Editor’s Notebook

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This week my wife decided to throw a graduation party for my youngest son, who despite his best intentions to sleep and play X-Box through most of his teen years – well when he wasn’t playing football…

There is a good reason?

There is a reason why people deny the holocaust, evolution, global warming, confront each other on national television in a manner demeaning to school yard bullies, don’t vote, complain about the gove…

Support James Risen

The Supreme Court on Monday turned down an appeal from James Risen, a reporter for The New York Times facing jail for refusing to identify a confidential source.
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Can you say “I hope?”

There is hope every time someone puts pen to paper. There is hope the writer can explain something essential about the human experience. There is hope for immortality – to reach an audience unborn and…

Welcome to the family

So among other things I ran across this week was a Christian activist who – quoting something he saw on Facebook – said to me, “Sneaking into a country doesn’t make you an ‘immigrant’ any more than br…

Cough due to cold?

As soon as I woke up this morning my beautiful wife looked at me a bit quizzically.
“What’s wrong?” she said, supplanting her usual morning greeting sobriquet with a question that left me for a moment…

Debates and police pay raises…

The fight for a stepped-pay increase by the police in Rockville has gone viral with an online petition program and responses from people around the country.
It seems sad there are people in Florida mo…

Ann Richards and MoCo politics

A documentary debuted this week on the life of Ann Richards, the former governor of Texas who rose to fame, or some might say infamy after a 1988 speech at the Democratic National Convention during wh…

Just when I thought I was out

There is a great scene in The Godfather III – and there weren’t too many in that movie – when Michael Corleone bemoans his fate claiming that just when he thought he was out, “They pull me back in.”Su…

And in Annapolis . . .

The annual meeting of the state legislature, often compared to watching a truck full of alley cats back into a truck full of rapid baboons, recently ended in Annapolis with some surprising, though not…