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Friday, March 6, 2015

Chips Off The Old Block
Joe Charlebois

Secular socialism has made steady inroads into our society since the early 1960s when prayer was being removed from the schools. What has this led too?

Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Rudderless Ship of State?
Harry M. Covert

It is a frightening thing that when leaders are in the wrong arena, they don’t understand the enemies; and the big worry this particular moment is emails.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Republican Debacle
Patricia A. Kelly

Most of you probably don’t remember the old Peter, Paul and Mary singing group, let alone the song with the lines, “When will they ever learn…?” That’s what one must – unfortunately – ask today about some members of the Republican Party.


Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Mikulski, Crab Cakes; Who’s Next
Harry M. Covert

Sure is nice that Barbara Mikulski is giving her successors time to line up for her seat in the United States Senate. Anybody who loves crab cakes can’t be all bad.


Monday, March 2, 2015

Government Hands In Our Pockets and Bad Bills
Jill King


Government surrounds so much of our daily lives that for people to ignore the causation of why things happen is beyond me. As a writer, advocate and researcher, there are times that I just would like people to realize why they are being punished or rewarded for their actions.

Keeping Taxpayers in Mind
Guest Columnist

Kirby Delauter


A few items we have discussed at the County Council meetings are the closing of Sabillasville Elementary School and the rehabilitation of the lime kiln furnace at Walkersville's Fountain Rock Park.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Capitulation A Bad Idea
Joe Charlebois

Mitch McConnell, the U.S. Senate’s majority leader, has yet to realize that his party – the Republican Party – is now in the majority and that – along with the Republican-controlled House of Representatives – he has the ability to control the legislative agenda.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kudos for Public Servants
Harry M. Covert

By all rights the following should be on the extreme opinionated side. Probably the only good thing on the horizon is the coming baseball season. As players at all levels are warming up, the sidewalks, yards and streets will be following suit.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

New Year’s Feast and Festivities
Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysia Borneo – Happy Year of the Goat everyone! Well, we think it's a goat. Could be a sheep. They really don't differentiate because it’s an animal that grazes and bleats. I can't think of any others unless, of course, it's one of those African animals but I don't think any of them bleat.

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