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2010 Is Not a Tough Year for Democrats

(0) Comments | Posted February 22, 2010 | 11:54 AM

As a candidate for state delegate in Maryland, I talk to a lot of people about the political environment in 2010. The conventional wisdom seems to be that it's a "tough year" to run as a Democrat for elective office, particularly in swing districts like the...

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What's Cleaner: Used Toilet Water or the Chesapeake Bay?

(9) Comments | Posted October 26, 2009 | 11:55 AM

Yesterday, I went on a cruise of the West and Rhode rivers in Maryland to celebrate the release of Prof. Howard Ernst's new book, Fight for the Chesapeake Bay.

Below is a brief excerpt from a conversation with Howard I recorded on the boat. He reveals how he...

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5 Facts About the New RNC Chairman

(235) Comments | Posted January 30, 2009 | 4:50 PM

Cross-posted at Legum's New Line.

Former Maryland Lt. Governor Michael Steele was just elected chairman of the RNC. Here are five facts about the new leader of the Republican party:

1. Steele compared stem cell research to Nazi experiments during the Holocaust.

2. Steele bused in...

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Ifill Book Public Weeks Before McCain Agreed To Have Her Moderate VP Debate

(807) Comments | Posted October 1, 2008 | 12:02 PM

The McCain camp is claiming it didn't know about Gwen Ifill's book prior to agreeing to her as moderator for the VP debate:

I confirmed for us here on GretaWire: the McCain campaign did NOT know about Gwen Ifill's book (I think I told them when I made my...
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Ignore The Pundits: How To Figure Out Who Won The Debate

(447) Comments | Posted September 26, 2008 | 2:13 PM

Click here to read reactions to the first presidential debate between Obama and McCain from HuffPost bloggers, including Nora Ephron, Bob Shrum, Madeleine Albright, Paul Reiser, Arianna Huffington, Sean Penn, and more.


There were 23 debates during the Democratic primary and part of my job on the...

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