Brian Karem
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Elrich, Ficker and Floreen

And so it’s over – or is it?Councilman Marc Elrich apparently survived an attempt by local businessman Donald Trump, I mean David Trone, I mean David Blair to buy the Democratic nomination for county …

The backbone of Journalism

During the American Revolution community newspapers in the embryonic country bound citizens together with provocative editorials and news of the day as citizens rose up to break free of the tyranny of…

In pursuit of civility

The old-fashioned snail mail letter was quick and to the point as well as being in all caps:“The felon Hillary lost her fat sloppy ass and you fruit cakes just can not get over that fact. Now go to yo…

Just Ask The Question!

During the course of my career I’ve often been asked to speak to young reporters and students regarding the art of questioning.It boils down to “Ask the darn question.”There is an art to crafting a qu…

Happy Father’s Day Mom!

This weekend we celebrate Father’s Day and I’ve customarily spent the time thanking my dad for a variety of things he taught me. He was my first hero. When I was younger I wanted to grow up and be jus…

When my dad was dying

When my dad was dying of lung cancer, I remember him sitting on my sofa and giving me two bits of advice. The first was to spend time with your children when they are young – something he sadly though…

The Sinkhole at The White House

Or the Love Song of J. Alfred Trump
In an administration running on threats, “alternative facts,” propaganda, divisiveness, and is fueled by the energy of an overweight septuagenarian and his flock of…

The Sink Hole at the White House (2)

In an administration running on threats, “alternative facts,” propaganda, divisiveness, and is fueled by the energy of an overweight septuagenarian and his flock of minions who seem to be straight out…

The New Normal is neither

Today’s “New Normal,” isn’t new and it isn’t normal.Sixteen-year-old baccalaureate student Nimah Nayel is a victim of the old racism and hate, long existent and awful in its scope.This vile hatred, th…