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The Martin Chronicles

Just a few days ago, a not-so-veiled swipe at the politics of “triangulation” fueled speculation that former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was gearing up for a challenge to Hillary Clinton. His exact fightin’ words:¬†‚ÄúTriangulation is not a strategy that will … Continue reading

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A CPAC Bush-Whacking?

Former Florida Gov. and expected presidential candidate Jeb Bush is scheduled to make an appearance tomorrow at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Bush won’t give a speech. Instead, he’ll sit down for a 20-minute interview with Sean Hannity (here’s … Continue reading

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Walker Derangement Syndrome?

Major League Baseball’s spring training begins in earnest a week from now, with teams playing exhibitions. And that guarantees at least one thing: a player’s going to hit a 400-foot homer, prompting a sportswriter to assume that said player is … Continue reading

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Will California (Once Again) Fear the Reefer?

On Tuesday, and with little fanfare (maybe that’s because smoke has a hard time wafting down from the Last Frontier to the Lower 48), Alaska became just the third state in the U.S. to legalize marijuana use. Oregon and Washington, … Continue reading

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Marco . . . Rubio?

I’m in Washington, D.C., where some of the political buzz centers around Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and the “to be or not to be”/”will he or won’t he?” question of his future plans. Here’s Rubio’s dilemma: run for re-election in … Continue reading

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Which Political Greats Don’t Get The Upgrade?

One of my guilty pleasures is listening to Bill Simmons’ “The B.S. Report” podcast, especially when he dials up his college buddy, John O’Connell. O’Connell, aka “Jacko”, is a devout New York Yankees fan. Simmons is a diehard Red Sox … Continue reading

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President Warlock?

This may or may not be a big night for actor Charlie Sheen, depending on the final plot twist in the final episode of Two and a Half Men, which (finally, mercifully) goes off the air later today after revealing … Continue reading

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