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A tantrum for the Inaugural
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:57:10 -0500

No one likes to lose, but the sweet taste of victory makes the risk worth it. In the race to become the 45th president of the United States, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump put everything on the line, and Hillary lost. She seems to be taking it as a grown-up ...


Undeserved mercy for Chelsea Manning
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 19:57:08 -0500

The difference between real life, where most Americans live, and life inside the bubble, as President Obama described the place where many Democrats fled to, has never been illustrated more vividly than in the commutation of the sentence of Chelsea (nee Bradley) Manning, who was serving 35 years in prison ...


Two-pack pressure: A low-cost alternative to EpiPen emerges
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:00:00 -0500
The clamor over the cost of Mylan’s EpiPen has generated a reaction in the health care market. The CVS pharmacy chain announced last week that it will make a competing product — the generic version of Adrenaclick — available in…

Hogan balances his budget on Baltimore’s back
BaltimoreSun.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:06:00 PST

Gov. Larry Hogan presented his budget proposal for the next fiscal year as something of a miracle — record funding for education, no tax increases, a $500 million projected shortfall closed, and no cuts to speak of. But it turns out that his administration is subject to the laws of math just like...


Attempt to gut ethics office not a good beginning for Republican rule
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:00:00 -0500
And so it begins. Headline from The Associated Press: “House GOP votes to gut independent ethics office.” Question to Frederick County Republicans: Is this a good way to start total Republican control of our government?

Let’s leave a little of the night sky to inspire future generations
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:00:00 -0500
On the 17th day of December in 1903, Orville Wright piloted the first powered airplane. The plane was in the air for a mere 12 seconds. The Space Age began a mere 54 years later, on Oct. 4, 1957, when…

Two-pack pressure: A low-cost alternative to EpiPen emerges
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:00:00 -0500
The clamor over the cost of Mylan’s EpiPen has generated a reaction in the health care market. The CVS pharmacy chain announced last week that it will make a competing product — the generic version of Adrenaclick — available in…

In Nash firing is a direct link from political correctness to Trump’s election
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:00:00 -0500
I simply cannot believe the Frederick County Public Schools has fired Katie Nash, its social media accounts manager, for her lighthearted chastisement of a student for deplorable spelling. Ridiculous! It’s this kind of misguided, politically correct behavior that is motivating…

Trump’s mystery health care plan
BaltimoreSun.com / Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:51:00 PST

As Americans rallied across the country this weekend to support the Affordable Care Act against Republicans' efforts to repeal the law that has extended health insurance coverage to 20 million people, President-elect Donald Trump let slip some heartening news in an interview with the Washington...


The health care idea the U.S. hasn’t tried is the one that succeeds in Canada
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:00:00 -0500
With Congress set to repeal “Obamacare,” and conflicting stories about costs and benefits, how can a citizen know the right answer? Should the federal government let everyone fend for themselves?

What will Trump supporters do with all those broken promises?
FrederickNewsPost.com / Thu, 19 Jan 2017 02:00:00 -0500
I have some questions for the supporters of our incoming president. What will you do when his impossible promises are not met? When manufacturing jobs lost to globalization do not return? When billionaires get their tax cut, deficits balloon, interest…

The beloved community potluck
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:00:00 -0500
Some of us in Frederick gathered Monday evening for The Beloved Community Potluck, an event designed to lift up the legacy of Martin Luther King and celebrate community. It was powerful. Frederick is an amazing place filled with people who…

Does social media have to be a place for snark?
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:00:00 -0500
The recent controversy centered around Frederick County Public Schools’ social media has left me unsettled.

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