Blaine for County Executive

BY COLUMNISTS

| Steven R. Berryman | Chris Cavey | Joe Charlebois | Guest Columnist | Harry M. Covert | Patricia A. Kelly | Jill King | Earl 'Rocky' Mackintosh | Tom McLaughlin | Roy Meachum | Zachary Peters | Cindy A. Rose | John W. Ashbury | Richard B. Weldon Jr. | Blaine R. Young |

DOCUMENTS


The Tentacle


Zachary Peters

July 18, 2013
Homeland Security Shake-Up
Zachary Peters

Last week it was announced that Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was resigning from her post to take over the University of California System. Among the list of names for her replacement was Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley.


July 4, 2013
Independence Day 2013
Zachary Peters

Today is July 4th, which for most means burgers, beer, fireworks, and family and friends all together at a barbeque. However, the significance of the day-off from work lies much deeper in history than the simple middle of summer barbeque.


June 20, 2013
New York: The Big (Composted) Apple
Zachary Peters

As speculation over the candidates for the next mayoral election in New York City continues, so do Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ludicrous policies.


June 6, 2013
The Essence of Public Service
Zachary Peters

Sir Winston Churchill once said, “We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” That aspect of giving can be applied to public service.


May 23, 2013
Lies, Scandals, Deceits
Zachary Peters

Does anyone really know the difference between Presidents Richard M. Nixon and Barrack H. Obama? One was a Republican who was ousted from office after a scandal, and the other is a Democrat, shielded by the media, who is currently juggling three scandals at once.


May 9, 2013
What’s Next for Governor O’Malley?
Zachary Peters

As his second term begins to wind down, politicos nationwide are speculating on what Martin O’Malley will do following his two terms as Maryland’s governor.


April 25, 2013
The Horse Race is Getting Crowded
Zachary Peters

As if the race for the top job in the City of Frederick was not crowded enough, an “independent” has announced her candidacy.


April 11, 2013
Petty Local Governance
Zachary Peters

Government at the local level is the most effective, active, and best of all, personal level of government. While local governments are the place where the most gets done, they are also prone to petty issues.


March 28, 2013
2014 Elections Look Explosive
Zachary Peters

The eight-year reign of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley will end in early 2014, and not a moment too soon. In addition, there will be elections in the state Senate, House of Delegates, and the new Frederick County charter government that will prove to be important.


March 14, 2013
So Long…..and Good Riddance
Zachary Peters

There is now a new strategy in politics for Republicans to easily win elections in Democrat controlled states. Rather than working hard, fundraising, knocking on doors, etc., it has been determined that it is easier to just move out to a more conservative state.


February 28, 2013
Another Politician Bites The Dust
Zachary Peters

From Republican Anne Arundel County Del. Don Dwyer’s drunken boating accident, to the recent arrest of Baltimore County Councilman Todd Huff’s for “driving under the influence),” politicians across Maryland seem to be pretty good at ruining their careers and risking lives.


February 14, 2013
Senator Raskin, Pay Attention!
Zachary Peters

Last week, a record crowd flooded Lawyer’s Mall in front of the State House in Annapolis to rally against the newest gun regulations proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley.


January 31, 2013
Frederick County Leaders Gets It
Zachary Peters

With legislative session underway in Annapolis, two lawmakers from right here in Frederick County have sponsored bills to lower the corporate tax rate in Maryland.


January 17, 2013
The Real Gun Problem
Zachary Peters

As legislative sessions begin at the federal and state level, guns and the issue of gun control are set to take center stage among many other things.


January 3, 2013
A Reckless Congress – And President
Zachary Peters

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” With little signs of compromise on Capitol Hill regarding the “fiscal cliff,” we’re likely to see much of the latter. What was passed certainly proves the point.


December 20, 2012
Hillary Clinton to Resign. What’s Next?
Zachary Peters

With a failed run for President in 2004 and a leadership position on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on his résumé, Sen. John Kerry (D., MA) will be advancing his career and will likely be our next Secretary of State.


December 6, 2012
Misplaced Political Commentary
Zachary Peters

Sunday Night Football this week was filled with commentary, both related to the game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys – and some added political comments.


November 22, 2012
Down a Dark and Lonely Road…
Zachary Peters

With the re-election of President Barack Obama, Americans all over the nation are preparing for the next four years, some more extremely than others.


November 8, 2012
It’s Over, Thank Goodness! Now What?
Zachary Peters

So, the close and controversial election that has been dominating our televisions, Facebook pages, and emails for months is finally over. Now what?


October 25, 2012
The Real Independent/Conservative
Zachary Peters

As we near the end of the campaign cycle, we’ve seen a late surge in the U.S. Senate race in Maryland by an “Independent’ candidate known as Rob Sobhani.


October 11, 2012
Above The Law?
Zachary Peters

Former state senator and current chairman of the Maryland Republican Party, Alex Mooney, has some explaining to do regarding an ethics investigation into his involvement in Congressman Roscoe Bartlett’s campaign.


September 27, 2012
Campaigner-in-Chief
Zachary Peters

Chaos erupts in the Middle East. An ambassador has been killed and dragged through the streets. Our flag has been burned and replaced. All this happened on American land at our embassies and consulates abroad. What have we done about this?


September 13, 2012
To Rise From Rack and Ruin
Zachary Peters

Just last week our great nation set yet another record; the national debt broke the $16 trillion barrier! In honor of this momentous occasion, the Democrats hosted a celebration in Charlotte, NC.


August 30, 2012
The Paul Ryan Effect
Zachary Peters

“Change” is a common theme in virtually every campaign, especially in an attempt to unseat an incumbent. The majority of Americans voted for “change” with a glimmer of “hope” in 2008, and it looks like this year the majority will be voting for a different kind of “change.”


August 16, 2012
Where’s the Interest? Why isn’t there more?
Zachary Peters

Teen Mom, Toddlers in Tiaras, 16 and Pregnant, and the granddaddy of them all, Jersey Shore are just a few examples of the television shows that dominate the young adult generation these days.



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