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Friday, August 28, 2015

Planting the Seeds of Discontent
Joe Charlebois

You reap what you sow. The Republican leadership is learning that old lesson the hard way. After years of abdicating their role as the loyal opposition, they created a vacuum that is being filled in a way they never could have imagined.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Trump v. Univision: A Lesson in Politics
Richard B. Weldon Jr.

The Trump candidacy just keeps redefining traditional presidential politics. The most recent example tells us more about the “Trump for President” movement than anything that has happened to date, and considering how much has happened since Donald J. Trump announced, that’s saying something.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Unique, Tiring and Somewhat Successful
Tom McLaughlin

Santubong, Malaysian Borneo – Every year, the tourist administration holds the Rainforest Music Festival where people from all over the world come to hear indigenous peoples play music from their countries. Pygmies from the Congo, a group from the one of the tribes in Taiwan, and Gallic dancing from Scotland are some of the many examples.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Happy Days and Algebra
Harry M. Covert

May be hard to believe, but imagine for a moment the summer is almost over and, both parents and students alike are jumping with joy, or should be.

Monday, August 24, 2015

It’s a long way to the Primary – Part 1
Richard B. Weldon Jr.

The last few columns have analyzed the outsider phenomenon in the Republican presidential primary. Time to look at the insiders.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Remember what else Taney did
John W. Ashbury

It seems that there is a move afoot, once again, to remove the bust of Chief Justice of the United States Roger Brooke Taney from its pedestal in Courthouse Square in front of Frederick City Hall. Early reports indicate that the Dred Scott decision of March 1857 is the root cause of this action.

Friday, August 21, 2015

A Charles B. Satiré Report
Joe Charlebois

On the heels of the recent decision to repeal the 2012 “Frederick County Official English Ordinance,” the Frederick County Council is looking into more ways to be more welcoming.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Carly and Ben, the Other Outsiders
Patricia A. Kelly

We’ve heard plenty about Donald Trump, more than plenty. Most television commentators, definitely including conservatives, wrinkle up their noses and talk about the “post Trump” choices.

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