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I was a civil rights activist in the 1960s. But it’s hard for me to get behind Black Lives Matter
As the rapper Tef Poe sharply pointed out at a St. Louis rally in October protesting the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri: “This ain’t your grandparents’ civil rights move
Taney in context
Moving the bust of Roger Brooke Taney from Courthouse Square is not rewriting history. It is merely a matter of finding a more appropriate context. Taney is inextricably linked with the Dred Scott dec
Another perspective on Delauter
In the last week, I’ve seen several letters to the editor claiming injustices done upon Councilman Kirby Delauter based on the recent change in county procurement rules, banning our senior elected off
Complaints against higher education are often overstated
At about the time you’re reading this column, I may be holding the first or second class meeting for the courses that I teach at my college. The fall semester is just beginning, providing an occasion
What Marx might think about U.S. productivity
Not long ago, the U.S. was beginning to look ominously like the dystopia described by Karl Marx. Companies appeared to be freeing themselves of the need for workers, relegating the latter to chronic j
EDITORIAL: Democrats’ political fantasies
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:33:06 -0400
Politicians live in a fantasy world of their own invention, where it never rains and the skies are not cloudy all day. There's always an aide available to fetch and carry, to hold a trembling hand when the wind rattles a window, ready with assurances that the sun is shining ...
Celestial birthday gift
My family and friends say it must be pre-ordained, that the “annual” Perseid Meteor shower coincides with my birthday in August. Perhaps so.
Five leading indicators for the 2016 race
Here are the five things I’m watching between now and Halloween in the 2016 presidential contest. Boo!
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Use existing illegals law
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:38:06 -0400
Why does Donald Trump say 11 million illegal aliens must be deported, while others are claiming this would be an impossible task? In fact, there is a solution requiring no deportations, and it's already law: the Federal Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 8.
Instead of trying to deport 11 million ...
Keep the focus on the education budget, not minority hiring (yet)
While it’s a laudable goal to want greater diversity in the faculty of Frederick County public schools, it’s not time to make it a priority.
EDITORIAL: Solyndra manufactured mostly lies
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 30 Aug 2015 15:34:04 -0400
Sunlight is usually a good disinfectant, but not always. Trying to harness the sun's rays contributed to shady dealings at Solyndra, the California solar panel manufacturer that went bust four years ago. Solyndra was a favorite of the Obama administration until it went bankrupt after it cost American taxpayers $535 ...
Abominable historic destruction
Archaeologists throughout the world have watched with alarm as Islamic State militants destroy ancient, historic artifacts in war-ravaged Iraq and Syria. In the past week, irreplaceable treasures have
Escalating costs complicate school construction timing
A recent article in The Frederick News-Post about school construction fails to explain the severity of school construction funding issues in Frederick County.
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