Editorials

This Sunday, as he has done every June since 1988, former state senator Bernie Fowler will join hands with friends, family, politicians and all manner of anti-pollution advocates and wade into the Patuxent River to test its health. We fully expect the still-spry 96-year-old will wear his sig…

My family just learned that their practice of collecting and saving plastic bags for recycling is now a waste of time. Our local transfer station told us to just put them in the trash.

The school year is coming to an end, but not to worry, there are many fun, educational activities and programs available in Charles County this summer to keep your children busy. From local camps to educational activities and programs, your child will wish their summer could last forever.

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Letters to the Editor

Many pregnant women who can’t or don’t want to raise a child are often pressured into having an abortion as their only solution. That isn’t true. Just because a woman gives birth to a child doesn’t mean she has to raise that child. Two good pro-life options that save the child’s life are a p…

The week before Easter I was asked by my wife to go through all of my things and get rid of all the clutter. I did just that knowing that was the prudent thing to do. With so many other collectibles was a Washington Post dated Sept. 11, 2001. Stapled to the newspaper was a letter I wrote Sep…

Chicken is no health food. New research shows that, if you want to lower your cholesterol, you should pass on red and white meat and eat green foods instead — healthy, humane, environmentally friendly vegan food, that is.

The Bill of Rights, initially 12 amendments (two ultimately weren’t adopted), were submitted to the state legislatures on Sept. 25, 1789, to clarify certain individual and state’s rights not named in the Constitution. The Bill of Rights were ratified Dec. 15, 1791.

Socialism is a political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, distribution and exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole. We are a socialist country. The entire world is a socialist world. It is a matter of how much …

There seems to be a pervasive misunderstanding and ignorance of the First Amendment and the separation of church and state, most recently illustrated by a letter from Steven Lowe. He takes issue with the presence of the Bladensburg Cross, which was built after WWI to commemorate the 49 soldi…

The article “Making sure So. Md.’s fallen aren’t forgotten,” published in the May 24 edition, prompts me to make several comments. I was surprised to see the name Francis V. Adams listed among those killed during the Korean War. He was better known as Vernon. I believe my brother Walter and …

The D-Day Commemoration is one of the U.S. military’s most solemn times of honor for those that were at the D-Day battles. In observance of the D-Day Commemoration, the Charles County Republican Central Committee in Maryland, and citizens from our area, are taking this opportunity to thank y…

I’ve read the May 22 letter from the director and deputy director of the Charles County Economic Development office talking about “tax myths” and yet another Gary Hodge letter touting light rail. Both letters omit important context.

Honey bees have been on earth for more than 120 million years. Man has not been here for nearly as many years. Therefore, I contend that bees know more about what they are doing than man does.

June 6 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion in 1944. It is certainly important that we stop and remember all those who participated and particularly those who valiantly gave their lives. However, it is often a misconception that D-Day marked the invasion of Europe when it was, in…

A little over a decade ago we (Democrats) were in the forefront about border security. Then in 2016 political outsiders Trump and Sanders stepped forward to do what they thought their followers and “we the people” wanted. Trump took the initiative to take over the leadership on immigration a…