Blaine for County Executive


| Steven R. Berryman | Chris Cavey | Joe Charlebois | Guest Columnist | Harry M. Covert | Patricia A. Kelly | Jill King | Earl 'Rocky' Mackintosh | Tom McLaughlin | Roy Meachum | Zachary Peters | Cindy A. Rose | John W. Ashbury | Richard B. Weldon Jr. | Blaine R. Young |


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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

No Profligate Spender, Please
Harry M. Covert

It is good in the political arena to always stand for better policing, better education, better money-handling, better government, better this and better that. Actually the same-o same-o is always the battle cry of the outs. And, the outs always like to take advantage of amnesia of the citizenry. Let’s be nice here, and call it the forgetfulness of voters.

My New Orleans Neighborhood
Roy Meachum

There was a man who showed up at the St. Claude streetcar stop at Canal. He insisted I was “beautiful.” He was Italian. I was almost eight; I had blonde hair and blue eyes and was impossibly thin. I drank malted milk-shakes to boost my weight.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Two Weeks Out
Richard B. Weldon Jr.

Really, we shouldn't even be having a conversation about the race for governor. In Maryland, the election of the Democratic Party candidate should be a virtual given. With a greater than 2-1 voter registration advantage statewide, there should be no mystery here.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Destruction of Equal Representation
Joe Charlebois

The most recent General Assembly session in Annapolis demonstrates why democracy holds very little in the way of checks and balances, which is why there is a real chance of electing the Republican candidate for governor – Larry Hogan.

My First Days in Football
Roy Meachum

Ribbons should go to Bob Kelso, later a full bird colonel in the Armor Corps. I remember his sweating as hard as me. The team was the Frankfurt Invaders. I was still young and competitive, compared to the 86-year-old crippled wreck I’ve turned into.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Paying It Forward
Blaine R. Young

If I’ve heard it once, I have heard it a thousand times: residential development does not pay for itself.

Sweetness and Light Gotta Change
Harry M. Covert

Everyone should have the opportunity to meet those fervently campaigning for various important positions in Frederick County and the state.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Builders Question County Candidates
Jill King

As the rain slowed to a stop and the leaves were gently falling to the ground, a gentle reminder that the elections were closing in prompted the early birds at the Frederick County Building Industry Association (FCBIA) to meet for a debate, at the Dutch’s Daughter restaurant.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Never Say Never, Kemosabe
Harry M. Covert

Since colleagues have pretty well explained and detailed all the issues of the Frederick County political and Ebola matters in recent days, perhaps a re-visit to the matter of names is appropriate.

Border States
Roy Meachum

We were one of those Border States during the Civil War. In Maryland’s situation, we were kept in the Union forcibly by bayonets. Since Washington was expected to lead the Republic. We had little choice.

Monday, October 13, 2014

So you think you know Blaine Young? (Part 2)
Richard B. Weldon Jr.

In my column last week, Blaine Young responded to questions about the important personal and professional influences that have informed his view of the world, and the work that he tries to do. It should come as no surprise that some prominent old-school political types fall into that category, but he is far from myopic about what really matters in life.

That 24-Hour Ebola
Steven R. Berryman

Greetings from the land of Anthrax and Bruce Ivins. People round Frederick, Maryland and Fort Detrick take the consequences of the spread of pathogens more seriously than most.

Yellow Cab
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