It’s a weird system when an effective vaccine was suspended during a deadly pandemic for a maybe-one-in-a-million chance of blood clots, but you can get free two-day shipping on an elixir of elk antler velvet.
We don’t know what the Biden years will ultimately look like, but one thing is pretty obvious, at least to me: It won’t be a new New Deal, nor will this be the beginning of a new Progressive Era.
In the debate over President Joe Biden’s infrastructure and climate bill, it was perhaps inevitable that some policymakers would object to including anything other than traditional infrastructure such as roads and bridges. More surprising is what I’ll call the “new pundit view,” which casts …
When told to wear face masks two COVID-plagued winters ago, we thought: “Can’t wait until this is over and we no longer have to wear a piece of cloth over our mouth and nose. It’s ugly. It interferes with breathing. It muffles voices and makes some conversations hard to follow.”
There are approximately 500 people assigned to the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO), and while most people think these are all law enforcement officers and support staff, in reality, more than 150 of those employees are correctional officers and support staff assigned to the Frederic…
A lot of hand-wringing has accompanied Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s $2 million book deal (including from those of us who wish we had a $2 million book deal). While there’s always reason to worry when big piles of money land on the court, and Coney Barrett has wasted little time …
In matters of human affairs, there is little stranger than our tendency to draw fine distinctions of style and status where none are needed. We do it with hats, with indie rock groups, with preschool programs and, now, with vaccines.
As I began the 2021 legislative session, I expressed optimism about working together in a bipartisan fashion. The first weeks of the legislative session began well with the Maryland Senate unanimously passing Governor Hogan’s COVID Relief Act, which included more than $1.2 billion in targete…
Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos want to colonize outer space to save humanity, but they couldn’t care less about protecting the rights of workers here on earth.
Earlier this week, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. asked Congress to raise taxes and increase borrowing so his administration can spend $2.3 trillion — on top of the $1.9 trillion Congress authorized two months ago for so-called COVID relief — for thousands of projects he calls “infrastructure…
‘Power to the People” was a chant used by anti-war and civil rights protesters in the ‘60s. John Lennon wrote a song with that title in 1971. The idea flowed from the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution which begins, “We the people.”
To hear some people tell it, vaccine passports are just another effort by Democrats, progressives and Satan to take away your freedom, just like when they told you to wear a mask and made you shut down your business.
Overregulation of housing — from restrictive zoning laws to onerous building codes — is implicated in a great many of America’s problems. A lot of people who have studied the issue, from varying political viewpoints, have reached that same understanding. If the negative effects are getting c…
Birds are fascinating creatures. For years, we’ve had two bird feeders in our yard. My favorite bird is the blue jay. No other bird’s plumage is quite as appealing to me, and its sassy attitude only makes it that much more intriguing.
On Monday, the Supreme Court grappled with a genuinely tough First Amendment issue: Should California be able to make charities that speak on matters of public concern disclose to the state the names of their big donors? The issue reveals something about the way that conservatives and libera…
The March 24 Frederick County Board of Education (BOE) meeting featured a presentation on school resource officers (SROs). In an effort to better inform the BOE of the efficacy of the SRO program, members of the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) and Frederick Police Department (FPD) p…
- Using data to put brakes on speeders
- Absolute yes to the SRO program in county
- Be mindful of leadership gap in Frederick
- Maryland’s disastrous session for policing and public safety
- Remembering the men and women who hold the key
- The current chatter
- In support of our county's leadership
- Defending Frederick County and the way it is run
- Boffman will offer plenty as county executive
- Artificial turf fields harm our kids and environment
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