Editor’s Notebook

Reflections on Ferguson

There is a deep division in this country. It threatens to overcome and overwhelm us all.
 
After spending several days on the ground in Ferguson Missouri, covering the protests and the riots that…

Antagonism in Rockville

In perhaps one of the most damning reports penned by a Rockville insider, former chief purchasing officer Ken Hayslette told the mayor and council in a 30-page report deposite…

Police force and violence

In Missouri this week law enforcement officers lobbed tear gas canisters and shot rubber bullets at enraged protesters after police shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager in suburban…

So now I’m a Zionist?

So this young Catholic boy, that would be me, picked up the phone.
On the other end of the line was an angry caller who accused me of being a Zionist and then hung up on me after I asked them if they …

The modern-day plague

The war in the Middle East continues today as bombs drop on Palestine and Israel.  In the Ukraine someone shot down an airliner and Europe and the United States are pursuing the stiffest sanction…

Alice in Pepperland via Oz

In 1968, some 753 years after the signing of the Magna Carta, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band freed the good people of Pepperland from the likes of the bad people – Blue Meanies.
Today, some 46 …

Blowing it in Rockville

There is little doubt my generation has much for which it must atone. Born at the end of the last world war and for the next 18 years, our generation professed a great deal of idealism. Best seen at W…

There goes a flock of ’em

It’s all right now.
Well, maybe not – at least if you follow the less-than-Supreme-Court.
This week in a move that seemed to anger every democrat and empower every Tea-Bagger, I mean Tea Partier – I m…

Maybe Hooters works

Sifting through the rubble of the primary elections in Maryland leaves one with the same feeling you get when you prepare for a huge party that went wrong. You buy all the trimmings, pay for a good ro…