Commentaries by Mark Uncapher

CANDIDATEpalooza

CANDIDATEPALOOZA 2021

By Adam Schmidt | January 25, 2021

CANDIDATEpalooza 2021 Have you thought about Running for Office in 2022? Do you wish to do more on a campaign than knock doors and stuff envelopes? Do you want to get into a career in Politics? If you said YES, to any of the questions you want to sign up for Doctor Politics Campaign Trainings…

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In Defense of Freedom

In Defense of Freedom

By Katja Harper | January 24, 2021

In Defense of Freedom The New York Times’ January 4th puff piece on Chinese “Freedom” came at a good time for the Chinese Communist Party. In a time when public weariness of COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions is at an all time high, the article dangles a tantalizing mirage of a world that resembles the one…

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Maryland Democrats’ Digital Advertising Taxes Likely Illegal

By Mark Uncapher | January 24, 2021

Leave it to Maryland Democrats to spend their political capital on passing a tax bill whose revenues they are unlikely to be able to collect legally.   Maryland Democratic legislators are expected to try to resuscitate two tax bills passed in 2020 but vetoed by Governor Hogan last May. The vetoed tax measures were intended…

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Former Congressman Peter King

What might have been, if Trump had not acted as his own worst enemy

By Pete King | January 24, 2021

What might have been, if Trump had not acted as his own worst enemy As Donald Trump departed Washington on Air Force One in the final hours of his presidency, I was struck with many conflicting thoughts, impressions and memories. Unfortunately, the lasting and most indelible memory will be the disgraceful attack of our nation’s…

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Stop The Digital Ad Tax Take Action Now

Stop The Digital Ad Tax Take Action Now

By Carol Hughes | January 23, 2021

Sustain Governor Hogan’s VETO on the NETFLIX TAX BILL WHAT IS HOUSE BILL 732? – TAKE ACTION NOW At the very end of the 2020 Maryland legislative session, the General Assembly rushed House Bill 732 – Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax, a very shortsighted and deeply flawed bill, to the floor and passed it along…

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Stop Mail In Voting

STOP Elections by Mail bills HB 153 and HB 274

By Adam Schmidt | January 23, 2021

STOP HB 153 & HB 24 STOP Elections by Mail bills HB 153 and HB 274 Also very important to oppose HB 57. which allows Absentee Ballots to be postmarked the day after the election and still be counted. MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD CONTACT MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE darryl.barnes@house.state.md.us joseph.boteler@house.state.md.us chanel.branch@house.state.md.us…

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Ilya Shapiro, Author, Supreme Disorder

Direct Line w/Ilya Shapiro

By Adam Schmidt | January 21, 2021

Direct Line w/Ilya Shapiro, Author, Supreme Disorder Ilya Shapiro is the director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies at the Cato Institute and publisher of the Cato Supreme Court Review. Before joining Cato, he was a special assistant/​adviser to the Multi-National Force in Iraq on the rule‐​of‐​law issues and practiced at Patton…

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AN UNPRECEDENTED LEGACY

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF President Reagan

By Carol Hughes | January 21, 2021

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF PRESIDENT REAGAN 40 AT 40 January 20, 2021 marks the 40th anniversary of Ronald Wilson Reagan being inaugurated as our nation’s 40th President of the United States. This milestone anniversary represents an unprecedented opportunity to celebrate Ronald Reagan and his presidency, and to continue to preserve and promote the principles…

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Apply to join the Maryland Redistricting Commission

Citizens Redistricting Commission

By Adam Schmidt | January 21, 2021

Citizens Redistricting Commission Gerrymandering is a form of political gamesmanship that stifles real political debate and deprives citizens of meaningful choices. Fair and competitive elections – and having checks and balances – make for a more vibrant and responsive citizen republic. Recent redistricting cycles have earned Maryland the distinction as one of the most gerrymandered…

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why Ronald Reagan is still the king for US Republicans

the Grand Old Party (GOP)

By Dwight Patel | January 19, 2021

the Grand Old Party (GOP) I have been reading a lot of posts on Facebook, Twitter and alternative social media platforms about how all is lost.  The Republican Party is fractured and will never be whole again.  I have even seen Republicans wanting to start a new third party.  With great respect, I point them…

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