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The human experience is a constant reminder of the comedy, romance and tragedy of reality. From Memorial Day through Independence Day, we remember Flag Day, Juneteenth, Father’s Day, as well as the anniversaries of the Tulsa massacre, D-Day, Watergate, Bunker Hill, Little Big Horn, Stonewall…

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It was a dark and stormy night — really — when we first realized that our comfortable world of emailing, texting, surfing the news and chasing after those click bait sites — “Here’s what those former glamorous stars look like now” — was no more. Gone. Silent. Useless. Creating a void in our …

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The vice presidency has come a long way since John Adams called it “the most insignificant office” ever conceived, and John Nance Garner referred to it as “not worth a bucket of warm (urine).”

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President Joe Biden promised a new era of bipartisanship when he was elected, telling media in December that “the nation’s looking for us to be united, much more united.” As any plain observer of the nation’s politics can see, partisan tensions are still sky high.

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In two major decisions, the Supreme Court expanded protections for religious liberty and narrowed the law of standing so that fewer federal lawsuits can be entertained. Six of the nine justices were appointed by Republican presidents, and a majority of those six agreed with each decision.

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Like many city residents, I received a survey in the mail last month from the city of Frederick's Parks and Recreation Department. I often don’t bother with most surveys I’m asked to complete, but I felt this one was important.

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All sorts of information is now spilling out about how former president Donald Trump’s Department of Justice sought to investigate leaks related to the Russia investigation. Under Trump, the department subpoenaed the confidential data of journalists and, apparently, the White House counsel. …

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On the eve of President Joe Biden’s summit with Vladimir Putin, the Russian president once again reminded the world why most Western leaders don’t trust a word he says. In an interview with NBC, Putin deployed his familiar arsenal of lies and counteraccusations. The attempted murder of oppos…

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There is nothing more fulfilling than pursuing your passion. Unfortunately, many people don’t know what that feels like or don’t believe they deserve that kind of success. So, I was thrilled to learn about a group of teenagers in Thurmont doing just that by taking their love of skateboarding…

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The internet has been a great unifier, enabling people to join others around the globe in pursuit of common interests. And now, the internet’s largest platform operators — Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google — are uniting Democrats and Republicans on the House antitrust subcommittee in pursui…

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ProPublica obtained the tax returns of the richest Americans and discovered what every informed person already knew: They don’t pay as much in income taxes as some people would like them to. This is being called a great scandal by many Democrats and liberal journalists.

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As I gave a fist bump to the first graduate at Frederick High School’s 2021 graduation ceremony, I recalled the painful announcement from March of 2020 that schools would be closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. After more than a year of many challenging announcements and decisions, i…

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Tobacco addiction is not a choice. Research shows nearly 70 percent of people who smoke want to quit and about half of people who smoke make a quit attempt every year. The tobacco industry knows it must keep customers addicted, and companies use insidious approaches to maintain a customer ba…

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As lockdowns sent city dwellers “fleeing” to the suburbs for more space, the prices of homes offering that space took off. To play in the bidding wars, homebuyers had to cough up big money and chain themselves to giant mortgages. This painful scenario led many to choose renting over buying, …

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President Joe Biden’s recently unveiled budget marks a new era in U.S. economic policymaking. Decades of trickle-down tax cuts are out the window; Biden is betting that trickle-up economics will deliver the kind of sustained and equitable growth we all want. But that’s a dangerously short-si…

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The war against smokers continues, as the FDA will move to ban menthol cigarettes. From the initial bans on smoking indoors in the late 1990s, to the current war on vaping, nicotine users have been increasingly marginalized. And they’re particularly discriminated against by the wealthy and r…

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