Marta H. Mossburg

Marta H. Mossburg writes frequently about national affairs and about Maryland, where she lives. Write her at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter at @mmossburg.

Most Recent Articles by Marta H. Mossburg:

The Muzak State of the Union

Jan 30, 2014 — Marta H. Mossburg

The meaning of words still matter beyond how they sound.

The closing of Andrew Cuomo’s mind

Jan 23, 2014 — Marta H. Mossburg

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s rant against conservatives last week is not just another MSNBC moment.

Dennis Rodman and the dictator

Jan 16, 2014 — Marta H. Mossburg

The friendship former NBA player Dennis Rodman has with North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un is not as bizarre as commentators suggest.

The moral evolution of progressives

Jan 9, 2014 — Marta H. Mossburg

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.

Messaging versus reality

Jan 2, 2014 — Marta H. Mossburg

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.

Good-bye 2013, we won’t miss you

Dec 26, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

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.

Happy Holidays from Kim Kardashian!

Dec 19, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg


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, I am feeling so #blessed. And just to be clear, I did NOT wax her eyebrows, contrary to reports.

On selfies and Shackleton

Dec 12, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

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 funeral. His funeral.

The tyranny of branding

Dec 5, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

Has anyone noticed that your brand has replaced your self?

Common Core-uption

Nov 21, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

Arne Duncan finds it “fascinating” that opposition to new Common Core education standards throughout the U.S. is coming from “white suburban moms who — all of a sudden — their child isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were, and their school isn’t quite as good as they thought they were.”

Some things you might have missed

Oct 31, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

The media is consumed as it should be by the massive failure that is and the hundreds of thousands of people throughout the United States losing health insurance as a result of ObamaCare. But there are a few other stories that shouldn’t be lost in the shuffle. Here are two:

‘Security theatre’ at the NFL

Sep 27, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

Until last weekend, I was unaware of the NFL’s new purse policy, which as of this season bans a bag larger than a hand except for slightly larger clear plastic bags or Ziploc-like pouches.

Before and after Kermit Gosnell

Jun 20, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

Twenty years from now I’m betting historians will look back and classify the modern abortion debate into two time periods: before Kermit Gosnell and after.

Feminist theories offer cold comfort at 40

May 2, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

Feminists could not have created a better foil for themselves than Susan Patton.

The demise of evil

Apr 24, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

Evil should not surprise Americans. We’ve seen it so many times and in so many degrees and variations – in those who tolerated some people having to sit in the back of the bus, in children who torment animals, in bankers who knowingly sold junk financial products and helped to destroy the economy and in men who set bombs in front of innocent bystanders at a marathon. The list is almost endless for those who look.

Beware of Gov. Martin O’Malley

Apr 19, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

Maryland made national news recently for a “rain tax” to start July 1.

The ‘Jeopardy!’ Paradox

Apr 13, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

Those who watch “Jeopardy!” know the guests tend to be slightly odd by modern standards.

“The Bible”: Hollywood’s come to Jesus Moment?

Apr 5, 2013 — Marta H. Mossburg

Imagine the pitch to a History Channel executive for the smash hit “The Bible.”