Marta H. Mossburg

Marta H. Mossburg is a syndicated columnist whose work can be found each Friday in The American Spectator, among other outlets. She also can be heard regularly in Baltimore on WBAL and WEAA and seen on Fox 45. Read all of her work at www.martamossburg.com. Follow her on Twitter at @mmossburg.

The Muzak State of the Union

 

The meaning of words still matter beyond how they sound. It’s easy to forget that listening to President Barack Obama sometimes, like during the State of the Union Tuesday. While watching it I kept thinking of friends’ language poetry class in college, where the point was to string words together in a pleasing manner purposely […]

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The Closing of Andrew Cuomo’s Mind

 

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s rant against conservatives last week is not just another MSNBC moment. Unlike the cable channel’s talking heads whose incivility toward non leftists has led to multiple anguished on-air apologies in the past year alone, he is a public official, elected to serve every citizen in his state. And given the Democrat’s […]

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Dennis and the Dictator

 

The friendship former NBA player Dennis Rodman has with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un is not as bizarre as commentators suggest. It certainly seems odd to befriend a man whose government is known for starving its people and imprisoning generations of a family for false crimes against one. And his outburst with CNN’s Chris Cuomo […]

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The Moral Evolution of Progressives

 

Boy, have progressives “evolved.” The party of saloon protesters, suffragettes and crusaders against smoking, prostitution and immigration are now the champions of government-regulated vice. They no longer want to save souls, but use them to increase tax revenue to fund an ever expanding list of new priorities in a turnaround that would likely make Frances Willard, […]

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Messaging Versus Reality

 

I hope “messaging” dies in 2014. It is rotting the country from the inside out like an ambrosia beetle whose name is so sweet but ultimately kills the trees it invades. It is a main reason Detroit could not change its ways before bankruptcy and the reason Chicago’s public pensions are $27 billion in the hole. […]

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Goodbye 2013, We Won’t Miss You

 

If 2013 were a beauty pageant, it would be the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. If it were a movie, it would be “Titanic.” If it were a song, it would be “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus. Obamacare is its defining story and should be. Learning that the foundational promises of Obamacare – if you like […]

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Happy Holidays from Kim Kardashian!

 

Dear Family, Friends and Followers, I hope you are all having a festive and magical holiday season! As I sit here with a steaming cup of Starbuck’s Reserve Finca Nuevo from Mexico wrapped up in a cozy Restoration Hardware faux-fur arctic fox throw (and not much else!) on my Williams-Sonoma Beverly sofa with baby North, […]

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On Selfies and Shackleton

 

Leadership can mean many things to many people. But its absence is obvious, as it was with President Barack Obama, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron snapping a “selfie” Tuesday like teenagers at a rock concert and not dignitaries celebrating the life of former South African president Nelson Mandela at his […]

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On Selfies and Shakleton

 

Leadership can mean many things to many people. But it’s absence is obvious, as it was with President Barack Obama, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and British Prime Minister David Cameron snapping a “selfie” Tuesday like teenagers at a rock concert and not dignitaries celebrating the life of former South African president Nelson Mandela at his […]

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The Tyranny of Branding

 

Has anyone noticed that your brand has replaced your self? First impressions have always been important, but became critical to survival when Americans left the farm for the city and needed to get a job from someone they were not related to or friends with. Dale Carnegie cashed in on this demographic shift with his […]

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