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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, […]

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I have often been asked whether there is anything I will admit to as a positive of the Trump administration. Well, there is. The Trump administration has provided me with more issues and incidents to write about than I could ever have imagined. That is as close as I could get to find a Trump […]

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With the dispute over the timeliness of commencement of the impeachment trial being much in the news, Maryland’s Court of Appeals last week issued an opinion in Anthony Marlin Tunnell v. State of Maryland regarding the timeliness of commencement of a criminal trial. Maryland, by statute and a 1979 case called Hicks v. State, has […]

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When you’re selling a home, a consequential decision is your list price and pricing strategy.  Deciding on your price can be confusing because, sometimes, what you hear from the media is not exactly what your real estate agent is telling you.  Additionally, making matters worse is hearing disparate information from different real estate agents. For […]

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Today’s all-electric cars have made great strides toward everyday usability, with rapidly growing ranges. Even the cheapest models like the Nissan Leaf can now go 150 miles per charge, while the famous Teslas — along with a growing number of other electric vehicles — manage well over 200 miles. But if you’re not ready for […]

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Amelia Earhart’s last confirmed words were spoken at 8:43 a.m. on July 2, 1937. She said, “We are on the line 157-337 flying north and south.” Earlier she had spoken the fatal words, “We are on you but cannot see you.” She was in trouble, and she knew it. Earhart and her navigator, Fred Noonan […]

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Appearances are often misleading. Your child comes home from school the day report cards are handed out, but he does not have one. You assume that he is hiding poor grades. You question him as to why he has no report card, and he tells you that he received straight A’s but that he did […]

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It’s common knowledge that your home sale must have multiple high-quality photos.  If you don’t, then be prepared for a long disappointing sale.  Multiple high-quality pictures have not only become a home sale must, but it seems as if photos and tours have become the central feature of many real estate agents’ marketing plans.  Not […]

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Under the famous Supreme Court Miranda case, persons who have been arrested must be advised of their rights, including the right to consult with an attorney and to have their lawyer present during police questioning.  Once a suspect requests an attorney, the extent to which the police may further interact with the suspect was explored […]

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The most family-friendly crossovers are essentially big boxes on wheels. They focus on maximum interior space for the money, the smoothest possible ride, and tons of safety features. Most best-selling seven-passenger crossovers — like the Honda Pilot, Toyota Highlander and Chevrolet Traverse — are functional and thoroughly unexciting. If you’re looking for something with a […]

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Presidential candidate Ronald Reagan famously asked America during a presidential debate with President Jimmy Carter in 1980, “Are you better off today than you were four years ago?” Good question and a question that has since been posed in every subsequent presidential election and sure to be asked in the 2020 election. However, that is […]