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EDITORIAL: Medical device tax unnecessary, unhealthy, harmful
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:26:05 -0400

Dreaming up innovative products that make living easier and even save lives requires creating something unimagined out of vision and thin air. That's why President Obama's tax on medical devices has never made sense. It steals the seed corn that talented scientists and engineers need to fund their ideas, and ...


Time for a regional arts center?
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400
Frederick County folk are wonderfully creative thinkers. Our farmers have figured out how to bring back hops as a viable business, not to mention how to establish some of the best creameries, wineries

Bad precedent
FrederickNewsPost.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400
By agreeing to former Commissioner Paul Smith’s request (to pay his legal fees for evident criminal wrongdoing while in office) the County Council has established an awful precedent. Smith hired an ou

Clear conscience
FrederickNewsPost.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400
Contrary to what some people believe, sex is not a basis for defining our human dignity. Sex is a complementary characteristic in many animal species that is essential for procreation. The basis for h

Disclose police discipline
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 6 Jul 2015 00:00:00 PDT
Six years ago in Princess Anne, Teleta Dashiell heard something she hadn't expected from a Maryland State Police sergeant. Apparently unaware that the phone hadn't disconnected after he left a message on Ms. Dashiell's home answering machine asking her to contact him concerning a case, Sgt. John...

No time for complacency
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 6 Jul 2015 12:38:19 PDT
Since the virus that causes AIDS was first identified in the 1980s, researchers have discovered a range of effective treatments that have turned what was once a virtual death sentence into a manageable chronic illness. People can now live for years with the disease, but that progress has come at...

Moving on from the old South
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400
I was brought up in Frederick and a few months ago went to the Mount Olivet cemetery to visit again the graves of my parents and grandparents.

Don’t miss the bliss of ordinary days
FrederickNewsPost.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400
Never, ever take for granted the glory of a day when nothing bad happens.

EDITORIAL: Obama adrift in the Middle East
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 20:19:04 -0400

President Obama has a problem with his eyes. He doesn't easily discern the difference between friend and foe in the Middle East. He has redeemed his campaign promise "to put some light" between the United States and Israel, though he confuses "light" with destructive space. Worse, the administration has alternately ...


‘Enjoy your ride’ sign only aggravates Baltimore tension
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400
The printed sign discovered last week inside a Baltimore Police Department transport van is adding to that agency’s internal woes and further damaging its public image. The sign, which read, “Enjoy yo

Saving one school program at the expense of another
FrederickNewsPost.com / Mon, 06 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400
Much has been made about the Board of Education suggestion to cut funding to freshman sports programs in our public schools.

Bible mandates death penalty
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400
I read with interest the July 4 letter from Thomas Knibb (“Death penalty intentions”) and his comments on the death penalty. Our current society has many ethical and moral positions completely upside

Time for a woman on $10 bill
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 07 Jul 2015 02:00:00 -0400
Alexander Hamilton is much more than the somewhat dour face on the $10 bill. The man was the first treasury secretary of the United States, established the first major national bank and almost single-

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