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 […]
America elected a businessman to be its president. America believed that a businessman was better suited than a career politician to address the many challenges facing America. Regardless of whether that thinking was accurate or not, the reality is that America elected the wrong businessmen to lead this country. America elected a flawed businessman, a […]
Of the two comments I have heard most regarding media activity in the White House press room, the most ridiculous comment I hear is “Why don’t you guys all get up and walk out?”
Somewhere today in this country there is a troubled kid who believes life is not worth living. People see him or her as a freak, a danger junkie, a gun-nut, a nerd, a weirdo, or someone who otherwise does not fit in.
America is open for business. How refreshing. The United States of America, according to the President of the United States is one giant Walmart ready to do business with the world.
Steny Hoyer walked out of the White House with a grim look on his face. He had spent the last two hours sitting next to President Donald Trump in a bipartisan meeting with his GOP counterparts discussing DACA and border security.
It has been said that even a broken clock shows the correct time twice daily. Shortly after taking office, Bill O’Reilly asked President Donald J. Trump how he could respect “a killer” like Vladimir Putin. In a harbinger of the year to come, the President demonstrated his conspicuous lack of circumspection and replied, “There are […]
Not to be outdone by the satirist that remixed the comedic short called “Mr. Potter and the Commies of Bedford Falls” in which Mr. Henry F. Potter is the hero and George Bailey the villain, Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) recently proclaimed, “I think not having the estate tax recognizes the people that are investing […]
Somewhere in the United States right now, as you read this, the next victims of a mass murder are going about their business of life and have no idea what’s in store for them.
In recent decades, private industry has gradually moved away from providing pensions for employees and the responsibility for preparing for life after constant labor has fallen to the individual.
A college senior showed up on my doorstop last night. He’d stepped through a time warp from 1983 and asked me if I could sit for a few questions about journalism. I agreed for there was something in the young man’s countenance which seemed agreeable though he was rough hewn and obviously suffered from senioritis. […]
The current presidential administration appears intent on unraveling our social fabric one thread at a time by further enriching the already wealthy and undercutting the middle class.
Abraham Lincoln long ago proposed that “labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”
An interesting quote is making the rounds on social media. Dante Alighieri wrote, “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those, who in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” Silence, therefore, can only be construed as assent to expressions of hatred for “the other.”
“The control of information is something the elite always does, particularly in a despotic form of government. Information, knowledge, is power. If you can control information, you can control people,” wrote Tom Clancy. As we enter the Age of Information, that elitist control is likely to manifest itself as a denial-of-access to a complete education […]
Maintenance of the commons – resources belonging to or affecting the whole of a community – constitutes an important liberal ideal. The endeavor of providing a complete education to all children demands the support of our public schools in the interest of sustaining a well-informed society.
COLLEGE PARK – Former University of Maryland defensive back Alvin Hill, running back Trey Edmunds and wide receivers Levern Jacobs and Teldrick Morgan have all signed undrafted free agent deals following the 2017 NFL Draft.
COLLEGE PARK – University of Maryland’s top draft prospect, Will Likely, went undrafted in the 2017 NFL Draft. Despite being the Terps’ most decorated player in recent history, the All-American defensive back did not hear his name called in Philadelphia.
As a citizen of the last industrialized nation without nationalized universal health care, it is particularly disheartening to watch the conservatives attempting to repeal the half-a-loaf legislation that is the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare).
As the words from the Constitution of Maryland imply, education constituted a critical function for the framers of representative government in promoting the general welfare.
As a nation, will we permit “drill baby drill” thinking and the greed of corporatists to deregulate the carbon emissions that threaten to accelerate climate change beyond the tipping point toward a runaway environmental catastrophe?
These are troubling times for those that came of age during the explosion of the “counter-culture” during the 1960s. Nearly half a century later, aging flower children are wondering whatever happened to giving peace a chance or the anticipated dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
Half a century has elapsed since the launch of the television series “Star Trek,” when its iconic opening phrase was inscribed upon our national psyche: “space: the final frontier…”
At the memorial service for the fallen officers in Dallas, President Barack Obama observed that “if we cannot even talk about these things – if we cannot talk honestly and openly, not just in the comfort of our own circles, but with those who look different than us or bring a different perspective – then […]
After hearing about the two most recent shootings of black men in other states, as well as the shootings of five law enforcement officers and a few others in Texas, my heart and mind “double team” my thinking as I hear a persistent, painful inward voice asking both my heart and mind a series of […]
With the recent passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the government has retreated from a decade of the test-and-punish philosophy engendered by the so-called No Child Left Behind Act and the coercive grants of Race to the Top.
Cancer was once known as one of the most stubborn and undefeatable diseases of all time. Luckily and gratefully, through the ages cancer research groups, scientists, medical associates and cancer prevention advocates have worked diligently to find new ways to eradicate its vicious sting and devouring death bite.
The presumptive Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump, proclaimed in late May, “There’s one more thing we have to do to make America wealthy again. And you have to be wealthy to be great, I’m sorry to say it.”
For the working class of this nation, the path toward progress has been a rocky road starting, as we did, with an investor class that believed labor to be no more than chattel.
Recently, I read on the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) website that a Safety Task Force was being formed, apparently with the goal of finding ways and means to keep children safe from sexual predators on school grounds.
Built to accommodate approximately a quarter million trips daily in the mid-1960s, the Capital Beltway barely continues to function as a commuter route, running as it does at nearly double intended capacity.
Being the parent of a teenager, who literally shares a lot of her experiences at school with me, I was absolutely shocked when I had learned from my 14-year-old daughter that students at her school have conjured up a particular time of year to expose, via social media, “nude” photos of students.
Since 2010, school systems across this nation have been altering their instructional programs to follow the guidelines of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) with mixed results. The outcomes have been uneven for many of the same reasons that other past reforms failed to perform uniformly across school systems, with inadequate training time being chief […]
In spite of some of the most controversial and highly publicized news topics involving the unjustifiable behavior of police officers in various states, the actions of some certainly do not disqualify all officers the right to carry a badge and gun in the name of law enforcement.