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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…

A letter to Planning…

The following are portions of a letter sent to the Planning Board on July 14 by Ulysses Glee, a self-described small minority developer in Montgomery County.  Dr. Glee details the problems his st…

A letter to Planning…

The following are portions of a letter sent to the Planning Board on July 14 by Ulysses Glee, a self-described small minority developer in Montgomery County.  Dr. Glee details the problems his st…

Millenials and home ownership

Many analysts are trying to provide answers for this year’s disappointing home sales volume.  One factor that has been maintained is the lack of participation from young home buyers, which may be…

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…

When good plans go bad

Last Tuesday, July 29, the County Council approved the White Oak Science Gateway Master Plan.  And the rose-colored glasses eight of the members were wearing as they adopted the Plan could not ha…

Real estate is still very personal

It might not be a revelation that the initial news about Zillow’s acquisition of Trulia reverberated among the analysts as a game changer for the real estate industry.  But you might be surprised…

Cell phones and the Fourth

It is rare that a case is reported from today’s Supreme Court that is a unanimous decision. However, the opinion last month in Riley v. California shows how the Court is willing to extend Fourth Amend…

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 …