …

May 1 Declared “Zaching Day” in Howard Cou…

• ALLAN KITTLEMAN FOR HOWARD COUNTY EXEC…   8:10 PM ON SUN APR 30 2017
By executive action, May 1st officially declared Zaching Day in Howard County.
Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman off…

Long Reach VC Redevelopment News

• LOOKING AT HOWARD COUNTY @ THE HEDGEHO…   10:24 AM ON THU APR 27 2017
Being a resident of Long Reach Village, so happy to see this finally moving forward. The is the news from the County Websit…

The FEZ Post: Foose, Elevate, and Zen

• SPARTAN CONSIDERATIONS   10:49 AM ON TUE APR 25 2017
When asked about an obstreperous yet vacuous back-bencher, I believe it was former British PM Sir Anthony Eden who opined, …

Is that HOPE I see on the horizon???

• HOW COME?   4:34 PM ON SUN APR 23 2017
April 23rd is Shakespeare’s birthday, (as well as mine), making it ever so appropriate to use one of The Bard’s…