Next year will be the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution also known as women’s suffrage. The amendment states that “the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on acc…
Democrats running for president are vowing to bring high-speed internet to rural America. President Donald Trump campaigned on the same promise. It was to be part of his big infrastructure plan. But no, there will be no big infrastructure plan.
I’ve been pontificating with one idea that could solve multiple challenges that Frederick has been facing. So, let me just throw it out there and tell you how I’ve come to my conclusion: I’d like to suggest to the stakeholders involved in the former Board of Education headquarters building a…
During a December 2015 debate among Republican presidential candidates in Las Vegas, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said to Donald Trump: “You can’t insult your way to the presidency.”
The year was 1969. Richard Nixon took office, Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and the Miracle Mets won the World Series. The struggle for gay rights began when police harassed homosexuals at a New York bar.
China’s Belt and Road Initiative is seeing a revival lately, after a year of rumblings from developing nations that President Xi Jinping had set them a debt trap in the guise of funding massive infrastructure projects.
The Federal Reserve lowered the benchmark interest rate this past week by a quarter-point to just under 2.25%, the first rate cut since December 2008. President Donald Trump had been hectoring the bank to do this for months, as had many Wall Street analysts. But stock markets had a mixed rea…
Rule No. 1 for any journalist reads as such: While covering city government, if a council member or alderperson or mayor or any subsequent city official uses the phrase “I’m pissed off” at any meeting at any time, grab your notepad and perk up.
My sister called several days ago to offer her best wishes for my 72nd birthday. We caught up on family health issues and other news, and it prompted her to ask me, “Have you ever discussed what you’d do if you had to move from your home?”
Karlys Kline, Frederick’s volunteer lady of successful practical ideas to improve the lives of women in this area — and those for whom they are responsible — has a new idea, and a solid reputation for making good and necessary things happen here. This time she’s ahead of the national curve.
On Aug. 5, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner announced a third-party audit of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office 287(g) agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. County Council President M.C. Keegan-Ayer has also stated that the council will host a public informational…
For a journalist, the hardest thing about covering a new beat is learning it. On some level, it’s all subjective anyway. Which stories you choose to pursue. How you choose to write those stories. Where you go to find stories. How much value you put into things like meetings or events or spee…
At the vigil to end gun violence last week, the Rev. Mike Morse, of Stand Up for Racial Justice, called on local state and national leaders to create actions on gun violence. Since I was specifically named, I would like to take this opportunity to review actions taken by the Maryland General…
Now that several local “electeds” have endorsed the former vice president and party comrade for higher seating, maybe the comedy road show will soon land somewhere in Frederick.
Cuban socialism has survived exploding cigars, Keystone counterrevolutionaries and the collapse of the Soviet Union. So however much pain the Trump administration means to exact upon the island economy through a new bout of sanctions, the imminent demise of the autocrats in Havana seems unlikely.
Yes, mass shootings can happen here. They’ll continue to happen because our solemn resolve to take action “so this never happens again” after every mass shooting has always been an empty promise.
- EMT worker needs to improve bedside manner
- Fort Detrick needs to rebuild trust with Frederick community
- Our great sheriff
- 287(g) audit an exercise in partisan politics
- Sheriff Jenkins and the 287(g) program
- Save your plea
- Mountaindale Road
- City Notes: What's so funny about peace, love and understanding?
- Karlys Kline: What’s next for Frederick’s make-it-happen lady?
- More audits are needed
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