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Democrats’ criticism of Citizens United is wrong
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:00:00 -0500
In their speeches on Tuesday night after the New Hampshire primary results were certain (projecting Sen. Bernie Sanders at 60 percent and Hillary Clinton at 40 percent), both Sanders and Clinton criticized the current law on campaign financing, as established…

Obama’s wishful budget can’t be taken seriously
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:00:00 -0500
When President Barack Obama submitted his proposed budget one year ago, he claimed that he wanted to do away with the “mindless austerity” of the sequestration, which had provided some measure of limitation on government spending. Then in December, aided…

Report on MSM president was necessary
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:00:00 -0500
Why would anyone send a student to a university where the president refers to students as bunnies that should be drowned and have a Glock put to their heads? This president then fired a tenured professor, who had been involved…

EDITORIAL: Obama’s slick oil tax
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:35:08 -0500

When every problem looks like a shortage of cash, every solution looks like a tax. President Obama sees a $10 surcharge on every barrel of oil the nation consumes as the key to fixing America's transportation system. The dramatic decline in global oil prices has put money back into the ...

Commercials ’R’ Us 

FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:00:00 -0500
It’s fun to watch Super Bowl commercials and experience the cream of the consumer seduction crop. These ultra-creative ads are best attempts to maximize benefit from the $5 million cost per 30-second spot. We’ve grown to expect these gems during…

‘Unintended consequences’
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:00:00 -0500
One can debate whether the Shareholders United Act filed in the Maryland General Assembly by Sen. Jamie Raskin is in the public interest. Among other matters, the legislation would require that political donations by Maryland corporations be approved not only…

Allowing felons the vote was just more politics
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 11 Feb 2016 02:00:00 -0500
A veto override this week that will allow 40,000 felons to cast ballots in Maryland elections was not so much about reversing an unfair practice as it was about a Legislature controlled by Democrats flexing their political muscle against a…

Can an optimist win?
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 12:30:10 PST

While the biggest headlines coming out of the New Hampshire primary were reserved — and deservedly so — for Sen. Bernie Sanders who trounced Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side and Donald Trump who similarly ran away from his competitors in the GOP field, attention must be paid to the surprising...

Compromise needed at Northwood Plaza
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 08:53:00 PST

It's not unusual for big redevelopment projects to run into opposition that no one quite saw coming. That's what seems to have happened to Morgan State University's ambitious plan to revitalize a dilapidated shopping center adjacent to its northeast Baltimore campus. The school had hoped to build...

EDITORIAL: Self-driven cars are on the way
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 10 Feb 2016 19:40:05 -0500

Machines with a mind of their own are the future, and self-driving automobiles will soon be sharing the road with cars and trucks with real drivers. Labor-saving devices are always welcome, and driving on roads in the congested communities where most Americans live is certainly a chore. But motorists should ...

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