Tyranny is defined as “arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority.” Most Americans cannot comprehend or would not accept the idea that we could ever live under a tyrannical government. Little do those Americans realize – we already do.
Publisher Katherine Graham had a large part. She lured him back to The Washington Post three times, if my reckoning is correct. I was employed a couple of times at 1515 M Street, which was the Post’s old address. Then we were fewer. Thanks to Watergate-generated income, it moved.
What really bothers me about politics is politics. It’s a game, like football, and the objective is to win. It has nothing to do with the people, community needs, the state of the world, the environment, or anything that really matters (except the well-being of the winner and his friends).
The sample ballot has arrived. I’ve checked it twice and thrice. Don’t need any campaign material to help me decide, or more instructions as to how to make my voice heard. I might vote early to avoid the rush in two weeks.
With the General Election less than two weeks away, it is natural that some questions about some candidates will arise creating even more questions. Here are a few examples.
Ternate, Indonesia – As most of you who have been following my commentaries, I have been on a search for Ali, the assistant to Alfred Wallace, the great adventurer who, in 1858, published the Ternate paper.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If I’ve heard it once, I have heard it a thousand times: residential development does not pay for itself.
Everyone should have the opportunity to meet those fervently campaigning for various important positions in Frederick County and the state.