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‘Jingle bark’ memory
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
One year my dad bought a dog. No, not a real dog, but a ceramic dog — the kind one might put in their front yard (my dad’s intention, not my mom’s). So the dog “slept” at the foot of their bed for yea

Do unto others
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
Regarding “U.N. expert calls for prosecution over U.S. torture” (Dec. 10), instead of interminably parsing niceties about what does and does not legally constitute torture, why don’t we start treating

Weekend MARC service
FrederickNewsPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
The Maryland Transit Administration recently announced that a bike car is now available on select weekend MARC trains. The new service began last Saturday.

Blaine Young’s strange, uncomfortable confession
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
You would think it would be a conflict of interest for a married, elected public official with children to have an affair with one of his staff members. But it’s not, according to county law. It’s not

Editorial: Blaine Young’s strange, uncomfortable confession
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
You would think it would be a conflict of interest for a married, elected public official with children to have an affair with one of his staff members. But it’s not, according to county law. It’s not

After all that, a deficit, still?
FrederickNewsPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
During the tenure of Blaine Young and the last Board of County Commissioners, Citizens and Montevue were sold, Head Start was cut, and many other programs benefiting those who need it most were unfund

Young overdone
FrederickNewsPost.com / Fri, 19 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
As I opened The Frederick News-Post on Tuesday morning and saw the lead article, I felt compelled to say to myself, “Enough is enough.” The News-Post needs to end its vendetta and crusade against form

Inflexible cop makes poor decision
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
Recently, a friend, an elderly lady, was pulled over by the police for operating a vehicle that did not have a front license tag. That’s not an earth-shaking violation, but obviously one should not do

On the other hand
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
In last Sunday’s News-Post Opinion section, Ishaan Tharoor suggests that Moses was a “myth” and provides evidence in coincidental similarities between biblical accounts and those from other ancient so

EDITORIAL: Prisoner sex change overturned by appeals court in Massachusetts
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:59:07 -0500

In a rare triumph this week for judicial restraint, a federal appeals court in Boston overturned a lower-court ruling, telling the state of Massachusetts that it doesn't have to pay for reassigning a prisoner's sex — or "gender," as the excessively delicate insist. (Nobody ever called Marilyn Monroe a genderpot.)

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The lure of the fireplace
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 18 Dec 2014 02:00:00 -0500
There’s an undeniable attraction to a fireplace in action. Those steadily flickering flames of endlessly altering shades of orange, red, gold and blue, the radiating warmth, the crackle, the way your

Turning a page on Cuba
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:01:25 EST
The release today of Alan Gross, the American contractor from Maryland held captive for five years in a Cuban prison on trumped up espionage charges, signals not only the long-awaited return of an unjustly accused man to his family and friends but also a historic shift in U.S. policy toward the...

EDITORIAL: Alan Gross free from Cuba, but Obama’s gift betrays victims of Castros
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:20:08 -0500

Sen. Marco Rubio calls President Obama's remarkable gift to the Castro brothers, and agreement to "normalize" American relations with Cuba, the work of a "willfully ignorant" man. We hope so. Ignorance can be corrected. Perhaps, to put the most generous face on it, this deal originated in the bowels of ...


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