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Every day, it seems the news surrounding our nation’s fight against coronavirus is getting grimmer. Cases and hospitalizations are increasing at alarming rates and, once again, coronavirus seems to be getting the better of us.  For those of us who work in healthcare, watching this unfold fil…

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By Sara Rosenbaum J.D. With Robert Pear’s death, the health policy community lost one of its most admired voices – a reporter of unparalleled skill in covering the stories and developments that are nearly impossible to write about in a clear and accessible way and yet these urgent issues concern all Americans. From the time […]

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It is about time we recognized the true heroes of the Republican Party. They are not the dopey louts who rampaged through our nation’s capital and the moral cowards who still cover for them. They are not the ranting demagogues exploiting the emotions of the resentful.

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The bottom line is that nuclear power is not carbon free – that the “nuclear cycle” of uranium mining, enrichment, enrichment, and so on, makes a “substantial contribution to global warming,” as explains Michel Lee, chair of the Council on Intelligent Energy & Conservation Policy, in thi…

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As our nation commemorated Memorial Day, the families of fallen veterans in Puerto Rico continued living as second-class American citizens, despite the sacrifices of Puerto Rican service members. Puerto Ricans can fight and die under the stars and stripes, but currently cannot vote for the P…

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“Let’s be clear: Deploying weapons in space crosses a threshold that cannot be walked back,” stated retired U.S. Army Colonel John Fairlamb in a piece in the The Hill, the Washington, D.C. news website.

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Officials at the Howard County Detention Center say that they do not detain people solely on the basis of immigration status, but my family’s experience says otherwise. It’s time to end ICE detention in Howard County, and all over Maryland.

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Every day, more and more Marylanders are getting vaccinated against COVID.  Our state currently has eligibility restrictions in place but hopes to make the vaccine available to anyone over the age of 16 very soon.  As you become eligible, I sincerely hope that you will get vaccinated.  Doing…

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2020 will be remembered as a year of tragedy. 300,000 have died in a few short months.Several of the deadliest days in American history have come within a single week. Driving up the death toll, political ideology has led people to distrust science and reject common sense.They refuse to self…

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With 80% of U.S. public schools providing in-person instruction, the Coalition of Maryland Parents and Students (COMPS), representing 20 counties, 22,000 families and 800,000 students, calls on Governor Hogan to enforce his March 1st deadline. The Coalition also calls on the Governor to issu…

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant hardships for us all. But unfortunately, America’s Veterans have been especially hard hit with a disproportionately high unemployment rate, a VA health care backlog, and an estimated 37,000 Veterans who are homeless.

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Demonstrations will be held this Friday and Saturday protesting the deployment of 5G—a technology that, among other issues, presents huge health risks by blanketing the Earth with radiation resulting in cancer and other illnesses, encourages satellite collisions generating space debris, caus…

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If the COVID crisis has taught us anything about education, it's that parents, students, and teachers want choices. Some parents are ready for their kids to go back to school buildings now; others want to wait until they feel that things are safer. Some students are thriving in an online lea…

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            Every day, it seems that more good news is coming with regards to our ongoing fight against the COVID-19 virus.  Hospitalization rates are dropping, more and more vaccines are being administered, and the Johnson and Johnson vaccine was just approved.  All of this is incredibly pr…

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Our nation has witnessed a long history of discrimination against black Americans embedded in our political, economic, and social structure, but these past few months in particular have brought to light America's long overdue awakening to systemic racism in our nation. Recently, we have all …

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Every day, more and more people in Maryland are getting their COVID-19 vaccines.  While perhaps not progressing as quickly as some would like, over 880,000 Marylanders have received their shots.  The news that the Biden administration has increased orders for both the Pfizer and Moderna vacc…

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A thirteen-year-old girl is raped, causing her to become pregnant. She’s scared, angry, and confused. She’s denied an abortion, with people claiming it’s the murder of an unborn child, but she is a child herself – a living, breathing child. Why must she have to suffer the consequences of som…

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Ever since Montgomery County Public Schools shut all its doors on March 13 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, students were forced to move almost everything online — including their voices. When the Black Lives Matter movement took the United States by storm in early May 2020, students…

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It has been two weeks since my second dose of the Moderna vaccine. It seems a bit surreal; I don’t feel any different. I was expecting this sense of calm or relief to sweep over me - I’m protected from getting seriously ill with Covid. But I don’t feel that sense of calm. Instead, I feel a s…

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A report advocating rocket propulsion by nuclear power for U.S. missions to Mars, written by a committee packed with individuals deeply involved in nuclear power, was issued last week by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.

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What has Trump done? If you help determine what your followers do and think for years and pick an appropriate date for an insurrection and know what they will do, whipping them up that day not saying precisely what to do, have you incited them? It must not be repeated— Trump must be convicte…

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I am a lifelong Maryland resident and a Junior at the University of Maryland. Growing up, I was encouraged by influential citizens to appreciate our environment. I recall that on Earth Day our "Outdoor Education" class in middle school gave us trees to plant in our backyard. Maryland schools…

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As an eighteen-year-old Freshman at the University of Maryland, climate change is something that has been on my mind throughout my teenage years. I’ve grown up hearing about how my family lost their home and possessions in New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina. They experienced firsthand …

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“The purpose of a democratic government is to provide for the common good.” It is a sentence I begin with as an introduction to our government unit, at the beginning of the first quarter each school year. This year I struggled to finish that sentence. What does that look like in the year 202…

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Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is the 14th largest school district in the country and incredibly diverse; this diversity is clearly visible when looking at the administrators and members of PAGES Coalition (Parents/Ally/Guardian/Educator/Student). The TogetherAgain group, less than …

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Science is under a frightening assault throughout the country. Here in Montgomery County, home to the NIH, FDA, Naval Medical Center, Walter Reed, numerous biotech companies, and thousands of scientific, medical, and healthcare professionals, I naively thought we were immune. Sadly, not only…

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We’re familiar with Fox, the TV propaganda arm of the Trump administration remaining a far right-wing outlet under Rupert Murdoch and his mission of using media to push an arch-conservative agenda.

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This new school year has brought about a new learning environment for both teachers and students. While school may look different, it is still essential for teachers to support each and every one of their students, especially those who are LGBTQ+. While there are some barriers to this due to…

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My parents came to the United States in the early 1990s, mystified and allured by the promise of freedom, opportunity, and a better life for themselves and their children. Like so many others, they were chasing the American Dream, arriving in this country with empty pockets but hearts full of hope.

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It was Monday, Dec. 14. It also happened to be the fourth night of Hanukkah. Jewish students rushed through their homework in anticipation of lighting the menorah. While 257 miles away, North Shore Hebrew Academy students were preparing to do the same, until their school website was hacked b…

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Windows shattering, doors being broken and guns being drawn. Those were the common themes from the Capitol protest. On Jan 6. President Donald Trump incited extreme danger on American democracy by calling for his supporters to charge the Capitol and try to change the “skewed” election results.

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As a former County resident once employed in the Community Solar industry, I support the amendment to ZTA 20-01 allowing community solar (CS) development under Conditional Use in 2%/1800acres of the Ag Reserve. Without it, ZTA 20-01 allows 18,000 of 93,000 acres to be developed.

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It’s hard not thinking Montgomery County isn’t letting its elderly residents down. Arlington is allowing residents aged 65 and older to register for a shot and DC is allowing that group to register for a shot. While PG isn’t administering vaccines to those aged 65 and older, its website note…

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Donald Trump has gotten pivotal support from a father and daughter combination of billionaire Robert Mercer and Rebekah Mercer functioning out of Suffolk County on Long Island.

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