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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Straight Shooting and Common Sense
Patricia A. Kelly

Gun control is a hot topic on the national scene right now. Sometimes the media reports it as a solution to crime. At other times the flag the shooter is holding or the uniform he’s wearing is the problem.

Changes Needed in County’s Charter
Guest Columnist

Kirby Delauter

This month I am writing about some changes that I think we should consider for the newly formed Charter of Frederick County. Some of the procedural issues I see are a lack of communication and a lack of clear meeting agendas as well.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Exploring Brunei to Renew Visas
Tom McLaughlin

Brunei – This is the richest country on the planet. Oil and gas gush from its pores. The nation has no income tax, everybody has free health care and education.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Labor Day, Nickel Soda, 18˘ Bread
Harry M. Covert

Labor Day is a few days off, but today is a perfect time to revisit first days of the first job. The experience sticks with most people no matter the passage of time. Me, too.

Monday, August 31, 2015

It’s a long way to the Primary – Part 2
Richard B. Weldon Jr.

In a recent national poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, Donald Trump leads the second place candidate, Dr. Ben Carson, by eleven (11) points.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Planting the Seeds of Discontent
Joe Charlebois

You reap what you sow. The Republican leadership is learning that old lesson the hard way. After years of abdicating their role as the loyal opposition, they created a vacuum that is being filled in a way they never could have imagined.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Trump v. Univision: A Lesson in Politics
Richard B. Weldon Jr.

The Trump candidacy just keeps redefining traditional presidential politics. The most recent example tells us more about the “Trump for President” movement than anything that has happened to date, and considering how much has happened since Donald J. Trump announced, that’s saying something.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Unique, Tiring and Somewhat Successful
Tom McLaughlin

Santubong, Malaysian Borneo – Every year, the tourist administration holds the Rainforest Music Festival where people from all over the world come to hear indigenous peoples play music from their countries. Pygmies from the Congo, a group from the one of the tribes in Taiwan, and Gallic dancing from Scotland are some of the many examples.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Happy Days and Algebra
Harry M. Covert

May be hard to believe, but imagine for a moment the summer is almost over and, both parents and students alike are jumping with joy, or should be.

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