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“My choice in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician. And to tell the truth, there’s hardly any difference.” Those words were spoken by Harry S Truman back in his day. Maybe he was on to something. Our...
Before playing in Super Bowl VI, Dallas Cowboys running back Duane Thomas put the event in perspective: “If it’s the ultimate game, how come they’re playing it again next year?” The United States doesn’t have national...
email@example.comVoters in Washington County will have seven statewide ballot questions to consider Nov. 6. An eighth question will be on the ballot only in the city of Hagerstown. Two of the seven statewide questions apply only to the qualifications of orphans’...
Federal government remains important to everyone To the editor: Almost daily, I hear people assailing the federal government with claims that it would be best downsized or all rights given to the states. Of course, President Obama is the target for...
For the first time since the height of the Cold War more than half a century ago, Cuba is giving its people the freedom to leave the country without government permission, scrapping the detested exit visa that kept many from traveling outside the...
Before you read further, answer for yourself: Do you believe that recycling is a good endeavor? Now don’t put in “economical” or “cost effective.” No price tag. Also, don’t “Al Gore” yourself by...
The best person for the United States is Mitt Romney To the editor: Mitt Romney has the right ideas about how to run our country. While both the incumbent and the Republican nominee want to help their country, it is my opinion that Romney has the best...
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PNC Bank building a good site for senior center To the editor: I believe the best use for the PNC Bank building would be for the senior citizens center. It has most of the things needed such as computer hookups, parking, transportation, bus terminal in...
firstname.lastname@example.orgWith less than a month before the general election, voters had a rare chance Thursday to hear from and contrast all three candidates running for Maryland’s 6th District seat in Congress. Roscoe G. Bartlett, the Republican incumbent, and...
email@example.comIf the flags around Hagerstown aren’t flying at half-staff, they should be. For America is facing an impending bacon shortage. I say Hagerstown, but really it would be a time of national morning in a country where bacon finds its way into...
Tags: Ice Cream, The Huffington Post, Politics, Obesity, Government
I have tried to remain politically nonpartisan in these columns. As most of you know I’m a registered Republican and consider myself to be a conservative, although, I have many friends who are Democrats and liberal in their ideological bent. In...
The federal budget sequester could reduce Maryland’s wage and salary base by about $2.5 billion and cut more than 12,600 jobs in a state that has more than double the number of federal jobs than the national average, according to a memo by state...
Tags: Politics, Budgets and Budgeting, Government
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