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The typical approach to environmentalism involves finding ways for humans to live in harmony with nature. But what if that’s wrong? What if our destiny is to leave nature behind? It’s a radical idea,
Reining in the surveillance state
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 May 2015 12:10:00 EDT
In a sign that the possibility of bipartisan cooperation in Congress is not completely dead, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have moved closer to a consensus on modifying the U.S. Patriot Act, which authorizes the government's secret spying program targeting the private phone calls and email...
Last chance for reparation
There is a group of people here who are no different from “us” but for their skin color. The vast majority have ancestry that dates back to the slave ships that bought them here in their holds, like c
EDITORIAL: Iran’s trap for Obama’s negotiators
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 05 May 2015 17:27:04 -0400
President Obama and his negotiators talking to Iran frighten the rest of us not only for what they're willing to accept as a deal, but for the way they negotiate. They clearly don't understand how to negotiate with rogues.
The president and his negotiators begin by setting out an ideal ...
The road through Baltimore
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 5 May 2015 12:21:00 EDT
In the growing field of presidential contenders, Martin O'Malley has been treated often as a punch line — even President Barack Obama recently got into the act joking that the former Maryland governor could go undetected at his own fundraiser. But Mr. O'Malley said something Sunday that ought to...
Questions for Smith
Regarding the April 30 Frederick News-Post article (“Council to reopen portion of Monrovia Town Center case”), the Frederick County Council should ask these key questions to Paul Smith, the former Fre
How we roll
On a not so routine night out with my wife this past Saturday, I was driving home on East Street when a car honked at me. My wife, being the astute observer, told me that I was drifting in my lane. I,
Well, I saw one of the most disgusting things I’ve seen in quite a while. A massive, lighted billboard on the back (facing I-70) of one of our very expensive score boards at Harry Grove Stadium. In ve
EDITORIAL: Global warming fearmongers’ new cliche
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 05 May 2015 17:45:06 -0400
Cliches get attention, and fearmongers have christened a new one that's already turning credulous heads: "Tipping point." There are so many warnings about the danger of climate change tipping the balance of nature that to hear the "experts" tell it, Planet Earth has become one large canoe. Ban Ki-moon, the ...
Runaway success: Frederick Running Festival is big boost for Frederick
The 2015 Frederick Running Festival’s main attraction on Sunday wrapped up another successful weekend for this annual local event. Thousands participated in the festival’s four events, including an ar
Above and beyond postal workers
So often (most often), letters to the editor are mean-spirited, accusatory and just plain nasty. I have written enough letters to realize I too have written those type of letters. However, when someth
As chairperson of the Frederick County Commission on Aging, I was honored to serve on County Executive Jan Gardner’s Task Force on Senior Needs during her first 100 days in office. Task force members
Some of those arrested last week in Baltimore during the civil unrest sparked by the death of Freddie Gray did not go before a district court commissioner within the state’s requisite 24 hours of bein
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