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Don Mohler

End the Filibuster; Win an Election

February 23, 2024

By Don Mohler There is not much we agree on as a nation anymore. But we do agree that our politics is broken and that our country is headed in the wrong direction. Yes, the two parties come to that conclusion from vastly different perspectives, but agree they do. Since the traditional Republican Pary has…

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The Orioles Deal Proves the State will Govern in Partnership

December 20, 2023

By Don Mohler I love public service. I’ve had the privilege of working for the people of Maryland throughout my career – from my early days as a teacher, to my work advising four different school superintendents, to my role as a senior advisor to two Baltimore County Executives, to my own tenure as Baltimore…

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A Letter for Brooks

September 28, 2023

By Don Mohler Dear Adley, Gunnar, and you too, Jackson, It’s been 48 hours since we lost a giant, Brooks Calbert Robinson Jr. As you guys know, Brooksie was the greatest Oriole of all time, and the greatest third baseman in baseball history. You met Brooks. You saw firsthand what kind of man he was.…

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The Rule of Law

July 25, 2023

By Don Mohler As the world continues to spin out of control, Donald J. Trump is about to be indicted for a third time. “One, two, three strikes you’re out,” unless of course you are the leader of one of the most loyal and passionate cults ever created. In that case, you just keep blathering…

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Dads Come In All Shapes and Sizes

June 17, 2023

By Don Mohler Note: This blog is republished annually on Father’s Day weekend.  It was originally published on June 15, 2019 and is meant to be a reminder that dads and families do indeed come in all shapes and sizes.  “Thanks mom.”  Yep, that’s right. Thanks mom. I know it’s Father’s Day, but sorry dads.…

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Donkey Versus Elephant, Volume 1

May 7, 2023

By Don Mohler American Presidential elections take far too long. I did not need Pew Research to tell me that voters are exhausted by the process, but they did. The 2020 election cycle took 1194 days from start to finish. You read that correctly. The campaign season lasted roughly 40 months. That is insane, but…

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Notes and Quotes

March 27, 2023

By Don Mohler The battle for the soul of our nation continues.  Tucker Carlson and Marjorie Taylor Greene continue to try to rewrite the history of January 6, 2020. The Celebrity Ex-President threatens violence on a regular basis, and a major Republican candidate for President called the invasion of a sovereign power a “territorial dispute.”…

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Enough Already

February 8, 2023

By Don Mohler I had just gotten home from dinner with good friends when I settled in to watch President Biden deliver his State of the Union Address. I should have stuck with the Terp game. It began in a very upbeat, positive, and bipartisan manner.  The President congratulated Kevin McCarthy on being elected Speaker…

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The Trail

January 25, 2023

Editor’s Note: Last week following the inauguration of Maryland Governor Westley Watende Omari Moore, Damian O’Doherty, founding partner of KO Public Affairs, stopped by the “Front Porch” to reflect on the moment. It was a heartwarming discussion. By Damian O’Doherty I took this photo when James Moore first saw his dad’s first campaign ad. Nearby,…

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They Make the Same Mistake Every Single Time

January 13, 2023

By Don Mohler When crooning about love, The Everly Brothers (under 50, it’s Google time again) reminded us that, “She always breaks my heart in two. It happens every time.” With apologies to Phil and Don, when it comes to crisis management, we could write our own song about those in power, “They always screw…

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