We are approaching a new election year in which issues of ethics and morality abound. In our local community, resonating in the minds of some, are questions that arose last June with the drag queen story hour at the Lexington Park library.

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Congress is about to vote on a bipartisan bill to lower prescription drug prices, and I would like to stress how important it is to pass this bill.

I was surprised to read T.J. Foster’s great leap to atheism in the Friday, Nov. 22, edition after particularly precise disagreements with a theologian and an evangelist.

There was an outstanding effort for our veterans week celebration. Our volunteers from Patuxent Habitat for Humanity, Christmas in April Calvert County, Dominion Cove Point, Exelon Generation, Exelon Militaries Actively Connected and Cave to Castle Remodeling completed a total of six veteran…

St. Mary’s County Commissioner Eric Colvin’s (R) Nov. 29 letter headlined “For commissioners, it is always important to see the big picture” only serves to prove that he, and perhaps the others, are lacking a clear focus.

This letter is in response to the Nov. 22 letter by Bill Bartlett of Valley Lee, headlined “We attach much symbolism to American flag.”

This is a letter to the patients of American Surgical Associates LLC in Leonardtown.

The 12th annual Friends of the Poor Walk was held Sept. 28. Thanks to your help and generous support, the walk raised over $17,000 for the St. Vincent de Paul Societies in St. Mary’s County. The money raised stays in the local St. Vincent de Paul conferences to be used for direct and immedia…

A decision the county commissioners made last week resulted in several articles, some unflattering comparisons to a green Christmas character and many, many emails from concerned educators.

We make a lot of fuss about our flag. It is just some colored cloth sewn together. It is said that Betsy Ross sewed the first flag, but there is some controversy as to who really designed our “stars and stripes.” When we decided that we were a country, then we needed a flag. Every country ha…

One time I came across a eulogy by one of my heroes, the atheist activist Aron Ra, written for the fundamentalist Christian evangelist and cartoonist Jack Chick.

America has come a long way toward steadily expanding the world’s greatest system of government into an unimaginable wealth-building machine where everyone in the country, if they’ll just work hard and use their ingenuity, can benefit far more than anywhere else on the entire planet.

Douglas F. Gansler’s Nov. 15 letter “Commissioners’ stripping funds from library was 100% unconstitutional” alleges “the county commissioners’ attempt to restrict free speech at a library” and “to prohibit controversial meetings at the library” and “a blatant and unconstitutional attempt to …

Well, the Trump haters have discovered another flawed method of denigrating President Trump. Jeanette Flaim in her Nov. 13 letter to the editor claims that a questionable newspaper article listing alleged lawsuits and overtime claims against companies owned or somehow associated with Preside…

U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas once wrote: “Restriction of free thought and free speech is the most dangerous of all subversions. It is the one un-American act that could most easily defeat us.”

It takes an awful lot of nerve for President Trump, the national Republican Party, and the national conservative news media to constantly accuse the Democrats of fabricating conspiracies against Trump.