Missing the Point – It’s time to privatize the mail

Why won’t the Post Office replace my cluster mailbox and others without a fight? Without a call from our Congressman’s office?  Because they can’t afford to replace all the damaged cluster mailboxes they own.  There’s no law – certainly not one passed by Congress – mandating that we pay for the maintenance and replacement of the cluster mailboxes that the Post Office owns and insists that we use.

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Missing the Point – Baltimore Mayor Brandon ‘Squeegee’ Scott

Likewise, you don’t, for example, have to be an African American to be angered by racism.  And you don’t have to live in Baltimore to be appalled by the huge loss of well-being and potential suffered daily by the majority of its residents due largely to an ineffectual city government – and to a lack of sufficient concern by our state government and voters throughout Maryland.

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Missing the Point:  The Integrity of a Major Campaign Theme

This isn’t about who’s going to win.  Mr. Moore is going to win.  He’s the Democrat candidate running in a state where his party outnumbers the opposition by two to one.  He’s intelligent, well-spoken and naturally charismatic.  For most of us, it’s an easy call.  Not even our current, Republican Governor is willing to endorse his own party’s candidate. 

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Missing the Point: The Truth About Campaign Contributions

What I found was a remarkable 25,187 contributions received in less than 16 months between May 6, 2021, and August 23, 2022. Keep in mind that there were fewer contributors than the number of contributions because many people made more than one contribution.

Lots of out-of-state money. Of the total contributions, only 53% of dollars contributed came from Maryland – only 50% of contributions of $1000 or more. Contributors who don’t live here generally don’t care as much about Maryland as residents do – and yet current election law allows them to determine, to a great extent, who we elect to the office of Governor.

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