This past weekend, I took part in something new — at least for me. I rode in a charity bicycle ride to raise money and awareness for the Yellow Ribbon Fund (yellowribbonfund.org). Funds raised are used to assist injured service members who have returned from Iraq and Afghanistan. In light of…
Forget what you hear most pundits saying about last week’s recall election that failed to unseat California Governor Gavin Newsom. Some Democrats think because Newsom ran on an anti-Trump platform that will bring the party success — or cause them less damage — in the next two elections.
It’s been less than two weeks since President Joe Biden said the federal government would throw its weight behind new COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandates for corporate America. And there are already signs of progress.
Contemporary lawn signs around Frederick often include the words “Be Kind To All.” It is on the list of imperatives that intend to point us toward healing our nation’s polarity. Interestingly, “Be Kind” is at the bottom of the list.
The battle over Democrats’ ambitious spending plan is heating up in Congress, but one piece of the outcome is already clear: The $3.5 trillion price tag is being whittled down.
Outdoor spaces, and especially hiking trails, exploded in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic as people sought to escape lockdowns and spend time with friends outside their pod. It’s fantastic to see so many awakening to something I’ve believed for a long time: walking outdoors is the ea…
I’m a strong supporter of getting a vaccination for COVID-19. (I’ve had two plus my booster.) And I agree that getting shots into the arms of most of the 70 to 75 million U.S. adults who remain unvaccinated is a matter of public urgency. But the libertarian in me believes that means are as i…
You certainly can’t argue about the need for handicap-accessible spaces in parking lots. Nobody grumbled — at least out loud — when the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 took effect, and reserved the choice slots up near the front door of your favorite store for people with mobility problems.
September is National Preparedness Month. What will you do if and when we experience a long-term, large-scale electric power outage impacting the northeastern electric power grid, or the nation’s electric power grid — lasting weeks, months or even a year or more? Could this actually happen? …
With the Census Bureau finally releasing its population data to the states, they will now begin the process of redrawing political boundaries for local, state and congressional seats. Anyone who believes that there is some magic way of keeping politics out of the redistricting process must s…
As the risk of severe climate change rises, and efforts to reduce carbon emissions ramp up, serious thought must also be given to the movement of people that climate change stands to provoke. This migration looks to be disruptive, but it may also significantly affect the long-term economic c…
Partisan gerrymandering of legislative districts has been a uniquely American problem since our founding: As long as we’ve had politicians, they’ve exploited the power to pick their own voters before the voters get to pick them.
I’m old enough to remember when the Republican Party stood for limited government — when Ronald Reagan thundered “Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.”
Many reactions to COVID-19 can be explained by one simple concept: intertemporal substitution. Its awkward name notwithstanding, the idea helps to make sense of many behaviors that otherwise might appear irrational.
Democrats have released a $2.9 trillion tax proposal that they hope might stifle debates about how they will fund a $3.5 trillion social spending plan meant to boost the economy by addressing income inequality and decades of uneven prosperity. Washington being Washington, those debates are a…
Responding to Democrats in her party who are troubled by the massive $3.5 trillion spending bill that would forever transform America into a debtor nation, Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked a question: “Where would you cut?”
Next weekend, supporters of former President Donald Trump plan to march on Washington in a show of support for the rioters who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 and now face federal prosecution.
The word disaster has more than one meaning, of course. A natural disaster is almost always dangerous to someone, if proper steps are not taken. Sadly, sometimes even when they are taken.
It’s unfortunate but true: Influential Republican politicians are playing another round of political chicken that could easily lead to a damaging brush with default on the national debt. There are better ways for them to rein in excessive Democratic spending plans that don’t endanger financi…
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