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Defeating Boko Haram
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:48:42 EST
The bloody attacks in Paris this month that left 20 people dead, including the three attackers, riveted the world's attention on the growing threat Islamist extremist groups pose to the democracies of Western Europe. Yet even as the French people were mourning their loss, an even more...

Little bull
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500
Delegate Kathy Afzali — from dancer to delegate to despot! She who is “so powerful” chose to text Sheriff Chuck Jenkins proclaiming, “You have no power. Get used to it.” Pepper in there “wimp” and “ph

Kill the Keystone XL
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500
After lengthy debate and political gridlock, it is time to kill the Keystone XL pipeline proposal and move on to addressing more significant issues facing the country.

Civility? Oh, cynical me
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500
It is difficult to refrain from writing about politics when politicians hand you material on a silver platter. I was looking forward to a return to civility in 2015. What has been served up so far is

Kudos on dignified dying bill
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500
Sooner or later everyone dies. My husband Carl, exhausted by pain both physical and emotional, died Oct. 4, 2014. His final months were miserable. With excellent upper body strength and intact intelle

Mr. Obama’s 529 brouhaha
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 12:34:00 EST
Rarely does a president flip-flop on an initiative presented in the State of the Union address as quickly as Barack Obama did this week. He reversed himself on 529 college savings plans on Tuesday, which was just seven days after his speech to the nation. Such a political miscalculation is...

Against C&O fee
FrederickNewsPost.com / Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500
It is time to let our voices be heard at the C&O Canal meeting, Feb. 17, at Brunswick City Park Building at 655 E. Potomac St., Brunswick from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

EDITORIAL: John Kasich’s pushes Obamacare expansion
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:03:06 -0500

Gov. John Kasich of Ohio was one of several Republican governors who agreed in 2013 to accept a grant of federal money under Obamacare to expand his state's Medicaid services. The temporary grant of $2.6 billion, accepted over protests from his legislature, expires this year and Mr. Kasich now wants ...


Baltimore’s progress at risk
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:05:00 EST
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other Baltimore leaders are mobilizing to fight some of the cuts in state aid to the city in Gov. Larry Hogan's budget. They're not alone among local leaders in objecting to the new governor's spending plan, but they have a strong argument that Baltimore is...

Odd economics
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500
While I might celebrate a $24 million upgrade to Taney Village, a little division proves otherwise. This project will raise the overall cost of Taney Village to $38 million. Divide that by the 130 sin

Updating charter school law
FrederickNewsPost.com / Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500
The desire of parents to send their children to charter schools, rather than have them educated in the regular public school system, has mushroomed in Maryland. Attendance ballooned from 196 students

Moving on from WTE
FrederickNewsPost.com / Fri, 30 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500
With the recent reversal on the incinerator project, now is the time to implement a real comprehensive composting program. Issue three bins: blue for plastic, paper and glass (just like we do now); br

Frederick County will be OK
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:00:00 -0500
A newspaper headline in Washington County recently declared “County Aid drops $2.25 million under Hogan’s Budget.” The Republican narrative for years has been that under Democratic Maryland governors

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