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A Win For Now

As the weekend was coming to a close I was mentally budgeting time and space for this week’s articles. Suddenly a newsflash came across that changed a lot of planning and, at least temporarily, for the positive. Sunday the Army Corps of Engineers announced it was declining the request for an easement to build part of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe which is part of the Missouri River system. The victory may well be temporary but it is, at least in the moment, impactful. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Win For Now

The Endorsement Of Chris Van Hollen

Some endorsement decisions are actually rather difficult. While I may think the candidate I am considering is better than their opponent, that doesn’t mean they rise to the level of being worthy of endorsement in my mind. I find I almost never agree with a candidate 100% of the time. Often I have to see if I’m willing to trade off a little lack of a progressive stance for the practicality at hand. It is without dilemma that I endorse Representative Chris Van Hollen for the open United States Senate seat being vacated by long-time Democratic Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Chris Van Hollen