Editorials

America is working, or at least relatively few of our fellow citizens are not working, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The agency, which has measured unemployment since the Great Depression-inducing stock market crash of 1929, reported that the unemployment rate for April and Ma…

Whether you’re looking for fun or need to cool off, your local pools are a great place to visit this summer. Make a splash and take advantage of open swim times, lap swimming, lessons and other aquatic programs. There are several county pools open this summer, both indoor and outdoor, for yo…

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In the second half of the 20th century, modern medicine was able to conquer smallpox and polio. Then, in the 1980s, another public health epidemic reared its ugly head: human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome. HIV and AIDS.

Thanks to everyone who participated in, and supported, the 14th Annual Joe Williams Memorial Golf Tournament, sponsored by the Harry White Wilmer American Legion Post 82 and the Sons of The American Legion Squadron 82.

Mr. Horatio Moronta does not realize the irony of the Maryland Independent publishing his letter criticizing the American press on May 3, “The mainstream press has no credibility,” even though, in his opinion, it is “indentured to advertising revenue” and “is not about being right or giving …

I am writing in response to Robert Boudreaux’s letter titled “Abortion isn’t an issue for women alone” in the April 19 edition.

I’ve never been a risk taker. I’ve always played it safe. Yet in a couple of days, I will be taking the biggest risk of my life; I will be stepping out of the classroom after 30 years.

I loved the article on North Point’s basketball star Jessica George in the Friday, June 14, sports section, “George concludes career at UMass.” It highlighted her success in Charles County Public Schools as well as her standout career at the University of Massachusetts. Her future looks brig…

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There has been a lot of conversation about the Fresh Start Academy program Charles County Public Schools is planning for next school year. I want to clarify some of the misinformation.

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.

Teachers, when the final bell before summer break rings, your students will likely jump out of their seats and race to the classroom door. Some will yell, “Goodbye!” Others will gratefully say, “Thanks for everything! Have a great summer!”

Sometimes, it makes me wonder if some folks consider the consequences of the things they say and write. Like those who protested against Obamacare and went all the way to another issue by proclaiming that the government should keep its hands off their Medicare. Some immediately saw the irony…

I want to expand on Mr. Robert Boudreaux’s, of Gloucester, Va., comments regarding his letter published in the Maryland Independent Newspaper Friday, June 14, “Safety net exists for unborn babies.”

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…