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Thursday, July 30, 2015

English, Please
Patricia A. Kelly

On August 18, the Frederick County Council will vote on whether to repeal the law proclaiming Frederick County, Maryland’s official language as English.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

A Feast to End the Fasting Month
Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – Selamat Hari Raya! Happy end of the fasting month and the start of new life! The fasting month came in July this year. It follows the lunar calendar and always moves forward.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

A Chicken in Every Pot?
Harry M. Covert

There is a lot of clucking going on in and around Frederick these days. Don’t confuse this with the idiocy suggesting the locale is mean and unkind to visitors of all persuasions, or some such discombobulation.

Friday, July 24, 2015

The Ghost of Karl Marx
Joe Charlebois

Economic illiteracy has lent itself to ever encroaching Marxism. The "dumbing down" of Americans – specifically when it comes to economics – has made them susceptible to the lies of a government less interested in telling the truth than interested in creating a society where the government is the primary broker of power.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Prioritizing Illegals, ‘Terrorists’ – Part Two
Guest Columnist

Chuck Jenkins

Why is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) waiting for criminals to become more serious offenders, violent criminals and prioritizing only aggravated felons for removal?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Benefits and Detriments of My Enterprise
Tom McLaughlin

Kuching, Malaysian Borneo – I had been spending each evening selling my comic books on the river front. I would collect my blue folding table, a table cloth, a stool to sit on and my 10 copies.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

When Sheriff, ICE Cooperate – Part One
Guest Columnist

Chuck Jenkins

I’ve been Frederick County sheriff for nine years. We’re located about one hour northwest of Washington right here. It’s a beautiful county, beautiful community, population of about 240,000 people. I’ve been in law enforcement 25 years locally. I sit on two committees of the National Sheriffs Association, the Homeland Security Committee and also the Immigration and Border Security Committee.



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