2019 Viewpoints

Our History Tells the Power of Immigrants
Our History Tells the Power of Immigrants
While Donald Trump is wrong about almost everything, he is especially mistaken about the role of immigrants in our economy. Immigrants are not “poisoning the blood of our country”. Rather they are a needed transfusion of youth and vitality into our economy and labor force. Our history tells the power of immigrants. The US became the world’s major economic power in large part due to the waves of immigrants…
Why Are So Many Republicans Silent About Putin?
Why Are So Many Republicans Silent About Putin?
Recently hundreds of thousands of Russians citizens risked arrest and congregated on city streets across Russia to pay their last respects to Alexei Navalny.
Why We Can’t Solve the Gun Problem
Why We Can’t Solve the Gun Problem
On February 14 the shooting of at least 23 people in Kansas City abruptly halted the celebration of the Super Bowl win by the Kansas City Chiefs. At least one person is dead. At least half of the victims were under the age of 16 (one only 6). The state of Missouri has some of the most permissive gun safety laws in the country.
Many Reasons to Get Out and Vote in Elections
Many Reasons to Get Out and Vote in Elections
Most of us need a reason to get out of the armchair and vote. The best reason is that it is your chance to decide on what future world you want to inhabit.
US National Debt Is Not Always A Bad Thing
US National Debt Is Not Always A Bad Thing
Now that the political gamesmanship over the federal debt ceiling has abated, Republicans like our Representative Andy Harris have turned their fiscal indignation against the size of our $33 trillion national debt which is simply the sum of the federal budget deficits from George Washington to Joe Biden.
Our Children Will Never Forgive Us
Our Children Will Never Forgive Us
“We the people” Those people getting shot in schools, grocery stores, in churches, at parades – they are us.
New Service Act Great Opportunity for Talbot County’s Youth
New Service Act Great Opportunity for Talbot County’s Youth
Governor Wes Moore recently signed into law the SERVE (Serving Every Region Through Vocational Exploration) Act, creating a program that will allow recent high school graduates to participate in a year of paid service before continuing their education, joining the military, or going to work. This is good news for Talbot County students and parents.
Post Traumatic Election Disorder
Post Traumatic Election Disorder
Do you, like me, suffer from PTED - Post Traumatic Election Disorder? The bitter and divisive clashes of the last elections drained us all emotionally. Don’t we need a break before the 2024 rounds begin? Well, put your PTED in check for a while longer.
A Republican Plan to Eliminate the Rights of Women
A Republican Plan to Eliminate the Rights of Women
A ballot effort to remove reproductive rights from the Kansas Constitution lost by 18 percent in Kansas’ primary election. 59 percent of Kansas women and the men that love them voted NO, party affiliation be damned.
Decisions Concerning Talbot County Land Use Planning
Decisions Concerning Talbot County Land Use Planning
Development does not necessarily mean more and bigger, but rather growth and change. Change is part of development that should bring about enduring progress for the community, not just immediate gain for some.
The Truth about the Second Amendment to the US Constitution
The Truth about the Second Amendment to the US Constitution
There are twenty-seven words in the second amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Tragically, the selective misinterpretation of these words by the National Rifle Association, pseudo originalists, politicians of both parties and those who fail to consider our history has resulted in unspeakable tragedy for our country and our citizens.
Enough is Clearly Enough
Enough is Clearly Enough
The Republican Party and the Democratic Party have each played critical roles in America for a very long time. It is a balancing act, if you will, that has by and large kept the country moving forward without veering too far in one direction or the other.
By Supporting Our Own Democracy, We Help Ukraine
By Supporting Our Own Democracy, We Help Ukraine
Most of us ask ourselves, how can we help the people of Ukraine?
Do We Look, But Not See? Listen, But Not Hear?
Do We Look, But Not See? Listen, But Not Hear?
“This man cannot remain in power.” These words were spoken by President Biden on his recent visit to Poland.
A Republic, If You Can Keep It
A Republic, If You Can Keep It
Our Founding Fathers chose a republican form of government. In this form of government the power is held by the people and elected representatives are required to help all people, not just a few. To further guard against tyranny, our Founders also established three coequal branches of government