Heading into the revered Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect time to consider authentic threats to the traditional basic tenets of the original 13 colonies and now the 50 states.
How else to start the day than by working the crossword puzzle in the daily newspaper? Instead of a Number Two pencil, the instrument was a faithful Parker fountain pen filled with Quink, black ink.
The state of Alabama this week passed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the United States. The governor of Louisiana announced soon after that he plans to sign a similar bill in his state if it reaches his desk.
Time to rehash an old gag that a sitting president should have the right, by law, to hang one of two opponents. How appropriate for these churlish days.
After a great deal of effort, I caught up with “K,” an original denizen of the DC swamp. He was in a quiet booth at "the Old Ribbit Grill," a favorite watering hole for politicians, lobbyists and other ne'er do wells located near Capitol Hill.
On April 9, twenty or so brave young ladies at Abraham Lincoln High School in Iowa walked out of class to protest the loss of their rights to privacy. They lost those rights similarly to how our children here in Frederick County lost their rights: boys were now being allowed to use their bathrooms and gain access to “female” spaces.
Now the question was, “We have had three African American female mayors in a row. They were all passionate public servants. Two resigned, though. Isn't it a signal that a different kind of leadership is needed to move Baltimore City forward?"