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A Republic Worth Keeping

As a commissioner on the Frederick Charter Review Commission, I was focused on Frederick’s governing institutions, working to recommend improvements to our young charter...

Protecting Parental Rights – Call To Action!

Informed Choice Maryland has put out a Call to Action to protect parental rights! On February 7, 2020 Frederick...

Karl Bickel Defends 287(g) Audit

Editor’s Note:  This Letter to the Editor Originally appeared on January 7, 2020 it is re-posted here for continuity in our transition.

What Is A Republican?

What is a Republican? Locally all it means is that the person in question wrote an “R” in a box. It means nothing more or nothing less. Some say a Republican stands for, “God, country and family”. Others might say a Republican stands for “limited government, limited spending, and low taxes”.

Republicans To Black Voters: The Start Of A Conversation

Nearing the end of Black History Month, the Democratic presidential nomination contest is in a full envenerating gallop towards South Carolina: the first opportunity for a significant black population, the party’s most loyal constituency, to vote in these contests.

You Aren’t Paying Enough Of Your Fair Share

I was very disappointed when I read recently that Councilmember Michael Blue is going to co-sponsor an increase of $1 in Recordation Fees. You might think I’m being stingy, and rightly so. Right now our Recordation Fee is $6.00 per $500, if passed the $1 increase would take it to $7.00 per $500.

Notice Of Meeting

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Partisanship And Voting Trends In State And Local Elections

In his 2018 book “The Increasingly United States,” Daniel J. Hopkins summarizes the circumstances surrounding state and local politics. In it, he looks at the factors that have made national politics the dominant focus for American citizens. The gist of his book is that Americans’ interest in politics at the national level has remained steady over the years, while interest in state and local politics has declined considerably.

Cox’s General Assembly Report 2020 – Volume 1 Part II

HB 4 – LONG GUN REGISTRATION “BACK-GROUND CHECK” BILL Similar to the handgun board fight, the same last two weeks have been packed with fighting a dangerous registration bill of rifle and shotgun transfers requiring back-ground checks, which the Democrats have touted as their premier “gun control” legislative goal.

Delegate Dan Cox’s Report From Annapolis