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Department of Justice does a number on policing
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:25:09 -0400
Putting on a blue uniform has seldom been this hard. Thugs and killers have always despised the men and women who keep the peace, but now their bosses often no longer have their backs. When the badge is bent out of shape to suit the times, civility slides toward the ...
Mike Bunitsky deserves your vote for Board of Education
The elections that are fast approaching are extremely important to all of us. We are asked to express our preferences about individuals, laws and regulations that will affect and influence our entire community, state and nation. There are serious and…
Deliver the message: Convert the post office site to a public plaza
Last month, the Downtown Frederick Partnership hosted a pair of meetings about what might be done with the onetime U.S. Postal Service distribution center, which sits mostly vacant at Patrick and East streets and is a block away from the…
Choosing the president
WashingtonTimes.com / Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:41:10 -0400
There's nothing new under the sun, as Ecclesiastes reminds us, but this presidential election campaign comes close. Rarely if ever have both parties nominated candidates who invite so much anger, frustration, indifference and even contempt.
One candidate is painted by a one-party media as a depraved billionaire without an ethical ...
Americans are more bullish than ever on legal weed
Just two years ago, the public was evenly divided on marijuana legalization, according to polling from the Public Religion Research Institute: In August 2014, 44 percent of Americans favored it, while 50 percent were opposed.
We can’t continue to pull apart and still be a United States
We are Americans. When a building collapses, we help. When people are trapped, we pull them out. When they are hurt, we stitch the wounds. Some places around the wound are harder to pull together. Stitching those parts is harder…
WikiLeaks revelations are the big unreported story
I’m new to the area, just two years here. I ordered the paper to learn about the community and I read it for the most part every morning.
The spirit of giving meets the obligation to give
Mail is not what it used to be. Much time has passed since we received twice-daily delivery of 3-cent-postage letters and bills along with our subscription to Liberty magazine. We now pay our bills electronically and communicate by email. But…
Serving on jury duty was not a waste of my time
“You don’t miss the water until the well runs dry.” This old saying comes to mind when I hear my friends and associates complaining about jury duty.
Charter government — how do you like it now?
FrederickNewsPost.com / Wed, 26 Oct 2016 11:04:00 -0400
The county executive, with the unanimous approval of the County Council, just hired a chief administrative officer with an annual salary of $173,000. This is another example of why I was and still am opposed to charter form of government.
Fairfax County tries to impose ‘meals tax’
WashingtonTimes.com / Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:25:11 -0400
It's always for the kids. Every time a local government wants more money from taxpayers, the taxpayers are told that it's not for lavish salaries or programs of limited value, but "for the kids." It's for schools, teachers, first-aid kits, fire extinguishers and stuff like that. The old joke, and ...
Only U.S. citizens should be allowed to have firearms
With the presidential election a new administration will have to deal with questions relating to the Second Amendment. The Supreme Court has held by the narrowest of decisions (5-4) that the Second Amendment applies to “individuals” as well as militia.…
Would AT&T-Time Warner megamerger help consumers?
From corporate boardrooms, the proposed AT&T takeover of Time Warner may look like a great deal. A model of vertical integration, it brings together the production of news, entertainment and other content with its distribution on smartphones, computers, cable and…
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