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Norris will do the people’s work
FrederickNewsPost.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0400
We have two great women candidates for at-large County Council, and I want to share with you why Linda Norris should get your vote. Linda Norris is a smart, independent and knowledgeable businesswoman

Young bolstered our local economy
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0400
At the roundtable discussion on Aug. 19, Jan Gardner stated she would focus on creating jobs in biotechnology.

Damning the dam [Editorial]
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:00:00 EDT
Our view: Longtime build-up of sediment at Conowingo is a concern but not an excuse to reduce Maryland's Chesapeake Bay cleanup efforts

The general election is still more than two months away but here's a bit of friendly advice to candidates hoping to win office in Maryland: Don't use the Conowingo Dam as an excuse to stop cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay. That would seem like common sense but it's become increasingly clear that damning the dam has become a popular political strategy.

Make late start a non-starter [Editorial]
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 1 Sep 2014 10:00:00 EDT
Our view: Delaying school opening until after Labor Day is a short-sighted way to boost tourism at the expense of public education

Students go back to school for the first time Tuesday in only one school system in Maryland. That would be Worcester County, home of Ocean City where the lure of sun, sand — and the availability of teen labor — convinced the local school board to rewrite the academic calendar for the 2014-2015 year. Elsewhere, public school systems opened last week, and they appear universally satisfied with their choice.

EDITORIAL: They only have eyes for a lawsuit
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:32:05 -0400

Musical tastes have changed over the past 80 years. Swing, jazz, pop and blues gave way to rock and roll, country, Gospel, heavy metal, new wave, and even rap, if rap be rightly called music. One man's Mozart is an uncivilized man's noise.

Still, there's the enduring appeal of the ...

Young’s faux retreat on development
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0400
Board of County Commissioners President Blaine Young is beginning to flip-flop on development. He was the lone dissenting vote in the 3-1 decision by the BoCC last week to approve the Development Righ

EDITORIAL: Giving veterans a choice
WashingtonTimes.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:31:07 -0400

Veterans have earned our gratitude — and our obligations to them. A soldier is responsible for the care of $7.5 million M1 Abrams main battle tank. A Marine airman controls a $70 million MV-22 Osprey tilt-rotor helicopter. A few lucky Air Force pilots get to command the $138 million F-22 ...

‘Rain tax’ question is one that Gardner should answer
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0400
It is an undisputed fact that county executive candidate Jan Gardner donated money to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s election campaign. The O’Malley administration implemented the “rain tax.” Obviously Jan Ga

Pushing ahead on Frederick’s blight problem
FrederickNewsPost.com / Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0400
A reunion of the committee that developed recommendations for Frederick’s renewed push against blighted property, convened by Mayor Randy McClement, led to some solid suggestions from attendees for im

Obama in the lion’s den [Commentary]
BaltimoreSun.com / Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:00:00 EDT
The president cannot let his hands be tied in responding with military force to potential threats

Addressing the annual American Legion convention in Charlotte last week, President Obama sugar-coated his defense of selective use of military force by reciting what's been done to cope with the Department of Veterans Affairs' failures to deliver promised benefits to returning troops.

Sheriff should focus on Frederick County
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0400
Many letter writers and commentators have criticized Sheriff Chuck Jenkins for traveling to the Texas border to see firsthand one of the areas along the Rio Grande where people unlawfully enter the U.

Stop funding the U.N.
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0400
In prior columns I have written about personal, local, state and national issues. Today I take aim at the United Nations, a global institution whose existence for over 60 years has left no discernible

Dark remembrances
FrederickNewsPost.com / Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:00:00 -0400
For those of us old enough to remember it, Sept. 1 is an anniversary with dark remembrances. It was on that date 75 years ago yesterday that Adolf Hitler blitzkrieged Poland.

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