This, and that...
Join us on the front porch
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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.”…Read More
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…Read More
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,…Read More
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…Read More
They Didn’t Learn a Thing By Don Mohler As a little boy, my family’s small apartment on Garden Ridge Road would be filled with excitement and wonder when Rhea and JP (WBAL’s weather gurus—yes, one was indeed a puppet) would predict that a large winter storm was bearing down on Maryland and likely to dump…Read More
By Don Mohler So, let’s start today’s episode of “What the hell just happened,” with Uncle Bobby. Who’s that you say? I promise that if you stick with it until the end, it just might make some sense. But first, a little background on my uncle: Robert P. Scruggs grew up on Route 175 in…Read More
Enter your email to receive updates for new articles.