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Sins of commission and sins of omission are often treated differently, but it’s not clear they should be. Most of us, for example, would never dream of killing another person. At the same time, about 160,000 people around the world die every day, often of preventable causes. Letting people d…

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Talk about two-dimensional. Our Frederick family has been reduced to a shadow of its former self. Maybe a little thicker than a shadow, actually. We joined the trend of having our photos transformed into life-size cutouts that are placed in the stands during the University of Maryland’s home…

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Why are you a Republican? As a Black Republican, I’ve probably been asked this question more than my fair share of times. Still, while it is not an unfamiliar question, it is not wholly unfair. One should consistently investigate their partisan identity because people, communities and partie…

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Last week, in its first military action, the Biden Pentagon sent two U.S. F-15Es to strike targets of Kataib Hezbollah, an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia just inside the eastern border of Syria.

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Tuesday’s Supreme Court arguments in a major voting rights case portend what appears to be the future of election law: The continuing withdrawal of the court from the role of policing elections for racial fairness. Call this the Roberts Doctrine.

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When I got up this morning, clean water flowed from the tap, and the toilet flushed. Earlier, I heard the trash truck emptying our dumpster; likewise, the recycling pickup a few nights earlier. Measurable snow has fallen several times this season, and the streets have been plowed and the wal…

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With vaccines on the way, it’s likely that 2021 will be much better, or at least more normal, than 2020. But a question remains: Which parts of our pandemic existence will we find most difficult to give up?

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In the Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 27-28, edition of The Frederick News-Post, the newspaper staff ran an article on the front page titled “The SRO Debate.” While this article highlights the School Resource Officer (SRO) program in Frederick County and the current bills in front of Maryland legisla…

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Greater Orlando hosts several of the most visited theme parks in the world. At the Magic Kingdom, you can dress up like a princess, pretend you’re a pirate or just act like you’re a kid again. Universal’s Islands of Adventure lets diehard Harry Potter fans pretend they’re students at Hogwart…

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I have a particularly low tolerance threshold for cheating. This abhorrence has been part of my fiber for many years. My intolerance keeps getting more pronounced. To me, cheating robs the good from any activity in which it takes place.

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Nearly a year in the waiting and after a seemingly exhaustive process, Mayor Michael O’Connor has selected and the Board of Aldermen confirmed a new police chief for the city of Frederick.

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Composting and food waste recovery are drivers of economic growth and vital tools in mitigating climate change and protecting watersheds like Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. HB264 and SB483, bills introduced this year in Maryland’s General Assembly, have the potential to be the engine to drive th…

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In announcing that the Biden administration was resuming efforts to put abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said, “It’s important that our … money reflect the history and diversity of our country.”

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By President Joe Biden’s own admission, defeating Donald Trump was the main motivating force of his campaign. As his administration clarifies its economic agenda, however, it’s becoming clear that Biden’s true legacy lies not in rolling back Trump’s policies but in refining them.

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Harriet Tubman was a conductor on the Underground Railroad, with a record of never losing a single passenger on the road to freedom from slavery. She aided the Civil War effort as a Union spy, scout, cook and battlefield nurse, and in 1863 she led an armed raid that freed 700 slaves in South…

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