Monthly Archives: July 2012

Martin O’Malley’s PEPCO Failures

Martin O’Malley’s PEPCO Failures

While large sections of Montgomery County were without power this past week, the Atlantic’s Gregg Easterbrook delivered a scathing critique of Governor O’Malley’s oversight of PEPCO, entitled “Outage Outrage: The Politics of Electricity.” “As for O’Malley, utility regulation is one of the classic challenges of government, requiring persistence and attention to detail. O’Malley might have(…)

Obama and O’Malley Achilles’ Heel – The Private Economy is an Alien World to Them

Obama and O’Malley Achilles’ Heel – The Private Economy is an Alien World to Them

Over the past week much attention has been paid to President Obama’s remarks: “If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.”  In the debate over the comment, first in line to defend the President has been Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley.  Both argue that government spending, not private initiative(…)

O’Malley’s National Harbor Casino Operator Banned from Atlantic City New Jersey

O’Malley’s National Harbor Casino Operator Banned from Atlantic City New Jersey

The unsavory intersection between politics and gambling has been a recurring aspect of Maryland history. The state first legalized gambling in 1791, when the legislature authorized the issuance of “lottery grants.” After these grants got out of hand, Marylanders ran out of patience with gambling interests. By 1860 the last state-sanctioned lottery closed. The gambling(…)

SEIU Protests Montgomery Republicans over Romney School Bus Driver Comments

SEIU Protests Montgomery Republicans over Romney School Bus Driver Comments

Being a Republican and a conservative in Montgomery County often requires a healthy sense of humor.  Here is an example: This past Thursday protestors from SEIU Local 500 representing school bus drivers descended on Montgomery County’s Republican Party headquarters complaining about Romney’s comment that: “When a young person makes the honor roll, I know it(…)