The Duckpin

The Duckpin
A media venture from veteran Maryland writer and podcaster Brian Griffiths. Politics, Culture, Entertainment, Sports, and More.
Created 06 Mar 2020
  • Our Healthcare System in Maryland is in Code Red
    11 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
    Subscribe now Share Last night, Dan Cox posted a comment on social media revealing just how little he cares about our healthcare workers and our healthcare system. He said: “They say we must submit. I...
  • Sources Indicate John Grasso Planning to Run for Anne Arundel County Executive
    11 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
    Sources tell The Duckpin that former Councilman John Grasso is planning on entering the Republican primary for Anne Arundel County Executive. Grasso has twice before announced his candidacy for County...
  • The Runback: Abuse of Power
    10 Jan 2022 • 4 min read • 3 2
    Welcome to another week of The Runback. Have you been enjoying The Duckpin? Do you have comments or suggestions? Do you want to write for us? Let me know at And please be sure to...
  • Change Needed in Montgomery GOP
    10 Jan 2022 • 1 min read • 2 1
    Montgomery County Republican Chairman Reardon “Sully: Sullivan took office about a year ago. Sullivan promised among other things that hewas going to grow the number of registered Republicans in Montg...
  • Sickening Language on Abortion from Ariana Kelly
    10 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 1 1
    Subscribe now Share It isn’t often that you read something so inflammatory and infuriating in a General Assembly preview piece, by it happened this morning in the Sun. Bryn Stole writes on the topic o...
  • 1000 Hours of Research Does Not A Researcher Make
    09 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 1 1
    Folks, We have a problem. We have a vast amount of Covid misinformation, lies, and manipulations of the truth from self-proclaimed experts, from politicians, and from folks with far-right ideology. Ev...
  • The National Championship Matchup
    09 Jan 2022 • 5 min read • 1 0
    In what is a culmination of a season where they were the two clearly best teams in college football, the 13-1 Georgia Bulldogs will play the 13-1 Alabama Crimson Tide on Monday night in Indianapolis (...
  • NFL Mystery Bag: Week 18
    07 Jan 2022 • 12 min read • 3 0
    Here we go. Last week of the season, but this ain’t the last week of Mystery Box. We are gonna keep this going. The Box has proven to be popular. Still working out exactly what I want the segments to ...
  • Candidate Survey: Ron Watson for State Senate, District 23
    07 Jan 2022 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Subscribe now Share Name * Ron Watson Age * 55 Office Sought * State Senate County * Prince George's District, if applicable * 23 Political Party * Democrat Education * BS, MS, PhD and MBA Career/Occu...
  • I Stumped for Trump in 2016 and 2020, Here’s what I think of January 6
    06 Jan 2022 • 3 min read • 1 2
    Donald Trump was not my first choice in the 2016 election. He was not my second. Or third. Or fourth. Or… you get the point. When it was clear that the real estate mogul was going to walk away with th...
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