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Speech that ‘glorifies’ is also protected speech
The Constitution in the First Amendment states, in material part, that Congress shall make no law abridging freedom of speech or of the press.
A letter that was published in the Nov. 24 edition of The Frederick News-Post was removed from the website because the letter writer copied another’s writer’s work without giving credit to that writer. The Frederick News-Post will not knowingly print…
Let kids be kids
Is there no limit to governments’ meddling with young children? Your article lamenting that fewer than half of kindergartners are “prepared” for their classes raises troubling questions. Should we now have prekindergarten preparatory schools? Along with pre-K SATs? Where does…
A thank-you for memorial ceremony for Cpl. Ferrell
We are Dan and Donna Ferrell, the parents of Cpl. William Kyle Ferrell. Kyle is the Marine whose life was taken by a hit-and-run driver on Sept. 29, 2015. The town of Thurmont held a memorial dedication ceremony on June…
Peng Chang-Kuei, Chinese chef who invented Gen. Tso’s Chicken, dies at 98
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:21:04 -0500
The day of the generals has dawned bright and clear upon us, at least in Washington. Donald Trump, who was educated early at a junior military academy, obviously appreciates officers with lots of gold braid on their chests and sleeves. He has put several generals in his Cabinet and in ...
The Trump doctrine: Speak loudly and keep ‘em guessing about the stick
BaltimoreSun.com / Sat, 10 Dec 2016 00:00:00 PST
During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump sidestepped questions on everything from the use of nuclear weapons to increases in the debt ceiling by insisting that it would be foolish for him to tell his adversaries what he might do in a given situation. America's leaders are too predictable,...
Schools should celebrate the diversity of their population
As one of seven elected members of the Board of Education, it’s often easy for me to get tied up in our budget process and the tremendous policy issues that face our school system. Like my colleagues on the board,…
Making Frederick more foot- and pedal-friendly
New York is an 89. San Francisco an 86. Baltimore a 69 and Rockville a 53.
Donald Trump’s first job will be immigration reform
WashingtonTimes.com / Thu, 08 Dec 2016 21:21:12 -0500
Every new president comes to Washington with two lists. The first is a list of things he would like to do. That's his wish list. He knows he won't get to some of the items. Those are the things that are possible but not probable in his first four years. ...
The dawn of Trump
So, here we are about a month after what I think most people would say was the most surprising election in at least 50 years — maybe ever. I have to honestly say that I didn’t think Donald Trump could…
When buying a dog, consider adopting from a shelter
I saw this section crowded with political content so I feel compelled to write on another topic: dogs. According to the ASPCA, roughly 1.2 million dogs are euthanized each year because of lack of funding in animal shelters.
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