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Donald Trump has been the worst president in the history of the United States.

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Prior to the 2000 presidential election, only one election resulted in the election of a president who won the electoral college but not the popular vote. That election occurred in 1876 when Republican nominee Rutherford B. Hayes defeated Democrat Samuel Tilden in the electoral college while…

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73 million voters voted for Donald J. Trump in the 2020 presidential election. That huge turnout was primarily for Trump and not necessarily for Republicans. For that reason, regardless of any potential candidate endorsement by Trump, because Trump is not on the January 5th Georgia ballot, d…

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To all those Trumpsters who, over the last five years, said to me "if you don't respect the individual you still have to respect the office" I now say "does your leader have one iota of respect for the office he has held for the last four years?"

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For those of you who follow my writing in the Sentinel newspapers, you are probably aware that as far back as September of 2019, yes, 2019, that I, like many other pundits, expected a Joe Biden candidacy to likely be successful in the Midwest states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan an…

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At the forefront of the fight to lower the voting age is Tyler Okeke, a 19-year-old activist from California and former Student Member of the Board of Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), working to ensure that the voice of the youth is represented nationwide.

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With his recent executive order regarding changes to the merit-based federal workforce, Donald J. Trump is attempting to bring back the spoils system. You remember the spoils system, don't you? No? Maybe that is because the Pendleton Act of 1883 was intended to bring Civil Service reform and…

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A citizen's right to vote is the single most important element of a true democracy. Any attempts to suppress it is both unpatriotic and undemocratic. Sadly, ranting about the validity or lack thereof of mail-in ballots and, by doing so, hoping to suppress votes nationwide seems to be the str…

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In Montgomery County, thousands of students, aged 5-18, log onto screens for up to four hours a day. It’s an unprecedented school year, and it’s due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. But does it have to be this way for schools? Is there another solution?

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The first of three presidential debates between incumbent President Donald Trump and challenger Democratic Nominee former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday night quickly spiraled into chaos, insults and interruptions, leaving voters uneasy about what’s to come.

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“The country would be better served, if we allowed both people to speak with fewer interruptions.” Chris Wallace’s words set the tone for the first presidential debate. As I watched the two candidates interrupt each other over and over, one question came to mind: if either of the candidates …

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On Friday, October 2, President Donald Trump announced via Twitter that both he and the first lady had tested positive for the coronavirus. Later that same day, he was abruptly transferred to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center where he spent the weekend and received various treatme…

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“The work, my friends, is peace. More than an end of this war—an end to the beginnings of all wars. Yes, an end, forever, to this impractical, unrealistic settlement of the differences between governments by the mass killing of peoples.” Those were the words of President Franklin D. Roosevel…

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During the recent Vice Presidential debate, Mike Pence was relentless in asking Kamala Harris if the Democrats plan to pack the Supreme Court if they win on November 3rd.

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My name is Dustin Jeter, and I am a Social Studies Teacher at Springbrook High School and a member of the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA). I want to address the importance of transparency in education decisions.

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Montgomery County has been plagued by maladies for decades: choked roads, no jobs, a rickety tax base relying almost entirely on homeowners, under-served neighborhoods—just to name a few. Residents in Clarksburg travel two hours one way to get to their jobs in Northern Virginia. Prince Georg…

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I want to address one of the open issues causing an impasse in contract negotiations between my employer, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and my union, the Montgomery County Education Association (MCEA). What is the open issue? Teachers want to add the four social justice words “sch…

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The choice is quite simple. The option is former Vice President of the United States Joe Biden. Yes, I like the United States, Sen. Kamala Harris. Boy, would I like to see her take apart United States of America President Donald Trump during the presidential debates in 2020. She proudly demonstrated her prosecutorial skills as […]

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I am a retired federal employee writing to raise public awareness about the Fair COLA for Seniors Act, H.R. 1553, which would provide more accurate annual cost-of-living-adjustments (COLAs) for Social Security beneficiaries, federal annuitants and veterans. The legislation would bring much-n…

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Seth Ammerman, MD FAAP FSAHM FASAM Alliance Medical Center Healdsburg CA and Mission Neighborhood Health Center San Francisco, CA

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Many of us have a favorite medical drama we look forward to watching each week. Maybe it’s “Chicago Med,” “The Resident” or “New Amsterdam?” These shows have all the ingredients for Must See TV, filled with drama, romance and heart-wrenching, lifesaving scenes. But as a senior surgeon with a…

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I agree with Representative Anthony Brown that widening I-270 and the Capital Beltway with toll lanes is an outdated solution to congestion. In the editorial “Hundreds rally to stop controversial highway widening project,” local officials and Montgomery County residents favor expanding transit to curb the horrific upper county traffic congestion. Highway expansion will guarantee more […]

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On June 28, 2018, a man wielding a shotgun blasted his way into the offices of the Capital Gazette community newspaper in Annapolis. He murdered five staff members, including my brother-in-law, John McNamara. Not only did my young daughters lose a beloved uncle that day, but they must also now navigate a world where the […]

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I’ve had the pleasure and the opportunity write this column for about 15 years.  My goal was to inform and enlighten you about housing and real estate issues.  And over the years, recurring themes emerged.  Some are dynamic, while others seem to be unchanging. Through my many columns I wrote about the dynamic nature of […]

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Last week, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera of the Maryland Court of Appeals called for the abolition of contested elections for Circuit Court judgeships in the State. As I say goodbye to this column, and the fine people at the Montgomery County Sentinel, I join in Judge Barbera’s call for a constitutional amendment to change […]

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Most small cars conceived are for simple, economical transportation. You buy a small car because you want to get good gas mileage and not pay too much. Many of today’s leading small sedans and hatchbacks can rightly be called economy cars. Models like the Hyundai Elantra and Toyota Corolla are far from basic, rudimentary transportation, […]