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Recently, it was announced that the cost of 1,216 drugs increased at a rate higher than the already astronomically high inflation rate of 8.6%. Combined, these drug prices increased 36.1% with some increasing as much as 500%. Although recent provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act will les…

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The brutal invasion of Ukraine that Vladimir Putin has had Russia launch and he is leading is an international crime. As the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy declared yesterday, it is “an illegal war of aggression.”

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I have been an Assistant Principal in Prince George’s County Public Schools for almost 20 years. In that time, I have seen generations of students walk through our school district’s doors, and time and again, I have seen our system fail them because of a lack of prioritization from those at …

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When thinking of Maryland’s beautiful coastlines, our famous blue crabs probably come to mind. But marvelous sea life isn’t the only thing our oceans have to offer. If we build offshore wind turbines in our waters we have the potential to nearly double our renewable energy capacity. Maryland…

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I am the son and grandson of refugees from Nazi Germany. I know from my family history and my personal experience that people who are fleeing to the United States from violence and oppression in their countries of origin deserve sanctuary and deserve justice. And right now, we have a chance …

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Upheaval in the labor market continues, changing the way people view the jobs they have and the careers they want. University of Maryland Global Campus experts looked ahead to the job market in 2022, including where opportunities will be found, how salary and benefits are being reshaped, and…

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It’s time for Marylanders to know the truth...our drinking water is in jeopardy.  According to the Geological Society of America, underground aquifers provide clean drinking water to over 1.4 million Marylanders.  Recently, however, these aquifers have begun to deplete due to overuse, which …

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We’re all familiar with the invaluable Chesapeake Bay, but most aren’t familiar with the detrimental impact that stormwater runoff is having on the bay. This runoff consists of precipitation, or snowmelt, and migrates across surfaces, either infiltrating the ground, or eventually making its …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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With all due respect to my fellow Americans, most of us simply don’t know what a “liberal/progressive” is not the same thing as a “socialist.” A true “socialist” is someone who wants all of the businesses and workplaces to be owned and controlled by “the state” or “the government” or “the workers” or “the people” […]

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To the Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our Fresh Air host families and volunteer leaders in the Capital Beltway Area.  Because of their dedication and commitment, thousands of children from New York City’s low-income communities participated in our Friendly Towns volunteer host family program this summer.  I am inspired by […]

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With one wave of my magic wand, I granted two wishes: Trump loyalists’, that he survives the impeachment effort, and Democrats’, that they win the 2020 presidential election. My crystal ball enables me to see events as late as December 2020 clearly, but then it becomes cloudy. In the fall of 2020, Democratic Party leaders […]

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Dear Editor:   With every new climate report seems to come to a picture of impending disaster. Amidst repeated dire news, it is exciting to see Washington, D.C. step up and take the lead tackling climate change. The ambitious Clean Energy Omnibus Act of 2018 would set a new standard for the nation if passed […]