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Israel, O Israel
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0400
The fledgling and embattled state of Israel was created three years after I was born and much of my youth was spent, whether in synagogue or in religious school, being taught to revere the country tha

More ‘green’ programs needed
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0400
Much appreciation to Mayor Karin Tome and council members in Brunswick for trying to educate and promote pay as you throw for their town. A better name for this program would be “save as you recycle,”

EDITORIAL: Missing girls of Nigeria still missing
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:28:04 -0400

Almost a year has gone by since Boko Haram, a radical and violent subsect of Islam, kidnapped 276 Nigerian schoolgirls from the Nigerian village of Chibok. Hopes of a rescue were raised when the Nigerian army called a truce between government forces and the militant Islamist group in October, but ...

Poop proposal is not a silver bullet
FrederickNewsPost.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0400
The Maryland proposal to use “chicken poop” and litters for anaerobic digestion to produce phosphorous-based fertilizers to sell to agricultural operations is a very hopeful proposal for reducing such

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Islamic State won’t stay in Middle East
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:17:04 -0400

Last summer I wrote several letters urging U.S. forces to take out the Islamic State before the terrorist group strikes America. I argued that the Islamic State might have its sights set on Capitol Hill or Hollywood. Given the terrorists' twisted logic, they believe these two iconic landmarks are the ...

Just look at the Netherlands in assisted-suicide debate
FrederickNewsPost.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0400
A recent letter to The Frederick News-Post challenged foes of Sen. Ron Young’s assisted suicide bill to explain how they would be affected by it (“How does choice to die affect you?” March 19).

Changes are coming to the Golden Mile
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0400
The Golden Mile found itself in the press quite a bit a couple of years ago as the mayor and Board of Aldermen were discussing the rezoning of the Frederick Towne Mall site and drawing up the Golden M

Cleaning up marijuana policy
FrederickNewsPost.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0400
A bill ending the 10-year mandatory minimum for first- and second-time convicted drug offenders will untie judges’ hands to consider each case on its merits and hand out appropriate sentences. The leg

EDITORIAL: Harry Reid’s resignation
WashingtonTimes.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:28:05 -0400

Harry Reid still has one good eye, and it's enough to read the handwriting on the wall. Announcing that he won't run for a sixth term, he said Friday that he wants to "go out at the top of my game." That's a face-saving way of saying he doesn't want ...

Baltimore’s crane drain
BaltimoreSun.com / Sun, 29 Mar 2015
Hats off to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and other top city officials for not blowing their tops when word came down last week that language included in the Senate's version of the state budget package would give a $2 million tax break to Ports America Chesapeake — all of it coming...

The lost boys
FrederickNewsPost.com / Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:00:00 -0400
What’s a flunky to do when the guy who gives them marching orders suddenly gets his walking papers?

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