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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A lifeline to the past
Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – Being locked up in my condo because of the smoke and haze (see last week's column), I decided to embark on genealogy. The work turned out to be quite fruitful indeed.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

How to End Gun Violence?
Harry M. Covert

The matter of gun violence is of great concern everywhere. It should be. In these days of everything goes in personal conduct, the first thing anti-gunners jump on are good citizens who value their guaranteed rights to ownership.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Quarterbacking for Monday
Harry M. Covert

There are some mighty good reasons for Monday morning quarterbacking. Usually this is left to sportswriters, sportscasters and sports fans.

Friday, October 2, 2015

The “Jackass” from Texas – Senator Cruz
Joe Charlebois

Ted Cruz, the junior senator from Texas, has few friends in Washington. He does things his way, and that irks leadership. He is a true constitutional lawyer, who actually believes in the U.S. Constitution, and that irks nearly everyone inside the beltway.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Matter with Congress
Patricia A. Kelly

After we finish spitting expletives through our teeth and banging our heads in frustration against the nearest wall, we try to figure out what’s the matter with Congress.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Fighting the Smoke and Haze
Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – Alright, enough is enough! I am not talking about Donald Trump, the Pope, or that lady (what a twerp!) who refuses to issue marriage licenses to gays. Those have been dominating The New York Times forever, it seems.


Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Perilous Words: Eminent Domain
Harry M. Covert

The words “eminent domain” are more frightening for counties, cities and towns everywhere than “this is the Internal Revenue Service.”

A Call to Action on Citizens and Montevue
Guest Columnist

Billy Shreve


Frederick’s County Executive Jan Gardner intends to exercise the power of eminent domain and seize all of Aurora’s interests in the formerly county owned Citizen’s Nursing Home and Montevue Assisted Living. Aurora currently owns the healthcare businesses of both entities and leases the property from the county.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Narrowing The Field
Richard B. Weldon Jr.

First it was Texas Gov. Rick Perry. He was the guy who told us all that he would be a much better candidate. His past experience (in 2012) had taught him the importance of being healthy, focused and prepared for the grueling slog that is the presidential primary process.

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