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Racism in Frederick did not have the press coverage in the 1950s and ‘60s that it does today. Frederick published articles about the issue, but as a child, I knew there was more to the issue than what was in print.

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In recent years the argument over 287(g) agreements between local law enforcement and jails, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), to identify and deport those in violation of immigration laws (usually a civil, not criminal, violation), has approached a boiling point lately here in …

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Time, as a factor in our lives, is often frittered away or not given the attention it deserves. Yet we mention time every day. Is it time yet? I’m having the time of my life. It’s time to go. I wish I had more time. It’s time for a change. I don’t have time for this. Time is on my side.

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On average, the life span of a plastic bag is 12 minutes. That’s 720 seconds from the moment it is received at a point of purchase until it is discarded, having fulfilled its fleeting purpose of carrying your lunch, groceries, shampoo or new T-shirt on a quick trip home. However, when that b…

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The Koreshan Unity established themselves for a brief time in Estero, Florida, and since one of its tenets was to not procreate, disappeared around 1960. I have notes on my interview with the last male extant in the group and printed material on the group’s beliefs and history. I wrote a hum…

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In 1974, the last time one of their own presidents faced impeachment, Republicans on Capitol Hill told Richard Nixon he lacked the votes in the Senate to beat the rap, and he resigned. Will their heirs today follow in their footsteps and so inform Donald Trump?

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On Nov. 1, presidential candidate and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced a proposal billed as a financing plan for “Medicare for All.” Unfortunately, it does not even acknowledge, let alone finance, the costs of Medicare for All.

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They are called stolpersteine — stumbling stones. They are meant to trip memory.

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In recent weeks, President Trump ran an ad on Facebook with discredited allegations about former Vice President Joe Biden’s relationship with Ukraine. Despite requests from Biden’s campaign to take down the ad, Facebook refused, stating the ad didn’t violate its policies on political adverti…

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Although I’m not an overly proud person, I do have my small vanities.

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In other parts of the country, we do not see the kind of extensive construction work we see in our area. Life here is very much connected to the federal government.

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Today’s students are an anxious bunch, with 1 in 4 college students taking psychotropic medications, according to the American Psychological Association. Mental health issues among teens and young adults have increased over the last decade, with anxiety and depression the most common concern…

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Much of the focus on results from Tuesday’s off-year elections has been on whether they might be proxies for the 2020 prospects of President Donald Trump and many of his fellow Republicans. But in Virginia, the bigger takeaway might involve a potentially seismic shift in gun policy.

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When I was a young scientist working on the fledgling creation that came to be known as the internet, the ethos that defined the culture we were building was characterized by words such as ethical, open, trusted, free, shared. None of us knew where our research would lead, but these words an…

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Since 2017, I’ve spent my summers in Alaska, living and working at a remote hotel. Alaska! People are immediately intrigued when I mention our 49th state, and rightly so — it is a unique and beautiful place.

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Shortly after Jim Bakker’s release from prison in July 1994, I invited the disgraced TV evangelist to my home. There was an important question I wanted to ask him.

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The Koreshan Unity established themselves for a brief time in Estero, Florida, and since one of its tenets was to not procreate, disappeared a…

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