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Fracking moves forward
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014
A week ago, a failed switch in a home along the shores of Deep Creek Lake caused 1,700 gallons of raw sewage to accidentally spill into the water, enough that health officials had to monitor local water quality and post warning signs nearby after the cleanup. The episode was uncommon, but it...

Campus hazing taking heat it deserves
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0500
In recent editorials we have addressed several subjects involving unfortunate realities of college and university culture — alcohol abuse and sexual assualt.

Repudiation Day
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0500
This important piece of historical trivia is being kept alive, thanks to just a few — the local chapter of the DAR, The Frederick New-Post, and Ryan Bass (whose superb article appeared in the Nov. 23

Trees make a city look more beautiful
BaltimoreSun.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 06:00:00 EST
Years ago, author Alice Walker published a book of poems entitled "Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful." Though the landscape in her verse was rural, she might well have said the same of the urban cityscape and its mature trees. Baltimore's leafy green canopy surely makes the city a...

Thankful
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0500
In the true spirit of Thanksgiving, and given the lucky draw to have my column actually run on Thanksgiving Day, I dedicate this column to the true spirit of the day. Today, of all days, take just a f

EDITORIAL: Grand’ther Baldwin’s Thanksgiving, by Horatio Alger
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:33:05 -0500

Underneath protected branches, from the highway just aloof;

Stands the house of Grand'ther Baldwin, with its gently sloping roof.

Square of shape and solid-timbered, it was standing, I have heard,

In the days of Whig and Tory, under royal George the Third.

Many a time, I well remember, I have ...


President’s executive order on immigration is better than nothing
FrederickNewsPost.com / Fri, 28 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0500
President Obama’s announcement that he would act unilaterally to implement immigration policies through executive action sent ripples through the political world. His action could provide an estimated

Of truth and lies
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0500
The oft quoted assertion that “A Lie can get halfway around the earth before Truth can get his shoes on” fits with our current experience with biased media advancing its political agenda. However, the

EDITORIAL: Obama Thanksgiving in Plymouth Colony
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:31:08 -0500

November 1621, and: Gov. Obama of Plymouth Colony prepares for the first Thanksgiving with his scribe, the boy Robert.

"How are preparations for our Thanksgiving Day feast proceeding, young Robert? I am eager to share the blessings wrought by hope and change, and the bounty that I have brought to ...


EDITORIAL: Government workers do unions business on taxpayer dime
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:14:07 -0500

Union membership has fallen, but the impact of public-sector unions on federal politics still seems as strong as ever. How could this be? It sounds like a mystery, but it isn't.

Government employees who are members of unions are allowed to take something called "official time," which is actually a ...


Gratitudinal
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:20:07 EST
It's that time of year when we give thanks for the former colleague who had the bright idea to forgo the heartfelt, mostly predictable appreciation of family and fortunes on this uniquely American holiday and instead reflect on the writing of the Thanksgiving editorial, no easy task. To our...

Support local retailers
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0500
Frederick County is blessed with a superb business community. During the upcoming holiday season we encourage you to support our local retail establishments and buy locally. By doing so, you help pres

EDITORIAL: Sales taxes hurt bottom line
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:16:07 -0500

Black Friday bargain hunters are scouring circulars and combing through websites in search of ways to save on Christmas shopping, and many of them are missing a bargain they could get by driving to shops and stores in states with low — or no — sales taxes.

Americans expect to ...


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