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Freddie Gray’s bias factor
It is perhaps fitting that one of the greatest defense hurdles Officer William G. Porter will face as his trial kicks off Monday is assembling a fair, unbiased jury. After all, his case and those of the five other officers…
Symbolism & terrorism
Today’s article was supposed to be about Thanksgiving and its importance as a day that gives us a national identity in the world. But the sad and terrible events in Paris changed all that.
Obama must end phony intelligence reports
It’s bad enough that Pentagon supervisors would sugarcoat intelligence reports on how the military is faring against any foreign adversary. But doing it in regard to assessments of the Islamic State group when jihadists are expanding their attacks abroad risks…
Don’t want God mentioned? Don’t offer prayer
In reference to the Sabillasville Elementary School prayer (“School officials: Prayer delivered at Sabillasville Elementary event not in line with religion policy,” Wednesday’s edition):
Words of Faith: Finding meaning in the holiday season
With the holiday season upon us, I couldn’t help but think about the meaning of the holy days themselves and what they mean to each of us. The Jewish Festival of Lights, or Chanukah, is a wonderful holiday that should…
Political notes: Gardner’s ready for a party
FrederickNewsPost.com / Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:00:00 -0500
Bust out the candles, folks. There’s gonna be a party at Winchester Hall next week.
Support for charter school
I am writing to show support for the Carroll Creek Montessori Public Charter School. Their vision is bold, unique and in high demand in Frederick County. The Frederick County Board of Education has a difficult task ahead of them in…
What makes a park?
Parks have been on my mind lately, perhaps because I’ve enjoyed so many of them over the past several years doing nature photography and video. Parks serve me in many ways: As an oasis in a noisy, cluttered world; as…
Values of Jesus fit today’s left
Jesus was a liberal. He sided with underdogs. He championed little people, not the privileged and powerful. “Blessed are the poor” was one of his maxims. He told a noble: “Sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor.”
The Environment Is You: Leaning into winter’s yin
Humans used to keep time to the ebb and flow of the moon. The stars in the sky were as familiar as the numbers on a calendar, and the moon, in its different costumes and guises, was celebrated and revered.
Hate for Hillary
Under what criteria can anyone justify why an incompetent, untrustworthy and lawless former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, should be a viable candidate to be the next president of the United States?
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